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Workshops

Thursday, June 27, 2024
Workshop on Exploring the Lunar Frontier Leveraging Robotic Missions

Organizers 

  • Kazuya Yoshida (Professor, Tohoku University, Japan)

  • Genya Ishigami (Assistant Professor, Keio University, Japan)

  • Amir Rahmani (Group Supervisor, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, U.S.A.)

  • Armin Wedler (Research Scientist, German Space Agency, DLR)

  • Kentaro Uno (Assistant Professor, Tohoku University, Japan)
     

Overview

The allure of lunar exploration has captured global attention once again. As discussions about the possibility of humans returning to the Moon intensify, the indispensable role of robotics in this endeavor becomes increasingly apparent. Robots are poised to play a pivotal role in exploring uncharted territories of the lunar surface, uncovering and leveraging local resources, and facilitating the construction of future human habitats.
This workshop will explore various robotic mission scenarios pertinent to lunar exploration. Participants will exchange perspectives and insights on the challenges and opportunities of deploying robots for lunar missions. Moreover, we will discuss crucial issues surrounding robot benchmarking, aiming to foster collaborative efforts within the space robotics research community.

Program (tentative)

9:00 - 09:10      Greetings, Opening Remarks
9:10 - 9:40        Invited Talk #1 (speaker to be announced)
9:40 - 10:10      Invited Talk #2 (speaker to be announced)
10:10 - 10:30    Poster Flash Talks
10:30 - 11:00    Coffee Break & Interactive Poster Session
11:00 - 11:30    Invited Talk #3 (speaker to be announced)
11:30 - 12:00    Invited Talk #3 (speaker to be announced)
12:00 – 12:30   Poster Flash Talks
12:30 - 12:50    Open Discussion and Closing Remarks
12:50                Interactive Poster Session

 

Call for posters/lighting talks

You are welcome to submit a two-page double-column paper late-breaking results by June 1st, 2024, through the IEEE RAS PaperPlaza on the following related topics: 

  • Planetary exploration

  • Multi-robot cooperation/collaboration

  • In-space manufacturing and assembly

  • In-situ Resource Utilization

  • Space logistics

  • Augmented/Virtual/Extended reality 

  • Teleoperation and user interfaces

Workshop on Advances in Orbital Robotics: In Orbit Manipulation, Servicing, and Assembly

Organizers 

  • Maximo A. Roa (German Aerospace Center – DLR)

  • Carol Martinez Luna (University of Luxembourg)
     

Overview

Robotic manipulation is enabling new frontiers for servicing and assembly directly in space. On the one hand, commercial perspectives are increasingly interesting for providing services in space for repairing, upgrading or extending the life of space assets. On the other hand, robotic manipulation technology will enable the construction of large scale structures (space telescopes, commercial platforms, transportation hubs) directly in orbit, at significantly reduced cost.
This workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to identify the frontiers of robotic manipulation in space. The workshop will feature invited talks by prominent speakers and poster/video presentations from the community, with emphasis on ongoing developments for assembly and servicing demonstrations.

Program (tentative)

9:00 - 09:10      Greetings, Opening Remarks
9:10 - 9:40        Invited Talk #1 (speaker to be announced)
9:40 - 10:10      Invited Talk #2 (speaker to be announced)
10:10 - 10:30    Poster Flash Talks
10:30 - 11:00    Coffee Break & Interactive Poster Session
11:00 - 11:30    Invited Talk #3 (speaker to be announced)
11:30 - 12:00    Invited Talk #3 (speaker to be announced)
12:00 – 12:30   Poster Flash Talks
12:30 - 12:50    Open Discussion and Closing Remarks
12:50                Interactive Poster Session

 

Call for posters/lighting talks

You are welcome to submit a two-page double-column paper late-breaking results by June 1st, 2024, through the IEEE RAS PaperPlaza on the following related topics: 

  • Manipulation in space

  • Orbital servicing and debris removal

  • In-space manufacturing and assembly

  • Satellite formation-flying

  • Satellite swarms

  • Prox ops/rendezvous/docking

  • Fractionated spacecraft and constellations

Paper submissions to both workshops will be reviewed as soon as they are received. If accepted, authors will be invited to present a poster of size no larger than A0 (841mm wide × 1189mm high). No specific template for the poster is required. iSpaRo 2024 logos can be found here.

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