Tentative Program


Sunday, 7/12/2015

16:00 Registration desk open
17:00 - 20:00 Welcome Reception

Monday, 7/13/2015


08:45 - 09:00 Welcome
09:00 - 10:00 Invited Talk: Moshe Shoham  - Medical Robots - Present and Future
10:00 - 10:35 Short Talks

ElasticFusion: Dense SLAM Without A Pose Graph (M1)
Thomas Whelan, Stefan Leutenegger, Renato Salas Moreno, Ben Glocker, Andrew Davison

Hilbert Maps: Scalable Continuous Occupancy Mapping with Stochastic Gradient Descent (M2)
Fabio Ramos, Lionel Ott

Information-Theoretic Planning with Trajectory Optimization for Dense 3D Mapping (M3)
Benjamin Charrow, Gregory Kahn, Sachin Patil, Sikang Liu, Ken Goldberg, Pieter Abbeel, Nathan Michael, Vijay Kumar

Two-Step Focused Inference for Resource-Constrained Collision-Free Navigation (M4)
Beipeng Mu, Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi, Liam Paull ,Matthew Graham, Jonathan How, John Leonard

Theoretical Limits of Speed and Resolution for Kinodynamic Planning in a Poisson Forest (M5)
Sanjiban Choudhury, Sebastian Scherer ,Andrew Bagnell


10:35 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:50 Long Talks

IMU Preintegration on Manifold for Efficient Visual-Inertial Maximum-a-Posteriori Estimation (M6)
Christian Forster, Luca Carlone, Frank Dellaert, Davide Scaramuzza

Policy Search for Multi-Robot Coordination under Uncertainty (M7)
Christopher Amato, George Konidaris, Ariel Anders, Gabriel Cruz, Jonathan P. How and Leslie P. Kaelbling

11:50 - 12:15 Short Talks

A Square Root Inverse Filter for Efficient Vision-aided Inertial Navigation on Mobile Devices (M8)
Kejian Wu, Ahmed Medhat, Georgios Georgiou, Stergios Roumeliotis

Decoupled Representation of the Error and Trajectory Estimates for Efficient Pose Estimation (M9)
Xing Zheng, Mingyang Li, Anastasios Mourikis

Long-horizon Robotic Search and Classification using Sampling-based Motion Planning (M10)
Geoff Hollinger

Motion Planning for Unlabeled Discs with Optimality Guarantees (M11)
Kiril Solovey, Jingjin Yu, Or Zamir, Dan Halperin


12:15 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Invited Talk: Leonidas Guibas  - Networks of Shapes and Images
15:00 - 15:25 Long Talk

DeepMPC: Learning Deep Latent Features for Model Predictive Control (M12)
Ian Lenz, Ross Knepper, Ashutosh Saxena

15:25 - 16:10 Short Talks

Direct Loss Minimization Inverse Optimal Control (M13)
Andreas Doerr, Nathan Ratliff, Jeannette Bohg, Marc Toussaint, Stefan Schaal

Robust Trajectory Optimization Under Frictional Contact with Iterative Learning (M14)
Jingru Luo, Kris Hauser

Efficient High-Dimensional Stochastic Optimal Motion Control using Tensor-Train Decomposition (M15)
Alex Gorodetsky, Sertac Karaman, Youssef Marzouk

A New Perspective and Extension of the Gaussian Filter (M16)
Manuel Wüthrich, Sebastian Trimpe, Daniel Kappler, Stefan Schaal

Guidance and Navigation for UAV Airborne Docking (M17)
Daniel Wilson, Ali Goktogan, Salah Sukkarieh

Grounding English Commands to Reward Functions (M18)
James MacGlashan, Monica Babes-Vroman, Marie desJardins, Michael Littman, Smaranda Muresan, Shawn Squire, Stefanie Tellex, Dilip Arumugam, Lei Yang

Material Recognition from Heat Transfer given Varying Initial Conditions and Short-Duration Contact (M19)
Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee, Joshua Wade, Charles Kemp


16:10 - 18:30 Coffee Break & Interactive Session
 
 

Tuesday, 7/14/2015


09:00 - 10:00 Invited Talk: Vanessa Evers  - What's Love Got to Do With It?: The Influence of Social Behavior on Robot Acceptance
10:00 - 10:35 Short Talks

Guaranteeing Spoof-Resilient Multi-Robot Networks (T1)
Stephanie Gil, Swarun Kumar, Mark Mazumder, Dina Katabi, Daniela Rus

Tracking Attracting Lagrangian Coherent Structures in Flows (T2)
Dhanushka Kularatne, Ani Hsieh

Place Recognition with ConvNet Landmarks: Viewpoint-Robust, Condition-Robust, Training-Free (T3)
Niko Suenderhauf, Sareh Shirazi, Adam Jacobson, Feras Dayoub, Edward Pepperell, Ben Upcroft, Michael Milford

Exploiting the Separable Structure of SLAM (T4)
Kasra Khosoussi, Shoudong Huang, Gamini Dissanayake

rCRF: Recursive Belief Estimation over CRFs in RGB-D Activity Videos (T5)
Ozan Sener, Ashutosh Saxena


10:35 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:50 Long Talks

Layered Interpretation of Street View Images (T6)
Ming-Yu Liu, Shuoxin Lin, Srikumar Ramalingam, Oncel Tuzel

Quantitative Measures of a Robot's Ability to Balance (T7)
Roy Featherstone

11:50 - 12:15 Short Talks

Addressing Constraint Robustness to Torque Errors in Task-Space Inverse Dynamics (T8)
Andrea Del Prete, Nicolas Mansard

Leveraging Cone Double Description for Multi-contact Stability of Humanoids with Applications to Statics and Dynamics (T9)
Stéphane Caron, Quang Cuong Pham, Yoshihiko Nakamura

Bayesian Nonparametric Trajectory Optimization Under Disturbances: A Cooperative Game Theoretic Approach (T10)
Yunpeng Pan, Evangelos Theodorou

The Dynamics of Legged Locomotion in Heterogeneous Terrain: Universal Scattering and Sensitivity to Initial Conditions (T11)
Feifei Qian, Daniel Goldman


12:15 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Invited Talk: Tomaso Poggio  - Towards A Theory Of The Visual Cortex And Of Deep Convolutional Architectures
15:00 - 15:25 Long Talk

Adaptive Coordination Strategies for Human-Robot Handovers (T12)
Chien-Ming Huang, Maya Cakmak, Bilge Mutlu

15:25 - 16:10 Short Talks

Shared Autonomy via Hindsight Optimization (T13)
Shervin Javdani, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Andrew Bagnell

Three's company, or a crowd?: The effects of robot number and behavior on HRI in Japan and the USA (T14)
Marlena Fraune, Satoru Kawakami, Selma Sabanovic, Ravindra de Silva, Michio Okada

Monocular SLAM Supported Object Recognition (T15)
Sudeep Pillai, John Leonard

Voting for Voting in Online Point Cloud Object Detection (T16)
Dominic Zeng Wang, Ingmar Posner

Continuous-Time Trajectory Estimation for Event-based Vision Sensors (T17)
Elias Mueggler, Guillermo Gallego, Davide Scaramuzza

Get Out of My Lab: Large-scale, Real-Time Visual-Inertial Localization (T18)
Simon Lynen, Torsten Sattler, Michael Bosse, Joel Hesch, Marc Pollefeys, Roland Siegwart

A Spatiotemporal Optimal Stopping Problem for Mission Monitoring with Stationary Viewpoints (T19)
Graeme Best, Wolfram Martens, Robert Fitch


16:10 - 18:30 Coffee Break & Interactive Session
20:00 Conference Banquet
 
 

Wednesday, 7/15/2015


09:00 - 09:25 Long Talk

Autonomy Infused Teleoperation with Application to BCI Manipulation (W1)
Katharina Mulling, Arun Venkatraman, Jean-Sebastien Valois, John Downey, Jeffrey Weiss, Shervin Javdani, Martial Hebert, Andrew Schwartz, Jennifer Collinger, Andrew Bagnell

09:25 - 10:00 Short Talks

Chisel: Real Time Large Scale 3D Reconstruction Onboard a Mobile Device using Spatially Hashed Signed Distance Fields (W2)
Matthew Klingensmith, Ivan Dryanovski, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Jizhong Xiao

Probabilistic Semi-Dense Mapping from Highly Accurate Feature-Based Monocular SLAM (W3)
Raul Mur-Artal, Juan Tardos

Online Localization of Radio-Tagged Wildlife with an Autonomous Aerial Robot System (W4)
Oliver Cliff, Robert Fitch, Seng Gan, Salah Sukkarieh, Debbie Saunders, Robert Heinsohn

Multipolicy Decision-Making for Autonomous Driving via Changepoint-based Behavior Prediction (W5)
Enric Galceran, Alexander Cunningham, Ryan Eustice, Edwin Olson

Data-Driven Online Decision Making for Autonomous Manipulation (W6)
Daniel Kappler, Peter Pastor, Mrinal Kalakrishnan, Manuel Wüthrich, Stefan Schaal

10:00 - 10:25 Long Talk

Dealing with Difficult Instances of Object Rearrangement (W7)
Athanasios Krontiris, Kostas Bekris

10:25 - 10:50 Short Talks

On The Hardness Of Unlabeled Motion Planning (W8)
Kiril Solovey, Dan Halperin

Online Planning for Autonomous Running Jumps Over Obstacles in High-Speed Quadrupeds (W9)
Hae-Won Park, Patrick Wensing, Sangbae Kim

Optimal Robust Control for Bipedal Robots through Control Lyapunov Function based Quadratic Programs (W10)
Quan Nguyen, Koushil Sreenath

Data-driven Topological Motion Planning with Persistent Cohomology (W11)
Florian T. Pokorny, Danica Kragic


10:50 - 11:50 Coffee Break & Interactive Session

11:50 - 12:15 Forum

12:15 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Invited Talk: Alex Kacelnik  - Misunderstood Birds, Underachieving Robots: Why Unraveling the Interplay between Design, Learning and Reasoning Matters to Roboticists and Biologists
15:00 - 16:00 Early-Career Spotlights
  Sami Haddadin
Robert J. Webster III
 
16:00 Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks
The main conferences ends. Workshops follow on 7/16 and 7/17.