IROS 2018 Second Workshop on
Multi-robot Perception-Driven Control and Planning

Full day workshop, 5th of October

Multi-robot research is gaining more and more strength within the robotics community every year. Collaborative robots are becoming essential in multitude of tasks such as production, environmental monitoring and transportation. In such dynamic environments, the problem of accurate perception requires novel methodologies involving planning and control of the team.

The last years have witnessed the appearance of several novel control and planning techniques specifically oriented to perception problems, such as next best view, extremum seeking or informative path planning. The complexity of most of the existing solutions grows exponentially in multi-robot setups, where the number of control variables increases with the size of the team. Moreover, local perception, partial information and limited communications, among other factors, make the general problem even harder to solve. Currently, it is not clear what can be reasonable tradeoffs between overall performance and scalability, nor there is consensus about what are the best tools to tackle these problems.

Thus, the primary objective of this workshop is to provide an overview of the latest theoretical and algorithmic solutions developed for motion planning and control of multi-robot systems, where perception and communication play a fundamental role in the problem definition.

Invited speakers (in alphabetical order):

  • Margarita Chli (ETH, Switzerland)
  • Dimos Dimarogonas (KTH, Sweden)
  • Andrea Gasparri (Roma Tre, Italy)
  • Vadim Indelman (Technion, Israel)
  • Alcherio Martinoli (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Paolo Robuffo Giordano (Irisa / Inria Rennes, France)
  • Alberto Sanfeliu (UPC, Spain)
  • Mac Schwager(Stanford University, United States)

  • Organizers:

  • Javier Alonso-Mora, Delft University of Technology
  • Eric Cristofalo, Stanford University
  • Eduardo Montijano, Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Daniela Rus, MIT
  • Mac Schwager, Stanford University

  • Questions and inquiries should be directed at iros18mpcp AT unizar DOT es

    Workshop supported by RAS Technical Committee on Multi-Robot Systems

    Workshop supported by RAS Technical Committee on Algorithms for Planning and Control of Robot Motion