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The main objective of LARS 2013 – “Latin American Robotics Symposium” is to promote a forum for discussion on the latest developments in robotics and related issues, trying to identify areas of collaboration between researchers in the spread of the different sciences. The articles describing the work in robotics, including computer vision and robotics, autonomous systems, robotics and control applications in other areas, such as mechatronics, biomedicine, data mining, materials science, underwater applications, air, land, search and rescue, military space are welcome.

This is the tenth in the series of symposia, with previous events occurred in several Latin American countries such as Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia. The LARS occurs in sessions, historically has between 30 and 80 papers presented. In the last issue, we had 89 papers submitted and 56 papers presented, giving an acceptance rate of approximately 62%. The sessions take place in three days. In parallel, contests are held theses and dissertations in robotics and robotics competitions consolidated in Latin America, including Latin American and Latino IEEE subcompetições Robocup America (Open).

The last edition was in Fortaleza, Brazil, including the submission of articles with the review process and its presentation in three days, including several invited lectures, workshops and Thesis and Dissertation Workshop Educational Robotics. For this tenth edition, is expected to repeat the format of the last edition, with article submission tool with JEMS, an international program committee composed of people from the areas of robotics and computer science.

Topics of interest include:

  1. vision in robotics and automation;
  2. symbol robot control mediated behavior;
  3. Sensory mediated control behavior of the robot;
  4. active sensory processing and control;
  5. Industrial applications of autonomous systems;
  6. sensor modeling and interpretation of data models and software, for example for sensor data integration, 3D scene analysis, description and modeling environment, pattern recognition;
  7. AI techniques robust detection and modeling uncertainty eg funny system degradation;
  8. robot programming example online and off-line programming, discrete event dynamic systems, fuzzy logic;
  9. Multi-robot and Multi-Agents, cooperation and collaboration;
  10. CAD-based robotics eg CAD-based vision, reverse engineering;
  11. robot simulation and visualization tools;
  12. tele-autonomous systems;
  13. micro electromechanical robots;
  14. robot control architectures;
  15. robot planning, communication, adaptation and learning;
  16. mechanical design;
  17. robot soccer;
  18. Evolutionary Robotics
  19. robots for robotic surgery and rehabilitation;
  20. micro / nano robotics, new materials for devices and robots;
  21. recognition and speech synthesis and natural language generation;
  22. education issues in robotics.
  23. computing architectures;
  24. Sensor networks, hardware and software architectures rmbedded;
  25. Self-locating, mapping and navigation;
  26. multi-robot systems;
  27. aerial vehicles;
  28. mobile robot platforms;
  29. underwater robots.

Latin American Robotics Symposium

21 to 27 October 2013, Arequipa, Peru