Outline and Scope

Sensing, control, automation and mechanization have been an important means for increasing agricultural productivity, improving worker health and safety, optimizing resource utilization, and reducing labor requirements. The 20th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and Support Technologies for Mobile Machines aims to bring together scientists, engineers, students and others working in these areas from around the world to share their latest results on the Agricultural Robotics systems for harvesting and pruning small fruits/nuts.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Agricultural robotics
  • Advances in agricultural robotics​ for harvesting/pruning​
  • Sensing, planning and control for agricultural/horticultural robots
  • Effectors and manipulators for agriculture/horticulture
  • Multi-robot systems for agriculture/horticulture
  • Vision, LIDAR and radar perception
  • Sensor calibration
  • Multimodal sensor fusion
  • Perception in challenging conditions
  • Scene understanding
  • Outdoors SLAM


Submission of Papers

Authors are invited to submit their full draft papers to this Special Session, in PDF format and up to a maximum of 8 pages, using the URL (https://www.softconf.com/g/clawar2017).

Authors should follow the guidelines of the template available at the paper submission page of the conference web-site by the indicated deadline in the conference web page.


Session Organisers

Filipe Neves dos Santos (corresponding organiser)
INESC TEC, Porto, Portugal
Contact Email: fbsantos@inesctec.pt

Raul Morais
UTAD University and INESC TEC, Quinta de Prados, Vila Real, Portugal
Contact Email: rmorais@utad.pt

Antonio Valente
UTAD University and INESC TEC, Quinta de Prados, Vila Real, Portugal
Contact Email: avalente@utad.pt


CLAWAR 2017 Conference Key Submission Dates:

01 20 February 2017: Submission of Full Draft Papers (extended)

15 March 2017: Notification of Paper Acceptance

12 April 2017: Submission of Final (accepted) Papers