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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
9:10-9:20 TBA Opening Remarks
9:20-9:30 Ursula Saarbeck, Director DAAD Information Center, Islamabad Activities of German Academic Exchange Service(DAAD) in Pakistan
9:30-10:00 Dr. Yasar Ayaz, NUST-SMME, Islamabad Invited Talk

Humanoids and Legged Robots

10:00-10:30 Dr. Mian Muhammad Awais, LUMS TBA
10:30-11:00 Tea break
11:00-11:30 Tayyab Naseer, University of Freiburg, Germany Invited Talk

FollowMe:Person Following and Gesture Recognition with a Quadrocopter

11:30-12:00 Dr. Yasir Niaz Khan, FAST-NUCES, Lahore Invited Talk

Terrain Classification

12:00-12:30 Zaafir Waheed, AeDesign (Pvt) Ltd Presentation


12:30-12:45 Zaafir Waheed Demonstration


12:45-13:00 Group Photo
13:00-14:30 Lunch / Prayer break
14:30-15:30 Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany TBA
15:30-16:00 Dr. Salman Aslam, NUST-CAE, Risalpur Invited Talk

Particle Filtering for Robotics

16:00-16:15 Prayer break
16:15-17:15 TBA Panel Discussion: Robots:Our Productive Servants or Agents of Social Upheaval?

Exploring Ethics for Highly Automated Societies

17:15-17:45 Tea / Prayer break/Closing

Syed Atif Mehdi, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

Daniel Schmidt, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

Sudent Activity

Hands-on tutorial on SimVIs 3D, a robotic simulation environment

Sponsors / Organizers News / Announcements Pakistan Chapter

  • 5th workshop on field and assistive robotics announced for Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 4th workshop on field and assistive robotics held in Dagstuhl, Germany. (Jun 2013)
  • 3rd German-Pakistani workshop on field and assistive robotics held in Lahore, Pakistan. (Nov 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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