|Robot algorithms are abstractions of computational processes that
control or reason about motion and perception in the physical world.
Because actions in the physical world are subject to physical laws and
geometric constraints, the design and analysis of robot algorithms raises
fundamental questions in computer science, computational geometry,
mechanical modelling, operations research, control theory, and associated
The biannual Workshop on Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics was established in 1994 as a single-track meeting to focus on algorithmic issues related to robotics and automation. The highly selective program highlights significant new results such as algorithmic models and complexity bounds. Discussion of new areas and open problems is encouraged.
WAFR 2002 will bring together approximately sixty researchers to present and discuss contributed and invited papers. The proceedings will be subsequently published in a hard-cover volume. Selected papers will also be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Robotics Research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
|Authors are invited to submit papers in PDF format (20
pages or fewer in 11 point font) by 1 July, 2002.
Paper Submission Site
Authors will be notified of acceptance by 15 Sept, 2002. Revised papers are due by 15 Oct, 2002.
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