WCIR 2019

Research in cognitive robotics is concerned with endowing robots with higher level cognitive functions that enable them to reason, act and have conceptual understanding of the world like humans. For example, such robots must be able to reason about goals, actions, when to perceive and what to look for while they autonomously explore their environment and determine which are the important features that need to be considered for making a decision. They should also understand the cognitive states of other agents required for collaborative task execution, do dialogue exchange with other agents if they do not understand instructions and can enhance itself quickly by learning new behaviour automatically from the observations of a dynamic environment. In short, cognitive robotics is concerned with integrating AI, perception, reasoning, human-robot interactions, continual learning, and action with a theoretical and implementation framework. Such frameworks will have a big role to play in Service Robotics, Enterprise Robotics and Industry 4.0 which aims to revolutionalize current industrial automation through the use of technologies such as Cloud Computing, IOT, additive manufacturing, robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers involved in all aspects of the theory and implementation of cognitive robots, and discussing current work and future directions.

5 Speakers
1 Day

Call for Papers

The workshop invites original contributions in the following areas:

  • Cognitive Robotics
  • Cognitive Architectures for Intelligent Robots
  • Neuroscience inspired algorithms and architectures
  • Planning for Cognitive Robots
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Perception and World Modelling
  • Meta-learning for Robotics
  • Visual cognition and computer vision
  • Natural Language understanding and Dialogue Exchange through question and answer for robotics
  • SLAM, Cognitive Navigation, Semantic Goal based Navigation
  • Human Robot interaction
  • Deep-learning in robotics
  • Reinforcement learning in Robotics
  • Applications of Cognitive Robots

In addition to theoretical contributions, the workshop encourages researchers and practitioners to submit system and application papers demonstrating the use of cognitive and interactive robotics for various real world problems in warehouses, industries and other service sectors.

Dates

    Paper Submission:
    July 31, 2019
    Review:
    Aug. 10, 2019
    Camera Ready:
    Aug. 15, 2019

Papers

  • Page length is 8 pages (max) including references.
  • Use the IEEE Ro-MAN latex / MS Word template

Paper Submission

Organizers

Here are the diligent people behind the workshop

Brojeshwar
Bhowmick

Senior Scientist
TCS Research

Madhava
Krishna

Professor
IIIT Hyderabad

Mohan
Sridharan

Senior Lecturer
University of Birmingham

Swagat
Kumar

Researcher
TCS Research

Balamuralidhar
P

Principle Scientist
TCS Research

Arpan
Pal

Chief Scientist
TCS Research

Rajesh
Sinha

Head of Research & Innovation Program - Smart machines
TCS Research

Balaraman
Ravindran

Professor
IIT Madras

Arun Kumar
Singh

Associate Professor
University of Tartu

Rachid
Alami

Director of Research
LAAS-CNRS

Ilana
Nisky

Senior Lecturer
Ben Gurion

Our speakers

Our invited speakers come from top research institutions and companies around the globe, and are leading figures in the topics covered by the workshop. This diverse selection will prove valuable for academic as well as industry researchers and practitioners.

Dinesh
Manocha

Professor
University of Maryland at College Park

Mohan
Sridharan

Senior Lecturer
University of Birmingham

Balaraman
Ravindran

Professor
IIT Madras

Rachid
Alami

Director of Research
LAAS-CNRS

Mehul
Bhatt

Professor
Orebro University

Program Committee

Your papers are in great hands!

This workshop is proudly backed by the following program committee composed of very influential robotics researchers.

Rachid
Alami

Director of Research
LAAS-CNRS

Brojeshwar
Bhowmick

Senior Scientist
TCS Research

Vineet
Gandhi

Assistant Professor
IIIT Hyderabad

Madhava
Krishna

Professor
IIIT Hyderabad

Swagat
Kumar

Researcher
TCS Research

Soumyadip
Maity

Researcher
TCS Research

Balaraman
Ravindran

Professor
IIT Madras

Chayan
Sarkar

Scientist
TCS Research

Mohan
Sridharan

Senior Lecturer
University of Birmingham

The schedule

  • Opening remark-15 mins
  • Invited talks (Two) - 80 mins (40 minutes each)
  • Oral presentations (session 1): 4 papers - 60 minutes (15 mins each)
  • Lunch break - 60 minutes
  • Invited talk from Industry (Two) - 40 minutes
  • Invited talk 40 minutes
  • Oral session and / or Posters - 60 minutes
  • Panel discussion - 60 mins
  • Concluding remarks - 15 minutes

Workshop Venue

  • Le Meridien, Windsor Place, New Delhi, India
  • E-mail : b.bhowmick@tcs.com, mkrishna@iiit.ac.in