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  • [IROS'14 WS ] IROS Workshop on Assistance and Service Robotics in a Human Environment

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    We apologize in advance if you receive multiple copies of this CFP.

    Deadline: June 15, 2014

    Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended version of their papers to be published in a
    Special issue in a journal.
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    Third International Workshop on “Assistance and Service Robotics in a Human Environment”,
    in conjunction with the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
    (IROS'2014) -

    Workshop Website:


    Assistive Robotics covers currently a broad spectrum of research axis, from intelligent robots acting as
    a servant, secretary, or companion to intelligent robotic functions such as autonomous wheelchair
    navigation, embedded robotics, ambient intelligence, or intelligent spaces.
    The proposed workshop focuses on Robotics for people assistance with a particular focus on frail people. This major research
    issue will affect our lives in the near future. The purpose of this workshop is to gather researchers from
    various fields to discuss topics related to the challenging problems of assisting people in their
    everyday life. Topics related to social interaction, intelligent habitat, mobility assistance, healthcare
    and wellbeing will be covered. Fundamental and technological research particularly related to
    autonomous indoor vehicles, sensor and actuators networks, wearable and ubiquitous technologies,
    and human-robot interaction, will be presented. The objective of the workshop is to provide a review
    and challenges of the relevant applications in Assistance and Service Robotics in a Human Environment.

    As continuity of the first two editions held at IROS’12 and IROS'13, this workshop will consist of four sessions with 5
    keynote speakers:

    - Norihiro Hagita, Director ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Japan.
    - Sami Haddadin, Head of the Institute of Automatic Control (IRT), University of Hanover, Germany.
    - Ren Luo, National Taiwan University. Head of IceiRA Laboratory, Taiwan.
    - Rachid Alami, Senior Researcher, LAAS Laboratory, France.
    - Raja Chatila, Senior Researcher CNRS, France. President, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

    The solicited papers address particularly the following topics:
    - Elderly care assistive robots
    - Mobility aids for locomotion or navigation
    - Automated manipulation systems
    - Robot companion
    - Social interaction
    - Multimodal human
    - machine interfaces for assistive robotics
    - Interaction control of assistive robots
    - Human Behavioral modeling, Human locomotion
    - Activity monitoring systems, Activity recognition
    - Rehabilitation system, transfert machine
    - Wearable robots: exoskeletons, actuated orthosis and prostheses
    - Mechatronic design and control of human movements
    - Sensor networks, Actuator networks, Domotics, Distributive robotics
    - Multimodal perception, new sensors
    - Cognitive ubirobots
    - Context and Intention awareness
    - Ambient Intelligence and smart spaces
    - Middleware and networked robots
    - Cloud robotics
    - Ethical issues for assistive robotics


    Three to four submissions will be accepted per session for oral presentations based on their quality,
    originality, and relevance to the related session.
    A poster/demo session is also planned in the workshop program.
    All accepted papers will be published on the workshop website.
    Authors of selected papers will be asked to submit extended versions of their papers for
    a special issue in a journal.
    Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication anywhere else.
    Submission of papers and review process will be handled through EasyChair conference management system.

    Important dates:

    Papers submission deadline: June 15, 2014
    Acceptance Notification: August 1, 2014
    Camera Ready deadline: August 22, 2014
    Registration deadline: see IROS web site
    Workshop date: September 14, 2014


    Anne Spalanzani,
    Samer Mohammed,
    David Daney,
    Yacine Amirat,
    Ren Luo,
    Rachid Alami,
    Christian Laugier,