25.09.2023 – From October 1st to 5th, 2023, this year’s IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2023) will be held in Detroit, Michigan.

IROS is one of the largest and most significant international conferences in the field of robotics. Its goal is to explore the frontiers of science and technologies of intelligent robots and machines. The focus is mainly on the latest developments, approaches and research results in robotics.

This year’s motto is “The Next Generation of Robotics”. The conference aims to focus in particular on the contributions of younger researchers, opening new doors for anyone new to the field of robotics. This is also represented in the keynote lectures, workshops, tutorials, exhibitions and guided tours that will take place.

Laura Oliva Maza, a scientist at MIRO Innovation Lab (Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, DLR), gets to present her paper on “SID-SLAM: Semi-Direct Information-Driven RGB-D SLAM” on October 1st. SID-SLAM manages for the first time to combine photometric (changes to the gradient of the image) and feature-based (key points in the images, e.g. corners) image measurements. The goal is to modify SID-SLAM so that it can be used with monocular cameras and thus could be used with flexible endoscopes in the kidney and bladder.

More information about the Detroit conference can be found here.