Debates on the Future of Robotics Research
Full-Day Workshop (Sun, May 31) at
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.
- Will raw computing power soon be more useful than human ingenuity for robotics research?
- Who is poised to benefit from the recent surge of investment in modern AI and robotics research?
As an interdisciplinary field that has the potential to change and be changed by numerous diverse stakeholders, the future and potential impact of robotics research are frequent subjects of debate. However, these discussions have largely taken place at the margins of major technical events, whether as an outgrowth of panel discussions, over coffee breaks, or online.
After a successful debates workshop at
ICRA 2019, a second edition of the debates will be held at ICRA 2020.
Lightning Talk Position Papers
We are seeking 1-2 page position papers (references included) to be presented during the Lightning Talks session for the Debates on Robotics Research workshop at ICRA 2020. Each paper must make an affirmative or negative argument about a salient issue or trend in robotics research. Papers may be drawn from previously published or otherwise existing work.
Each accepted paper will be given a 5 minute lightning talk during the workshop. Please refer to the 2019 lightning talk position papers for examples.CMT Submission System Full Call for Papers
|Submission Deadline||April 10, 2020 (Midnight Pacific Time)|
|Author Notification||April 17, 2020|
- The practicality of dual appointments in Academia
- Should robotics conferences be abstract-refereed only?
- Does robotics research rely too heavily on datasets?
- Have self-driving vehicles surpassed the safety standards of human drivers?
- What do we mean by safety in mobile autonomy?
- Prof. Hadas Kress-Gazit, Cornell
- Prof. Sabine Hauert, University of Bristol
- Prof. AJung Moon, McGill University
- Prof. Michael Milford, Queensland University of Technology
- Jen Dawson, Head of Safety at Nuro
- Prof. Radhika Nagpal, Harvard
- Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy, Berkeley
- Dr. Aleksandra Faust, Google Brain Research
- ..and more to be announced!
Please address all inquiries and questions about the workshop to email@example.com.