September 14–18, 2014 Chicago, Illinois

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems Facebooktwitter

  • Lake Michigan
  • Buckingham Fountain
  • Millennium Park
  • Art Institute of Chicago (Banquet)
  • The Field Museum, Museum Campus
  • Grant Park
  • Navy Pier
  • Palmer House Lobby
  • Skyline Reflected by Cloud Gate (the Bean)
  • Chicago Skyline at Twilight

Workshops & Tutorials

Industrial Tutorial, Sunday Sept 14, 3:30-5:00 PM, Wilson Room

The Industrial Tutorial is free to any IROS attendee, including those not registered for workshops and tutorials. It features in-depth presentations on the latest technology by three IROS sponsors.  Chair:  Martin Buehler, Covidien.

  • 3:30 PM:  Microsoft Research.  Benchmark for Robotic Indoor Navigation.  Speaker:  Gershon Parent
  • 4:00 PM:  KUKA Robotics.  Robotic Collaboration – Current State and Future Directions.  Speaker:  Corey Ryan
  • 4:30 PM:  Force Dimension.  An Overview of CHAI3D, a C++ Framework for Haptic Simulations.  Speaker:  François Conti

Regular Workshops and Tutorials

Registration is required for the regular workshops and tutorials. Morning sessions are 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM, with a half-hour coffee break at 10:00 AM. Afternoon sessions are 1:30 PM until 5:00 PM, with a half-hour coffee break at 3:00 PM.

Sunday, September 14, Half-day Workshops and Tutorials

An Open-source Recipe for Teaching (and Learning) Robotics with a Simulator: Setup a Laptop in 5 Minutes, Write a Control, Navigation, Vision or Manipulation Program in 100 Lines of Code (Grand Ballroom, Morning Session) Renaud Detry*, Peter Corke, Marc Andreas Freese
Taxonomies of Interconnected Systems: Topology in Distributed Robotics (State Ballroom, Morning Session) Ryan Williams*, Andrea Gasparri, Gaurav Sukhatme
How to Use MATLAB-ROS Interface to Prototype Robotics Algorithms for ROS-powered Robots (Grand Ballroom, Afternoon Session) Yanliang Zhang
Aerial Open Source Robotics (State Ballroom, Afternoon Session) Lorenz Meier*, Markus W. Achtelik, Brandon Basso

Sunday, September 14, Full-day Workshops and Tutorials

Modular and Swarm Systems — from Nature to Robotics (Salon 5) Roderich Gross, Rico Moeckel*, Michael Rubenstein, Kasper Stoy
Micro-Nano Robotic Swarms for Biomedical Applications (Salon 6) Spring Berman*, Sabine Hauert, Sangeeta Bhatia, Bradley Nelson, Vijay Kumar
Human-robot Collaboration in Standardization and R&D Activities (Salon 1) Gurvinder Singh Virk*, Roger Bostelman, Seungbin B. Moon, Tamas Haidegger, Fabio Paolo Bonsignorio, Federico Vicentini, Paolo Barattini
Robot Manipulation: What Has Been Achieved and What Remains to Be Done? (Salon 10) Erol Sahin*, Siddhartha Srinivasa
From Active Impedance to Intrinsically Compliant and Variable Impedance Actuators: Pros, Cons and Trade-offs (Salon 7) Nikolaos Tsagarakis*, Bram Vanderborght, Luis Sentis
6th Workshop on Planning, Perception and Navigation for Intelligent Vehicles (Salon 12) Philippe Martinet*, Christian Laugier, Christoph Stiller, Urbano Nunes
Assistance and Service Robotics in a Human Environment (Salon 9) Anne Spalanzani*, David Daney, Samer Mohammed, Yacine Amirat, Ren Luo, Rachid Alami, Christian Laugier
The 2014 IROS Workshop on AI and Robotics (Salon 2) Lorenzo Riano*, Alessandro Saffiotti, Moritz Tenorth, George Dimitri Konidaris, Nick Hawes, Siddharth Srivastava
Assistive Robots for Individuals with Disabilities: HRI Issues and Beyond (Salon 8) Hae Won Park*, Momotaz Begum, Chung Hyuk Park
Machine Learning in Planning and Control of Robot Motion Workshop (Salon 3) Maria Gini, Marco Morales, Angela P. Schoellig, Lydia Tapia*, Aleksandra Faust, Farbod Farshidian

Thursday, September 18, Half-day Workshops and Tutorials

3rd Workshop on Visual Control of Mobile Robots (State Ballroom, Morning Session) Gonzalo Lopez-Nicolas*, Youcef Mezouar
Standardized Knowledge Representations and Ontologies for Robotics and Automation (State Ballroom, Afternoon Session) Paulo Gonçalves*, Craig Schlenoff, Edson Prestes, Tamas Haidegger

Thursday, September 18, Full-day Workshops and Tutorials

Whole-Body Control for Robots in the Real World (Salon 12) Federico Lorenzo Moro*, Michael Gienger, Oussama Khatib, Eiichi Yoshida
Towards Horizon 2020: Trends and Challenges in Micro/Nanorobotics (Salon 1) Michael Gauthier*, Fumihito Arai, Metin Sitti, Bradley J. Nelson
Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics: Bridging the Gap Between Clinicians and Roboticists (Grand Ballroom) Brenna Argall*, Siddhartha Srinivasa
3rd Workshop on Robots in Clutter: Perception and Interaction in Clutter (Salon 3) Michael Zillich*, Dejan Pangercic, Maren Bennewitz, Justus Piater, Maria Fox
Compliant Manipulation: Challenges in Learning and Control (Salon 7) Klas Kronander*, Aude Billard, etienne burdet, Jonas Buchli
Workshop on Active Touch Sensing in Robots and Animals (Salon 8) Yon Visell*, Vincent Hayward, Mitra Hartmann, Nathan Lepora
Telerobotics for Real-Life Applications: Opportunities, Challenges, and New Developments (Salon 6) Dongjun Lee*, Jordi Artigas, Shahin Sirouspour, Seiichiro Katsura
The Role of Human Sensorimotor Control in Surgical Robotics (Salon 5) Ilana Nisky*, Tony Jarc
Real-time Motion Generation and Control — Constraint-based Robot Programming (Salon 2) Andrea Maria Zanchettin*, Gianni Borghesan, Torsten Kroeger
The Future of Multiple Robot Research and its Multiple Identities (Salon 10) Lorenzo Sabattini*, Antonio Franchi, Dylan Shell, Nora Ayanian
Community Consensus Benchmarks and Systems for Clinical Translation of Medical Robots (Salon 4) Nabil Simaan*, Venkat Krovi, Peter Kazanzides, Simon P. DiMaio