Dates

  • March 31, 2017 - Submissions Due
  • April 20, 2017 - Notification
  • TBD - Camera-ready Due
  • June 19-20, 2017 - Workshop Date

Workshops

PlanRob

Planning and Robotics

An ICAPS'17 Workshop
Pittsburgh, USA
19-20 June 2017

Robotics is one of the most appealing and natural applicative area for the Planning and Scheduling (P&S) research activity, however such a natural interest seems not reflected in an equally important research production for the Robotics community. In this perspective, the aim of the PlanRob workshop is t wofold. On the one hand, this workshop would constitute a fresh impulse for the ICAPS community to develop its interests and efforts towards this challenging research area. On the other hand, it aims at attracting representatives from the Robotics community to discuss their challenges related to planning for autonomous robots (deliberative, reactive, continuous planning and execution etc.) as well as their expectations from the P&S community.

The PlanRob workshop aims at constituting a stable, long-term for um on relevant topics concerned with the interactions between Robotics and P&S communities where researchers could discuss about the opportunities and challenges of P&S when applied to Robotics.

Started during ICAPS 2013 in Rome (Italy), followed by a sec ond edition at ICAPS 2014 in Portsmouth (NH, USA), a third, forth edition at ICAPS 2015 in Jerusalem (Israel) and ICAPS 2016 in Lon don (UK), the PlanRob WS series has gathered excellent feedback from the P&S community which is also con rmed by the organis ation of a speci c Robotics Track starting from ICAPS 2014 The PlanRob workshop is proposed in synergy with the ICAPS Robotic track. We are in contact with the Robotics Track organizers trying to explore di fferent ways to synchronize with them. T he PlanRob WS aims to maintain a more informal forum where also more preliminary/visionary works can be discussed stimulating direct and open interactions.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include but not limited to the following:

  • planning domain representations for robotics applications
  • mission, path, and motion planning for robots
  • integrated planning and execution in robotic architectures
  • planning and coord ination methods for multi-robot te ams
  • mixed-initiative planning and sliding autonomy for robotic systems
  • human-aware planning and execution in human-robot interaction
  • adversarial action planning in competitive robotic domains
  • formal methods for robot planning and control
  • P&S methods for optimization and adaptation in robotics;
  • benchmark planning domains for robots
  • optimizing behavior in large scale automated or semi-automated systems
  • real-world planning applications for autonomous and intelligent robots

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2017
  • Camera-ready paper submissions: TBD
  • Workshop date: June 19 or 20, 2017

Submissions

There are two types of submissions: short position statements and regular papers. Position papers are a maximum of 4 (four) pages. Regular papers are a maximum of 12 (twelve) pages. Papers should be submitted via the PlanRob 2017 EasyChair website.

All papers should be typeset in the AAAI style, removing the AAAI copyright. Accepted papers will be published on the workshop website and printed as a hard-copy.

The organizers will investigate the availability of journal editors in order to invite higher qual ity papers from the PlanRob 2017 edition to a special issue or post-proceedings volume.

Schedule

June 20: 08:45 a.m. - 17:40 p.m.

8:45-9:00Opening Remarks
Session 1: Probabilistic Planning, Perception and Navigation
9:00Towards an Architecture for Discovering Domain Dynamics: Affordances, Causal Laws, and Executability Conditions
Mohan Sridharan and Ben Meadows
9:20Integrated Commonsense Reasoning and Probabilistic Planning
Shiqi Zhang and Peter Stone
9:40Approximating Reachable Belief Points in POMDPs with Applications to Robotic Navigation and Localization
Kyle Wray and Shlomo Zilberstein
10:00Human-in-the-Loop SLAM
Samer Nashed and Joydeep Biswas
10:20Daniele Magazzeni
IJCAI Highlight: eXplainable AI Planning
10:30-11:00Coffee Break
Session 2: Task and Motion Planning
11:00STRIPS Planning in Infinite Domains
Caelan Garrett, Tomas Lozano-Perez and Leslie Kaelbling
11:20Dynamics-Aware Reactive Planning for Unmanned Ground Vehicles to Avoid Collisions with Dynamic Obstacles on Uneven Terrains
Pradeep Rajendran, Brual C. Shah and S.K. Gupta
11:40Joint Perception And Planning For Efficient Obstacle Avoidance Using Stereo Vision
Sourish Ghosh and Joydeep Biswas
12:00Augmenting Planning Graphs in 2-Dimensional Dynamic Environments With Obstacle Scaffolds
Spencer Lane, Kyle Vedder and Joydeep Biswas
12:20Deep Spatial Affordance Hierarchy: Spatial Knowledge Representation for Planning in Large-scale Environments
Andrzej Pronobis, Francesco Riccio and Rajesh Rao
12:40-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-14:50 Invited Talk: Algorithms for Physics-based Manipulation
Siddhartha Srinivasa
Session 3: Planning and Execution
14:50Intra-Robot Replanning to Enable Team Plan Conditions
Philip Cooksey and Manuela Veloso
15:10Towards CLIPS-based Task Execution and Monitoring with SMT-based Decision Optimization
Tim Niemueller, Gerhard Lakemeyer, Francesco Leofante and Erika Abraham
15:30-16:00Coffee Break
Session 4: Applications
16:00On the Application of Classical Planning to Real Social Robotic Tasks
José Carlos González Dorado, Fernando Fernández Rebollo, Ángel García Olaya and Raquel Fuentetaja Pizán
16:20Expressing Campaign Intent to Increase Productivity of Planetary Exploration Rovers
Daniel Gaines, Gregg Rabideau, Gary Doran, Steve Schaffer, Vincent Wong, Ashwin Vasavada and Robert Anderson
Panel
16:40-17:40Panel: Why Isn't Planning Used More in Robotics?

Accepted Papers

On the Application of Classical Planning to Real Social Robotic Tasks.
José Carlos González Dorado, Fernando Fernández Rebollo, Ángel García Olaya, Raquel Fuentetaja Pizán

STRIPS Planning in Infinite Domains.
Caelan Garrett, Tomas Lozano-Perez and Leslie Kaelbling

Expressing Campaign Intent to Increase Productivity of Planetary Exploration Rovers.
Daniel Gaines, Gregg Rabideau, Gary Doran, Steve Schaffer, Vincent Wong, Ashwin Vasavada, Robert Anderson

Integrated Commonsense Reasoning and Probabilistic Planning.
Shiqi Zhang and Peter Stone

Approximating Reachable Belief Points in POMDPs with Applications to Robotic Navigation and Localization.
Kyle Wray and Shlomo Zilberstein

Dynamics-Aware Reactive Planning for Unmanned Ground Vehicles to Avoid Collisions with Dynamic Obstacles on Uneven Terrains.
Pradeep Rajendran, Brual C. Shah, S.K. Gupta

Towards CLIPS-based Task Execution and Monitoring with SMT-based Decision Optimization.
Tim Niemueller, Gerhard Lakemeyer, Francesco Leofante, Erika Abraham

Joint Perception And Planning For Efficient Obstacle Avoidance Using Stereo Vision.
Sourish Ghosh and Joydeep Biswas

Augmenting Planning Graphs in 2-Dimensional Dynamic Environments With Obstacle Scaffolds.
Spencer Lane, Kyle Vedder, Joydeep Biswas

Human-in-the-Loop SLAM.
Samer Nashed and Joydeep Biswas

Towards an Architecture for Discovering Domain Dynamics: Affordances, Causal Laws, and Executability Conditions.
Mohan Sridharan and Ben Meadows

Intra-Robot Replanning to Enable Team Plan Conditions.
Philip Cooksey and Manuela Veloso

Deep Spatial Affordance Hierarchy: Spatial Knowledge Representation for Planning in Large-scale Environments.
Andrzej Pronobis, Francesco Riccio, Rajesh Rao


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