The 8th International Symposium on
Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems
(DARS 2006)

July 12-14, 2006
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

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Email: dars06 at

The conference is over. Look for pictures and the announcement of the best paper awards. Thanks to all the attendees.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the next DARS in 2008 in Lausanne.

The goal of the Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems is to exchange and stimulate research ideas to realize advanced distributed robotic systems. Technologies, algorithms, and system architectures will be presented and discussed during the symposium.

DARS 2006 will build upon past successes and provide an exciting environment for researchers to present and discuss their novel theoretical results, implementations, and applications. DARS successfully took place in 1992, 1994, and 1996 in Japan (Riken, Wako), in 1998 in Germany (Karlsruhe), in 2000 in Knoxville, Tennessee (USA), in 2002 at Fukuoka (Japan), and in 2004 at LAAS, Toulouse, France.

DARS 2006 will be held in the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota, in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science building.

Accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings of DARS 2006, which will be published as a monograph by Springer-Verlag.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Architectures for teams of robots Distributed robotic systems
Biologically inspired systems Human and robot interaction
Learning and adaptation in teams of robots Cooperation of multiple robots
Multi-robot applications in exploration, search and rescue, service, etc Control issues in multi-robot systems
Multi-robot motion coordination Distributed/cooperative perception
Performance metrics for robot teams Distributed decision making
Robot societies Distributed planning
Self-organizing robotic systems Distributed task execution
Sensor networks Swarm robotics

Paper Submission

Submit papers of not over 10 pages by January 22, 2006 electronically at The deadline is January 22, 2006 at 11:59pm Hawaii time.
See the News for a note on the submission deadline.

Conference Advisory Committee

Tamio Arai, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Hajime Asama, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Raja Chatila, LAAS, Toulouse, France
Ruediger Dillmann, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Lynne Parker, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

We warmly welcome all representatives from industry, government, and academia to participate to DARS 2006.

Maria Gini
Conference Chair

Richard Voyles
Program Chair

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