7th IARP workshop on ‘Robotics for Risky Environment and Extreme Robotics’ in Saint Petersburg

7th IARP workshop on ‘Robotics for Risky Environment and Extreme Robotics’ in Saint Petersburg

The 7th edition of the IARP (International Advanced Robotics Programme) workshop - Robotics for Risky Environment and Extreme Robotics- will be organised, with the support of the Climbing and Walking Robotics Assocation (CLAWAR), in the Russian State Scientific Centre for Robotics and Technical Cybernetics of Saint-Petersburg (Russia) from 1st until 3rd October 2013.

The participants will discuss about topics such as demining actions, Space and Aerial Monitoring and applications, Search and Rescue Operations and Robot Navigation, among others.

The professor Yvan Baudoin and the Dr. Geert de Cubber from the Belgian Royal Military Academy will present the TIRAMISU (Toolbox Implementation for Removal of Anti-personnel Mines, Submunitions and Uxo) and ICARUS (Integrated Components for Assisted Rescue and Unmaned Search Operations) projects.

Moreover, the audience will be introduced to the challenges in advanced robotic systems from the view and experience of Manuel Armada, Deputy –director of the Centre for Automation and Robotics (CSIC- UPM), and Andrzej Maslowski from the Institute of Mathematical Machines from Poland. Both entities work together with the Belgian Royal Military Academy, and other 20 partners, in the development of the TIRAMISU project. 

This event will take place in the framework of the 5th edition of the St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum.

Workshop inquiries to:

Alexey Kochkarev

e-mail: kocha@rtc.ru

Paper Submission

All the actors interested in the call of papers can send their contributions.  The contribution should focus on theories, principles and developments which have been explicitly developed for (terrestrial, aerial, underwater) robots, and carried sensor systems for environmental surveillance, risky interventions in unstructured environments and/or in extreme environmental conditions.

An abstract (approximately 300 words in English) should be received not later than 30th March 2013.

Time Schedule:

-          Deadline for abstracts: 30th March 2013

-          Selection of abstracts: 30th April 2013

-          Receipt of full papers: 30th June 2013

Electronic submissions of the abstracts (Word, PS-forma, PDF-files) should be mailed to:



Advanced robotic systems

The International Advance Robotics Programme (IARP) fosters the international cooperation aiming to develop robot systems able to dispense with human exposure to difficult activities in harsh, demanding or dangerous conditions or environments, and to contribute to the revitalisation and growth of the world economy.

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