|The First Swedish Workshop on Autonomous Robotics|
|Call For Participation|
AT THE BEGINNING of the new century robotics is undergoing a radical transformation in scope and dimension. From having had a predominant industrial focus, robotics is expanding to face the challenges of unstructured environments. Emerging robotic systems that interact, serve, entertain and explore together with humans will have a significant impact on society. In industry, these advances will affect a wide range of areas in manufacturing, space underwater and air services, healthcare, disaster prevention, waste management, product design and remote intervention, just to mention a few.
WHILE USA AND JAPAN recently have launched major coordinated programmes on future generations of robots, this has not yet taken place in Europe. In view of Sweden's present role in industrial robotics, one might expect that Swedish institutions ought to play a central role in the formulation of a European effort. The First Swedish Workshop on Autonomous Robotics aims at providing a unique opportunity for researchers and engineers in Swedish robotics community to meet and reflect on future directions and establish the basis for cooperation. The setting for these exchanges will include presentations of Swedish research and industrial groups pursuing different aspects and applications of autonomous robotics, and invited speeches by leading international researchers.
The workshop is intended to act as a first get-together for researchers and practitioners interested in advances of and applications of autonomous robotics. Its immediate goal is to map the academic and industrial groups in Sweden involved in systematic, mid- or long-term activities in this area, rather than to list individual accomplishments. In this context, the workshop program will include:
Group Overviews A 10-15 minute presentation of an academic or industrial group effort in autonomous robotics, describing the group's profile in terms of its staff, its target, its projects, and their scientific and industrial relevance of these. All Group Overviews will be included in the program.
Project Presentations A 15-30 minute presentation of a particular project of significant scientific or industrial relevance. Only certain project overviews selected by the organizing committee will be included in the program. Notification of accepted Project Presentations will be mailed by September 15, 2000.
In addition, invited speakers will give talks describing large scale research efforts in the area of autonomous robotics in Sweden, in Europe, and in the USA.
The workshop will take place at Írebro Castle, which dates back from the Middle Ages. It is the residence of the county governor, and it is said to be haunted...
Travel and hotel information is available on the registration page, and at www.orebro.se/turism/english/index.htm
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|Last Update: 15 May 2000 by: firstname.lastname@example.org|