The goal of the Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems is to exchange and stimulate research ideas to realize advanced distributed robotic systems. Distributed robotics is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary research area lying at the intersection of computer science, communication and control systems, and electrical and mechanical engineering. Technologies, algorithms, system architectures, and applications will be presented and discussed during the symposium.
Topics include but are not limited to:
Architectures for teams of robots
Self-organizing and self-assembling robotic systems
Swarm robotic systems
Hybrid symbiotic teams (humans and robots, animals and robots)
Learning and adaptation in teams of robots
Localization and navigation in multi-robot systems
Multi-robot and multi-vehicle motion coordination
Distributed cooperative perception
Distributed cooperative action
Distributed control and planning
Control issues in multi-robot systems
Performance metrics for robot teams
Distributed decision making
Distributed task allocation and execution
Sensor and actuator networks
Networking issues in multi-robot systems
Wireless and robotic sensor networks
Multi-robot applications in exploration, inspection, coverage, search and rescue, service, environmental monitoring, etc.
DARS 2012 will build upon past successes and provide an exciting environment for researchers to present and discuss their novel theoretical results, implementations, and applications. DARS successfully took place in 1992, 1994, and 1996 in Japan (Riken, Wako). Successive editions happened in Karlsruhe, Germany (1998); Knoxville, Tennessee, USA (2000); Fukuoka, Japan (2002); Toulouse, France(2004); Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (2006); Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan (2008) and Lausanne, Switzerland (2010).