[visionlist] CFP: IROS 2017 Workshop on Agricultural Robotics: learning from Industry 4.0 and moving into the future
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C*ALL FOR PAPERS*
Workshop on Agricultural Robotics: learning from Industry 4.0 and moving
into the future
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
IROS 2017 Vancouver, Canada
agrob2017 at easychair.org
Agriculture provides humans with food and raw materials although with a
large impact on the environment. Precision farming is a promising
pathway to increase the sustainability of farming by increasing farm
profitability, reducing manual labor, and reducing environmental impact.
In particular, it is expected that robotized precision farming solutions
allowing high precision targeted interventions will increase yield and
create a more viable ecological solution. Whilst robotics is moving out
of the labs into industrial settings, many recent advances in robotics
have not yet found their way into the agricultural domain. Agriculture
demands high levels of intelligence, mobility, autonomy, manipulation
and robustness. While subsets of those characteristics have been
targeted by the industrial-, field- and space-robotics communities no
all-encompassing solutions have yet been reported. The successes of
intelligent robots in semi-structured and semi-controlled industrial
settings give rise to optimism about robots working in uncontrolled
Learning from Industry 4.0, agricultural robots will need to employ
attributes such as modularity, cyber-physical capabilities,
decentralized decision making and Internet of Things (IoT)
implementations, which also comprise the key features of the ongoing 4th
This workshop aims at stimulating discussion towards addressing
requirements of agricultural robotics systems, learning from the
experiences of industrial robotics and emphasizing on the needed future
steps and research directions for the envisioned future farming.
We warmly welcome contributions in two formats: papers which will be
presented over a poster session during the workshop, and discussion
questions. All papers will undergo a peer review process by the
organizing committee. The accepted papers will be archived in an online
proceedings (with doi) for future reference. Discussion questions are
short questions that will be directed to the panel of invited speakers
during the workshop, to trigger further discussions.
** TOPICS (non inclusive) **
Robotized precision farming.
Farming sustainability, profitability and viable ecological solution.
Repurposing of industrial-, field- and space-robots for agriculture.
Analogies between Industry 4.0 and agricultural applications.
Modular structured agricultural systems.
Cyber-physical system agricultural production monitoring.
Decentralized decision and computation for agricultural applications.
Internet of Things on agriculture sensoring devices.
Novel perception for agricultural robots including passive and
Long-term autonomy and navigation in unstructured environments.
Adaptive sampling and informative data collection.
Deployment strategies and user interfaces for end-users.
** INVITED SPEAKERS **
Prof. Qin Zhang, Washington State University, USA
Dr. David Michael Ball, Bosch Deepfield Robotics, Germany
Prof. Volker Krüger, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr. Jim Ostrowski, Blue River Technology, USA
** KEY DATES **
31 Jul 2017 Paper submission deadline
14 Aug 2017 Notification of acceptance
14 Sep 2017 Discussion question submission deadline
** ORGANIZERS **
Tsampikos Kounalakis, Aalborg University, Denmark
Frits van Evert, Wageningen University, Netherlands
David Michael Ball, Robert Bosch Startup Deepfield Robotics, Germany
Gert Kootstra, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Lazaros Nalpantidis, Aalborg University, Denmark
CONTACT: agrob2017 at easychair.org
MORE INFO: https://agrifoodroboticsworkshop.com/iros2017/
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