Robot Learning is an area of interest to many different scientific
fields such as Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Life,
Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science. The main goal of EWLR-7 is to bring together
researchers of different scientific fields working on or interested in
Robot Learning. EWLR envisages to be an interdisciplinary workshop
and aims to stimulate an exchange of ideas across the different fields.
EWLR has good foundations to achieve this ambitious goal. The European
Machine Learning and Robotics community has already organised a series
of six successful workshops (Vienna (1993), Torino (1994), Heraklion
(1995), Karlsruhe (1995), Bari (1996),
Brighton (1997)) incorporating researchers
from various fields over the years.
Henrik Lund, Computer Science Department, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Stefan Schaal, University of Southern California and ERATO / Japan
Science and Technology Corporation.
Patrick van der Smagt, Institute of Robotics and System Dynamics,
German Aerospace Research.
Hendrik Van Brussel, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
Jun Tani, Sony Computer Science Lab, Tokyo, Japan.
Sebastian Thrun, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
Carme Torras, Institut de Robotica i Informatica Industrial, UPC,
Jeremy Wyatt, School of Computer Science, University of
May 1, deadline for submission of papers (PASSED)
May 2, submission acknowledgment (PASSED - email notification
of receipt have been sent to all people that submitted papers. If you
have submitted a paper and did not receive notification, please contact
the organisers *immediately*).
June 2, notification of acceptance/rejection. (PASSED -
notification of all acceptances/rejections has been sent by email; if
you submitted a paper and haven't received a notification, please
contact the organisers *immediately*)
July 8th, deadline for submission of final manuscripts (PASSED -
all papers have been received fine, proceedings production under way).
July 20, workshop in Edinburgh.
Instructions for accepted authors
Note for presenters: if you have any special needs for your
presentation, please email the organisers as soon as possible to
prepare any equipment you might need. If you just need the overhead
projector and the video player there is no need to contact the organisers.
All accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the
workshop, which will be available at the workshop. Similarly to last year,
we aim to publish a selection of the best papers in a book (last year's
publisher was Springer-Verlag, LNAI).
Facilities available at the venue
The audio-visual equipment available at the venue includes overhead
projectors, slide projectors, and barco projector connected to
video player (PAL/NTSC), to UNIX colour X-terminal (connected to the
Internet for live demos if needed), and to PC machines running MS-Windows.
The venue is next to the Mobile Robots Research Laboratory, where
standard RWI and Khepera robots are available for live demonstrations if
authors are interested. Sun and Intel-based workstations are also
available, and all possible technical support will be given to people that would
be interested in bringing along their own robots for demonstrations.
EWLR-8 in 1999
Proposals are invited for the organisation of EWLR-8. Please send
submissions to the organisers, who will collect them and present them
during EWLR-7 for selection from the attendees. Since this is the second
time that the workshop is organised in the UK, proposals from other
parts of Europe are particularly welcome.