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3rd German-Pakistani Workshop on Field & Assistive Robotics (WFAR)
WFAR3
Nov 16-17, LUMS School of Science & Engineeing, Lahore, Pakistan


Day 1: Friday Nov 16, 2012 - Venue: 10-401, 4th floor, SSE building

TIME SPEAKER TITLE SLIDES / VIDEO
8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:05 Recitation from the Holy Quran
9:05-9:10 Dr. Abubakr Muhammad, LUMS Welcome by the organizing committee Slides
9:10-9:20 Prof. Dr. Adil Najam, Vice Chancellor, LUMS Opening
9:20-9:30 Ursula Saarbeck, Director DAAD Information Center, Islamabad Activities of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Pakistan Slides
9:30-10:30 Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany Minicourse A

Behavior Based Control Architecture - 1

Slides
10:30-11:00 Tea break
11:00-12:00 Dr Abubakr Muhammad, LUMS, Pakistan Minicourse B

Sampling Based Motion Planning Algorithms - 1

Slides
12:00-12:30 Syed Atif Mehdi, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany At the Research Frontier

Probabilistic Search of Human by Autonomous Mobile Robot

Slides
12:30-12:50 Mhequb Hayat, CASE, Pakistan Pakistan University Spotlight

Robotics at Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE), Islamabad

Slides
12:50-13:00 Group Photo
13:00-14:30 Lunch / Prayer break
14:30-15:30 Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany Minicourse A

Behavior Based Control Architecture - 2

Slides
15:30-16:00 Dr. Aamir Khan, CTO, Ayton Willow, Pakistan / UK Pakistan Industry Spotlight

Robotic Vehicles, Surgical Mechanisms and Green Technologies at AW.

16:00-16:15 Prayer break
16:15-17:15 Dr Abubakr Muhammad, LUMS, Pakistan Minicourse B

Sampling Based Motion Planning Algorithms - 2

Slides
17:15-17:45 Tea / Prayer break
17:45-18:30 Mr. Nauman Saeed, CEO, MicroTech Industries (Ltd), Pakistan

Prof. Dr. Sohail Qureshi, Dean SBASSE, LUMS

Dr. Aamir Khan, CTO, Ayton Willow, UK

Prof. Dr Aamer Iqbal Bhatti, MAJU, Pakistan

Prof. Dr Karsten Berns, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

Dr Faheem Sheikh, Mentor Graphics, Pakistan

Muhammad Fuzail, LUMS Student Entrepreneur

Panel Discussion

Opportunities and challenges in setting up a robotics industry in Pakistan

Slides

Preparatory comments to panelists

19:30-21:00 Dinner at LUMS Executive Dining Hall

(Invited speakers and guests only)

Day 2: Saturday Nov 17, 2012 - Venue: 10-301, 3rd floor, SSE building

TIME SPEAKER TITLE SLIDES / VIDEO
9:00-10:00 Prof. Dr. Aamer Iqbal Bhatti, MAJU, Pakistan Invited Keynote Address

Modeling and Control of Underground Coal Gasification Process at Thar

10:00-11:00 Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany Minicourse A

Behavior Based Control Architecture - 3

11:00-11:45 Mhequb Hayat, CASE, Pakistan Minicourse B

Tutorial on Open Motion Planning Library (OMPL)

Slides
11:45-12:00 Tea break
12:00-13:00 Parallel Activity

Hands-on computer lab on Open Motion Planning Library (OMPL)

Competition winners:

Usman Ayub Sheikh, Zain Ul Muhsinin Hassan (PIEAS)

Parallel Activity

Networking, exhibits and cyphynets lab tour.

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13:00-14:30 Lunch / Prayer break
14:30-15:00 Daniel Schmidt, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany At the Research Frontier

Behavior-based Arm Control for an Autonomous Bucket Excavator

Slides
15:00-15:20 Mr. Sajid Nisar Pakistan University Spotlight

Robotics at SEECS-NUST, Islamabad

15:20-15:40 Dr. Salman Aslam Pakistan University Spotlight

Robotics at College of Aeronautical Engineering (CAE), Risalpur

15:40-16:30 Prof. Dr. Adil Najam, Vice Chancellor, LUMS Award distribution and Closing Remarks.
16:30-17:30 Refreshments+Tea

Sponsors / Organizers News / Announcements

http://www.daad.de/entwicklung/hochschulen/zusammenarbeit/17104.en.html http://www.hec.gov.pk/ http://aytonwillow.com/ http://mafa-est.com/ Pakistan Chapter

  • Confirmation sent to accepted participants. (Nov 6, 2012)
  • Applications open for 3rd German-Pakistani workshop on field and assistive robotics. (Oct 2012)
  • 2nd German-Pakistani workshop on field and assistive robotics held in Dagstuhl, Germany. (Jun 2012)
  • 1st Pak-German workshop on field robotics held in Lahore, Pakistan. (Oct 2011)
  • DAAD approves funding for research, exchange and organization of workshops on field robotics at LUMS and Kaiserslautern, Germany. (Aug 2011)
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