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New co-chair Hanna Kurniawati - Thank you Kris!

The TC on Algorithms for Planning and Control of Robot Motion would like to wish the community a happy new year!

With the new year, we also welcome new co-chair Hanna Kurniawati from the University of Queensland, Australia.

We also thank retiring co-chair Kris Hauser for his contributions to the TC over the last several years!

Discussion regarding RAS keywords

The technical committees have been asked by the RAS Technical Activities Board to review the list of keywords that are used for RAS conferences (ICRA, IROS, etc.) This is an important task that influences how reviewers and editors are assigned to papers, and this opportunity does not arise very often. So, we would like to open this discussion to TC members.

To kick off the discussion, Kris Hauser has made some preliminary suggestions on the TC message board for RAS keywords.

IROS 2012 Workshop on "Robot Motion Planning: Online, Reactive, and in Real-time"

A full day workshop titled "Robot Motion Planning: Online, Reactive and in Real-time" will take place in conjunction with the IEEE/RSJ IROS 2012 conference in Vila Moura, Algarve, Portugal on October 7 or 12, 2012.

This workshop is supported by the TC on Algorithms for Planning and Control of Robot Motion and covers the following topics:

IROS 2011 Papers by Committee Members

The following is a partial list of papers that will be presented during IROS 2011 related to planning and control of robot motion and are written by members of the Technical Committee:

Monday, September 26

Afternoon Session, 14:00-15:30

  • 15:00-15:15, Paper MoAT8.7:
    "Adapting Control Policies for Expensive Systems to Changing Environments" by Tesch, M., Schneider, J., Choset, H. - CMU

Late afternoon Session, 16:00-17:30

IROS'11 Events Related to Planning and Control

Events related to planning and control that are taking place in conjunction with IROS 2011:

Symposium: Foundations and Future Prospects of Sampling-Based Motion Planning (Wednesday, Sept. 28 - 10:00am)

Symposium: Robot Motion Planning: Achievements and Emerging Approaches (Wednesday, Sept. 28 - 8:00am)

Workshop: Progress and Open Problems in Motion Planning (Friday, Sept. 30 - Full day)

IROS 2011 Workshop on Progress and Open Problems in Motion Planning

A workshop on "Progress and Open Problems in Motion Planning" will take place on Friday, September 30th in San Francisco, CA, in conjunction with the 2011 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).

You can find more information regarding the workshop under the following URL:

Progress and Open Problems in Motion Planning

Planning and Control of Robot Motion at IROS 2009

[Summary by Kostas Bekris]

A large body of work at IROS related strongly to planning and control algorithms for robot motion. Thus, the following overview cannot be exhaustive but it attempts to highlight some of the challenges that the community, and especially the members of our committee, are trying to address with planning and control solutions.


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