Italian Workshop on

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

AIRO 2014
10 December 2014
Pisa, Italy

Workshop of the XIII AI*IA Symposium on Artificial Intelligence

Robotics is expected to bring about the next technological revolution and therefore represents a big opportunity to generate an impact for the research in Artificial Intelligence. As a consequence, there is a renewed interest in addressing various aspects of robot design using AI techniques. These efforts create new scientific challenges, because the implementation of robotic systems is not simply a matter of engineering existing solutions; the AI components can no longer be addressed in isolation and tested on well-known benchmarks, but they need to be proven robust and effective within complex integrated systems. At the same time, Researchers in Robotics can contribute to the research in AI not only by better focussing on the fundamental problems that are of interest for robotic applications, but also to improve, integrate and compare to existing techniques.

In this workshop we aim at bringing together researchers in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics that can present contributions to the integration of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. We do not restrict to a specific set of topics, and we welcome not only the presentation of implemented solutions, but also of ideas, case studies and research challenges.

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Workshop Program

AIRO Workshop - 10 December 2014 Sala Seminari Ovest, Building C

9:00-9:15 Welcome
9:15-10:00 Invited talk
Ryan McDonald Salvatore M. Anzalone received his B.S. in Computer Engineering (2004) and M.S.Degree in Intelligent Systems (2006) from the University of Palermo. From the same University he received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering (2010), supervised by Prof. A. Chella and Prof. R. Sorbello. He collaborated with Prof. H. Ishiguro at the Osaka University during one year of his Ph.D. (2009) and during his post-doc year at University of Padova (2010), supervised by Prof. E. Pagello and Prof. E. Menegatti. He received a grant from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and from April 2011 to April 2012 he was a research fellow at the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory directed by Prof. H. Ishiguro at Osaka University (2011-2012). Since May 2012 he is a Post-Doc researcher at University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France, working with Prof. M. Chetouani at the Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR-UPMC). In November 2013 he visited again the laboratory of Prof. H. Ishiguro at the Osaka University thanks to a grant received by the Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology. His research focuses on Personal Robots, in particular on the modeling of human identities and their behaviours, to give the robots the ability of interacting with people in a more strict, customized and reliable way. Last experiences at ISIR-UPMC in Paris involve the use of personal robots for autistic children in the FP7 European Project Michelangelo.

Home page: Salvatore Anzalone@ISIR-UPMC.

10:00-10:30 Survey Talk
Recent advances in people tracking and re-identification for mobile robots
Matteo Munaro
10:30-11:00 Survey Talk
Recent advances on coordination approaches for Multi-Robot Systems
Alessandro Farinelli

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Poster session I

Coverage Algorithms for Search And Rescue with UAV Drones
C. Nattero, C. T. Recchiuto, A. Sgorbissa, F. Wanderlingh, R. Zaccaria
A Mixed-Initiative System for Human-Robot Interaction with Multiple UAVs in Search and Rescue Missions
Giuseppe Bevacqua, Jonathan Cacace, Alberto Finzi, Vincenzo Lippiello
Multimodal Interaction with Multiple UAVs in Search and Rescue Missions
Jonathan Cacace, Alberto Finzi, Vincenzo Lippiello, Franco Cutugno, Antionio Origlia
Plan Monitoring and Validation for Cooperative Robotic Watercraft
Nicolo Marchi, Alessandro Farinelli, Nathan Brooks, Paul Scerri
Talking Robots
Andrea Vanzo, Emanuele Bastianelli, Daniele Nardi
Interactive On-line Semantic Mapping
Emanuele Bastianelli, Domenico Bloisi, Roberto Capobianco, Guglielmo Gemignani, Luca Iocchi, Daniele Nardi

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-14:30 Survey Talk
Recent Advances in the RoboCup Initiative
Luca Iocchi
14:30-15:00 Survey Talk
Robotic Competitions as Experiments: A Critical View
Francesco Amigoni, Andrea Bonarini, Giulio Fontana, Matteo Matteucci, Viola Schiaffonati

15:00-16:15 Poster session II

A Memory-based Robot Architecture based on Contextual Information
Ferdian Pratama, Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, Nak Young Chong
A Knowledge-based Control Loop for a Reconfigurable Manufacturing Plant
Stefano Borgo, Amedeo Cesta, Andrea Orlandini, Alessandro Umbrico
Towards a BDI Framework for Rational Behaviour Programming in Autonomous Robots
Fabrizio Messina, Giuseppe Pappalardo, Corrado Santoro
Audio DOA Sensor Evaluation using Video as Ground Truth for Microsoft Kinect
Riccardo Levorato, Emanuele Menegatti, Enrico Pagello
Incremental Urban Manifold Reconstruction from Sparse Edge-Points Clouds
Andrea Romanoni, Matteo Matteucci

Workshop Format

The workshop will include oral presentations, demos and posters. If you are interested in presenting a work or a system that contributes to the integration of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics either in form of an oral presentation, a poster, or a demo please send a 1-3 pages abstract specifying the kind of contribution you are proposing to Daniele Nardi.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 30 September 2014
Early Registration: 31 October 2014
Late Registration: 28 November 2014
Workshop Date: 10 December 2014

Workshop Organizers

Luca Iocchi (University of Roma-Sapienza, Italy)
Emanuele Menegatti (University of Padova, Italy)
Daniele Nardi (University of Roma-Sapienza, Italy)