Workshop of CHARMS 2020

Cyber physical systems (CPS) and robots are becoming more involved in the lives of humans. All indications point to a future where many varieties of CPS, robots and humans co-exist and, at a minimum, must interact consistently through life’s tasks. This workshop will explore ideas of the future to understand, discern and develop the relationships between humans, robots and CPS and the practical nature of software agents to facilitate the integration.

The general interest of this workshop is the research intersection between humans, agents, robots and machines and sensors. Specifically, how agents can be used in the modeling, design, implementation and experimentation of these complex systems. Intersecting humans and CPS are agents and multiagent systems tasked to map the interaction, communication and networked relationships.

The goals of this workshop are to provide a forum to exchange ideas, present results, share experience, and enhance collaborations among researchers, practitioners, and developers in numerous areas of communicative interfaces between humans, robots and other entities.

The goals of this workshop are to provide a forum to exchange ideas, present results, share experience, and enhance collaborations among researchers, practitioners, and developers in numerous areas of communicative interfaces between humans, robots and other entities.

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Workshop of ERRoSS 2020

Robots become more and more intelligent due to the increased penetration of general-purpose computing technologies. Software frameworks like ROS gain in popularity each year. Despite the big success of software-driven robotics however, building fault-tolerant and resilient software for robotics remains a challenge. Compared to methods that are common in modern software engineering, software engineering in robotics lags behind several years due to the complexity and immaturity of the field leading to error-prone robotic systems and tedious development processes.

This workshop benefits the field of robotic software engineering by promoting novel ideas, technologies, tools, and best practices for building high-quality, robust and resilient robotic software. Feature-driven development of robotic software is still hardly possible in the environments we currently work in since the sheer complexity of the technology itself is challenging enough. With this workshop, we want to lay the foundations for a community bringing together roboticists and software people who push for developer productivity, modern methods and tools because, in the end, robots can only be good if their developers find perfect circumstances for engineering them.

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Workshop of NFCR2020

The aim of Computational Robotics is to perform essential research bridging the gap between artificial intelligence and autonomous robotic systems. By applying advanced computational scientific approach, it is expected to realize deeper understanding of human as well as to solve more complicated computational problems for the next generation of robotics.

As a matter of fact, recent advancements in computation have opened doors not only in software but also in hardware, thus making this one the most ambitious and relevant challenges in robotics. In fact, we know that Computational Robotics is set to shape innovation in the 21st century, underpinning research in a wide range of challenging areas: the aging population, efficient health care, safer transport, and secure energy. Thus, an entire discipline has emerged devoted to the computational and algorithmic issues arising in robotics. Much of the field of computational has motivation from robotics, leading to a wide variety of algorithmic problems for solving such problems as path planning, camera placement, computer vision, part manipulation, etc. Then, this special session will focus on introducing the area of robotics from a computational point of view, introducing some of the notions of design and analysis of algorithms, using robotics as a motivating application.

Computational Robotics presents many challenges with solutions to address real world challenges to improve quality of life. Thus, this organized special issue will focus on computational approaches and methodologies applied to address challenging problems coming from collecting robotic information.

We are interested in original ideas and unpublished contributions from different areas of robotics and intelligent systems describing novel nature-inspired computational methodologies and drawing on rigorous quantitative approaches across computer science, mathematics, physics, life sciences and etc. System design works in progress, and simulations are also welcome, as long as they meet the guidelines of the session.

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Workshop of WSR 2020

While many traditional robots are limited by a predefined set of alternatives for interactions and collaborations, one of the challenging goals in robotics and computer science is to build future robots and devices in physical or virtual forms that are multi-disciplinary in nature, connected to the world knowledge, and interact with humans to solve general as well as domain specific problems.

This workshop will gather people from industry and academia to create an opportunity to discuss how Semantic Computing can be effectively applied for smart interactions between humans and robots for problem solving, where Semantic Computing addresses the derivation, description, generation, integration, and use of the semantics (“meaning”, “context”, “intention”) of sources that may be static, dynamic, structured, semi-structured, unstructured, or a mixture of the above.

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