ViCoMoR 2014
3rd Workshop on Visual Control of Mobile Robots

September 18, 2014, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, USA
In conjunction with IROS 2014

Aims and scope

Among the variety of sensors available today, vision systems stand out because they provide very rich information at low cost. One of the main reasons for integrating vision in the control loop was the interest for increased flexibility of robotic systems. However, versatility of vision systems comes at the cost of higher data processing complexity. Visual control or visual servoing has been one of the major research issues in robotics for more than four decades. Although control theory and computer vision are both mature areas of research, important advances that bring new challenges are happening nowadays such as the advent of RGB-D cameras, the use of omnidirectional vision, or the development of robust control techniques.

The interest in this subject lies in the many potential robotic applications in industrial as well as in domestic settings that involve visual control of mobile robots. In this context, autonomous navigation and integration of vision in the control loop is still an open and ambitious research area. Thus, the purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers with common interests in computer vision and the control of robots, and discuss topics related to the challenging problems of visual control of mobile robots.

Call for papers

Important Dates

20 June, 2014: Paper submissions
10 July, 2014: Acceptance notification
20 July, 2014: Camera ready
18 September, 2014: Workshop date

Instructions for Authors

Submissions should be in PDF format using the IROS template. Papers should be 4-8 pages in length, optionally accompanied by a video. All submissions will be reviewed for relevance to the topic of the workshop as well as scientific merit. Submissions should be emailed to mezouar@univ-bpclermont.fr, gonlopez@unizar.es

After the workshop a special issue in a journal will be pursued.

Topics

Topics of interest include:

  • Autonomous navigation and visual servoing techniques for mobile robots.
  • Visual perception for visual control, visual sensors and integration of image information in the control loop.
  • Visual control with constraints: nonholonomic constraints, motion in formation, distributed visual control, obstacle avoidance, etc.
  • New trends in visual control, innovative solutions or proposals in the framework of computer vision and control theory.

Invited speakers

Philippe Martinet IRCCYN-CNRS, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France

Davide Scaramuzza University of Zurich, Switzerland

Program

September 18, 2014
Morning session from 8:30 to 12:00
(... Presentations to be defined ...)

Program committee

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Organizers

Youcef Mezouar
Clermont Université, IFMA
Institut Pascal, France

Gonzalo Lopez-Nicolas
Instituto de Investigación en Ingeniería de Aragón (I3A)
Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

Contact

To contact the organization chairs, send an email to: mezouar@univ-bpclermont.fr or gonlopez@unizar.es

Links to the previous editions of the workshop ViCoMoR 2011, ViCoMoR 2012 and RAS Special Issue