Welcome to the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-10). The International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems belongs to the most traditional robotics events and we are proud to host it in Baden Baden, Germany, this year. The goal of the IAS conference is to bring together leading researchers interested in all aspects of autonomy and adaptivity of artificial systems. One of the driving forces of this conference is the observation that intelligence and autonomy is best studied and demonstrated using mobile robots acting autonomously in real-world environments and under challenging conditions.
This year, 80 papers have been submitted to IAS-10. Each paper was evaluated by between two and six reviewers and 49 were accepted for presentation at the conference. IAS-10 features technical presentations of papers with high scientific quality, invited talks, demonstrations, and workshops. The papers contained in the final program cover a wide spectrum of research in autonomous intelligent systems including agent technology, walking robots, motion planning, robot control, multi-robot systems, navigation, perception, applications, learning and adaptation, and humanoid robots, just to mention some of them.
We are especially proud that the keynote presentation will be given by Professor Roland Siegwart from ETH Zurich. He belongs to the most outstanding European researchers in the area of autonomous intelligent robots.
The proceedings include all accepted papers and reflect a variety of topics concerning intelligent autonomous systems. The organizers would like to express their gratitude to all contributors in the preparation phase as well as during the meeting. Without additional assistance, IAS-10 would have never been a success. We would especially like to thank the program committee members for their valuable support and for the preparation of the reviews, which allowed to make a proper selection of high-quality papers. Many thanks also go to the additional reviewers.
The staff at the Autonomous Intelligent Systems lab of the University of Freiburg and at the Institute for Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Karlsruhe took a great part in planning and organizing the conference.
We wish all participants that they enjoy IAS-10 and the beautiful area of Baden Baden. We hope that IAS-10 will provide you with new ideas, allow you to exchange knowledge, and be a prosperous event for you.
Wolfram Burgard, Rüdiger Dillmann, Christian Plagemann, Nikolaus Vahrenkamp