Workshop on Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (AIRO 2015) Call for Papers

The goal of AIRO 2015 is to present, discuss and assess recent advances in the use of Artificial Intelligence methods to build better Robotics systems.

When we say, “better”, what are we talking about? We believe that robot intelligence is a property of complex robot systems interacting with real world environments (including the robot itself). As a matter of fact, as we expect robots to leave lab settings and to take part to our everyday life, either at home or in public spaces, the notion of Artificial Intelligence as a separated and somewhat peculiar functionality of a robot’s architecture shows its intrinsic limitations.

We need to stress robot sensing, representation and action to distribute Artificial Intelligence principles and methods at various levels of robot architectures, with respect to both hardware and software components. It becomes evident that, in order to cope with the plethora of situations, events, objects, places and humans the world is full of, robot intelligence “as it is” is rather insufficient, both with respect to the scope of achievable performance and to actual techniques and tools for designing engineered robot behavior.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Sensing and perception
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Intelligent control
  • Cognition, behaviour and reasoning models
  • Distributed knowledge representation and computational ontologies
  • Engineering tools
  • Software architectures and fast-prototyping techniques
  • Learning
  • Real-time systems and robot morphology

Starting from these diverse research fields, and in continuity with the previous AIRO workshops, the need arises to design robots able to face complex challenges in real-world service tasks. Robot intelligence is expected to play major roles when interacting with humans and when dealing with everyday situations, like human assistance, housekeeping or autonomous driving, just to name three of the most common scenarios Robotics researchers like to play with.

Submission Instructions

The workshop will include oral presentations, system demonstrations and posters related to the integration of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
Contributions should be submitted as extended abstract (4 pages + bibliography) via the AIRO 2015 EasyChair website, at this page.
All contributions should be typeset in the Springer LNCS style, described here. Accepted abstracts will be published on the workshop website.
The organizers are investigating the availability of journal editors in order to invite higher quality contributions from the AIRO 2015 edition to a special issue or post-proceedings volume.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: June 21st, 2015 extended to July 5th, 2015
Acceptance Notification: July 19th, 2015
Early Registration: July 31st, 2015 extended to August 7th, 2015
Workshop Day: September 22nd, 2015
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Organising Committee

Alberto Finzi
University of Napoli "Federico II"

Fulvio Mastrogiovanni
University of Genova

Antonio Sgorbissa
University of Genova

Andrea Orlandini
ISTC-CNR, Roma

Programme Committee (To Be Completed)

Salvatore Maria Anzalone (Sorbonne University, Paris, France)
Alberto Finzi (University of Napoli “Federico II”, Naples, Italy)
Luca Iocchi (Sapienza University, Rome, Italy)
Serena Ivaldi (INRIA, Nancy, France)
Fulvio Mastrogiovanni (University of Genova, Genova, Italy)
Daniele Magazzeni (King’s College, London, UK)
Daniele Nardi (Sapienza University, Rome, Italy)
AndreA Orlandini (ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy)
Antonio Sgorbissa (University of Genova, Genova, Italy)