Workshop at SIMPAR

Robot programming has changed a lot in the more than 40 years since the Stanford AI Lab demonstrated the value of high-level programming languages for robotics with the language AL. Among the many changes, as robotic systems have become more complex, simulation has taken an increasing role in the process of programming the robots. The workshop will provide a venue to discuss the role of simulation in modern robot programming, with time to share current research highlights and discuss future directions with researchers and practitioners.

This workshop will be held at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Simulation, Modelling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots, San Francisco, Dec 13-16, 2016.
http://simpar2016.org/

The workshop will be held Tuesday, December 13 in the afternoon from 1:00pm to 5:00pm in room Cyril Magnin 3 at the Parc 55 hotel.
There are three invited speakers:
  • Stefano Carpin, University of California, Merced,  "Simulate or not?"
  • Nate Koenig, CTO, Open Source Robotics Foundation, "Work smarter with simulation: The tool for a savvy roboticist"
  • Ming Lin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, "Simulation-Enabled Design of Autonomous Robots in Smart Cities"
and five contributed talks.  Look for details on the  Workshop Schedule.

We hope to see you at the workshop!