We are chairing the Second International Conference on Advanced Humanoid Robotics Research, which will take place in Bangalore, India, in September, 2010, co-located with the 2010 FIRA Robot World Cup. Please see the Official Call for Papers for more details. Reviewing is now complete: congratulations to all accepted papers!
The First Taiwan - Canada - Austria Workshop for Autonomous Mobile Robots and Computer Vision will be held on January 26, 2010 at the Technical University of Vienna. We are handling paper submission: see the full call for papers for details!
We have had a couple of publications this year on improving robotics competitions to encourage greater breadth and adaptivity in entries. One of these, just presented at an associated IJCAI workshop, was mentioned in an article published in the well-known German technology review Heise Online. A reasonable English Translation is available (via google language tools).
Our team leaves for the FIRA competition, and the associated International Conference on Advanced Humanoid Robotics Research in Incheon, Korea, on August 5th.