Tuesday 8th September

  • 09:30-17:00 Industry Exhibition (Mountford Hall)
  • 17:00-18:30 Reception (Victoria Gallery)
  • 18:30-19:30 Professor Tony Belpaeme (Plymouth University, UK)
    The friendly face of robots
    Public lecture sponsored by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
    Leggate Lecture Theatre, Victoria Gallery

Wednesday 9th September

  • 09:30-16:00 Industry Exhibition (Mountford Hall)
  • Academic Conference (Mandela Room)
  • 09:00-09:30 Registration and coffee
  • 09:30-09:45 Welcome
  • 09:45-11:00 Technical session - Motion and Path Planning
    Adaptive Sampling-Based Motion Planning for Mobile Robots with Differential Constraints
    Andrew Wells and Erion Plaku
    A Novel Path Planning Approach for Robotic Navigation using Consideration within Crowds
    Ross Walker and Tony Dodd
    Computing time-optimal clearing strategies for pursuit-evasion problems with linear programming
    Hongyang Qu, Andreas Kolling and Sandor Veres
  • 11:00-11:30 Coffee
  • 11:30-13:00 Posters and visit to Exhibition
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-15:40 Technical session - UAVs
    UAV guidance: A stereo-based technique for interception of stationary or moving targets
    Reuben Strydom, Saul Thurrowgood, Aymeric Denuelle and Mandyam V. Srinivasan
    Endurance Optimisation of Battery-Powered Rotorcraft
    Analiza Abdilla, Arthur Richards and Stephen Burrow
    Advancing evolutionary coordination for fixed-wing communications UAVs
    Alexandros Giagkos, Elio Tuci and Myra Scott Wilson
    From AgentSpeak to C for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
    Samuel Bucheli, Daniel Kroening, Ruben Martins and Ashutosh Natraj
  • 15:40-16:00 Coffee
  • 16:00-17:00 Invited Talk: Professor Marco Dorigo (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
    Swarm robotics research at IRIDIA

Thursday 10th September

  • 09:30-11:10 Technical session - Mapping, Control and Manipulation
    A Novel Approach to Environment Mapping using Sonar Sensors and Inverse Problems
    Eduardo T. F. Dias and Hugo Vieira Neto
    Joint Torques and Velocities in a 3-mass Linear Inverted Pendulum Model of Bipedal Gait.
    Guido Bugmann
    Task-based Variation of Active Compliance of Arm/Hand robots in Physical Human Robot Interactions
    Iason Sarantopoulos, Dimitrios Papageorgiou and Zoe Doulgeri
    Robotic Garment Folding: Precision Improvement and Workspace Enlargement
    Vladimír Petrík, Vladimír Smutný, Pavel Krsek and Václav Hlaváč
  • 11:10-11:40 Coffee
  • 11:40-12:40 Invited Talk: Professor Wolfram Burgard (University of Freiburg, Germany)
    Probabilistic Techniques for Mobile Robot Navigation
  • 12:40-13:40 Lunch
  • 13:40-14:55 Technical session - Field Robotics and Multi-Robot Teams
    Applying energy autonomous robots for dike inspection
    Douwe Dresscher, Theo J.A. de Vries and Stefano Stramigioli
    Standardized Field Testing of Assistant Robots in a Mars-like Environment
    Graham Mann, Small Nicolas, Kevin Lee, Jonathon Clarke and Raymond Sheh
    Auction-based task allocation for multi-robot teams in dynamic environments
    Eric Schneider, Elizabeth Sklar, Simon Parsons and Tuna Ozgelen
  • 14:55-15:15 Coffee
  • 15:15-16:05 Technical session - Swarm Robotics and Verification
    Hybrid Insect-Inspired Multi-Robot Coverage in Complex Environments
    Bastian Broecker, Ipek Caliskanelli, Karl Tuyls, Elizabeth Sklar and Daniel Hennes
    Symmetry Reduction Enables Model Checking More Complex Emergent Behaviours of Swarm Navigation Algorithms
    Laura Antuña, Dejanira Araiza-Illan, Kerstin Eder and Sergio Campos
  • 16:05-16:15 Award Presentation and Close

Short Papers / Posters

A Generic Probabilistic-based Approach (GPA) for Self-localization and Mapping of Mobile Robots
Patrick Kesper, Florentin Wörgötter and Poramate Manoonpong
An interactive approach to monocular SLAM
Erick Noe Amezquita Lucio, Jun Liu and Tony J. Dodd
An Overview of Anthrophomorphic Robot Hand and Mechanical Design of the Anthrophomorphic Red Hand – A Preliminary Work
Muhamad Faizal Abdul Jamil, Jamaludin Jalani and Afandi Ahmad
Approaches to Supervisory Control of Multi-Robot Teams in Dynamic Domains
A. Tuna Ozgelen and Elizabeth Sklar
Collaborating Low Cost Micro Aerial Vehicles: a Demonstration
Richard Williams, Boris Konev and Frans Coenen
Design of a Continuously Varying Electro-Permanent Magnet Adhesion Mechanism for Climbing Robots
Francisco Ochoa-Cardenas and Tony J. Dodd
Development and Characterisation of a Multi-material 3D Printed Torsion Spring
Andrew Barber, Peter Culmer and Jordan Boyle
Improving Active Vision System Categorization Capability through Histogram of Oriented Gradients
Olalekan Lanihun, Bernie Tiddeman, Elio Tuci and Patricia Shaw
Inertia Properties and Impedance Sources of a Prosthetic Knee Mechanism
Mohammed Awad, Abbas Dehghani-Sanij, David Moser and Saeed Zahedi
Limits and Potential of an Experience Metric Space in a Mobile Domestic Robot
Nathan Burke, Joe Saunders, Kerstin Dautenhahn and Chrystopher Nehaniv
Mechanical Design of Minimally Invasive Long Reach Articulated Super Thin Discrete Manipulator for Inspections in Fragile Historical Environments
Jason Liu, Robert Richardson, Rob Hewson and Shaun Whitehead
ROBO-GUIDE: Towards Safe, Reliable, Trustworthy, and Natural Behaviours in Robotic Assistants
James Law, Jonathan M. Aitken, Luke Boorman, David Cameron, Adriel Chua, Emily C. Collins, Samuel Fernando, Uriel Martinez-Hernandez and Owen McAree
Robotic Pseudo-Dynamic Testing (RPsDT) of Contact-Impact Scenarios
Mario Bolien, Pejman Iravani and Jonathan Luke Du Bois
Robot Mapping and Localisation for Feature Sparse Water Pipes using Voids as Landmarks
Ke Ma, Juanjuan Zhu, Tony Dodd, Richard Collins and Sean Anderson
The Benefits of Explicit Ontological Knowledge-Bases for Robotic Systems
Zeyn Saigol, Minlue Wang, Bram Ridder and David Lane
Towards intelligent lower limb prostheses with activity recognition
Hafiz Farhan Maqbool, Pouyan Mehryar, Muhammad Afif Husman, Mohammed Awad, Alireza Abouhossein and Abbas Dehghani-Sanij
Verification of Visibility Properties on Multiple Moving Robots
Ali Narenji Sheshkalani, Ramtin Khosravi and Mohammad K. Fallah
Vision-Based Trajectories Planning for Four Wheels Independently Steered Mobile Robots with Maximum Allowable Velocities
Zahra Ziaei, Reza Oftadeh and Jouni Mattila