7th International Workshop on Field & Assistive Robotics

October 17th-18th, 2014. FAST-NUCES, Lahore, Pakistan

An International workshop on field and assistive robotics was held on Oct 17-18, 2014 at FAST-NU Faculty of Computer Science in Lahore. The main focus was to initiate a new and exciting areas of research in field and off-road robotics. This workshop was series of similar events regularly being held since 2011. In this conference there were several speakers who invited from difference famous universities from Pakistan and especially from Germany. Speakers presented their research work related to planning algorithm, biometric robotics, agricultural robotics, robotics in society and other issues that are related to the autonomous robots. Rector of FAST-NU give an opening speech and then Dr. YasirNiaz khan welcome to all faculty members and participants.

Dr. KarstenBerns University of Kaiserslautern presented his research work which was about Robots in Agriculture. Dr. Syed Atif Mehdi from University of Kaiserslautern Germany presented A Frame work for Aerial Coverage for flying Robots. M. Mudassir khan from LUMS presented coverage and path planning of unknown Grid Environments. Dr. Ali Raza from UET Lahore presented Immuno-Inspired Robotic Applications. Dr. Junaid Haroon from LUMS presented Verification of Robotics and Automation of Platform. Dr. Muhammad Awais from LUMS presented Recognition and Tracking of kitchen Activities for Assistive Robotics. Dr. Haider Ali from Germany talk about 3D Rage sensing modules in Robotics. Dr. Abubakar Muhammad from LUMS described about Profiling Canals and Rivers by aerial Robots. Muhammad Tanveer Iqbal who presented Software In-Loop simulation of Autopilots for Study Level Flight of UAV’s. Dr. Yasar Ayaz from NUST presented his research work which is about Enhanced RRT for Motion Planning in Complex Environments. Dr. Suleman Mazhar from GIKI University who described about Indigenous solutions for indigenous problems and at the end Dr. Masroor Hussain from GIKI University presented High Performance Computing for Robotics.

During all these presentations there were arranged Tea and poster sessions where all researchers pasted their poster related to their research work and they described to the participants. All the participants take part to learn the things from researchers. There were also arranged Robot Demonstrations by Dr. Suleman in which different Universities take part into that. With cooperation of Associate Professor Dr. Yasir Niaz Khan from FAST-NU Lahore and Dr. Karsten Berns this conference was great achievement of FAST-NU Lahore. There were 250 participants who registered and come to attend the conference on Day 1 and 200 participants come to attend on Day 2. It was decided in meetings of officials that next year FAST-NU Lahore will again host this Conference and Administrations shown a positive response to this decision.