We expect the initial submission to be an extended abstract up to 3 pages long, in standard two-column IEEE format. We encourage preliminary results and position papers on algorithms and systems that enable real-world robotic manipulation. Each submission will receive two reviews from the program committee. Accepted final submissions can be up to 6 pages long and will be hosted on this page.
Please email your submission to Erol Sahin [erol at ceng.metu.edu.tr] with the subject line "Manipulation Futures Submission"
Research on robotic manipulation has achieved important theoretical and technical advances in the last 50 years. Robot manipulators in factories have become a key element of industrial manufacturing, and are widely considered to be a success story for robotics. However, there remain several challenges in extending this success beyond factory floors. Successful demonstrations in specific tasks have not yet yielded general and integrated manipulation systems that can operate lifelong in uncertain environments with and around humans.
The objective of the workshop is to discuss, understand and underline the key challenges inherent in robot manipulation that prevented its transition towards becoming a technology. Towards this end, the workshop will host review and research presentations, and a closing panel discussion.