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Special Sessions

As the results of the reviews, 14 proposals had been accepted for the Special Session at the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robot and Systems (IROS2018). 
Each organizer collects at least 8 papers for each Special Session. They will be reviewed similar to the regular papers and only the accepted ones will be published in the IROS2018 Proceedings. The organizer will be invited to be the Chair of the Special Session and responsible for.
If the number of accepted papers is bigger than 8, papers will be allocated in two sessions and if necessary will be completed with regular papers of similar topic. Just in case that the number of accepted papers is less than 8, the papers will be reassigned to the other regular sessions according to the topic. 

List of Accepted Special Sessions (in order of submissions)

Robot Audition

Organizers: Kazuhiro Nakadai (Honda Research Institute, Japa), Hiroshi G. Okuno (Waseda University, Japan), Gökhan Ince (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey), Patrick Danès (LAAS-CNRS & University of Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, France), Makoto Kumon (Kumamoto University, Japan)


Methods and Algorithms for Automatic Manipulation of Deformable Objects

Organizers: David Navarro-Alarcon (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong), Andrea Cherubini (LIRMM and Université de Montpellier, France)

Raw Materials, Tough Robots

Organizers: Claudio Rossi (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – CSIC, Spain), Luis Lopes (La Palma Research Centre for Future Studies, Spain), Norbert Zajzon (University of Miskolc, Hungary), Marwan Al Heib (French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks, France)


Ontological and Knowledge-based Approaches for Robots and Autonomous Systems

Organizers: Julita Bermejo Alonso (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), Paulo Gonçalves (Instituto Politecnico de Castelo Branco and Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal), Ricardo Sanz (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)


Cultural Factors in Human-Robot Interaction

Organizers: Nak Young Chong (JAIST, Japan and University of Nevada, USA), Jaeryoung Lee (Chubu University, Japan), Amit Kumar Pandey (Softbank Robotics, France), Alessandro Saffiotti (University of Örebro, Sweden), Antonio Sgorbissa (Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy)


Research Reproducibility and Benchmarking of Intelligent Robots

Organizers: Fabio Bonsignorio (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa, Italy), Signe A. Redfield (Naval Research Lab, USA)


Mobile Microrobotics

Oeganizers: Metin Sitti  (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany), Peer Fisher (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany)


Deep Learning in Robotics

Organizers: Dieter Fox (University of Washington, USA), Sergey Levine (University of California, Berkeley, USA), Roberto Calandra (University of California, Berkeley, USA), Tanner Schmidt (University of Washington, USA)


Robotics in Challenging Environments

Organizers: Rob Buckingham (RACE, UK Atomic Energy Authority, UK), Guy Burroughes (RACE, UK Atomic Energy Authority, UK)


Symbiotic Exoskeletons: Exploring the Human Side

Organizers: Elena Garcia (CSIC and Marsibionics, Spain), Amartya Ganguly (Marsibionics, Spain)


Functional Electrical Stimulation and Wearable Robots - Towards a Hybrid Solution for Movement Restoration

Organizers: Juan C. Moreno (CSIC, Spain), Samer Mohammed (University of Paris-Est Créteil, France), Antonio J. del Ama (National Hospital for Spinal Cord Injury, Spain), Thomas Schauer (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)


Rehabilitation Robots and Assistive Technologies Beyond Inpatient Setting

Organizers: Stefano Mazzoleni (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy), Michelle Johnson, University of Pennsylvania, USA), Yasuhisa Hirata (Tohoku University, Japan)                 


UAV Indoors Navigation

Organizers: Pascual Campoy (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), Guido de Croon (TUDelft, The Netherlands)


Neurorobotics: Application from/to Brain Models to/from Robots      

Organizers: Yoshihiko Nakamura (University of Tokyo, Japan), Alois Knoll (Technical University of Munich, Germany)

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