UW News

July 15, 2005

Robotics experts from around the world will meet in Seattle next week

WHO: Some of the world’s top researchers in robotics and its applications.

WHAT: The 2005 International Conference on Advanced Robotics.

WHERE: The Sheraton Hotel and Towers in downtown Seattle

WHEN: Monday, July 18, through Wednesday, July 20.

DETAILS: Robotics experts worldwide will be in Seattle next week to discuss the latest research and findings in the field. The topics are wide-ranging, including sessions about research on robots in space and underwater, surgery, medicine and flying robots. Other sessions will cover robot speech and vision, manipulation of objects, navigation, learning and robot-human interaction.

Featured speakers include Dr. Richard Satava, professor of surgery at the University of Washington and a leading researcher in virtual reality surgical simulation, telepresence surgery and surgery in space. His topic is “A Future Scenario for Robotics in Healthcare.”

Other plenary speakers are Sebastian Thrun, director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at Stanford University, and Paul S. Schenker, manager of the Robotics Space Exploration Technologies Program at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

The conference is open to members of the working press. Show your press ID at the registration desk on the second floor lobby of the Sheraton for admittance.

Conference sponsors include the UW, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Microsoft Research, Coroware Inc. and the Boeing Co.


For more information, including a program, see the conference Web site at http://www.icar2005.org/index.php