Implicit Representations for Robotic Manipulation

RSS 2022 Workshop

July 1, 2022


The computer vision and robotics communities have recently seen tremendous success in powerful, accurate visual reconstructions via implicit scene representations (neural radiance fields, signed distance functions, etc.). Similarly, there have been amazing successes in implicit policy representations for complex tasks. However, it remains unclear how to create or use such implicit representations within robotics for arbitrary manipulation tasks.

Given the exciting, rapidly-evolving state of the art in implicit representations, this workshop seeks to bring together a variety of speakers and participants in robotic manipulation, robot learning, planning, and computer vision to explore which role implicit representations can play in solving robotics tasks.

Invited Speakers


09:00 - 09:10Introduction
09:10 - 09:40Dieter Fox
09:40 - 10:10Angjoo Kanazawa
10:10 - 10:40Danica Kragic
10:40 - 11:00Discussion 1
11:00 - 11:10Break
11:10 - 11:40Spotlight Presentations
11:40 - 12:30Virtual Meetup
until 13:00Lunch Break
13:00 - 13:30Shuran Song
13:30 - 14:00Animesh Garg
14:00 - 14:15Discussion 2
14:15 - 14:25Break
14:25 - 14:55Igor Mordatch
14:55 - 15:25Vincent Sitzmann
15:25 - 15:40Discussion 3
15:40 - 16:30Panel Discussion

Call for Contributions

We solicit 2-3 page extended abstracts using the standard RSS template. References do not count for the page limit.

Topics of interest (but not limited to) are

  • Implicit object models
  • Implicit policy representations
  • Scene representations
  • Motion planning with implicit representations
  • Model learning / system identification
  • Vision-based models for planning and control
  • Perception for manipulation
  • Implicit representations for different sensor modalities
  • Robot manipulation

Important dates:

Submission deadline: May 23, 2022. Anywhere on Earth
Acceptance notification: May 26, 2022

Submissions should be sent directly via email as a PDF-file. Additional video attachments are welcome.

We seek original research, late breaking results that still need discussion or work that discusses the workshop topic (with empirical data or theoretical foundation). An overlap with submitted/accepted papers is acceptable, if they have not been presented before.

Submission are single blind.

Contributions will be presented live as spotlight presentations, followed by a poster session. This poster session is happening online for all participants, no matter whether they attend in-person or virtually. Furthermore, accepted extended abstracts (and optional video attachments) will be published on this website.