Workshop Description

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers from various fields to present and discuss recent advances in robotic monitoring. Limited sensing capabilities while monitoring vast areas pose fundamental challenges in the deployment and coordination of autonomous mobile robots. Intelligent algorithms can facilitate efficient robotic monitoring by adaptively selecting the most interesting regions to observe and by leveraging the coordinated planning and control of (complementary heterogeneous) teams of robots. The underlying state estimation, planning, and information-theoretic decision making algorithms must be integrated into robust real-world robotic systems. By this workshop, we want to stimulate the exchange of recent achievements in theory and application among researchers working in environmental monitoring, industrial inspection, persistent coverage and surveillance, and other related fields. We hope that this will lead the way toward advancing and integrating existing and new techniques for effective robots and cyber-physical systems in monitoring tasks.

Important Dates

  • Extended abstract submission: May 11, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: May 13, 2014
  • Workshop: July 13, 2014