Dyson Robotics Lab Ocado Shadow Robot Company The IET


*** The deadline for abstract submissions has now passed. ***

Alongside the invited speakers, the workshop will include more focussed talks on a specific research project, similar to the regular sessions at international robotics conferences. These will be complemented by interactive poster sessions. We are seeking abstracts for consideration for these research talks and posters, which will be judged primarily on relevance to the robot manipulation community, but also on technical novelty and experimental validation. All areas of robot manipulation are welcomed, including mechanical design, sensor design, control, haptics, vision, and learning.

Rather than being an official medium for publication of state-of-the-art results, the workshop is a UK community-building event, designed to help form new collaborations, share ideas, and provide a platform to new researchers. Therefore, there will not be any official proceedings of full-length papers, although abstracts will be peer-reviewed, and accepted work will be assigned either an oral or a poster presentation. We encourage work to be submitted even if results or ideas are preliminary. We also encourage more mature work which has already been submitted to or presented at other conferences over the past year.

Please send a 2-page abstract, including author names and affiliations, to e.johns@imperial.ac.uk, by the end of 12th June. There is no specific paper format required other than the 2 page limit, but if you would like to use a template, then we recommend the IROS template which can be found here. Abstracts should describe the motivation behind the work, the technical contribution, and the experimental or theoretical results. Authors will be informed of decisions, together with whether the work will be assigned an oral or a poster presentation, by 26th June.