logosThe 9th Conference on Field and Service Robotics.

December 9-11, 2013. Brisbane.  Australia


The Field and Service Robotics (FSR) conference is a single track conference with a specific focus on field and service applications of robotics technology. 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 robotics 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 FSR conference was held in Canberra, Australia, in 1997. Since then the meeting has been held every 2 years in Asia, America, Europe and Australia. It has been held in Canberra, Australia (1997), Pittsburgh, USA (1999), Helsinki, Finland (2001), Mount Fuji, Japan (2003), Port Douglas, Australia (2005), Chamonix, France (2007), Cambridge, USA (2009), Sendai, Japan (2012) and most recently in Brisbane, Australia (2013).

This year we had 54 submissions of which 36 were selected for oral presentation. The organisers would like to thank the international committee for their invaluable contribution in the review process ensuring the overall quality of contributions.The organising committee would also like to thank Ben Upcroft, Felipe Gonzalez and Aaron McFadyen for helping with the organisation and proceedings.

The conference was sponsored by the Australian Robotics and Automation Association (ARAA), CSIRO, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Defence Science and Technology Organisation Australia (DSTO) and the Rio Tinto Centre for Mine Automation, University of Sydney.




General Chair Jonathan Roberts (CSIRO)
Program Chair Peter Corke (QUT)
Local Arrangements Cuc Tran (CSIRO)
Finance Matthew Dunbabin (QUT)
Publications   Luis Mejias (QUT)
Webmaster & Publicity Jonathan Roberts (CSIRO) & Ashley Tews (CSIRO)



International Program Committee

Tim Barfoot: U Toronto, Canada Peter Corke: QUT, Australia
Henrik Christensen: Georgia Tech, USA Aarne Halme: Helsinki U of Tech, Finland
Karl Iagnemma: MIT, USA Alonzo Kelly: CMU, USA
Simon Lacroix: LAAS, France Christian Laugier: INRIA, France
John Leonard: MIT, USA David P Miller: U Oklahoma, USA
Keiji Nagatani: Tohoku U, Japan Cedric Pradalier: Georgia Tech, France
Jonathan Roberts: CSIRO, Australia Daniela Rus: MIT, USA
Miguel Angel Salichs: U Carlos III, Spain Sanjiv Singh: CMU, USA
Gaurav Sukhatme: U Southern California, USA Satoshi Tadokoro: Tohoku U, Japan
Takashi Tsubouchi: U Tsukuba, Japan David Wettergreen: CMU, USA
Kazuya Yoshida: Tohoku U, Japan Arto Visala: Helsinki U of Tech, Finland
Alex Zelinsky: DSTO, Australia Uwe Zimmer: ANU, Australia



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