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Feb 26-27

On Wed-Thu, 2020

ADNEC

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Introduction
to Symposium

Welcome to the Mohammad Bin Zayed International Robotics Competition (MBZIRC) Symposium, an event that combines a prestigious academic competition that fosters research and development of practical applications in autonomous vehicles with an elite business networking event. Khalifa University of Science and Technology will gather leading experts from robotics and autonomous vehicles to share their insights with MBZIRC teams, attendees, and industry representatives. MBZIRC teams will be given the chance to showcase their projects directly to industry reps, with the goal of increasing interest and awareness of their work, while also facilitating opportunities for additional funding and research synergies.

Why Attend

Call for Papers

Participating teams are required to submit their papers to the committee for review and compliance

Submit Paper

Speakers

The MBZIRC Symposium is bringing experts from academia and industry to share their insights and prescriptions of the future of robotics and autonomous vehicles

marcello ang

Marcello Ang

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering National University of Singapore, Singapore

oussama khatib

Oussama Khatib

Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science Stanford University, USA

pedro lima

Pedro Lima

Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

ron arkin

Ron Arkin

Professor of Computer Science in the College of Computing Georgia Institute of Technology

satoshi tadokoro

Satoshi Tadokoro

Professor of Graduate School of Information Sciences (GSIS) Tohoku University, Japan

paolo dario

Paolo Dario

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of The BioRobotics Institute Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy. SSSA, Italy

jianwei zhang

Jianwei Zhang

Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science University of Hamburg

rainer bischoff

Rainer Bischoff

Head of Corporate Research KUKA Roboter GmbH

rachid alami

Rachid Alami

Senior Scientist at CNRS, Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems, Toulouse, France

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Countries

10

Speakers

15

Programs

600

Attendees

Program

Khalifa University of Science and Technology has planned a fast paced, engaging, and informative lineup of talks, presentations, and workshops that are sure to foster innovation and synergy among participants

Two days of expert insights, discussion, and networking with leading academic institutions and corporations

Wednesday 26th February 2020

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome & KU Leaders

09:15 - 09:30

Teams Awarding

09:30 - 10:00

Invited Speaker - Prof Oussama Khatib (Robotic Divers for Oceanic Discovery)

10:00 - 10:30

Invited Speaker - Prof Paolo Dario (Frontiers of Biorobotics and Bionics Science and Engineering)

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:20

Winner Challenge 1

11:20 - 11:40

Winner Challenge 2

11:40 - 12:00

Winner Challenge 3

12:00 - 12:30

Invited Speaker - Prof Tamim Asfour (Engineering Humanoids with Motion Intelligence)

12:30 - 13:00

Invited Speaker - Prof Rainer Bischoff (From Challenges to Innovation in Robot-Based Automation)

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Buffet

14:00 - 15:00

Plenary Discussion on Next Challenges MBZIRC with MBZIRC Org, Jury Members & International Teams

15:00 - 15:30

Invited Speaker - Prof Jianwei Zhang (Cross-Modal Learning of Intelligent Robot Systems)

15:30 - 16:30

Cooperative Robotics I

  • A Collaborative Ground-Aerial Manipulation Experience in a Wall Building Task
  • Matteo Fumagalli (DTU)*; Ole Ravn (DTU Elektro); Søren Hansen (DTU Elektro); Nils Axel Andersen (DTU Elektro)
  • The UNICT-TEAM vision modules for the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge 2020
  • Sebastiano Battiato (Università di Catania); Luciano Cantelli (DIEEI University of Catania); Fabio D'Urso (Università degli Studi di Catania); Giovanni Maria Farinella (University of Catania, Italy); Luca Guarnera (Università degli Studi di Catania); Dario Calogero Guastella (Università degli Studi di Catania); Rosario Leonardi (University of Catania); Alessia Li Noce (DIEEI University of Catania); Giovanni Muscato (DIEEI University of Catania)*; Alessio Piazza (Università degli Studi di Catania); Francesco Ragusa (Università degli Studi di Catania); Corrado Santoro (Uni CT); Giuseppe Sutera (DIEEI University of Catania); Antonino Zappala' (Università degli Studi di Catania)
  • Dynamic Detection, 3D Localization and Tracking of Moving Object using Multiple Moving Cameras on UAVs
  • Sutthiphong Srigrarom (National University of Singapore)*; Shawndy Michael Lee (Singapore University of Technology and Design); Mengda Lee (Singapore University of Technology and Design); Shaohui Foong (Singapore University of Technology and Design); Photchara Ratsamee (Osaka University)
  • Cooperative object search, grasping, and delivering by a team of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles at MBZIRC
  • Peng Cheng (UESTC)*; Fang Liyong (UESTC); Shi SanChuan (UESTC)

16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:00

Aerial Robotics I

  • Synthesis of a Six-Bar Gripper Mechanism for Aerial Grasping
  • Rajashekhar V S (Indian Institute of Science)*; Rokesh Laishram (Indian Institute of Science); Kaushik Das (TATA Consultancy Services (TCS)); Debasish Ghose (IISc)
  • Vision based Target Interception using Aerial Manipulation
  • Lima Agnel Tony (Indian Institute of Science)*; Shuvrangshu Jana (IISc); Aashay Bhise (IISc); Varun V P (IISc); Aruul Mozhi Varman S (IISc); Vidyadhara B V (IISc); Mohitvishnu Srinivas Gadde (Indian Institute of Science); Debasish Ghose (IISc); Raghu Krishnapuram (IISc Bangalore)
  • Design, modeling and control of a micro aerial vehicle with manipulator for the aerial transporting and perching at MBZIRC 2020
  • Pin Guo (Beihang University); Kun Xu (Beihang University)*; Haoyuan Liu (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications); Xilun Ding (Beihang University)
  • Fast Searching and Reconstruction with Mobile Robot at MBZIRC 2020
  • Yang Fangjian (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China)*

17:00 - 17:30

Buses to Drink Reception

17:30 - 20:00

Drink Reception at Khalifa University

Thursday 27th February 2020

09:00 - 09:30

Predicting Robotic Challenges MBZIRC 2022

09:30 - 10:00

Invited Speaker - Prof Satoshi Tadokoro (ImPACT Tough Robotics Challenge)

10:00 - 10:30

Invited Speaker - Prof Ron Arkin (Civilized Collaboration: Ethical architectures for enforcing legal requirements and mediating social norms in HRI)

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00

Cooperative Robotics II

  • Multi agent collaboration for building construction
  • Kumar Ankit (IISc); Lima Agnel Tony (Indian Institute of Science)*; Shuvrangshu Jana (IISc); Debasish Ghose (IISc)
  • Collaborative Tracking and Capture of Aerial Object using UAVs
  • Lima Agnel Tony (Indian Institute of Science)*; Shuvrangshu Jana (IISc); Varun V P (IISc); Vidyadhara B V (IISc); Mohitvishnu Srinivas Gadde (Indian Institute of Science); Rahul Ravichandran (IISc); Abhishek Kashyap (IISc); Debasish Ghose (IISc)
  • The Skyeye Team Participation in the 2020 Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge
  • Ramon A Suarez Fernandez (Computer Vision and Aerial Robotics Group)*; Alejandro Rodriguez-Ramos (Vision4UAV); Adrian Alvarez (Computer Vision and Aerial Robotics Group); Javier Rodriguez Vazquez (Computer Vision and Aerial Robotics Group); Hriday Bavle (Vision4UAV); Liang Lu (Computer Vision and Aerial Robotics Group); Miguel Fernandez (Computer Vision and Aerial Robotics Group); Alberto Rodelgo (Computer Vision and Aerial Robotics Group); Jose Cobano (Universidad Pablo Olavide); David Alejo (Universidad Pablo Olavide); Domingo Acedo (Universidad Pablo Olavide); Rafael Rey (Universidad Pablo Olavide); Simon Martinez-Rozas (Universidad Pablo Olavide); Martin Molina (Computer Vision and Aerial Robotics Group); Luis Merino (); Fernando Caballero (Universidad Pablo Olavide); Pascual Campoy (Vision4UAV)
  • Cooperative Block Stacking for UAV and UGV Teams
  • Anish Bhattacharya (Carnegie Mellon University)*; Kevin Zhang (Carnegie Mellon University); Manuela Veloso (Carnegie Mellon University); Sebastian Scherer (Carnegie Mellon University); Oliver Kroemer (Carnegie Mellon University)

12:00 - 12:30

Invited Speaker - Prof Pedro Lima (Research Issues on Interactive Robots at Home and Hospitals)

12:30 - 13:00

Invited Speaker - Prof Rachid Alami (Decisional abilities for collaborative robots)

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Buffet

14:00 - 14:30

Invited Speaker - Prof Ang Marcelo (Robotics Towards Quality Living)

14:30 - 15:30

Ground Vehicles I

  • The European Robotics League Emergency Robots competition: promoting multi-domain robotics cooperation
  • Fausto Ferreira (CMRE)*; Gabriele Ferri (CMRE); Francisco Javier Perez Grau (CATEC); Antidio Viguria (CATEC)
  • Least Squares curve fitting and RNN-based trajectory estimation for noisy looping trajectories
  • Aakriti Agrawal (Indian Insititute of Science); Rohitkumar M Arasanipalai (Indian Institute of Science)*; Debasish Ghose (IISc)
  • An autonomous mobile manipulator to build outdoor structures consisting of heterogeneous brick patterns
  • Meysam Basiri (Instituto Superior Técnico)*; João Gonçalves (Instituto Superior Técnico); José Rosa (Instituto Superior Técnico); Alberto Vale (Instituto Superior Técnico); Pedro U Lima (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • Design and Kinematic Optimization Control of a Wheeled Mobile Manipulator
  • Jing Qi (Beihang University); Kun Xu (Beihang University)*; Xilun Ding (Beihang University); Menghui Pei (Beihang University); Anwei Qiao (Beihang University); Cheng Chen (Beihang University)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00

Aerial Robotics II

  • A General Control Architecture for Visual Servoing and Physical Interaction Tasks for Aerial Vehicles
  • Amr Afifi (La Sapienza); Giuseppe Silano (University of Sannio in Benevento)*; Marco Tognon (LAAS-CNRS); Giuseppe Oriolo (La Sapienza); Antonio Franchi (LAAS)
  • Model Based Control of Commercial-Off-The Shelf (COTS) Unmanned Rotorcraft for Brick Wall Construction
  • Nithya Sridhar (Tata Consultancy Services)*; Abhinay N. S. (Tata Consultancy Services); Chaithanya Krishna Bodduluri (Tata Consultancy Services); Shobhit Shubhankar (Tata Consultancy Services); Kaushik Das (TATA Consultancy Services (TCS)); Debasish Ghose (IISc)
  • Target State Estimation and Prediction for High Speed Interception
  • Lima Agnel Tony (Indian Institute of Science)*; Shuvrangshu Jana (IISc); Aashay Bhise (IISc); Debasish Ghose (IISc)
  • Three-dimensional Trajectory Tracking Method for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Based on Velocity and Position Error
  • Jinhao Liu (Peking University)*

17:00 - 17:30

Farewell

Venue

Join us 26-27 February, 2020.

Robotics based industries will play a key role in the future knowledge base economy of the UAE, as outlined in UAE Vision 2021 and Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, which is why Abu Dhabi, through Khalifa University, is an ideal venue for the MBZIRC Symposium.

About the Venue

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) is a world-class award-winning exhibition and convention center that provides exhibitors, organizers, and attendees impressive and modern facilities. There are numerous cafes, restaurants, shops, and even an airport check-in on-site to facilitate ease for all attendees.

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About Abu Dhabi

MBZIRC Symposium is taking place at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Among the safest cities in the world, Abu Dhabi is a modern metropolis with extensive public transportation infrastructure, tourist attractions, international hotels and restaurants, and a truly diverse populace.

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About Khalifa University

Khalifa University of Science and Technology is actively involved in promoting research and development as it endeavors to find solutions that align with the UAE governments vision of a transformed UAE that boasts a powerful knowledge economy with locally educated human capital, and leads the region in the 4th industrial revolution.

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