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Call for Papers- 2019 7th International Conference on Control, Mechatronics and Automation (ICCMA)
The 7th International Conference on Control, Mechatronics and Automation will be held in Delft, the Netherlands on November 6-8 2019. ICCMA 2019 is co-sponsored by Delft University of Technology, IEEE Control Systems Society, and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. In 2019, TU Delft, the Netherlands welcomes the 7th edition of ICCMA. The conference provides a platform for scientists, scholars, engineers and students from universities and industries around the world to present exciting ongoing research activities, and hence fosters research relations between universities and the industry. This conference is now a well-known event worldwide and the number of paper submissions and attendees are increasing every year. The conference aims to bring together the two fields of system design and control together. Today, flexible robotics and compliant mechanism design use nonlinearities which were once considered hindrances to system design to their advantage. In addition, advances in control technology such as nonlinear control, fractional order control are advantageously being used to go beyond classical linear control and therefore increase the applicability of complex mechanisms for robotics and mechatronic systems.
Submitted papers will be peer reviewed and accepted papers after proper registration will be included in the conference proceedings published by IEEE and reviewed in the IEEE Xplore. Upon acceptance into IEEE Xplore, the papers are submitted for indexing through Ei Compendex, Web of Science (CPCI), and Scopus etc
▶Prof. Peter Plapper, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
▶Prof. YangQuan Chen MESA Lab of University of California, Merced, USA
▶Prof. Georg Schitter Vienna University of Technology, Austria
•Design, modeling and control of precision motion systems
•Flexible robotics, Soft robotics
•Mechatronic system design
•Vibration analysis and control
•Dynamics of flexible systems
•Fractional order system and control
•Nonlinear control for motion systems
Do Good Robotics Symposium & Start-up Competition
Raj Madhavan, Maryland Robotics Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Sara Gallagher, Do Good Institute, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Mangesh Wadegaonkar, Cayuga Growth Partners, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies hold tremendous potential in addressing many of the societal challenges exemplified in the seventeen sustainable development goals of the 2030 agenda of the United Nations. The inaugural 2019 Do Good Robotics Symposium (DGRS) aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and groups engaged in multidisciplinary and cross-cutting research and deployment of technologies for the benefit of the society and the planet. To learn more about the Symposium, please visit http://dgrs.umd.edu.
As part of DGRS’19, we are organizing a Start-up Competition (SC) in line with the main theme of the Symposium. To foster the entrepreneurial spirit and provide a platform to encourage researchers and practitioners to commercialize their ideas and prototypes that squarely place the benefit of society and the planet at its core, we are inviting the robotics and AI communities to participate in the Start-up Competition.
The event is intended to inspire, educate, enable, and empower researchers, students, young professionals, and anyone else who has an idea or a vision to develop and implement solutions to benefit humanity across the globe. You get exclusive bragging rights to winning a premier AI & robotics start-up competition in the DC-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) region and a chance to get in front of top executives and investors from the DMV area who will be part of the audience or panel of judges. Winners of the DGRSC will also get access to Do Good Accelerator programming.
DGRSC will consist of three stages:
- In the first stage, submitted applications will be down-selected to arrive at a pool of qualified applicants based on a defined set of criteria developed by the organizers (see ‘Application Form’ information below).
- This will be followed by a remote engagement stage where the selected applicants will be coached to refine their pitches based on the proposal content in concert with an expert. The coaches will then critique, and provide technical and professional assistance to fine-tune the idea/product pitches.
- The final stage will allow for the refined pitches and content to be presented in front of a panel of experts and Symposium attendees.
Who can participate?
Anyone with an idea or a prototype using robotics, AI, and/or automation technology—with societal or environmental benefit at its core—is welcome to apply. Projects that have significant or well-established start-up capital or revenue cannot be considered at this time.
Finalists will be competing for their share of up to $5,000 in prize funds.
- Submission of Application Forms: 30 July 2019
- Announcement of Selected Applicants: 12 August 2019
- Remote Expert Coaching: 15 August through 12 September 2019
- Final Presentations at DGRS’19: 3 October 2019
IEEE - RAS Congratulates Recently Elevated Senior Members
Congratulations to the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society members recently elevated to Senior Member status by the IEEE Admission and Advancement (A&A) Senior Member Review Panel.
To be eligible for application or nomination, candidates must:
- be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive or originator in IEEE-designated fields;
- have been in professional practice for at least ten years;
- have shown significant performance over a period of at least five of those years.
In addition, candidates for Senior Member grade must supply three references from current IEEE members holding the grade of Fellow, Senior Member, or Honary Member.
Sacramento Valley Section
Cybertronics & Norwegian Subsea
Reg 8-Countries Outside Sections
Southeastern Michigan Section
Lawrence Technological University
Vijendra Babu D
Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology
Harvey Mudd College
Twin Cities Section
Digilabs & Hema Imaging
University of Massachusetts Boston
Eastern North Carolina Section
East China University of Science and Technology
Puerto Rico & Caribbean Section
Juan David Hernandez-Vega
Vienna University of Technology
Muyinatu Lediju Bell
Johns Hopkins University
Tainan Section National
Cheng Kung University
Simon Fraser University
Polytechnic University of Bucharest
United Kingdom and Ireland Section
National University of Ireland Galway
Université de Picardie Jules Verne
North Jersey Section
University of South Florida
University of South Carolina
IEEE Transactions on Haptics: Call for Editor-In-Chief Applicants
The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) and IEEE Consumer Electronics Society (CES) seek candidates for the position of Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Haptics (T-H), serving a five-year non-renewable term starting 1 January 2020. Prospective candidates are asked to provide (as PDF files), by 1 September 2019, a complete curriculum vitae, a brief plan for the publication’s future, and a letter of support from their institution or employer.
Submit application materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants should possess recognized expertise in the computer science and engineering community, and must have clear employer support.
For more information on the search process, please contact: Amy Reeder email@example.com
ICRA 2019 Best Paper Award Recipients Announced!
Congratulations on the Best Paper Award Winners from ICRA 2019 in Montreal, Canada!
2019 Best Conference Paper Award
Michelle A. Lee, Yuke Zhu, Krishnan Srinivasan, Parth Shah, Silvio Savarese, Li Fei-Fei, Animesh Garg, and Jeannette Bohg
"Making Sense of Vision and Touch: Self-Supervised Learning of Multimodal Representations for Contact- Rich Tasks"
2019 Best Student Paper Award
Justin K. Yim, Eric K. Wang, and Ronald Fearing
"Drift-free Roll and Pitch Estimation for High-acceleration Hopping"
2019 Best Paper Award in Automation
Changsheng Dai, Zhuoran Zhang, Yuchen Lu, Guanqiao Shan, Xian Wang, Qili Zhao, and Yu Sun
"Robotic Orientation Control of Deformable Cells"
2019 Best Paper Award in Cognitive Robotics
Keliang He, Andrew Wells, Lydia Kavraki, and Moshe Vardi
"Efficient Symbolic Reactive Synthesis for Finite-Horizon Tasks"
2019 Best Paper Award on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
Louis Dankovich and Sarah Bergbreiter
"Gesture Recognition via Flexible Capacitive Touch Electrodes"
2019 Best Paper Award in Medical Robotics
Ali Ebrahimi, Niravkumar Patel, Changyan He, Peter Gehlbach, Marin Kobilarov, and Iulian Iordachita
"Adaptive Control of Sclera Force and Insertion Depth for Safe Robot-Assisted Retinal Surgery"
2019 Best Paper Award in Robot Vision
Xiaohan Fei, Alex Wong, and Stefano Soatto
"Geo-Supervised Visual Depth Prediction"
2019 Best Paper Award in Service Robotics
Fouad Sukkar, Graeme Best, Chanyeol Yoo, and Robert Fitch
"Multi-Robot Region-of-Interest Reconstruction with Dec-MCTS"
2019 Best Paper Award on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Nathan Bucki and Mark Wilfried Mueller
"Design and Control of a Passively Morphing Quadcopter"
2019 Best Paper Award on Mechanisms and Design
Carl John Salaan, Kenjiro Tadakuma, Yoshito Okada, Yusuke Sakai, Kazunori Ohno, and Satoshi Tadokoro
"Development and Experimental Validation of Aerial Vehicle with Passive Rotating Shell on Each Rotor"
2019 King- Sun Fu Memorial Best Paper Award
Elliot Wright Hawkes, Hao Jiang, David L. Christensen, Amy K. Han and Mark R. Cutkosky
"Grasping Without Squeezing: Design and Modeling of Shear-Activated Grippers”
2019 Robotics and Automation Letters Best Paper Award
Bryan Penin, Paolo Robuffo Giordano, and François Chaumette
"Vision-Based Reactive Planning for Aggressive Target Tracking While Avoiding Collisions and Occlusions"
2019 Robotics and Automation Magazine Best Paper Award
Christian Hubicki, Andy Abate, Patrick Clary, Siavash Rezazadeh, Mikhail Jones, Andrew Peekema, Johnathan Van Why, Ryan Domres, Albert Wu, William Martin, Hartmut Geyer and Jonathan Hurst
“Walking and Running with Passive Compliance: Lessons from Engineering: A Live Demonstration of the ATRIAS Biped”
2019 Best Paper Award on Multi-Robot Systems
Hai Zhu, Jelle Juhl, Laura Ferranti, and Javier Alonso-Mora
"Distributed Multi-Robot Formation Splitting and Merging in Dynamic Environments"
2019 Best Paper Award in Robot Manipulation
Chung Hee Kim and Jungwon Seo
"Shallow-Depth Insertion: Peg in Shallow Hole through Robotic In-Hand Manipulation"