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5th Workshop on Field & Assistive Robotics (WFAR-5)

Nov 1st, LUMS School of Science & Engineeing, Lahore, Pakistan

Day : Friday Nov 1, 2013 - Venue: NIB Auditorium, 1st Floor LUMS Academic Block

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 Introductory Slides
9:10-9:20 Opening Remarks
9:20-9:30 Message by Sponsors

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and its activities in Pakistan.

IEEE Control Systems Society (Pakistan Chapter) and its activities.

9:30-10:00 Dr. Yasar Ayaz, NUST-SMME, Islamabad Humanoids and Legged Robots
10:00-10:30 Dr. Mian Muhammad Awais, LUMS Intelligent Computing in Robotics
10:30-11:00 Tea break
11:00-11:30 Mr. Tayyab Naseer, University of Freiburg, Germany FollowMe: Person Following and Gesture Recognition with a Quadrocopter
11:30-12:00 Dr. Yasir Niaz Khan, FAST-NUCES, Lahore Terrain Classification in Field Robotics: A Survey
12:00-12:30 Mr. Zaafir Waheed, CEO AeDesign (Pvt) Ltd., Lahore TBA
12:30-12:45 AeDesign (Pvt) Ltd., Lahore Live Demo

A robotics product for automotive safety testing

12:45-13:00 Group Photo
13:00-14:30 Lunch / Prayer break
14:30-15:15 Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany Autonomous and Semi-autonomous Robots for Rescue Applications Slides
15:15-15:45 Dr. Salman Aslam, NUST-CAE, Risalpur Particle Filtering for Robotics Applications: A Survey Slides
15:45-16:00 Prayer break
16:00-17:15 Prof. Nauman Zaffar

Dr. Basit Koshul

Dr. Abubakr Muhammad (Moderator)

Public Event

Panel Discussion

Robots: Our Productive Servants or Agents of Social Upheaval?

Exploring Ethics for Highly Automated Societies



17:15-17:45 Tea / Prayer break

Mr. Syed Atif Mehdi, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

Mr. Daniel Schmidt, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

Student Activity

Hands-on tutorial on robotic simulation environments


Sponsors / Organizers News / Announcements Pakistan Chapter

  • 15th workshop on field and assistive robotics announced for Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 14th workshop on field and assistive robotics held in Dagstuhl, Germany. (2018)
  • 13th German-Pakistani workshop on field and assistive robotics held in Lahore, Pakistan. (2017)
  • 12th German-Pakistani workshop on field and assistive robotics held in Dagstuhl, Germany. (2017)
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