Agenda

Workshop Location

All workshop events will be taking place in the Illini Center Orange and Blue Room, located on the 19th floor.

Illini Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
200 S. Wacker Drive, 19th Floor | MC-200
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Wednesday, September 11

12:00 Lunch
01:00 Introduction / Local Arrangements
01:15 Outlines of roadmap process / first observations
01:30 Three position statements about robot needs (3 x 10 minutes + discussion)

  • Amazon – Menassa
  • Fedex – Prather
  • NIST – Messina

02:15 Discussion – What the key unresolved user needs / use-cases?
02:45 Break
03:00 What are the main research / applications gaps across areas?

  • What are the main challenges that we do not have a strategy to address?

04:00 Session to write up key observations from use-cases & research challenges
05:30 End of the day
06:00: Happy Hour at Townhouse Restaurant and Wine Bar (walking distance from Illini Center)

  • 111 S. WACKER DR CHICAGO, IL 60606

7:00: Dinner Reservation at Townhouse Restaurant and Wine Bar


Thursday, September 12

09:00 Brief recap of Day 1 / dinner discussion
09:30 Research Challenges – What are the key (new) research topics?

  • Perception – Kosecka
  • Medical Robotics – Alterovitz
  • Robotics & Data – Papanikolopoulos
  • Human-Centered Autonomy¬† – Driggs-Campbell

10:15 Break
10:30 Discussion about research topics/time lines across sensing, control, actuation, AI/ML, human interaction
12:00 Lunch break
01:00 Presentation of research take always
01:30 First write up of research topics (google docs)
02:45 Wrap up / next steps
03:00 Finish