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Workshop on Robot Motion Planning: Online, Reactive, and in Real-Time

Motivation and Objectives

Concepts and motion generation methods that consider kinematic and dynamic constraints, static and dynamic obstacles, multiple robots, self-collisions, etc. have been studied from numerous perspectives. Many real-world problems of robot motion planning have been solved with off-line methods leading to pre-computed paths and trajectories and very powerful solutions to the specific sub-cases, where no reactivity of robots is required. However, most of these approaches are also essential for autonomous execution of complex tasks requiring reactive on-line motion generation to enable — for instance — safe robot motions during interactions with humans. In recent years, more and more research groups focus on this area again, however, many of the approaches are separated from each other and a unifying holistic concept is still missing. It especially requires systematic combinations of higher level online motion planning enabling cognitive capabilities and underlying lower-level reactive motion generation and control frameworks. This full-day workshop intends to bring together world renowned researchers from fields directly or indirectly related to the field of online motion planning with an emphasis on real-time concepts and reactive motion generation. After fruitful and inspiring exchange of ideas and stimulating discussions, we hope to reach new consensuses for the development of novel approaches, guiding the future research in robot motion generation.

Important Dates

May 2, 2012 Call for Papers released
Aug. 5, 2012 Paper submission deadline
Sep. 2, 2012 Notification of Acceptance
Sep. 9, 2012 Final paper submission deadline
Oct. 7/12, 2012 Workshop at IROS 2012

Author Instructions

Papers should be 4–6 pages in length, optionally accompanied by a video. All submissions will be reviewed for relevance to the topic of the workshop as well as scientific merit. Survey papers are welcome! Please follow the IEEE RAS Manuscript Preparation Guidelines and submit your pdf file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .