IEEE Robotics and Automation Society IEEE

Contact

Co-chairs:

TJ Tarn
Tzyh Jong Tarn
Washington University in St. Louis, USA
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Anibal Almeida
Anibal T. de Almeida
University of Coimbra, Portugal
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Toshio Fukuda1
Toshio Fukuda
Meijo University, Japan
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Activities

Upcoming Activities:

  • IROS2013 Workshop

Recent Activities of the Technical Committee:

  • IROS 2011 Workshop on Robotics for Environmental Monitoring, Sep. 30, 2011, San Francisco, USA
  • IROS 2012 Workshop on Robotics for Environmental Monitoring, Oct. 7, 2012, Vila Moura, Portugal
  • MHS 2012, Nov. 4-Nov. 7, 2012, Nagoya, Japan
  • Encouragement and Recommendation of candidates for IEEE Environment and Safety Technologies Medal

Energy, Environment, and Safety Issues in Robotics and Automation

Scope:

There is an increasing need in the application of mobile robotics, particularly outdoors,   in which autonomy and environmental constraints play a critical role. An example is environmental and security monitoring. In this kind of long endurance applications one key aspect is if the limited energy available to the robot is suitable to a successful mission. For instance, considering a monitoring mission using a mobile robot, with a duration that can go from months to years, it is unlikely to have an energy storage system that can accommodate the total energy required for the robot to accomplish the mission.