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International Conference on Field and Service Robotics 2005

Foreword

The  goal of FSR is to report and encourage the development of field and service robotics. These are non-factory robots, typically mobile, that must operate in complex, and dynamic environments. Typical field robotic applications include mining, agriculture, building and construction, forestry, cargo handling and so on. Field robots may operate on the ground (of Earth or planets), under the ground, underwater, in the air or in space. Service robots are those that work closely with humans, importantly the elderly and sick, to help them with their lives.

The first meeting was held in Canberra, Australa, in 1997. Since then the meeting has been held every 2 years in the pattern Asia, America, Europe. This meeting marks the beginning of the second cycle.

The meeting is vibrant and in good health.  This year we had 75 submissions from which we accepted 42 for oral and 11 for poster presentation. All papers were reviewed by three people drawn from the reviewer pool:

Hajime Asama
John Bares
Raja Chatila
Howie Choset
Peter Corke
Matthew Dunbabin
Aarne Juhani Halme
John Hollerbach
Oussama Khatib
Jong-Hyuk Kim
Simon Lacroix
Christian Laugier
John Leonard
Eduardo Nebot
Cedric Pradalier
Erwin Alex Prassler
Jonathan Roberts
Miguel A. Salichs
Steve Scheding
Roland Siegwart
Sanjiv Singh
Salah Sukkarieh
Ashley Tews
Christel-loic Tisse
Charles E Thorpe
Sebastian Thrun
Takashi Tsubouchi
Ben Upcroft
Kane Usher
David Wettergreen
Stefan Williams
Kazuya Yoshida
Alex Zelinsky

This meeting has been sponsored and organized jointly by the CSIRO ICT Centre and the Australian Centre for Field Robotics. The Australian Robotics and Automation Association (ARAA) has also sponsored the meeting and supported the registration process. Finally, and most importantly, we would like to thank the local arrangements people who have put together a great technical and social agenda: Matthew Dunbabin, Cedric Pradalier, Elise Koenderman, Jonathan Roberts and Salah Sukkarieh.

Permanent program committee

Hajime Asama
John Bares
Raja Chatila
Howie Choset
Peter Corke
Aarne Juhani Halme
John Hollerbach
Oussama Khatib
Simon Lacroix
Christian Laugier
John Leonard
Erwin Alex Prassler
Miguel A. Salichs
Roland Siegwart
Sanjiv Singh
Charles E Thorpe
Sebastian Thrun
Takashi Tsubouchi
David Wettergreen
Kazuya Yoshida
Alex Zelinsky


Peter Corke (CSIRO) and Salh Sukkarieh (ACFR)
General Chairs

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