Rigidity Theory for Multi-agent Systems Meets Parallel Robots: Towards the Discovery of Common Models and Methods

Sunday, 9 July, 2017
Toulouse, France
Hosting conference: 
20th IFAC World Congress 2017
Antonio Franchi
Daniel Zelazo
Sebastien Briot
Paolo Robuffo Giordano
============================================================ Call for participation IFAC World Congress 2017 Workshop "Rigidity Theory for Multi-agent Systems Meets Parallel Robots: Towards the Discovery of Common Models and Methods" Sunday, July 9, 2017 in Toulouse, France (full day) https://parrigidwrkshp.sciencesconf.org/ https://www.ifac2017.org/ ============================================================ Important dates 15 April 2017: Early registration rates expire 9 July 2017: Workshop (full-day) ============================================================ Overview & Topics This workshop aims to explore connections and encourage discussion between two historically distinct communities: the parallel robotics community and the multi-robot community. Although these two areas may appear as quite distant, they share a strong common underline theme: understanding how pairwise geometrical constraints (e.g., relative distances or angles) can affect the mobility or state (pose) estimation for robotic systems. Moreover, there is a strong analogy between multi-agent systems and parallel robots: each robot of the system can be seen as a passive joint of a virtual mechanical (parallel) architecture and each measurement between two robots as a rigid connection between them, rigid connection whose dimension can vary thanks to a virtual actuator. So it is possible to find virtual parallel robot architectures associated with multi-agent systems. Three types of sessions will be organized in order to promote interactivity / exchanges in the audience - keynote sessions (6 invited speakers for a 35 minutes talk for each of them) - interactive session - panel discussion We invite students and researchers to submit 1-page abstracts to be presented at an interactive session during the workshop. We encourage submissions related to the fields of multi-robot formation control and parallel robotics. Information can be found at the workshop website. ============================================================ Invited Speakers Hyo-Sung Ahn (A physical interpretation of the rigidity matrix), GIST Korea Shiyu Zhao (Bearing-Based distributed control and estimation over robotic networks), University of Sheffield, UK Daniel Zelazo (Rigidity theory and formation control: A Tutorial), Technion, Israel Jean-Pierre Merlet (Structural topology, singularity, and kinematic analysis), INRIA-Sophia, France Marco Carricato (Screw theory and its application to robotics), Univeristy of Bologna, Italy Sébastien Briot (How theory on parallel robot singularities was used in order to solve sensor-based control problems), LS2N-CNRS, France Here are the schedule and keynote session abstracts: https://parrigidwrkshp.sciencesconf.org/ ============================================================ Organizers Antonio Franchi, LAAS-CNRS, France Daniel Zelazo, Technion, Israel Sébastien Briot, LS2N-CNRS, France Paolo Robuffo Giordano, IRISA-CNRS, France Registration at http://ifac2017.gipco-adns.com/ For more information and for submissions please contact parrigidwrkshp@sciencesconf.org
Deadline for submission: 
Wednesday, 31 May, 2017