11th International Conference on Mobile Robots and Competitions
The 11th International Conference on Mobile Robots and Competitions is an international scientific meeting in the field of Mobile Robotics technically co-sponsored by the IEEE and sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), through its Portuguese Chapter. It will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, on April 6, 2011, in conjunction with the 11th Portuguese Robotics Open, a RoboCup Local Event. Its scope encompasses, but is not limited to, the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Education.
Registration fee: 100 euros before March 15, 150 Euros after March 15.
Thursday, 7 April
17:00-18:00, Va2 (Civil) Vijay Kumar, GRASP Lab, U. Pennsylvannia, "Autonomous 3-D Flight and Cooperative Control of Multiple Micro Aerial Vehicles"
Friday, 8 of April
12:00-13:00, Va3 (Civil) Vijay Kumar, GRASP Lab, U. Pennsylvannia, "Swarming in Biological and Robotic Systems"
Saturday, 9 of April
12:00-13:00, Va4 (Civil) Jorge Carneiro, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, "Células vs Robôs: 1 X 2"
Congress Center, Instituto Superior Tecnico
Wednesday, 6 of April 2011
08:50-09:00 Welcome session
09:00-10:40 Session 1: Navigation & SLAM
Chair: Pedro U. Lima
09:00-09:25 Tiago Nascimento, André Gustavo Scolari Conceição and António Paulo Moreira, A Modified A* Application to a Highly Dynamic Unstructured Environment
09:25-09:50 Fernando Carreira, João Calado and Carlos Cardeira, Mobile Robot Navigation Planning in a Human Populated Environment
09:50-10:15 Josep Aulinas, Amir Fazlollahi, Joaquim Salvi, Xavier Lladó, Yvan Petillot, Rafael García and Jamil Sawas, Robust automatic landmark detection for underwater SLAM using side-scan sonar imaging
10:15-10:40 Claus Lenz, Thorsten Röder, Markus Rickert and Alois Knoll, Distance-weighted kalman fusion for precise docking problems
11:00-12:40 Session 2: Planning and Decision-Making
Chair: Luís Paulo Reis
11:00-11:25 Susana Brandao, Manuela Veloso and João P. Costeira, Active Object Recognition by Offline Solving of POMDPs
11:25-11:50 Jesus Capitan, Luis Merino and Anibal Ollero, Multi-robot coordinated decision making under mixed observability through decentralized data fusion
11:50-12:15 Bruno Lacerda, Pedro U. Lima, Javi Gorostiza and Miguel Salichs, Petri Net Based Supervisory Control of a Social Robot with LTL Specifications
12:15-12:40 Ana Rita Mendes, Matthijs Spaan and Pedro U. Lima, Planning under Uncertainty for Search and Rescue
14:00-15:00 Panel 1: Robot Competitions as a Means to Foster I&D and Education in Robotics
15:00-16:15 Session 3: Perception
Chair: Paulo Oliveira
15:00-15:25 Miguel Armando Riem De Oliveira and Vitor Manuel Ferreira Dos Santos, Autonomous Driving Competition: Perception Approaches used in the ATLAS Project
15:25-15:50 Nicola Greggio, Alexandre Bernardino and José Santos-Victor, Robotic Color Image Segmentation by Means of Finite Mixture Models
15:50-16:15 Arnau Ramisa, David Aldavert, Shrihari Vasudevan, Ricardo Toledo and Ramon Lopez De Mantaras, The IIIA30 Mobile Robot Object Recognition Dataset
16:00-16:50 Session 4: Humanoids
Chair: António Paulo Moreira
16:00-16:25 Luis Rei, Luis Paulo Reis and Nuno Lau, Optimizing a Humanoid Robot Skill
16:25-16:50 Nima Shafii, Luis Paulo Reis, Nuno Lau and Lucio Sanchez Passos, Humanoid Soccer Robot Motion Planning using GraphPlan
16:50-18:05 Session 5: Learning, Estimation and Applications
Chair: Luís Almeida
16:50-17:15 Manfred Hild, Matthias Kubisch and Sebastian Höfer, Using Quadric-Representing Neurons (QRENs) for Real-Time Learning of an Implicit Body
17:15-17:40 Serge Kernbach, Tobias Dipper and Donny Sutantyo, Multi-Modal Local Sensing and Communication for Collective Underwater Systems
17:40-18:05 Marcelo Petry, Luis Paulo Reis, Antonio Paulo Moreira and Rosaldo Rossetti, Intelligent Wheelchair Simulation: Requirements and Architectural Issues
18:05-18:15 Closing session
20:00-22:00 Conference Dinner and Award Ceremony - Café Império (5mn walking distance from IST)
Note: 25 mn are allocated per oral presentation, including Q&A.