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As a result of the reviews, 8 proposals have been accepted for the Tutorials sessions at the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robot and Systems (IROS2018). There are 3 full-day tutorials and 5 half-day ones. The tutorials will be held on Monday, 1st October and Friday, 5th October 2018. Morning sessions are from 9:00 until 13:30, with a half-hour coffee break at 11:00. Afternoon sessions are from 14:30 until 19:00, with a half-hour coffee break at 16:30 (times to be confirmed).

Registration is required for the tutorials, through the IROS2018 registration website. The tutorial registration gives you access to all tutorials (and workshops) on both workshop/tutorials days (1st and 5th October). However, you need to select the tutorials (and/or workshops) of your interest from the list on the registration site. (Also note that the tutorials might be re-numbered for better consistency in the final program).

Monday, 1st October 2018


Full-Day Tutorial


Mo-TUT-1: A Hands-on Tutorial on XBotCore: A Real-Time Cross-robot and Cross-framework Software Architecture

Organizers: Luca Muratore (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy), Arturo Laurenzi (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy), Giuseppe Francesco Rigano (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy), Enrico Mingo Hoffman (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy), Nikos Tsagarakis (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)



Half-Day Tutorials (AM/PM) (in order of submission)


Mo-TUT-2: From Least Squares Regression to High-dimensional Motion Primitives (AM)

Organizers: Freek Stulp (DLR, Germany), Sylvain Calinon (Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland), Gerhard Neumann (University of Lincoln, UK)


Mo-TUT-3: Creating and Understanding 3D Annotated Scene Meshes (PM)

Organizers: Zhiyuan Zhang (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore), Binh-Son Hua (University of Tokyo, Japan), Duc Thanh Nguyen (Deakin University, Australia), Lap-Fai Yu (University of Massachusetts Boston, USA), Sai-Kit Yeung (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Daniela Rus (MIT, USA)


Mo-TUT-4: Securing Robotics with SROS2 (PM)

Organizers: Ruffin White (University of California San Diego, USA), Gianluca Caiazza (Ca Foscari University of Venice, Italy), Agostino Cortesi (Ca Foscari University of Venice, Italy), Henrik Iskov Christensen (University of California San Diego, USA)





Friday, 5th October 2018

Full-Day Tutorials (in order of submission)


Fr-TUT-1: Aerial Robotic Manipulation

Organizer:  Guillermo Heredia (University of Seville, Spain)


Fr-TUT-2: Collaborative Robotics Toolkit (CRTK) and Open Platforms for Medical Robotics Research

Organizers: Peter Kazanzides (Johns Hopkins University, USA), Blake Hannaford (University of Washington, USA), Gregory Scott Fischer (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Half-Day Tutorials (AM/PM) (in order of submission)


Fr-TUT-3: Robot Audition: Open Source Software HARK (AM)

Organizers:  Kazuhiro Nakadai (Honda Research Institute, Japan), Hiroshi G. Okuno (Waseda University, Japan), Makoto Kumon (Kumamoto Graduate School of Science and Technology, Japan), Gokhan Ince (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey), Osamu Sugiyama (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan), Katsutoshi Itoyama (Kyoto University, Japan), Ryosuke Kojima (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan), Reiji Suzuki (Nagoya University, japan), Kotaro Hoshiba (Kanagawa University, Japan)


Fr-TUT-4: Screw Theory for Robotics: A Practical Approach for Modern Robot Mechanics (AM)

Organizers: Jose M. Pardos-Gotor (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain), Kevin Lynch (Northwestern University, USA), Bruno Siciliano (Universitá degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy), Peter Corke (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), Jon Selig (London South Bank University, UK), Alberto Jardon (University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain)

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