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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, 28-30 Aug 2013, Oxford, UK

www.taros.org.uk

St. Anne's College, Oxford, U.K.


TAROS (Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems) is 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.
 
TAROS is a platform for robotics researchers with a wide range of interests from the UK, Europe 
and worldwide. TAROS welcomes paper submissions on a wide range of topics related to the principles
and practice of robotics.
 
TAROS 2013 invites both full papers and extended abstracts. The proceedings will be published in 
the Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. All contributions will be 
refereed. Full papers are invited from researchers at any stage in their career but should present 
significant findings and advances in robotics research; more preliminary work would be better 
suited to extended abstract submission. Full papers will be accepted for either oral presentation 
(single track) or poster presentation. 
 
TAROS welcomes senior researchers and research students alike, and specifically provides 
opportunities for research students and young research scientists to present their work to 
the scientific community. As in previous years, all accepted papers will be included in the 
printed proceedings. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions 
to a companion journal issue of Robotics and Autonomous Systems.
 
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) are sponsoring an invited public lecture, 
Springer have agreed to sponsor the best paper prize, and the British Automation and Robot 
Association (BARA) are sponsoring the TAROS-13 industry day (30th August) in conjunction with 
the BARA Academic Forum for Robotics (AFR).
 
Submissions of scientific papers are invited in any aspect of contemporary robots research or 
application, but not limited to, the following topics and related areas:
 
* Advanced applications of autonomous robots (industrial and research) 
* Advanced materials and techniques
* Advanced medical robotics, robots for surgery, assistive robotics, Service robotics
* Applications development, hardware issues, devices and techniques, advanced sensors and actuators
* Autonomous assembly robotics, Autonomous vehicles
* Bio-mimetic and bio-inspired robotics, Bio-hybrid robotic systems, Evolutionary robotics
* Cognitive robotics, Developmental robotics, Personal robotics, Robot communication and language
* Ethical and societal issues in robotics, Robots in education, the arts and entertainment
* Flying robots (unmanned- and micro- air vehicles), Space and planetary robotics
* Humanoid robotics, Human-Robot interaction and interfaces, Legged robots
* Safety, Verification and Validation for Robotic Applications
* Swarm robotics, Collective robots, Field robotics
* Learning and adaptation, Long-term interaction and operation, Intelligent prostheses
* Modelling and analysis of robot models, Modular reconfigurable robots
* Navigation, localization, map building and path planning, Analysis of robot-environment 
interaction
* Robot autonomy including energy self-sufficiency, Robot control architectures, Robot vision, 
sensing and perception
 
www.taros.org.uk