Posted by Radu B. Rusu |
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, May 14, 2011
|Submissions Due:||01 April 2012|
|Notification of Acceptance:||16 April 2012|
|Final Papers Due:||01 May 2012|
|Workshop at ICRA:||14 May 2012|
Motivation and ObjectivesAs robots and autonomous systems move away from laboratory setups towards complex real-world scenarios, both the perception capabilities of these systems and their abilities to acquire and model semantic information must become more powerful. The autonomous acquisition of information, the extraction of semantic models, and exploration strategies for deciding where and how to acquire the most relevant information pertinent to a specific semantic model are the research foci of an annual series of workshops at ICRA, called Semantic Perception, Mapping and Exploration (SPME).
Semantic perception for intelligent systems such as robots has seen a lot of progress recently, with many new and interesting techniques being developed in parallel by different research groups. Moreover, with the advent of inexpensive and accurate 3D imaging sensors, there has been an explosion of interest in 3D point clouds across a broad range of people.…