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The inaugural International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications (RAHA) provides a platform for researchers, engineers, industry professionals, and humanitarian workers to share
knowledge about technological tools, methodologies, and applied robotics and automation solutions for humanitarian applications. The conference on robotics for humanitarian causes will bring together technological innovators and humanitarian field workers to identify gaps and initiate a dialog to alleviate suffering of those less fortunate thereby increasing the effectiveness of humanitarian efforts on the ground. Emphasis will be placed on important factors that need to be taken into consideration such as environmental, cultural, structural, political and socio-economic and resource constraints while developing robotics and automation solutions that can be developed, deployed, and sustained

Important Dates

June 24: Paper & Tutorial Submission Deadline (Final extension)

September 1: Notification of Accepted Papers

October 21(Extended Deadline): Submission of Camera-Ready Papers

Contributed Papers
Papers on applied research in robotics and automation lending to humanitarian applications are invited. All papers will be reviewed using a single-blind review process. Prospective authors should submit pdf versions of their paper. Six pages in standard IEEE format are allowed for each paper, including figures and references. A maximum of two additional pages can be purchased. Authors are invited to submit a video to complement their submission. Accepted papers will be published as conference proceedings and indexed in IEEE Xplore. All accepted papers will also be submitted for indexing in the Scopus as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Steps for Paper Submission
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Areas of interest include topics relating to Robotics and Automation technologies broadly encompassing:

  • Kinematics, Dynamics, Control and Simulation of Autonomous Intelligent Systems
  • Design of Robotic Mechanisms
  • Vision and other Non-contact Sensory Technology
  • Tactile and other Contact Sensory Technology
  • Active Sensory Processing and Control
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Robotics
  • Bio-mimetic and Bio-inspired Robotic Systems
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Cognitive Robotics
  • Service and Security Robotics
  • Distributed and Cloud Robotics
  • Collaborative and Cooperative Robotics
  • Multi-Robot Systems
  • Swarm Robotics
  • Self-Localization, Mapping and Navigation
  • Virtual Reality and Haptics
  • Unmanned Ground, Aerial and Marine Vehicles
  • Biped and Humanoid Robots
  • Tele-robotics and Tele-operation
  • Human-Machine Interfaces and Interactions
  • Manufacturing Automation
  • Process Automation
  • Sustainable Production
  • Automation in Meso, Micro and Nano-scale
  • Automation for Machine Tools
  • Mechatronics
  • Cloud Computing for Automation
  • Big Data and Data Mining for Automation and Emerging Topics in Automation
  • Factory and Home Automation
  • Automated Material Handling

with potential applications in:

  • Disaster prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts
  • Nuclear site monitoring, decommissioning, and hazardous waste cleanup
  • Search and rescue
  • Firefighting
  • Casualty assessment, care, and extraction
  • Agriculture
  • Locomotion, load carrying, and manipulation
  • Demining
  • Inspection and structural assessment of critical infrastructure
  • Floods, landslides, and earthquakes
  • Education and learning
  • Rehabilitation and assistive robotics
  • Medical and surgical robotics
  • Wearable assistive devices
  • Telemedicine
  • Automotive safety

Tutorials and Workshops

Proposals for half-day or full-day tutorials and workshops are invited. Tutorials will be held on the day before the main technical sessions. Tutorials target more established research areas and provide insights into the state of the art presented by recognized researchers in the field. RAHA workshops will offer attendees multiple opportunities for intensive learning experiences through lectures, group discussions, and Q&A.

Late Breaking Posters

The poster session represents an effective and valuable means for authors to present their papers. It offers the presenters the opportunity to share their work related to applied research in robotics and automation, and issues in humanitarian field efforts. Students are particularly encouraged to submit their current research to the poster session so that they can network with the attendees and obtain critical feedback from experts and practitioners attending the conference. Topics of interest are the same as research topics of main tracks.