We are organising the IPPC workshop at IROS 2023 in Detroit, USA

13 Jul 2023

I am pleased to announce that we are organising a workshop on “Integrated Perception, Planning, and Control for Physically and Contextually-Aware Robot Autonomy” at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2023) in Detroit, USA. The workshop is scheduled for October 1st, 2023.

The objective is to inspire the robotics community to pursue techniques that tightly integrate perception, planning, and control to achieve physically and contextually safe robot navigation and manipulation in real human environments.

Robots sharing the same environment with people need novel semantic planning objectives that integrate perception and planning at a high level to generate contextually relevant robot behaviour. At a low level, integrated perception and control require new metric and contextual safety constraints to enable physically safe and socially-aware robot behaviour. Uncertainty and error quantification in learning-based perception and control is essential for safe and robust robot operation.

This workshop will bring together experts from academia and industry to identify and discuss the current challenges and emerging opportunities in perception-aware robot navigation and manipulation, leading to robot perception techniques that actively plan observations and interactions to acquire informative data and robot planning and control techniques that actively utilize geometric and semantic perceptual information in generating, executing, and adapting robot actions.

The workshop offers a unique opportunity to graduating or recently graduated PhD students (PhD +/- 2 years) to present their work (as a selected invited talk; please see instructions for applications on our website listed below).

More details, including instructions for workshop paper submissions, and applications for invited PhD talks, can be found in the workshop’s website below:

Access the workshop website here