Overview

In this workshop we will discuss the importance of uncertainty in deep learning for robotic applications. In addition, the workshop will host the 2nd Probabilistic Object Detection challenge, a new challenge that evaluates the ability of visual object detectors to accurately quantify their spatial and semantic uncertainty.

The workshop will provide tutorial-style talks that cover the state-of-the-art of uncertainty quantification in deep learning, specifically Bayesian and non-Bayesian approaches, spanning perception, world-modeling, decision making, and actions. Invited expert speakers will discuss the importance of uncertainty in deep learning for robotic perception, but also action. In addition the workshop will provide a forum to discuss novel and ongoing work in a variety of topics:

Call for Contributions and Author Instructions

We welcome contributed papers addressing important questions of uncertainty and reliability of deep learning in robotics.

Topics of Interest

Author Instructions

Participate in the Probabilistic Object Detection Competition

The workshop will host the 2nd Probabilistic Object Detection challenge.

In contrast to conventional object detection, this challenge focuses on the probabilistic aspect of detections: a new metric evaluates both the spatial and semantic uncertainty of the object detector. Providing reliable uncertainty information is essential for robotics applications where actions triggered by erroneous but high-confidence perception can lead to catastrophic results.

Important Dates

For Contributed Papers

For Participation in the Probabilistic Object Detection Challenge

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Schedule (8 November 2019)

to be announced

Organisers

The Robotic Vision Challenges organisers are with the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision and Google AI.

Niko Sünderhauf
Queensland University of Technology
Feras Dayoub
Queensland University of Technology
Dimity Miller
Queensland University of Technology
Anelia Angelova
Google Brain
David Hall
Queensland University of Technology
Haoyang Zhang
Queensland University of Technology
Gustavo Carneiro
University of Adelaide
Tom Drummond
Monash University



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