Setting future goals and indicators of progress for SLAM
Workshop in conjunction with RSS 2015
Sponsored by ACRV


  • - Workshop Location: I.T.I.S Galilei, Via Conte Verde 51 00185 Rome (Room: Laboratory)
  • - Papers available now. (see below)
  • - Decisions communicated and reviews are now accessible on CMT
  • - New extended deadline for submission: June 5th, 2015
  • - The workshop received a sponsorship from ACRV
  • - An award of AUD 500 for the best poster has been approved


08:45-09:00Welcome and introduction
09:00-09:30John Leonard Massachusetts Institute of Technology 30 Years of SLAM [Slides]
09:30-10:00Mingo Tardos University of Zaragoza Visual SLAM: Feature-Based .vs. Direct Methods [Slides]
10:00-10:30Shoudong Huang University of Technology Sydney Towards Mathematical Guarantees in Solving SLAM Problems [Slides]
10:30-11:00Coffee break
11:00-11:30Udo Frese University of Bremen Manifolds for Estimating 3D-Orientations [Slides]
11:30-12:00Davide Scaramuzza University of Zurich From Frames to Events [Slides]
12:00-12:30Ryan Eustice University of Michigan SLAM – A Users Perspective [Slides]
12:30-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-14:30Patrick Pfaff KUKA Robotics Company Perspective
14:30-15:00Jason Meltzer iRobot SLAM for Consumer Robotics [Slides]
15:00-15:30Joel Hesch and Esha Nerurkar Google Tango Project Tango [Slides]
15:30-16:00Spotlight presentations
16:00-16:30Coffee break and poster session
16:30-17:00Richard Newcombe University of WashingtonLots more for us to SLAM [Slides]
17:00-17:30Zeeshan Zia Imperial College London SLAMBench [Slides]
17:30-18:00Andreas Geiger Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems KITTI benchmark [Slides]
18:00-18:30Discussion Panel / Conclusions / Award


Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) is an important problem in mobile robotics and its solution is fundamental in order to achieve true autonomy. As soon as sensors start moving in an environment, we have a SLAM problem. The goal of the workshop is to define an agenda for future research on SLAM and will mainly consist of two main themes: firstly, the workshop will provide an occasion to discuss what the community expects from a complete SLAM solution and secondly, top researchers in the field will provide an overview on where we stand today and what future directions need to be taken to achieve the perceived goal.


Cesar Cadena

University of Adelaide, Australia.(webpage)

Luca Carlone

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.(webpage)

Henry Carrillo

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia. (webpage)

Yasir Latif

University of Adelaide, Australia. (webpage)

John Leonard

MIT, USA. (webpage)

Jose Neira

University of Zaragoza, Spain. (webpage)

Ian Reid

University of Adelaide, Australia. (webpage)

Important Dates

Submission Due: May 18, 2015
Submission Due (extended): June 5, 2015
Acceptance Notification: July 1, 2015
Camera Ready Papers Due: July 7, 2015
Workshop: July 17, 2015

Accepted Paper