IEEE Robotics and Automation Society IEEE

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Co-Chairs

j kosecka
Jana Kosecka
George Mason University, USA
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Darius Burschka
Darius Burschka
Technische Universität München, Germany
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radu rusu
Radu Rusu
Open Perception Inc., USA
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Website

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Founding Date

1995

Member Count

55

Activities

Conference and Workshop Activities of the Technical Committee

The technical committee takes part in organizing workshops and conferences in its area.

  • RSS 2014 Workshop on Resource-efficient Integration of Planning and Perception for true autonomous operation of Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs)  Workshop    July 12, 2014 - Berkeley, USA
    Contact Information: Darius Burschka (burschka at tum.de)
  • European Robotics Forum ERF 2014: Closing the Gap between Action and Perception to enable robots to learn, adapt and react in real world scenarios.   Workshop    March 13, 2014 - Rovereto, Italy
    Contact Information: Darius Burschka (burschka at tum.de)
  • RSS 2013 Workshop on Resource-Efficient Integration of Perception, Control and Navigation for Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs)   Workshop    June 24, 2013 - Berlin, Germany
    Contact Information: Darius Burschka (burschka at tum.de)
  • RSS 2012 Workshop on Resource-Efficient Integration of Perception and Control for Highly Dynamic Mobile Systems (RSS2012)   Workshop    July 9-10, 2012 - Sydney, Australia
    Contact Information: Darius Burschka (burschka at tum.de)
  • RAS Summer School on "Robot Vision and Applications" in Santiago, Chile, December 3-7, 2012 http://www.amtc.cl/summerschool/index.php  Contact: Dr. Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, AMTC, Universidad de Chile, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • IEEE Workshop on Robot Vision (WoRV) 2013, January 16-17, 2013, Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA. Contact information: Radu B. Rusu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), organizing co-chair. http://worv.cse.usf.edu/ 
  • “Active Semantic Perception (ASP’12), Context and Semantic Prior in Active Perception“ IROS (Intelligent Robots and Systems) 2012 workshop, October 7-12, 2012, Algarve, Portugal. Contact information: Radu B. Rusu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), organizing co-chair.
  • 2nd Workshop on Visual Control of Mobile Robots (ViCoMoR 2012) Workshop    October 11, 2012 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
    Contact Information: Gonzalo Lopez-Nicolas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) This workshop is aimed to promote exchange and sharing of experiences among researchers in the field of visual control of mobile robots. Previously, the first edition of ViCoMoR was held in San Francisco during IROS'11. This new edition of the workshop will consist of invited talks and selected papers for oral presentation and interactive session.
  • Advanced 3D Point Cloud Processing with Point Cloud Library (PCL) Tutorial    May 18, 2012 - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
    Contact Information: Radu B. Rusu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Point clouds are one of the most fascinating and challenging sensor streams, leading to countless publications. The advent of low cost 3D cameras, such as the Microsoft Kinect, has lead to a wide range of new ideas and projects in this field. The PCL community tries to bring together all these activities to produce one open source library. Backed up by leading institutions and researchers around the world, as well as dedicated senior level programmers, this gives us the opportunity to join all the lose ends in point cloud processing. The point cloud library gives every researcher the opportunity to try new ideas fast as well as discuss them with and get support from a big community. Most of this is done through electronic communication, including mailing lists and chat systems, but to share it with the broader robotics community, as well as to get more people involved, we propose a one day tutorial. We will give an introduction to the library, guide the attendees in their first steps using it, as well as show what great results have been achieved with it already.
  • 2nd IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Workshop on Semantic Perception, Mapping and Exploration (SPME) Workshop    May 14, 2012 - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
    Contact Information: Radu B. Rusu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  As robots and autonomous systems move away from laboratory setups towards complex real-world scenarios, both the perception capabilities of these systems and their abilities to acquire and model semantic information must become more powerful. The autonomous acquisition of information, the extraction of semantic models, and exploration strategies for deciding where and how to acquire the most relevant information pertinent to a specific semantic model are the research foci of an annual series of workshops at ICRA, called Semantic Perception, Mapping and Exploration (SPME).

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Past Activities

  • ICRA 2011 Workshop on Mobile Manipulation: Integrating Perception and Manipulation  Workshop    May 13, 2011 - Shanghai, China
    Contact Information: Danica Kragic (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 1st IEEE Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities in Robot Perception
    J. Civera, J. Kosecka, K. Konolige,  A. C. Murillo (Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • ECCV 2010 Workshop - Vision for Cognitive Tasks   Workshop    September 10, 2010 - Heraklion, Greece  Contact Information: Danica Kragic (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • ICRA 2010 Workshop Representations for object grasping and manipulation   Workshop    May 3, 2010 - Anchorage, AL, US
    Contact Information: Danica Kragic (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Schloss Dahstuhl seminar: From form to action   Conference    October 18, 
  • ECCV 2008 WORKSHOP - Vision in Action: Efficient strategies for cognitive agents in complex environments  Workshop    October 12, 2008 - Marseille, France
  • From features to actions - Unifying perspectives in computational and robot vision  Workshop    April 11, 2007 - Rome, Italy
  • Video Surveillance   Tutorial    March 1, 2006 - Honeywell Labs
    Contact Information: Nikos Papanikolopoulos (npapas at cs dot umn dot edu)A short tutorial on video surveillance to fifty engineers.
  • Visual Tracking: 2D/3D Methods and Cue Integration  Tutorial    April 18, 2005 - Barcelona
  • Tutorial on Video Surveillance   Tutorial    March 23, 2005 - USF, FL
    Contact Information: Nikos Papanikolopoulos (npapas at cs dot umn dot edu)The tutorial had an audience of 40 engineers interested in homeland security applications.
  • Special Issue on Panoramic Robotics   Publication - Journal    December 1, 2004 - Robotics and Automation Magazine
    Contact Information: Kostas and Nikos Daniilidis and Papanikolopoulos (npapas at cs dot umn dot edu)The special issue involved papers on Panoramic Robotics, a quickly evolving area.
  • Advances in Robot Vision - From Domestic Environments to Medical Applications   Workshop    September 28, 2004 - Sendai, Japan Contact Information: Danica Kragic (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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Computer & Robot Vision

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Scope:

The RAS TC on Computer and Robot Vision aims to to bring together researchers with common interests in computer and robot vision. We aim to be a forum for ideas relevant to the use of vision and range sensors and issues related to robot perception. Improvement in robot perception is crucial for enhancing robot's autonomy and capability of carrying out more complex tasks. The committee is part of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. The mission of the committee involves promoting algorithms for enabling different perceptual capabilities, supporting evaluation and benchmarking and innovative applications. The scope of the committee extends to the use of omnidirectional and RGB-D cameras and new visual sensors.

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Priority areas for the technical committee include the use of visual sensing for

  • localization and mapping
  • vision based control
  • object detection, segmentation and categorization
  • semantic scene understanding and categorization
  • perceptual strategies for human robot interaction
  • robustness and generalization of the developed algorithms to a variety of conditions and environments
  • development of real-time and efficient solutions for relevant application areas

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Additional Information:

TCVision Website