Schedule

The tentative schedule below is not fixed, and is subject to change based on RSS requirements, as well as the final number of contributions received for each session.

  • 09:00-09:30: Keynote – John Leonard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (30 min)
  • 09:30-10:40: Session 1 – Environment and sensor models
    • 09:30-10:00: Invited speaker – Michael Gschwandtner, University of Salzburg
    • 10:00-10:20: “Generative scene models with analytical path-tracing”Nima Keivan and Gabe Sibley
    • 10:20-10:40: “Rigid Body Simulation with Point Cloud Models in Klamp’t”Kris Hauser
  • 10:40-11:00: Coffee break
  • 11:00-12:30: Session 2 – Vehicle dynamics and control models
    • 11:00-11:30: Invited speaker – Emo Todorov, University of Washington
    • 11:30-11:50: “Real-Time Stochastic Optimal Control for Multi-agent Quadrotor Swarms” – Vicenc Gomez, Sep Thijssen, Hilbert Kappen, Stephen Hailes, and Andrew Symington
    • 11:50-12:10: “Simulation-in-the-loop for Planning and Model-Predictive Control” – Christoffer Heckman, Nima Keivan, and Gabe Sibley
    •  12:10-12:30: “A Modular Gazebo MAV Simulator Framework” – Fadri Furrer, Michael Burri, Markus Achtelik, and Roland Siegwart
  • 12:30-14:00: Lunch break
  • 14:00-16:00: Session 3 – Architectures, systems and experiences
    • 14:00-14:30: Invited speaker – Girish Chowdhary, Oklahoma State University
    • 14:30-14:50: “Multi-Agent Game Emulator (MAGE) for Collaborative-Autonomy Research” – Rakshit Allamraju and Girish Chowdhary
    • 14:50-15:10: “Integrating Realistic Simulation Engines within the MORSE Framework” – Arnaud Degroote, Pierrick Koch, and Simon Lacroix
    • 15:10-15:30: “Integrated Simulation of Gas Dispersion and Mobile Sensing Systems” – Victor Hernandez Bennetts, Achim Lilienthal, Erik Schaffernicht, Silvia Ferrari and John Albertson
    • 15:30-15:50: “Gazebo in the DRC: development from the last three years” – Nate Koenig and Tully Foote
  • 15:50-16:00: Distribution of materials for hand-on session
  • 16:00-16:30: Coffee break
  • 16:30-18:00: Session 4 – Hands-on with a robot simulator – ROS/Gazebo