International Conference on Robotics and Automation (29 May – 2 June 2023, London, UK)

Pharaon partner UNIFI will participate in a workshop on “Unconventional spatial representations: Opportunities for robotics” at the  2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in London.

Social robots are entering our houses and hospitals, therefore they should be endowed with advanced and personalised interaction capabilities thus to adapt to the dynamic external environments and the changing needs of frail citizens. Additionally, social robots should be able to cooperate interactively with formal caregivers as well as clinicians thus shifting from a care model where the frail user interacts with the robot to care models where also the clinicians/formal caregivers are also involved at different levels, according to the application. Indeed, the data acquired from the robots can be used by the robots to personalise the interaction and by the clinician to monitor the status of the users.

The goal of the workshop is to further advance in the direction of developing unconventional, possibly richer and informative, environment representations for autonomous robots, building on recent results and extending them beyond the boundaries of methods currently used in robotics. Here, “unconventional” refers both to the representations (e.g., beyond grids and point clouds) and to the features of the environments that are included in the model.

The overall conference runs under the heading “Embracing the future: making robots for humans” the conference provides access to the very latest developments in the field of robotics and automation and to the institutions involved. ICRA is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s flagship conference and the premier international forum for robotics researchers to present and discuss their work. ICRA 2023 will include plenary and keynote sessions, contributed paper sessions, workshops and tutorial sessions, forums, exhibitions from corporate partners, robot competitions and numerous social events.

When: 29 May 2023, 09:00am

Where: ExCeL London, UK

More information on the workshop can be found on its website (click here)

More information on the overall conference can be found on the conference website (click here)