Dear IROS 2014 participants,
IROS 2014 featured a number of innovations in the technical program, including a free Industrial Tutorial (Microsoft, KUKA, and Force Dimension) with a packed-to-overflowing audience; sponsor talks during the oral sessions; 39 invited session keynotes in addition to the three plenaries; and, most importantly, a new presentation format with only three parallel speaking sessions, with each paper assigned a three-minute teaser talk as well as an interactive presentation with LCD monitors.
To gather feedback on this experimental format, as well as other IROS/ICRA formats, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Conference Activities Board (CAB) created a survey that was emailed to all IROS 2014 registrants. The response was incredible: 752 responses in two weeks! Our community is definitely engaged in this process. The survey results are summarized here. While further analysis is needed, and the implementation can be improved, the results suggest that there is merit to some of the features tried at IROS 2014. Stay tuned for a more detailed analysis by CAB, particularly of the over 369 text responses where people gave more detailed feedback.
Kevin Lynch, IROS 2014 General Chair
Lynne Parker, IROS 2014 Program Chair
The 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014) was held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, September 14–18, 2014. The venue for IROS 2014 was the historic Palmer House Hilton, close by Millennium Park, Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, the Museum Campus, and other Chicago attractions. The program integrated workshops and tutorials, plenaries, session keynotes, interactive sessions, exhibits, robot demonstrations, an industrial innovation showcase, and social activities for attendees and guests.
Every accepted paper at IROS 2014 was allocated both a short oral presentation and an interactive presentation, maximizing exposure and opportunities for interaction with colleagues.
|Nov 6, 2014||Conference proceedings are available on IEEE Xplore|
|Sep 30, 2014||Photos of the conference, the exhibition, and the social events are online|
|Sep 12, 2014||IROS 2014 Mobile App available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone|
|Sep 12, 2014||Awards and award finalists announced|
|Sep 11, 2014||Job opportunities of sponsors and exhibitors announced|
|Sep 5, 2014||Student activities announced|
|Sep 5, 2014||Social events announced|
|Sep 5, 2014||RSJ Power Lunch announced|
|Sep 3, 2014||Industrial Tutorial, Industry Forum, and Government Forum announced|
|Aug 4, 2014||Speaking session schedule and technical program announced on PaperPlaza|
|Jul 12, 2014||Plenary speakers and session keynote speakers announced|
|Apr 26, 2014||Program overview online|
|Apr 26, 2014||List of all workshops and tutorials online|
|Apr 4, 2014||Information about the 2014 Kinect Autonomous Mobile Robot Navigation Contest online|
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