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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP Deadline extension : Towards Autonomous Mobile Robots - TAROS'2010

Deadline extension: 31 May 2010.
11th Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS2010)
Tuesday 31 August 2010 - Thursday 2 September 2010 

Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom
TAROS is a single track conference aimed at the presentation and discussion of the latest results and methods in autonomous robotics research and applications. Taros offers a friendly environment for robotics researchers and industry to take stock and plan future progress.
Plenary Speakers:
Plenary presentations will be given by Giorgio Metta (IIT, Genoa)  on Humanoid Robotics and Geoff Pegman (R.U. Robots, Manchester) on Personal and Service Robotics.
Call for contributions:
TAROS-10 welcomes submissions from senior researchers and research students alike, and will specifically provide opportunities for research students and young research scientists to present their work to the scientific community. An indicative list of topics is provided below.  A best paper price will be awarded.
Special Session on Personal and Service Robotics.
Submission are encouraged in this area of rapid growth, e.g. on user needs and experiences, technical progress and bottlenecks, and all relevant forms of scientific developments.
Industry Workshop:
An extra half day has been added to this years edition, to host an industrial symposium on developments in service robotics, on 2 September 2010. Interested companies so far include Engineered Arts, Elumotion, Merlin Systems, RUR Robots, Swarm Systems. Please consult the conferences website for more details.
List of topics:
Submissions of papers are invited in any of the following topics, and in related areas: 

* Advanced applications of autonomous robots (industrial and research)
* Advanced materials
* Advanced medical robotics, robots for surgery
* Analysis of robot-environment interaction
* Applications development
* Assistive Robotics
* Autonomous assembly robotics
* Biologically inspired robotics
* Cognitive robotics
* Collective robots
* Developmental robotics
* Hardware issues, devices and techniques, advanced sensor and actuator hardware
* Human-Robot Interaction and Interfaces
* Learning and adaptation
* Long-term Interaction and Operation
* Modeling and analysis of robot models
* Navigation, localization, map building and path planning
* Personal robotics
* Robot autonomy
* Robot vision, sensing and perception
* Robot control architectures
* Robots in education, the arts and entertainment
* Service robotics
* Space and planetary robotics

Extended deadline for submission: 31May 2010.
Submission instructions are given on
Travel grants for the Virtual Research Centre in Personal Robotics:
The annual meeting of the Virtual Research Centre in Personal Robotics will take place during the Conference. Members of the VRC will be able claim partial reimbursements of their travel expenses. See:
Plymouth is a friendly historical sea-side town located in the South-West of England. Its University hosts a dynamic and highly rated research community in Robotics and Neural systems. Their robots will be demonstrated at the conference. 

Looking forwards to seeing you in Plymouth
Guido Bugmann & Tony Belpaeme (Co-chairs).