The Second Swedish Workshop on Autonomous Robotics

The Workshop will be held in two days, on October 10-11, 2002. The venue will be the the Kungl Tekniska Högskolan, Centre for Autonomous Systems, Fiskartorpsvägen 15, 100 44 Stockholm. (See CAS web site.)

Thursday, October 10

9:00 Opening remarks
9:15 Group presentations:
  WITAS, Linköping University (Patrik Doherty)
  AASS, Örebro University (Tom Duckett)
10:15 Coffee break
10:45 Group presentations:
  Robotdalen (Lars Asplund)
  IFOR, Umeå University (Kalle Prorok)
11:45 Lunch
13:30 Paper session 1:
  On Localization and Communication Issues in Pursuit-Evasion Games (Speranzon and Johansson, KTH)
  On sensor fusion and navigation for a pair of hetrogeneous robots (Andersson and Nygårds, Linkoping)
  Reactive Localisation of an Odour Source by a Learning Mobile Robot (Mohamod and Duckett, Orebro)
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Paper session 2:
  Incremental building of topology-based maps (Buschka and Saffiotti, Orebro)
  Steps Towards Model-Free Execution Monitoring on Mobile Robots (Pettersson, Orebro)
16:30 Group presentation:
  CAS, KTH (Henrik Christensen)
17:00 Tour of CAS laboratories
19:30 SWAR dinner (location TBA)


Friday, October 11

9:00 Invited talk: "Cooperative Robotics" by Lynne Parker (The University of Tennessee, USA)
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Paper session 3:
  Learning Robot Behaviours with Self-Organizing Maps and Radial Basis Function Networks (Jun and Duckett, Orebro)
  A Tractable Convergent Dynamic Window Approach to Obstacle Avoidance (Ögren, KTH)
  A Grasp Evaluation Procedure Based on Disturbance Forces (Strandberg, KTH)
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Paper session 3:
  The four legged robot system WARP1 and its capabilities (Ingvast, Ridderstrom and Wikander, KTH)
  Boom-tip control of a hydraulic crane (Prorok, Umeå)
14:30 Coffee break
15:00 Round table discussion:
  Robotics and autonomous systems in Sweden
16:00 End of workshop


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