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Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2011

Welcome to ACRA 2011 at Monash University

Monash University is delighted to to host the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, having last hosted the conference in 2000. We have an exceptional program of technical presentations across a wide spectrum of robotics. The submissions were subjected to a rigorous peer review process, with each full paper reviewed by at least three members of the 38 member program committee. A total of 49 full papers were accepted for presentation and publication from Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA. Five papers have also been shortlisted for the Best Student Paper prize. Judging will take place during the conference and will be based on the written paper and presentation. The winner will be announced at the conference banquet.

As with ACRA 2011, the proceedings will be made available to the conference attendees on a USB memory stick. As with previous years the ACRA proceedings are freely published online at the ARAA website to promote wide dissemination of the research and this results in high citations of papers.

In addition to the schedule of technical papers, the programme also includes the Annual General Meeting for the ARAA, lab tours of the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University including robotics and computer vision demonstrations and multiple social events. There will be plenty of opportunities for Australasian and International robotics researchers to learn, share and network. We look forward to three days of interesting presentations and insightful discussions.

The ACRA 2011 Organising Committee,

Tom Drummond (General Chair)
Wai Ho Li (Program Chair)
Lindsay Kleeman (Local Chair)
Andy Russell (Local Chair)

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