Volz Festschrift: Program

Workshop on Intelligent Systems:
A Festschrift for Richard Volz

Texas A&M University, April 8-10, 2010


On Friday, the technical sessions were held at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center, on the campus of Texas A&M University. On Saturday, the technical sessions were held in room 124 of the H.R. Bright Building, home of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. Lunches and breaks were held in the same location as the technical sessions. The banquet on Friday evening was held at Christopher's World Grille.

Thursday April 8, 2010

7:00pm-9:00pm Opening Reception, hosted by Dick and Mary Volz at their home. Directions will be emailed to conference attendees.

Friday April 9, 2010
All technical sessions, breaks and lunch on Friday will be held at the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center.

8:30am Registration Opens
9:00am Opening Remarks
9:05am-9:30am Session 1: Panel: The Development of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M under Dick Volz
Panelists: Jianer Chen (Texas A&M University), Lawrence Rauchwerger (Texas A&M University), Jeff Trinkle (RPI), Jennifer Welch (Texas A&M University)     [Slides (pdf) | Video (not available)]
9:30am-10:30am Session 2: From Intelligent Networks to Smart Sensor Networks
Session Chair: Jing Xiao (UNCC)
Intelligent Networks,John Lawser (AT&T Labs)     [Slides (pdf) | Video (m4v)]
Recognition Technology to Support Aging in Place, Marjorie Skubic (U. Missouri, Columbia)     [Slides (pdf) | Video (m4v)]
10:30am-11:00am Break
11:00am-11:30am Session 3: Visual Servoing
Session Chair: Marge Skubic (U. Missouri, Columbia)
Visual Servo Through the Pages of the Transactions on Robotics (and Automation), Seth Hutchinson (UIUC)     [Slides (pdf) | Video (m4v)]
11:30am-12:15pm Session 4: Panel: NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel     [Slides (pdf) | Video (m4v)]
Moderator: Richard Blomberg (Dunlap and Associates, Inc.)
Panelists: George Gleghorn (retired, NAE member), Richard Volz (TAMU)
12:15pm-2:00pm Lunch (included)     - Dick's remarks about his photography [ Video (m4v)]
2:00pm-3:30pm Session 5: Robots in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments
Session Chair: Robin Murphy (TAMU)
Dynamic Maneuvers in a 3D Galloping Quadruped Robot, David Orin     [Slides (pdf) | Video (m4v)]
Rescue Robotics, Satoshi Tadokoro (Tohoku U.)     [Slides (pdf) | Video (m4v)]
Real-Time Adaptive Robot Motion Planning in Unknown and Unpredictable Environments, Jing Xiao (UNCC)     [Slides (pdf) | Video (m4v)]
3:30pm-4:00pm Break
4:00pm-5:00pm Session 6: Panel: IEEE RAS - What Dick has done for us!     [Slides (pdf) | Video (m4v)]
Panelists: John Hollerbach (U. Utah), Kazuhiro Kosuge (Tohoku U.), Bruno Siciliano (U. Napoli), Stefano Stramigioli (U. Twente)
6:30pm Banquet, Christopher's World Grille     [Full Length Video (m4v)]
6:30pm   Reception with performance by RASOR (RAS Officers Rock!)   [Video (m4v)]
7:15pm   Dinner  
8:15pm   From us to Dick, Bruno Siciliano   [ Slideshow (flash) |Slideshow (exe) |Slideshow (mov) |Slideshow (mpg) |Video (m4v) ]
8:30pm   A few remarks, Dick Volz   [Video (m4v)]
8:45pm   Other Reminiscences, various participants   [ Ken Goldberg (txt) | Yu Zhang and Dianxiang Xu (txt) ]

Saturday April 10, 2010
All technical sessions, breaks and lunch on Saturday will be held in the H.R. Bright Building, home of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

9:00am-10:00am Session 7: Robotics - A Look into the Future
Session Chair: Bruno Siciliano (U. Napoli)
A Roadmap for US Robotics, Henrik Christensen (Georgia Tech)     [Slides (pdf) | Video (m4v)]
Port Based Robotics, Stefano Stramigioli (U. Twente)     [Slides (pdf) | Video (m4v)]
10:00am-10:45am Session 8: Panel: How to publish papers in IEEE RAS publications     [Slides (pdf) | Video (m4v)]
Moderator: Peter Luh (University of Connecticutt)
Panelists: Seth Hutchinson (UIUC), Bruno Siciliano (U. Napoli), Stefano Stramigioli (U. Twente), Ian Walker (Clemson U.) Jing Xiao (UNCC).
10:45am-11:15am Break     - Dick's remarks [ Video (m4v)]
11:15am-12:15pm Session 9: Agents!
Session Chair: Reza Langari (TAMU)
From Team Intelligence to Social Intelligence, John Yen (PSU)     [Slides (pdf) | Video (m4v)]
Holonic Intelligence: A Paradigm Shift, William Gruver (Intelligent Robotics & Simon Fraser U.)     [Slides (pdf) | Video (m4v)]
12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch (included)
1:30pm-3:00pm Session 10: From Outer space to the Outside to the Inside!
Session Chair: Valerie Taylor (TAMU)
Robotic Mission to Mars, Rajiv Desai (3Di)
Collaborative Observation of Natural Environments, Dezhen Song (TAMU)     [Slides (pdf) | Video (m4v)]
An Introduction to Security Enhanced Linux, Charles Antonelli (U. Michigan)     [Slides (pdf) | Video (m4v)]
3:00pm Concluding Remarks     [Video (m4v)]

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