In this workshop we will discuss the importance of uncertainty in deep learning for robotic applications. 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 addition, the workshop will introduce two new research challenges and competitions:


The workshop will take place in Room L1-R6, on 8 November 2019.

Post your questions for the panel discussion on slido, using the event code #IROS-Uncertainty.


Our workshop features talks by four invited speakers in the morning, followed by a panel discussion before we break for lunch. In the afternoon, the authors of the contributed papers present their work in talks and an interactive poster session.

Please join us 8 November in Room L1-R6.

Time Event
09:00 Welcome, Introduction, Overview
09.15 Hermann Blum (ETH Zürich): How well does uncertainty estimation actually work?
09:45 Fabio Ramos (NVIDIA, University of Sydney): Inferring the uncertainty of simulator parameters for Sim2Real and deep RL
10:15 Di Feng (Bosch): Towards Safe Autonomous Driving: Capture Uncertainty in Deep Object Detectors
10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 Krzysztof Czarnecki (University of Waterloo): Uncertainty-Centric Safety Assurance of ML-Based Perception for Automated Driving
11:45 Workshop Organisers: Probabilistic Object Detection and Scene Understanding: Two new Research Challenges and Competitions.
12:15 Panel Discussion. Use event code #IROS-Uncertainty to post your questions on slido.
12:45 Lunch Break
14:00 Youngji Kim, Sungho Yoon, Sujung Kim, Ayoung Kim (KAIST and Naver Labs): Balanced Covariance Estimation for Visual Odometry Using Deep Networks.
14:15 Ali Harakeh, Steven L Waslander. (University of Toronto): How Should We Evaluate Probabilistic Object Detectors?
14:30 Junjiao Tian, Wesley Cheung, Nathan Glaser, Yen-Cheng Liu, Zsolt Kira (Georgia Institute of Technology): UNO: Uncertainty-aware Noisy-Or Multimodal Fusion for Unanticipated Input Degradation.
14:45 Andrea De Maio, Simon Lacroix (LAAS-CNRS): On learning visual odometry errors.
15:00 Closing Remarks
15:10 Poster session


The Robotic Vision Challenges organisers are with the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Monash University, the University of Adelaide, 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