Oral Presentations will be 12 min for the talk and 3 min for Q&A. (Laptops can be connected to the projector)

Easels for the posters and poster boards to mount the paper posters onto will be provided.

Robot Demo Teaser Talks are 5 mins each.

  Monday Aug 6, 2018
Tuesday Aug 7, 2018 Wednesday Aug 8, 2018  
8.30 Registration Registration Registration 8.30
8.45 Welcome
9.00 Oral Presentations: Autonomous search and rescue  Oral Presentations 4:  Human-robot interaction and interfaces for search and rescue Oral Presentations 5:  Perception, Localication, Mapping for search, detection, and identification 9.00
9.30 9.30
10.00 10.00
10.30 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break 10.30
11.00 Plenary Talk: Sanjiv Singh Plenary Talk: Mark Yim Plenary Talk: Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová 11.00
11.30 11.30
12.00 Lunch Lunch Lunch 12.00
12.30 12.30
13.00 13.00
13.30 Oral Presentations 2: Robotics and Automation for inspection, assessment, safety, and security      Poster/Robot Demo Teaser Talks Oral Presentations 6: Unmanned Systems  &  Multi-agent coordination  13.30
14.00 Travel to Pennovation 14.00
14.30 Coffee Break/Robot Demos/Poster Presentations 14.30
15.00 Coffee Break Coffee Break 15.00
15.30 Oral Presentations 3: Intelligent Robotic behaviors for safety and security applications Oral Presentations 7: Autonomy for safety and security 15.30
16.00 16.00
16.30 PERCH Tour 16.30
17.00 Welcome Reception Closing Reception 17.00
17.30 17.30
18.00 Banquet 18.00
20.00 20.00

Detailed Program

Session Title Authors
Oral Presentations 1: Autonomous search and rescue   Snake Robot Urban Search after the 2017 Mexico City Earthquake Julian Whitman, Nico Zevallos, Matthew Travers, Howie Choset
The RoboCup Rescue Victim Dataset Peter Lorenz, Gerald Steinbauer
Planning Large-Scale Search and Rescue Using Team of UAVs and Charging Stations Bingxi Li, Sharvil Patankar, Barzin Moridian, Nina Mahmoudian
A Policy Synthesis-Based Framework for Robot Rescue Decision-Making in Multi-Robot Exploration of Disaster Sites Sarah Al-Hussaini, Jason M. Gregory, Satyandra K. Gupta
Theoretical Limitations of Visual Navigation of Lifesaving USV Using Small UAS Jan Dufek, Robin Murphy
Wave-Aware Trajectory Planning for Unmanned Surface Vehicles Operating in Congested Environments Pradeep Rajendran, Travis Moscicki, Jared Wampler, Brual C. Shah, Karl von Ellenrieder, Satyandra K. Gupta
Oral Presentations 2: Robotics and Automation for inspection, assessment, safety, and security       A Mobile Robot for Automated Civil Infrastructure Inspection and Evaluation Luan Nguyen, Gibb Spencer, Huy Pham, Hung La
I-TIM: A Robotic System for Safety, Measurements, Inspection and Maintenance in Harsh Environments Mario Di Castro, Maria Laura Baiguera Tambutti, Manuel Ferre, Roberto Losito, Giacomo Lunghi, Alessandro Masi
Precision Fully-Actuated UAV for Visual and Physical Inspection of Structures for Nuclear Decommissioning and Search and Rescue Richard Voyles, Guangying Jiang
Autonomous Robot Navigation with Rich Information Mapping in Nuclear Storage Environments Maozhen Wang, Xianchao Long, Peng Chang, Taskin Padir
Decentralized MPC Based Obstacle Avoidance for Multi-Robot Target Tracking Scenarios Rahul Tallamraju, Sujit Rajappa, Michael Black, Kamalakar Karlapalem, Aamir Ahmad
Time-Efficient Target Guarding Using Constrained Optimization in 3D Space Guilherme Aramizo Ribeiro, Nina Mahmoudian, Mo Rastgaar
Oral Presentations 3: Intelligent Robotic behaviors for safety and security applications Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous UAV Navigation Using Function Approximation Huy Pham, Hung La, David Feil-Seifer, Luan Nguyen
Robot Navigation of Environments with Unknown Rough Terrain Using Deep Reinforcement Learning Kaicheng Zhang, Farzad Niroui, Maurizio Ficocelli, Goldie Nejat
Learning Navigation Tasks from Demonstration for Semi-Autonomous Remote Operation of Mobile Robots Barzin Moridian, Anurag Kamal, Nina Mahmoudian
Neural Network Aided Information Theoretic Exploration Hantian Liu, M. Ani Hsieh
Minimalistic Neural Network Architectures for Safe Navigation of Small Mobile Robots Xinyue Kan, Konstantinos Karydis
Reinforcement Learning with Non-Uniform State Representations for Adaptive Search Sandeep Manjanna, Herke van Hoof, Gregory Dudek
Oral Presentations 4: Human-robot interaction and interfaces for search and rescue Human Spatio-Temporal Attention Modeling Using Head Pose Tracking for Implicit Object of Interest Discrimination in Robot Agents Corey Johnson, Lynne Parker
User Interface for Unmanned Surface Vehicles Used to Rescue Drowning Victims Grant Wilde, Robin Murphy
Human Supervised Multirotor UAV System Design for Inspection Applications Mohammad Shaqura, Khalid Alzuhair, Fadl Abdellatif, Jeff Shamma
Aerial-Ground Collaborative Sensing: Third-Person View for Teleoperation Abel Roman Gawel, Yukai Lin, Theodore Nicolas Koutros, Roland Siegwart, Cesar Cadena Lerma
Come See This! Augmented Reality to Enable Human-Robot Cooperative Search Christopher M. Reardon, Kevin Lee, Jonathan Fink
Learning-Based Air Data System for Safe and Efficient Control of Fixed-Wing Aerial Vehicles Krzysztof Choromanski, Vikas Sindhwani, Brandon Jones, Damien Jourdan, Maciej Chociej, Byron Boots
Oral Presentations 5:  Perception, Localication, Mapping for search, detection, and identification Seeing Signs of Danger: Attention-Accelerated Hazmat Label Detection Mahmoud A. Mohamed, Jan Tünnermann, Bärbel Mertsching
Casualty Detection from 3D Point Cloud Data for Autonomous Ground Mobile Rescue Robots Roni Permana Saputra, Petar Kormushev
Visual Multimodal Odometry: Robust Visual Odometry in Harsh Environments Sebastian Patrik Kleinschmidt, Bernardo Wagner
Humanoid Vision Design for Object Detection, Localization and Mapping in Indoor Environments Yuki Omori, Tomonari Furukawa, Tatsuya Ishikawa, Masayuki Inaba
Benchmarking Structure from Motion Algorithms of Urban Environments with Applications to Reconnaissance in Search and Rescue Scenarios Angel Martell, Helge Lauterbach, Klaus Schilling, Andreas Nuechter
Putting Image Manipulations in Context: Robustness Testing for Safe Perception Zachary Pezzementi, Trenton Tabor, Samuel Yim, Jonathan Chang, William Drozd, David Guttendorf, Michael Wagner, Philip Koopman
Oral Presentations 6: Unmanned Systems  &  Multi-agent coordination  A Hybrid, Actively Compliant Manipulator/Gripper for Aerial Manipulation with a Multicopter Liam Kruse, Justin Bradley
Indoor UAV Localization Using a Tether Xuesu Xiao, Yiming Fan, Jan Dufek, Robin Murphy
Design of Aerial Manipulator Suitable for a UAV with Two Passive Rotating Hemispherical Shells Kenjiro Tadakuma, Carl John Salaan, Eri Takane, Yoshito Okada, Kazunori Ohno, Satoshi Tadokoro
Investigation of the Tip-Over Condition and Motion Strategy for a Tracked Vehicle with Sub-Tracks Climbing Over an Obstacle on a Slope Ryosuke Yajima, Keiji Nagatani
Quantitative Data Analysis: CRASAR Small Unmanned Aerial Systems at Hurricane Harvey Odair Fernandes, Robin Murphy, Justin Adams, David Merrick
Penguin Huddling-Inspired Energy Sharing and Formation Movement in Multi-Robot Systems Tamzidul Mina, Byung-Cheol Min
Oral Presentations 7: Autonomy for safety and security Study of Operator’s Line of Sight in Unmanned Construction Systems Takeshi Hashimoto, Genki Yamauchi, Ken'ichi Fujino, Shinichi Yuta, Kazuyoshi Tateyama
Predictive Path Planning Algorithm Using Kalman Filters and MTL Robustness Sarra Alqahtani, Samuel Taylor, Ian Riley, Gamble Rose, Roger Mailler
Real-Time Graph-Based 3D Reconstruction of Sparse Feature Environments for Mobile Robot Applications Daniel Gaspers, Christoph Knorr, Tobias Nickchen, Daniel Nickchen, Bärbel Mertsching, Mahmoud A. Mohamed


Preliminary Results on Instantaneous UAV-Based 3D Mapping for Rescue Applications Helge Lauterbach, Andreas Nuechter
Thermal Stereo System for Visible Range Extension of Disaster Robot Seung-Hun Kim, Jaeheung Park
Potential Field Implementation for Move-To-Victim Behavior for a Lifeguard Assistant Unmanned Surface Vehicle Rebecca Schofield, Grant Wilde, Robin Murphy
Augmented Reality in Human-Robot Cooperative Search Kevin Lee, Christopher M. Reardon, Jonathan Fink
Use of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems for Tactical Response During Kilauea Volcano Lower East Rift Zone Event Justin Adams, Laura Hart, Jon McBride, David Merrick, Robin Murphy