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  • Tutorial: Advanced 3D Point Cloud Processing with Point Cloud Library (PCL)

    Point clouds are one of the most fascinating and challenging sensor streams, leading to countless publications. The advent of low cost 3D cameras, such as the Microsoft Kinect, has led to a wide range of new ideas and projects in this field. The PCL community tries to bring together all these activities to produce one open source library. Backed up by leading institutions and researchers around the world, as well as dedicated senior level programmers, this gives us the opportunity to join all the loose ends in point cloud processing. The point cloud library gives every researcher the opportunity to try new ideas fast as well as discuss them with and get support from a big community. Most of this is done through electronic communication, including mailing lists and chat systems, but to share it with the broader robotics community, as well as to get more people involved, we propose a one day tutorial. We will give an introduction to the library, guide the attendees in their first steps using it, as well as show what great results have been achieved with it already. PCL is a truly open community with a low administrative structure. We have especially designed our documentation to guide new users and have created help channels to give them the opportunity to rapidly become contributors.

  • Tutorial: Motion Planning for Dynamic Environments

    This all-day tutorial introduces the audience to motion planning algorithms and associated mathematical concepts. Prior experience in this area is not assumed. The morning part starts from the basics of collision-free path planning by introducing geometric representations, transformations, configuration spaces, sampling-based motion planning, and combinatorial motion planning. The afternoon part covers methods that address many concerns which arise in practice when the robot's environment is changing or is incompletely specified. This falls under the heading of planning in dynamic environments. Fundamental limitations of planning in this context are discussed, followed by a survey of several successful approaches from specific contexts, such as planning for humanoids, autonomous vehicles, and virtual agents.

  • IEEE IPDPS 2012

    IPDPS is an international forum for engineers and scientists from around the world to present their latest research findings in all aspects of parallel computation. In addition to technical sessions of submitted paper presentations, the meeting offers workshops, tutorials, and commercial presentations & exhibits. IPDPS represents a unique international gathering of computer scientists from around the world. Now, more than ever, we prize this annual meeting as a testament to the strength of international cooperation in seeking to apply computer science technology to the betterment of our global village.

  • IEEE CVPR 2012

    IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. June 16-19 2012.

  • Annual Healthcare IT Conference 2012

    Join national and California leaders to discuss HIEs, EHRs and Meaningful Use, wireless Health IT applications, development of the HIT workforce and job search strategies, and accountable care organizations. This don’t-miss event will be held at the Center for Healthy Communities at the California Endowment near downtown Los Angeles on April 4, 2012 from 8am to 4pm.

  • Technical session talks from ICRA 2012

    We are glad to invite you to ICRA, the robotics community's premiere annual academic conference which will be held in the Saint Paul, MN on May 14-18, 2012. The ICRA theme is "Robots and Automation: Innovation for Tomorrow's Needs." Robotics and automation are at the crossroads of new developments in algorithms, hardware, and software that pave new routes in technological innovation.

  • NASA FAP 2012 Technical Conference/Subsonic Fixed Wing Project Track

    The 2012 Fundamental Aeronautics Program (FAP) Technical Conference will bring together NASA researchers from the four FAP projects with partners from industry, academia, other federal agencies, and the international community. This three-day forum for sharing results obtained from recent NASA research projects also provides an opportunity for NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate and FAP to present their technology development goals and objectives as determined by the NASA Strategic Plan. Attendees are able to interact with leading researchers in NASA aeronautics and network with peers in aeronautics-related disciplines from across the nation.

  • 26th IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium

    IPDPS is an international forum for engineers and scientists from around the world to present their latest research findings in all aspects of parallel computation. In addition to technical sessions of submitted paper presentations, the meeting offers workshops, tutorials, and commercial presentations & exhibits.
    IPDPS represents a unique international gathering of computer scientists from around the world. Now, more than ever, we prize this annual meeting as a testament to the strength of international cooperation in seeking to apply computer science technology to the betterment of our global village.

  • IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2012

    CVPR is the premiere annual Computer Vision event comprising the main CVPR conference and many co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry.

  • ICML 2012 Oral Talks (International Conference on Machine Learning)

    ICML is the leading international machine learning conference and is supported by the International Machine Learning Society (IMLS). The 29th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2012) will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on June 26th July 1, 2012.