IROS-2002 Workshop on
Cooperative Robotics
October 1, 2002  -  Lausanne, Switzerland

Aims and Objectives

The domain of cooperative robotics is acquiring prominent importance in many key application areas. Teams of robots cooperatings among them and/or with humans can perform a variety of tasks in a faster, more reliable, and more flexible way than a single robot. The rapidly growing scientific and industrial interest in cooperative robotics makes this domain extremely important for graduate students and young researchers in the field of autonomous robotics.

The IROS-2002 Workshop on Cooperative Robotics will be part of the 2002 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). This workshop has three primary aims. First, to expose researchers in general, and graduate students in particular, to the latest developments in the field of cooperative robotics. Second, to help young researchers and students to create an international network of contacts. Third, to consolidate the research community in this field, which is still somehow dispersed, especially in Europe.

The workshop will offer a forum where senior and young researchers can discuss their ideas and results. It will include presentations by young researchers, invited talks by top-level scientists, presentations of European groups active in cooperative robotics, and a panel discussion. These events will be held in a single track to keep the participants together at all times.


The workshop is open to discussions of all advanced topics related to the study and the development of autonomous and semi-autonomous cooperative multi-robot systems, including:


We solicit submissions of student papers reporting significant research results. Papers should be maximum 8 pages, typeset in single column, 10 point font, and 2 cm margins on all sides. Papers must have a full time student as first author. Submissions must be sent by e-mail to as either a PDF (preferred) or PS file. Other, non-standard formats (eg, Word) cannot be accepted. In the body of the e-mail message, please specify the following:

Paper title Name, affiliation, and email of all authors Name, email, and postal address of corresponding author Phone and fax of corresponding author Keywords (max 5) Abstract (maximum 200 words)

All submissions will be acknowledged within a few days. Papers will be reviewed for quality and relevance and the decision of acceptance will be mailed to the corresponding author. Accepted papers will be included in the workshop notes, distributed at the workshop, and published on the workshop's web site. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop.

Important Dates

  May 30, 2002 Submissions due
  July 12, 2002 Notification of acceptance
  August 9, 2002 Camera ready papers due (see formatting instruction)
  August 9, 2002 Registration due
-> October 1, 2002 Workshop day



Alessandro Saffiotti   Dept of Technology, University of Örebro
Fakultetsgatan 1, S-70182 Örebro, Sweden
Tel: +46-19-303794
Fax: +46-19-303463

Program Committee

Rachid Alami   LAAS, Toulouse, France
Minoru Asada   University of Osaka, Japan
Tucker Balch   Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
Andrea Bonarini   Politecnico of Milan, Italy
Frans Groen   University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar   University of Ulm, Germany
Enrico Pagello   University of Padua, Italy
M. Isabel Ribeiro   Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal


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