IEEE Robotics and Automation Society IEEE

Special Issue on Workshop on Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR)

A special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering.

Introduction

Papers from the WAFR 2012 Technical Program

From the WAFR 2012 Website:

The International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR) is a single-track workshop devoted to recent advances on algorithmic problems in robotics. The workshop proceedings will be published in a hardcover volume in the Springer STAR series, and selected papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Robotics Research. Other selected papers will be invited for publication in this T-ASE Special Issue.

Robot algorithms are a fundamental component of robotic systems. These algorithms process inputs from sensors that provide noisy and partial data, build geometric and physical models of the world, plan high-and low-level actions at different time horizons, and execute these actions on actuators with limited precision. The design and analysis of robot algorithms raise a unique combination of questions from many fields, including control theory, computational geometry and topology, geometrical and physical modeling, reasoning under uncertainty, probabilistic algorithms, game theory, and theoretical computer science.

Robot algorithms are a fundamental component of robotic systems. These algorithms process inputs from sensors that provide noisy and partial data, build geometric and physical models of the world, plan high-and low-level actions at different time horizons, and execute these actions on actuators with limited precision. The design and analysis of robot algorithms raise a unique combination of questions from many fields, including control theory, computational geometry and topology, geometrical and physical modeling, reasoning under uncertainty, probabilistic algorithms, game theory, and theoretical computer science.

Scope, Description, and More Information

The focus of WAFR is on the design and analysis of robot algorithms from both theoretical and practical angles. The topics of interest are very broad. We encourage papers on fundamental algorithmic issues, such as complexity, completeness, machine learning, probabilistic reasoning, and new programming paradigms, to name a few. We also encourage papers on applications of robot algorithms to important or new domains, such as manufacturing, legged locomotion, distributed robotics, human-robot interaction, surgical robots, intelligent prosthetics, and brain-controlled robots. Furthermore, robot algorithms are being applied in domains beyond the traditional scope of robotics, e.g., computational biology, computer animation, sensor networks, etc. Papers on these topics are also welcomed.

Submissions by Invitation Only

Important Dates

Call for Papers September 01, 2012
Deadline for Paper Submission December 01, 2012
First Review January 01, 2013
Final Review March 01, 2013
Publication October 2013

 

Guest Editors

Kevin Lynch

Guest Editor

Kevin Lynch

Northwestern University, Mechanical Engineering Department
USA Evanston, IL, United States


 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 http://lims.mech.northwestern.edu/~lynch/