Third International Workshop on

Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics

March 5-7, 1998
Rice University, Houston, Texas

Organized by:
Pankaj K. Agarwal,
Lydia Kavraki,
Matt Mason,
Posted 5/22/97


Algorithms play a fundamental role in many aspects of robotics. WAFR aims at bringing together a group of about sixty researchers to discuss recent trends and important future directions of research on the algorithmic foundations of robotics. The format of the workshop consists of seven talks by key researchers in the field and about 20 contributed presentations in a single track. Topics to be covered include but are not limited to:


Authors are invited to submit 4 copies of a full paper by December 1, 1997 to:
Pankaj K. Agarwal
Department of Computer Science
D207, LSRC Building
Durham, NC 27706, USA

Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by January 15, 1998. Camera-ready copies of the accepted papers are required by February 15, 1998. These will be printed and distributed to the workshop participants. A selected subset of the papers will be published as a book after the workshop.

Chairing Committee

Pankaj K. Agarwal, Duke
Lydia Kavraki, Rice
Matt Mason, Carnegie Mellon

Invited Speakers include:

John Craig, Adept
Bruce Donald, Dartmouth
Herbert Edelsbrunner, UIUC
Leo Guibas, Stanford
Richard Murray, Caltech
Jocelyne Troccaz, Grenoble
Joe Warren, Rice

Program Committee

Pankaj K. Agarwal, Duke
Jean-Daniel Boissonnat, INRIA
Karl-Friedrich Bohringer, Berkeley
John Canny, Berkeley
Greg Chirikjian, Johns Hopkins
Lydia Kavraki, Rice
Daniel Koditschek, Michigan
Jean-Claude Latombe, Stanford
Jean-Paul Laumond, LAAS
Matt Mason, Carnegie Mellon
Rajeev Motwani, Stanford
Mark Overmars, Utrecht
Jean Ponce, UIUC
Daniela Rus, Dartmouth
Russell Taylor, Johns Hopkins
Jeff Trinkle, Texas A&M

For more information, contact:

Pankaj K. Agarwal
Lydia Kavraki
Matt Mason
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