|General Chair, Int. Conf. on Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems|
Started an International conference on Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CIRAS). The first conference was held in 2001 , 2003 and 2005 in Singapore. CIRAS 2007 wiwas held in New Zealand. [http://ciras.nus.edu.sg], CIRAS 2008 in Linz, Austria and CIRAS 2009 along with the FIRA Robot World Congress Incheon 2009. CIRAS 2010 is planned along with the FIRA Robot World Congress Bangalore 2010 .
CIRAS was launched in 2001 as a result of the success of the first International Symposium on Autonomous Robots and Agents (ISARA2000).
Computational Intelligence (CI) has emerged as a research area in the early nineties. Its origin is a consequence of the dynamic development and wide application of technologies such as neuro-computing, fuzzy logic system and evolutionary computation. These technologies are complementary to one another and allow solution of new problems in the way to manifest features that are usually assumed to be signs of intelligent acting. CI can be regarded as a research endeavor that encompasses technologies such as evolutionary computation, neural computing and fuzzy logic systems. In this synergistic combination, each of them plays an important, well-defined, and unique role.
The present research direction in building intelligent Robotic Systems requires an integrated approach to problem solving in computing, science and engineering. The study and research on robotic systems warrant the need for bringing skills and knowledge from different disciples across. The real-world operational issues, system evolution, cooperation, modeling uncertainties, sensor fusion and intelligent control designs are a few of the interesting research directions.
Autonomous Systems are capable to act independently in dynamic and unpredictable environments. Autonomous Agents are the most interesting and important direction of research and development within computer science these days. Agent technologies are being used in diverse fields and domains.
CIRAS is intended to provide a common platform for knowledge dissemination among researchers working in CI, Robotics, Autonomous Systems and related areas.