Register NOW! Virtual School on SLAM in deformable environments

The Virtual School on SLAM in Deformable Environments is a new winter school hosted by the Robotics Institute (Centre for Autonomous Systems) and sponsored by the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, over five days from 5 to 9 July 2021 (during the southern hemisphere winter). The UTS Robotics Institute is one of the world leaders in SLAM research. The School aims to promote research of robot localisation, mapping and navigation in deformable environments.

SLAM requires a robot to be able to build a map of the environment in real-time and simultaneously estimate its own location within the map. In the last two decades, significant progress has been made in the research for SLAM in static environments. However, when the environment has deformations such as when a surgical robot is navigating in internal body environments, SLAM needs to build a time-varying 3D map of the soft tissues and estimate the location of the sensor within the map. This poses a very challenging problem since the sensor is moving whilst the environment is deforming.

This winter school serves as a platform for research students and postdoc researchers to understand the important research problems in this research area, learn to the state-of-the-art techniques used in SLAM in deformable environments, and practice the basic algorithms through tutorials and projects.

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  • Keynote speeches from distinguished researchers.
  • Lectures and tutorials on SLAM, visual SLAM, and SLAM in deformable environments.
  • Computer-based practical activities and group projects, where students may use their own laptops or workstations to work together, processing the data and developing the algorithms.
  • Virtual visits to UTS Robotics Institute and the other groups.
  • Social networking and teaser/poster presentation from students
  • Panel discussion on future research directions


Non-IEEE RAS member – $50 aud
IEEE RAS member – FREE


Please visit the following website for a detailed Daily ScheduleKeynote Speakers and Instructors:


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