The International Symposium on Robotics Research
October 6-10, 2019, Hanoi, Vietnam

The International Symposium on Robotics Research
October 6-10, 2019, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Last updated on October 13, 2019. This conference program is tentative and subject to change

Technical Program for Wednesday October 9, 2019

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WedDistinguished1  LaVeranda
Giorgio Metta
iCub & Friends: My Quest for Building a Community of

Herman Bruyninckx
Do You Know That Story about
That Robot That Met Another Robot and Asked “Why?”
Distinguished Talk
Chair: Yoshida, EiichiNational Inst. of AIST
WedOral1  LaVeranda
Design, Control, Tools Regular Session
Chair: Inaba, MasayukiThe University of Tokyo
Co-Chair: Khatib, OussamaStanford University
10:10-10:15, Paper WedOral1 .1 
Bilevel Optimization for Planning through Contact: A Semidirect Method
Landry, BenoitStanford University
Joseph, LorenzettiStanford University
Manchester, ZacharyStanford University
Pavone, MarcoStanford University
10:15-10:20, Paper WedOral1 .2 
Active Rendezvous for Multi-Robot Pose Graph Optimization Using Sensing Over Wi-Fi
Wang, WeiyingArizona State University
Jadhav, NinadArizona State University
Vohs, PaulArizona State University
Hughes, NathanMIT Lincoln Laboratory
Mazumder, MarkMIT Lincoln Laboratory
Gil, StephanieArizona State University
10:20-10:25, Paper WedOral1 .3 
Robust Motion Planning for Non-Holonomic Robots with Planar Geometric Constraints
Tajvar, PouriaKTH Royal Institute of Technology
Varava, AnastasiiaKTH, the Royal Institute of Technology
Kragic, DanicaKTH
Tumova, JanaKTH Royal Institute of Technology
10:25-10:30, Paper WedOral1 .4 
Fast Reciprocal Collision Avoidance under Measurement Uncertainty
Shah, KunalStanford University
Angeris, GuillermoStanford University
Schwager, MacStanford University
10:30-10:35, Paper WedOral1 .5 
Globally Optimal Joint Search of Topology and Trajectory for Planar Linkages
Pan, ZherongThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Liu, MinSchool of Computer, National University of Defense Technology
Gao, XifengFlorida State University
Manocha, DineshUniversity of Maryland
10:35-10:40, Paper WedOral1 .6 
BRIGHT: Benchmarking Research Infrastructure for Generalized Heterogeneous Teams
Padir, TaskinNortheastern University
10:40-10:45, Paper WedOral1 .7 
The PRISMA Hand: A Sensorized Robust Hand for Adaptive Grasp and In-Hand Manipulation
Liu, HuanUniversity of Naples, Federico II
Ferrentino, PasqualeUniversità Degli Studi Di Napoli Federico II
Pirozzi, SalvatoreUnivesità Degli Studi Della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"
Siciliano, BrunoUniv. Napoli Federico II
Ficuciello, FannyUniversità Di Napoli Federico II
10:45-10:50, Paper WedOral1 .8 
Embedded Neural Networks for Robot Autonomy
Aguasvivas Manzano, SarahUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Hughes, DanaCarnegie Mellon University
Simpson, CooperUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Patel, RadhenUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
Correll, NikolausUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
10:50-10:55, Paper WedOral1 .9 
Taking Recoveries to Task: Recovery-Driven Development for Recipe-Based Robot Tasks
Banerjee, SiddharthaGeorgia Institute of Technology
Daruna, AngelGeorgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332
Kent, DavidGeorgia Institute of Technology
Liu, WeiyuGeorgia Institute of Technology
Balloch, JonathanGeorgia Institute of Technology
Jain, AbhinavGeorgia Institute of Technology
Krishnan, AkshayGeorgia Institute of Technology
Rana, Muhammad AsifGeorgia Institute of Technology
Ravichandar, HarishGeorgia Institute of Technology
Shah, BinitGeorgia Institute of Technology
Srikanth, Nithin ShrivatsavGeorgia Institute of Technology
Chernova, SoniaGeorgia Institute of Technology
10:55-11:00, Paper WedOral1 .10 
ScRATCHS: Scalable and Robust Algorithms for Task-Based Coordination from High-Level Specifications
Jones, AustinMIT Lincoln Laboratory
Leahy, KevinMIT Lincoln Laboratory
Vasile, Cristian IoanMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Sadraddini, SadraMIT
Serlin, ZacharyBoston University
Tron, RobertoBoston University
Belta, CalinBoston University
WedInteractive1  ThangLongHall
Design, Control, Tools - Interactive Interactive Session
WedDistinguished2  LaVeranda
Sami Haddadin
Increasing the Closed Loop Dynamics of Robotics Research
Distinguished Talk
Chair: Park, JaeheungSeoul National University
WedLunchBreak  RestaurantSofitelLegendMetropoleHotel
Wednesday Lunch Break Lunch
WedDistinguishedT3  LaVeranda
Peter Corke

Can Robotics Research Learn from Computer Vision

John Hollerbach
Realistic Walking on a

Yoshihiko Nakamura
Human Motion Innovation from
Modeling and Computation in Robotics
Distinguished Talk
Chair: Yoshida, EiichiNational Inst. of AIST
Co-Chair: Dillmann, RüdigerKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
WedOral2  LaVeranda
Planning Regular Session
Chair: Christensen, Henrik IskovUC San Diego
Co-Chair: Bruyninckx, HermanUniversity of Leuven
16:10-16:15, Paper WedOral2 .1 
The Blindfolded Robot: A Bayesian Approach to Planning with Contact Feedback
Saund, BradUniversity of Michigan
Choudhury, SanjibanUniversity of Washington
Srinivasa, SiddharthaUniversity of Washington
Berenson, DmitryUniversity of Michigan
16:15-16:20, Paper WedOral2 .2 
Introducing PIVOT: Predictive Incremental Variable Ordering Tactic for Efficient Belief Space Planning
Elimelech, KhenTechnion – Israel Institute of Technology
Indelman, VadimTechnion - Israel Institute of Technology
16:20-16:25, Paper WedOral2 .3 
Multilevel Monte-Carlo for Solving POMDPs Online
Hoerger, MarcusAustralian National University
Kurniawati, HannaAustralian National University
Elfes, AlbertoCSIRO
16:25-16:30, Paper WedOral2 .4 
Multi-Objective Policy Generation for Multi-Robot Systems Using Riemannian Motion Policies
Li, AnqiGeorgia Institute of Technology
Mukadam, MustafaFacebook AI Research
Egerstedt, MagnusGeorgia Institute of Technology
Boots, ByronGeorgia Institute of Technology
16:30-16:35, Paper WedOral2 .5 
Task-Motion Planning for Navigation in Belief Space
Thomas, AntonyUniversity of Genoa
Mastrogiovanni, FulvioUniversity of Genoa
Baglietto, MarcoUniversity of Genoa
16:35-16:40, Paper WedOral2 .6 
Adaptive Underwater Robotic Sampling of Dispersal Dynamics in the Coastal Ocean
Berget, Gunhild ElisabethNorwegian University of Science and Technology
Eidsvik, JoNorwegian University of Science and Technology
Alver, Morten OmholtNorwegian University of Science and Technology
Py, FrédéricSINTEF Digital
Grøtli, Esten IngarSINTEF ICT
Johansen, Tor ArneNorwegian University of Science and Technology
16:40-16:45, Paper WedOral2 .7 
A Unified Sampling-Based Approach to Integrated Task and Motion Planning
Thomason, WilliamCornell University
Knepper, Ross ACornell University
16:45-16:50, Paper WedOral2 .8 
Temporal Scheduling and Optimization for Multi-MAV Planning
WU, WilliamHKUST
Gao, FeiHong Kong University of Science and Technology
Wang, LuqiHKUST
Zhou, BoyuHong Kong University of Science and Technology
Shen, ShaojieHong Kong University of Science and Technology
16:50-16:55, Paper WedOral2 .9 
Taming Combinatorial Challenges in Clutter Removal
Tang, Wei NeoRutgers University
Yu, JingjinRutgers University
16:55-17:00, Paper WedOral2 .10 
Probabilistically Safe Corridors to Guide Sampling-Based Motion Planning
Huh, JinwookUniversity of Pennsylvania
Arslan, OmurMax Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
Lee, DanielCornell Tech
WedInteractive2  ThangLongHall
Planning - Interactive Interactive Session
WedDinner  SofitelLegendMetropoleHotel
Farewell Dinner Farewell Dinner




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