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IROS2008 - International Conference on Intelligent RObots and Systems


The call to project:
At the occasion of the 2008 edition of the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) and in order to promote the use of mobile robots for research and education, Wany Robotics launched a partnership program aiming award an institution having innovative projects based on indoor mobile robots like PekeeII.
This call to project was open to research labs, universities, colleges and students, PhD students, post doct staff, research team members and research lab directors were invited to submit application to the call to project.
The Subject of the call to project was: "Robots for the Planet"

The award:
The award for the winning project consists in the provision by Wany Robotics of a fully featured PekeeII mobile robot including IR, US and laser range sensors and an Intel Core 2 Duo based embedded PC with a one year support from the Wany Experts team.
This configuration of PekeeII robot is worth 12 299€.

The 5 finalists:
Krzysztof Kozłowski - Poznań University of Technology (Poland)
Mobile robot for helping aged people

Cyril Briand & Patrick Danès - IUP SI Université Paul Sabatier (France)
Dial-a-Ride Robot system for Campus Mobility

Laura Sorbi & Graziano Pio de Capua - Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy)
MinorDomo: A Robot for Home Management

Sazalinsyah Razali - Loughborough University (United Kingdom)
Immune Systems Inspired Multi-Robot Cooperation

Ludovic A Krundel - Loughborough University (United Kingdom)
Advanced PSoc and Robot Control

The Winner:
Robots for the Planet Academic Partnership winner: MinorDomo

About the project:
The general purpose of the project is to study the possible integration of a small mobile robot into a Home automation system and to develop suitable algorithms and strategies for interaction and cooperation between the robot and the Home automation system. Combination of the mobile robot and the Home automation system is viewed as an innovative way for building a higher-level, performing system that exploits the positive features of both. The mobile component can exhibit autonomous, reactive behaviors that add versatility and flexibility to the whole system. On the other side, the resident part can provide large computational and sensing capability, that increase globally the ability to manage complex situations and to interact with human users. The development of integrated MR-HA systems may have great implication in people lives.
Robots for the Planet Academic Partnership winner: MinorDomo

More to come:
Due to the success of this first round, Wany Robotics is more than happy to announce that this operation will be repeated in the future.
From now, you can contact us if you want to submit an abstract or to be part of the scientific comitee in charge with the abstracts selection and winner nomination.
Contact:Apply to the IROS2008 partnership program offered by Wany Robotics.

Next call to project planned for: 01 Sept. 2009


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