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Khalifa University to Organize IEEE SSRR 2020 Global Symposium to Showcase Robotics Innovations and MBZIRC 2023

November 4, 2020

Virtual Event Includes Invited Talks, Late Breaking Results and Demos on Design and Implementation of Robotics, Automation, Intelligent Machines, Systems, and Devices on Civilian Safety  


Khalifa University of Science and Technology has organized the IEEE’s International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR) 2020, a live online international forum promoting the study of security and robotics, and incorporating those technologies in a variety of application areas.


The SSRR 2020 will focus on novel applications related with protocols for ‘Pandemic Safety’, and ‘Compliance Monitoring and Assistance’, while several invited speakers, globally-renowned in the SSRR domain, will address the symposium. The event will additionally cover design and implementation of robotics, automation, intelligent machines, systems, and devices that can contribute to civilian safety.


Khalifa University’s Centre for Autonomous Robotic Systems (KUCARS) will present two papers at the three-day SSRR 2020 conference, in which a total of 42 selected papers will also be presented. The IEEE SSRR 2020 is now open for free registration at www.ssrr2020.org.


Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, General Chair, SSRR 2020, and Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, said: “We are delighted to organize this virtual IEEE SSRR 2020 to present some of the key innovations in robotics, intelligent systems and security-related technologies. The SSRR 2020 also follows the successful three-day MBZIRC 2020 that was organized by Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi in February earlier this year. We believe some of the latest innovations that will be presented at this symposium will pave the way for futuristic solutions to evolve in the near future.”


SSRR 2020 will be themed under three segments – ‘Autonomous search and rescue’, ‘Communications for reliable data transfer’, and ‘Casualty assessment, care, and extraction’. Emergency responders and first care providers will be involved in presentations and discussions at the symposium that will create a unique opportunity for development and exchange of research ideas and technical solutions.


Some of the leading experts who will present papers include Prof Dr. Robin Murphy, Texas A&M University, who will focus on ‘How Robots are Helping with COVID-19 and How They Can Do More in the Future’, and Prof Dr. Satoshi Tadokoro, Tohoku University, who will highlight the ‘Impact Tough Robotics Challenge’. Prof Dr. Peter Corke, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), will present a paper on ‘Robots that see and navigate outdoors’, and Prof Dr. Lino Marques, Institute for Systems and Robotics, University of Coimbra (ISR-UC), Portugal, will present a paper on ‘Mobile robot olfaction: Towards search and rescue robot dogs’, while Prof Dr. Giuseppe Loianno, New York University, will speak on ‘Agile and Resilient Autonomous Flight’.


Clarence Michael
English Editor Specialist
4 November 2020

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