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1st Pak-German Workshop on FIELD ROBOTICS
Oct 28-29, LUMS School of Science & Engineeing, Lahore, Pakistan

Day 1: Friday Oct 28, 2011 - CS Smart Room, 1st Floor SSE Bldg

8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Welcome Address.

Dean School of Science & Engineering (SSE), LUMS

9:15-10:00 Dr Karsten Berns, TUK Robotics research at TU Kaiserlautern Slides
10:00-10:15 Dr Mian M. Awais, LUMS Robotics research at LUMS and launch of Project ALVeDA Slides
10:15-11:15 Dr Abubakr Muhammad, LUMS Winning the NI landmine detection competition: Lessons in sensors, systems and algorithms* Slides
11:15-11:30 Tea break
11:30-13:00 Keynote Talk.

Dr Karsten Berns, TU Kaiserslautern

RAVON platform for outdoor field robotics* Slides
13:00-14:30 Lunch / Jumma break
14:30-15:00 Hasan A. Nasir, LUMS Path planning with motion uncertainty and imperfect state information* Slides
15:00-16:15 Syed Atif Mehdi, TU Kaiserslautern Simulation environment - SimVis3D* Slides
16:15-16:35 Tea / Asar break
16:35-17:45 Syed Muhammad Abbas, LUMS Introduction to ROS: Robot Operating System* Slides
19:30-21:00 Dinner

Day 2: Saturday Oct 29, 2011 - Auditorium 10-302, 3rd Floor SSE Bldg

9:00-9:30 Dr. Zahid Riaz, TU Munich Visual interpretation of body language for Human Robot Interaction (HRI) Slides
9:30-10:45 Dr Abubakr Muhammad, LUMS SLAM algorithms: Probabilistic framework and implementation issues* Slides
10:45-11:00 Tea break
11:00-12:00 Talha Manzoor, LUMS Visual servoing of manipulators for outdoor sensing applications* Slides
12:00-12:30 Dr Kanwar Faraz, NUST Robotics research at EME, NUST Slides
12:30-14:00 Lunch / Zuhr break
14:00-14:30 Shamyl bin Mansoor, NUST Robotic surgery research at SEECS, NUST Slides
14:30-15:30 Daniel Schmidt, TU Kaiserslautern Autonomous bucket excavator* Slides
15:30-16:00 Umar Suleman, LUMS Robot learning through demonstration Slides
16:00-16:30 Closing Ceremony

Sponsors / Organizers News / Announcements Pakistan Chapter

  • Acceptances sent to Participants. (Oct 2011)
  • Speakers list finalized. (Oct 2011)
  • Applications open for workshop participation. (Sept 2011)
  • CSS Pakistan Chapter to help co-organize the workshop. (Sept 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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