Intelligent Autonomous Robots for Hazardous Decomissioning Tasks


We cordially invite you to join our Workshop on Intelligent Autonomous Robots for Hazardous Decommissioning Tasks, to be held in person on June 13th , 2022 with the 17th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-17).

This full-day workshop will bring together researchers and stakeholders from different fields, all dealing with the challenges of decommissioning and/or operation of mobile robots in hazardous environments. They will share their research work, experience and perspectives, discuss challenges and chances. During the workshop, the participants will intensively exchange approaches, results and experiences from the German ROBDEKON - National Competence Centre for Decommissioning Robots. The approaches and technologies developed for the decommissioning applications addressed in this workshop are relevant to many other fields and are not limited to decommissioning, dismantling or nuclear environments. Important topics are:

  • Design and control of heavy autonomous robots, like autonomous excavators

  • 3D environment mapping and path planning in hazardous environments

  • Manipulation and grasp planning, as well as object detection and localization

Networking, knowledge transfer and open discussions are the focus of the workshop. Intensive and moderated Q&A slots as well as poster sessions are planned throw-out the whole day. The workshop is aimed at participants from the fields of mobile robots, long-term autonomous systems, humanoid robots, outdoor and field robots as well as augmented robotics. Moreover, the invited speakers with their scientific background and the open format with a lot of time for exchange and networking will bring together senior and junior experts and help create an inspiring workshop environment for all participants.

Invited speakers

Prof. Tamim Asfour

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Prof. Bjoern Hein

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Prof. Sven Behnke

University of Bonn

Siavash Kazemi

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Raphael Hagmanns

Fraunhofer IOSB

Paper submission

  • Maximum of 4 pages IAS template

  • Submit using one of the available templates

  • When submitting your paper please choose an option "Intelligent Autonomous Robots for Hazardous Decommissioning Tasks" card.

  • Accepted papers will be published on the workshop website.

  • Accepted papers will not be published in the conference proceedings

  • Authors will be asked to present a poster at the conference workshop

  • Posters will be published to the workshop website after the conference.

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: May 13 May 20

  • Notification of acceptance: May 16 May 23

  • Poster submission: May 27

  • Workshop date: June 13th

Program timeline (June 13, 2022)


For more information visit the conference sponsoring page.

Organizing Committe

Arne Roennau

FZI Research Center for Information Technology

General Co-Chair

Tamim Asfour

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

General Co-Chair