Call for Papers

We invite participants to submit extended abstracts that describe recent or ongoing research related to relevant aspects and applications for space robotics, including advances in tools and methods for perception, manipulation, learning, control, planning, robot teaming/coordination and human-autonomy interaction. Of particular interest are submissions that address shortcomings in informative testing, reliability guarantees, and operational confidence. Submissions (minimum two pages, maximum six pages, excluding references) should be in PDF format and adhere to the RSS paper format (using templates available in LaTeX or Word). We encourage authors to accompany their submissions with a video that describes or demonstrates their work. Videos of accepted submissions will be posted to the workshop website along with extended abstracts. Reviews will not be double blind and submissions should include author names and affiliations.

Extended abstracts and supplementary materials can be submitted by logging into the conference management website located at:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rssbgsr18

Presentation

Authors of accepted submissions will have the opportunity to disseminate their work through poster presentations and “reverse spotlight” talks in breakout groups clustered by submission topic. In this novel format, authors of accepted short paper contributions will be asked to first give 3 minute poster presentations of their work to other workshop participants in assigned breakout groups. Each breakout group will then discuss specific research issues, ideas, and opportunities in the context of these presentations along the workshop themes. Finally, groups will summarize the paper contributions by recording their ideas in Google Slides and giving a brief overview reporting on their discussions to the rest of the workshop audience. A subset of the top submissions will also be selected for extended spotlight talks in the form of oral presentations to the entire workshop.