2009 IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics
University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA
November 3-6, 2009
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Welcome to Denver! The SSRR is the main workshop of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society,
on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics. The University of Denver is proud to host this international event.
Denver is situated on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, a major transportation hub separating the mountains from the
Great Plains. Boulder, 30 km to the northwest, sits nearly at the intersection of the Continental Divide (the string
of snow-capped 4300m peaks that divide the nation's watershed) and the front range foothills, creating idyllic mountain
vistas and accessible, cosmopolitan living. Known for its natural beauty, excellent skiing, and world-class rock climbing,
the Denver metro area is a destination for travelers the world over.
The 2009 IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics
is dedicated to identifying and solving the key issues necessary to
field capable robots across a variety of challenging applications.
workshop in the series will address both the research challenges posed by search
and rescue scenarios and the design of deployable robotic systems that satisfy
user-defined requirements. It will create a unique opportunity for development and
exchange of research ideas and technical solutions. As always, emergency
responders and other expected users will be involved in presentations and
discussions to ensure the practical relevance of technology developments for
Topics for papers and demonstrations, include:
- Robot performance requirements and technical solutions for applications
of SSRR (urban search and rescue, CBRN hazard detection/mitigation,
explosive ordinance disposal, physical security, surveillance, etc)
- Locomotion for ground, aerial, aquatic, indoor, and collapsed structures
- Perception for navigation, hazard detection, and victim identification
- Mapping of complex environments (2-D, 3-D, GIS integration, etc)
- Manipulation capabilities (hazards, payloads, obstacles, doors, etc)
- Communications for reliable data transfer (tether management, radio, etc)
- Intelligent behaviors to improve robot performance and survivability
- Human-robot interfaces for improved remote situational awareness
- Autonomous search and exploration
- Multi-robot teams and mixed human-robot teams
- Sensors and video analytics for surveillance and security
- Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) detectors
- Training methods and other personnel issues
- Safety standards of robots and systems
- Evaluation and performance metric of robotic systems
- Emerging technologies (sensors, power sources, micro robots, etc)
- Emergency management issues related to robotics
- Mechanisms, Mechatronics, and Embedded Control
Journal Special Issue
Selected papers will be invited to a Special Issue of the
Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems.
The workshop will be held in Craig Hall on the University of Denver campus. Please
refer to the local information page for travel information.
|July 2, 2009
||Paper Submission Deadline Extended
|August 15, 2009
||Notification of Acceptance
|September 30, 2009
||Final Papers Due
|November 3, 2009
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ssrr09-program [at] du [dot] edu