Cutting Edge Forums


Autonomous Driving: Contributions from Intelligent Robotics, AI and ITS

Organizers: Christian Laugier (INRIA, France), Philippe Martinet (INRIA, France), Christoph Stiller (Karlsruhe Institute of Tecnhnology, Germany), Miguel Ángel Sotelo Vázquez (University of Alcalá, Spain), Marcelo H Ang Jr (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Date and Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm, Nov. 5, 2019 (Tue)

Venue: LG-R8, Lower Ground

Titles and Speakers:

  • Situation Awareness and Decision-making for Autonomous Driving, Christian Laugier (Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, Grenoble, France)
  • Autonomous Driving: Simulation and Navigation, Dinesh Manocha (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Security of Autonomous Vehicle under Cyber Attacks, Danwei Wang (NTU, Singapore)


Surgical Robotics with AI

Organizers: Mamoru Mitsuishi (The University of Tokyo, Japan) and team members

Date and Time: 1:00pm - 4:15pm, Nov. 6, 2019 (Wed)

Venue: LG-R11, Lower Ground

Titles and Speakers:

  • Medical Robotics: levels of autonomy and associated challenges, Guang-Zhong Yang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
  • Future direction and regulations of surgical robots with AI, Mamoru Mitsuishi (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Toward intelligent robotic assistance for safe manipulation in retinal surgery, Iulian Iordachita (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Thoughts on Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Medical Robots in China, Tianmiao Wang (Beihang University, China)
  • Towards Autonomous Medical Robots, Ron Alterovitz (University of North Carolina, USA)
  • Bionic and Bioinspired Solutions for Surgical Robotics, Paolo Dario (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)


Human Interaction with Multi-robot Systems

Organizers: Lorenzo Sabattini (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy), Nora Ayanian (University of Southern California, USA), Robert Fitch
(University of Technology Sydney, Australia), Antonio Franchi (LAAS-CNRS, France)

Date and Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm, Nov. 6, 2019 (Wed)

Venue: LG-R9, Lower Ground


  • Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Jeff Shamma (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia)
  • Lorenzo Sabattini (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)


Cognitive Architectures for Humanoids: Where Are We in Our Quest to Achieve Human-Level AI in Robotics?

Organizers: Giulio Sandini (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and University of Genova, Italy), David Vernon (Carnegie Mellon University Africa, Rwanda), Shingo Shimoda (Riken Brain Science Institute, Japan)

Date and Time: 2:45pm - 4:15pm, Nov. 6, 2019 (Wed)

Venue: LG-R9, Lower Ground


  • Michael Beetz (University Bremen, Germany)
  • Serena Ivaldi (INRIA, France)
  • Karinne Ramirez-Amaro (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Alessandra Sciutti (Istituto Italiano Tecnologia, Italy)
  • Angelo Cangelosi (University of Manchester, UK)


Human Movement Understanding for Intelligent Robots and Systems

Organizers: Emel Demircan (California State University, Long Beach, USA), Tadej Petric (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia), Taizo Yoshikawa (Honda R&D Co., Ltd, Japan), Philippe Fraisse (University of Montpellier, France)

Date and Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm, Nov. 7, 2019 (Thu)

Venue: LG-R12, Lower Ground


  • Emel Demircan (California State University Long Beach, USA)
  • Tadej Petric (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
  • Taizo Yoshikawa (Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Japan)
  • Philippe Fraisse (University of Montpellier, France)
  • Martina Hasenjaeger (HRI-EU)