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2022 May 3rd: Added the CMT link and submission instructions. Submissions are now open. Also we’re excited to add Dorsa Sadigh as in-person debater to the roster.

2022 April: Workshop got accepted 🎉, currently preparing CMT submission system and announcement.
After 2 years of remote conferences, we’re happy to announce that R:SS this year and by extension this workshop will allow in-person attendance 🎉🎉🎉.

Overview [Top]

Physical simulation is an important tool for robotics. While simulation has been well-established for robotics education and integrated robot software testing for a long time, only recently the robotics community has made significant progress in transferring capabilities learned in simulation to reality, a concept termed Sim2Real transfer.

Sim2Real refers to a concept of transferring robot skills acquired in simulation to the real robotic system. Sim2Real draws its appeal from the fact that it is cheaper, safer and more informative to perform experiments in simulation than in the real world – yet, Sim2Real faces significant challenges.

In this workshop we invite well-known researchers to debate the state of the art and the impact of Sim2Real on robotics. In this workshop we invite well-known researchers to debate the state of the art and the impact of Sim2Real on robotics. The proposed workshop is the third edition of a workshop that happened at R:SS 2019 and at R:SS 2020. In this year’s edition, we aim to review the actual progress in Sim2Real more critically by changing the workshop format: inspired by the ICRA 2019 robotic debates workshop, for this workshop we will invite top-researchers to participate in debates focussed on controversial key topics with a few spotlight presentations.

Invited Debaters [Top]

=== More speakers will be announced shortly.===

Daniela Rus Daniela Rus (MIT)
Vijay Kumar Vijay Kumar (UPenn)
David Hsu David Hsu (National University of Singapore)
Ufuk Topcu Ufuk Topcu (UT Austin)
Fabio Ramos Fabio Ramos (Nvidia & University of Sydney)
Stefanie Tellex Stefanie Tellex (Brown University)
Animesh Garg Animesh Garg (University of Toronto)
Dorsa Sadigh Dorsa Sadigh (Stanford University)

Call for Contributions [Top]

Participants are invited to submit extended abstracts (maximum 2 pages in length, excluding references). We encourage both position papers as well general sim2real submissions.

Accepted abstracts will receive a poster presentation slot and selected submissions will additionally be allowed to give a spotlight presentation for 5min each, ahead of the debate that’s most in line with the subject.

Submissions must be in PDF format following the IEEE style. Submissions must include a short abstract. The extended abstract should go in the main section of the template and the short abstract in the abstract section.

Submission website: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/Sim2Real2022/Submission/Index

Important dates [Top]

Organizers [Top]

Florian Golemo Florian Golemo is a postdoctoral fellow at Mila and ServiceNow, working with Liam Paull and Chris Pal on Sim2Real and 3D perception problems. He received his PhD from INRIA Bordeaux under supervision of Pierre-Yves Oudeyer.
Melissa Mozifian Melissa Mozifian is a PhD Candidate at the School of Computer Science at McGill University. Her research focuses on deep reinforcement learning and transfer for control of robot manipulation tasks.
Ankur Handa Ankur Handa is a senior research scientist at NVIDIA robotics lab run by Dieter Fox. Prior to that he was a research scientist at OpenAI. He received his Ph.D. with Dr. Andrew Davison and spent two years at University of Cambridge in Prof. Roberto Cipolla’s lab as a post-doctoral researcher.
Kostas Bekris Kostas Bekris is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science department of Rutgers University and an Amazon Scholar at the Amazon Robotics AI team headed by Siddhartha Srinivasa. He received his PhD with Lydia Kavraki at Rice University.