Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California, United States
26 - 30 April 2020
Conference SI224
Unmanned Systems Technology XXII
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Abstract Due:
16 October 2019

Author Notification:
20 December 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
1 April 2020

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Conference Chairs
Program Committee
Program Committee continued...
  • Larry H. Matthies, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
  • Camille S. Monnier, Charles River Analytics, Inc. (United States)
  • Dilip G. Patel, General Dynamics Robotic Systems (United States)
  • Philip Root, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (United States)
  • Brian K. Skibba, U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Ctr. (United States)

Call for
This conference explores research and development for teleoperated, semi-autonomous, and autonomous unmanned systems (UxS). It examines the technology requirements and operational capabilities of unmanned system programs for air, ground, surface, under water, and planetary exploration applications. Also of interest are issues involved in fielding UxS, including standards and manufacturing. This conference brings together the technologist, developer, and user communities to discuss requirements, challenges, and technical approaches for commercial and military UxS technology. It seeks to provide a balanced perspective on (a) programs and applications, and (b) theory, algorithms, designs, and implementation. It provides a unique opportunity for UxS program managers to present their unique requirements and perspectives on the important technical issues.

This conference also provides the opportunity for hands-on demonstration of robot systems and component technologies. Researchers who would like to demonstrate their robotic vehicles and unique capabilities are strongly encouraged to contact one of the program chairs.

Papers are solicited, but not limited to, the following topic areas:
  • autonomy and autonomous vehicles
  • biological inspiration
  • commercial and civilian applications
  • communication and networks
  • distributed and collaborative robotics
  • driver assist, active safety, and other automotive technology
  • government programs: technical and performance challenges
  • human machine interface
  • image processing and robot vision
  • intelligent behaviors
  • learning systems
  • manipulation for mobile platforms
  • metrics and regulations
  • micro robotics
  • mission execution
  • path planning and navigation
  • payloads and auxiliary functions
  • perception and semantic understanding
  • power and energy
  • sensor fusion and integration
  • shared man-machine control
  • standards and open architectures
  • system performance modeling and simulation
  • system performance testing and evaluation
  • vehicle mobility and motion control
  • world and vehicle modeling.
Special Joint Sessions with other Defense + Security conferences

A special session on Self-Organizing, Collaborative Unmanned Robotic Teams is jointly planned with the Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation conference.

Joint session(s) on learning, trust, game theories, and HMI are planned with the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Multi-Domain Operations Applications conference.

Joint session(s) on sensing and navigation are planned with the Autonomous Systems: Sensors, Processing and Security for Vehicles & Infrastructures conference.
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