Wednesday, January 31

08:30-09:00Opening CeremonyCrystal Ballroom
09:00-09:50Keynote Speech I
Semantic Mapping for Mobile Robots
Henrik I. Christensen, University of California, San Diego, USA
Crystal Ballroom
09:50-10:10Coffee Break
10:10-11:50Plenary Panel Session
AI and VR
Crystal Ballroom
11:50-13:00Lunch (on your own)
13:00-13:50Keynote Speech II
Automation vs. Augmentation: Socially Assistive Robotics and the Future of Work
Maja Mataric, University of Southern California, USA
Crystal Ballroom
14:00-14:50Keynote Speech III
High Fidelity Simulations: The Critical Path to Real-World Robotics
Ashish Kapoor, Microsoft Research, USA
Crystal Ballroom
14:50-15:10Coffee Break
15:10-16:50Parallel Sessions (1)
IRC(1) Software Architectures (I)Platinum Room
IRC(2) Path Planning and Robot Navigation (I)Garnet Galley
IRC(3) Task Planning and Multi-robot SystemsSlate Room
17:00-18:00Parallel Sessions (2)
IRC(4) Software Architectures (II)Platinum Room
IRC(5) Path Planning and Robot Navigation (II)Garnet Galley
IRC(6) Formal Methods for Analysis and DesignSlate Room
18:00-19:00Poster SessionMezzanine
19:30-21:30ReceptionCrystal Ballroom


Thursday, February 1

08:30-09:20Keynote Speech IV
Identifying Malicious Actors in Online Platforms
V.S. Subrahmanian, University of Maryland, USA
Crystal Ballroom
09:20-10:10Coffee Break
10:10-12:00Parallel Sessions (3)
IRC(7) Human-robot InteractionPlatinum Room
IRC(8) Hardware Modeling and AbstractionGarnet Galley
IRC(9) Sensor Fusion and IntegrationSlate Room
12:00-13:00Lunch (on your own)
13:00-13:50Keynote Speech V
Planetary Robotic Exploration: Mobility and Autonomy
Issa A.D. Nesnas, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
Crystal Ballroom
13:50-14:40Keynote Speech VI
Semantic Interoperability in the Internet of Everything Ecosystem
Ram D. Sriram, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Crystal Ballroom
14:40-15:00Coffee Break
15:00-16:00Parallel Sessions (4)
IRC(10) Software Architectures (III)Platinum Room
IRC(11) Path Planning and Robot Navigation (III)Garnet Galley
IRC(12) Robot CognitionSlate Room
16:10-18:00Parallel Sessions (5)
IRC(13) Object Recognition and TrackingPlatinum Room
CHARMS(1) Collaboration of Humans, Agents, Robots, Machines and Sensors (I)Garnet Galley
WSR(1) Semantic Robots (I)Slate Room
19:30-21:30Banquet & Keynote Speech VII
What are the Semantics of VR
Craig Dietrich, Mellon Research Fellow, Occidental College, USA
Adam Sulzdorf-Liszkiewicz, CTO, RUST LTD. and USC, USA
Crystal Ballroom


Friday, February 2

08:30-09:20Keynote Speech VIII
Efficient Coding, Prediction and Mental Imagery for Intelligent, Cognitive Behavior in Robots
Jeffrey L. Krichmar, University of California, Irvine, USA
Crystal Ballroom
09:20-10:10Keynote Speech IX
Fun! Free! Awesome! Advanced Robotics in the Era of Open Source Software
Brian Gerkey, Open Source Robotics Foundation, USA
Crystal Ballroom
10:10-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:00Parallel Sessions (6)
CHARMS(2) Collaboration of Humans, Agents, Robots, Machines and Sensors (II)Garnet Galley
WSR(2) Semantic Robots (II)

New Frontiers in Computational Robotics
Slate Room
12:00-13:00Lunch (on your own)
13:00-15:00Tutorial I
Programming Multi-agent Systems with SARL
Sebastian Rodriguez, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina
Platinum Room
15:00-15:20Coffee Break
15:20-17:20Tutorial II
The Art of Abstractions “How-To” for Unified Robotic Systems
M.E. Fayad, San José State University, USA
David Hamu, Pacific Southwest Consulting Group, Inc., USA
Platinum Room