IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2007)

Workshop
Benchmarking in Humanoid Robotics

Thursday, Nov. 29th, Pittsburgh, USA

 


Objectives Program Organizers and contact

Objectives

Benchmarking robotics research and systems is a difficult task. In the past, different competitions and benchmarks have been suggested, e.g. RoboCup Soccer, RoboCup Rescue, DARPA grand challenge etc. Recently, the attention of the robotics community has been increased to the definition of clear and reproducible evaluation performance metrics and benchmarking procedures in terms of methodology and test data sets, which are both representative for the different aspects of a specific robotic task and have the chance to be accepted by a wide community.

This workshop will provide a forum for researchers working in various areas pertaining to humanoid robots to interact and exchange ideas toward the definition of benchmarks in the core humanoid robotics areas.

Topics of Interest:

• Benchmarking Learning for Humanoid robots
• Benchmarking Natural Human-Humanoid Interaction
• Benchmarking Motion Planning
• Benchmarking Object and Action Recognition
• Benchmarking Grasping and Dexterous Manipulation
• Benchmarking Middleware standard
• Benchmarking Humanoid System Integration

 
Program
Time Title
13:00
Welcome and Overview
Rüdiger Dillmann
University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
13:10
Bechmarking Humanoid Robots: Scenarios, Tools and Metrices
Tamim Asfour, and Rüdiger Dillmann
University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
13:30


Benchmarking in humanoid motion planning

Kensuke Harada, Eiichi Yoshida, and Kazuhito Yokoi
Humanoid Research Group, Intelligent Systems Research
Institute National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

13:50


Benchmarking Integrative Humanoid Systems.

Gordon Cheng, NiCT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)
ATR International, Kyoto, Japan/JST-ICORP, Saitama, Japan

14:10


Benchmarking of Dexterous Manipulation and Assembly Tasks

Robert Platt
NASA, USA

14:30

Integration and standardization: experience in open-source development
Giorgio Metta
Italian Institute of Technology & University of Genova
 
14:50
Evaluation of perception and dialogue components of a human-friendly robot
Rainer Stiefelhagen, and Alex Waibel
University of Karlsruhe, Germany
15:10
On Benchmarking Benchmarking

Christian Goerick
Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH
15:40


Humanoid Robot Benchmarks

Alex Waibel
University of Karlsruhe,
Carnegie Mellon University

16:10

Discussion

17:00


End of workshop



Organizers and contact

Tamim Asfour
Gordon Cheng
Rüdiger Dillmann

James Kuffner
Aleš Ude
Alex Waibel


For any further information, please contact the organizers at:
Tamim Asfour, University of Karlsruhe, Haid-und-Neu-Str. 7, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)721 608 7379, Fax: +49 (0)721 608 8270, Email: asfour at ira.uka.de