Mobile Robot Workshop

Bob John (
Mon, 3 Feb 1997 08:05:57 +0100

Dear All

I thought the following may be of interest to you and your
colleagues. I would appreciate if you could forward it to
any interested parties.


Chris Czarnecki


International Workshop on Recent Advances in Mobile Robots

Leicester, UK
1-2 July 1997

Mobile robots are now leaving the laboratory and becoming
actual products. However, employing robots in the real
world for everyday tasks involving contact or cooperation
with humans places stringent requirements on the communicativity,
adaptivity and safety of these devices. These requirements
have a direct impact on the cost of the robot control system.
Further, the robots have to be able to deal with unforeseen
situations and tasks whilst performing everyday operations,
requiring an ability to adapt to the environment and improving
their capabilities. To meet these requirements, work from disciplines
as diverse as theoretical biology, ethology, machine learning,
neuroscience and psychology has been drawn on.

The aim of this Workshop is to provide a forum aimed at covering the
state-of-the-art research, developments and applications in
mobile robots. Papers are invited in the following areas:

Autonomous control
Sensor systems
Control architectures
Multiple robot systems
Evolutionary techniques

Important Dates

Submission of extended abstracts 31st March 1997
Notification of acceptance 30th April 1997
Camera-Ready versions required 23rd May 1997

Four copies of an extended abstract of 1500-2000
words should be sent to

Chris Czarnecki
Department of Computer Science
De Montfort University


This Workshop is sponsored by the UK Mechatronics Forum