Workshop on MSc and PhD Works in Robotics - WTDR

Graduate Works Contest in Robotics - CTDR


All certificates (best works, presentation, and program committee) are available at: Certificates (WTDR/CTDR)

Best works:

Master Dissertations:

1) Reinforcement and Imitation Learning Applied to Autonomous Aerial Robot Control - Gabriel Barros (Unicamp), Esther Colombini (Unicamp)
2) LIFT-SLAM: a deep-learning feature-based visual SLAM method - Hudson Bruno (UFG), Esther Colombini (Unicamp)
3) Workflow para Desenvolvimento de Aplicações Robóticas com Requisitos de Tempo Real – Matheus Pinto (IFSC), Andre Oliveira (UTFPR)

PhD Thesis:

1) Trajectory Optimization for Hybrid Wheeled-Legged Robots in Challenging Terrain – Vivian Medeiros (PUC-Rio), Marco Meggiolaro (DEM-PUC-Rio)
2) Three-dimensional Mapping with Augmented Navigation Cost through Deep Learning - Felipe Oliveira (UFAM), Mario Campos (UFMG), Douglas Macharet (UFMG)
3) Energy-aware Coverage Path Planning for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - Tauã Cabreira (UFPel), Paulo Ferreira Jr. (UFPel), Lisane Brisolara (UFPel)


Program of WTDR and CTDR 2020.

About WTDR:
WTDR 2020 is part of ROBOTICA 2020, which will be held virtually on November 11-12, 2020. WTDR provides an opportunity for PhD and MSc students in Brazil to present their ongoing and/or recently concluded research with a panel of established researchers in Robotics.The workshop aims to:
About CTDR:
CTDR 2020 will take place in parallel to WTDR 2020. The main goals of CTDR are to divulge and award the best academic work in Robotics concluded in Brazilian Universities from October, 2018 to October, 2020. CTDR expects papers with concluded work, with evaluation and results. Selected works will be presented (virtually) and judged during ROBOTICA 2020. Notice that in the submission phase, the main object of judgment is the paper; while during the conference, the main object of judgment is the full thesis or dissertation (to be submitted if the paper is accepted).

Topics of Interest:
WTDR/CTDR welcome research work in Robotics topics. They include but are not limited to:

Manuscript registration ( Deadline Extended) August 24th, 2020 August 31st, 2020
Manuscript submission ( Deadline Extended) August 24th, 2020 September 2nd, 2020
Notification of Acceptance October 11th, 2020
Camera Ready Submission October 25th, 2020

Paper Submission and Review:
Papers can be written in English or in Portuguese and must not exceed 10 pages (WTDR) and 12 pages (CTDR), including title, abstract, all tables, figures, and references. Authors should use the style file of Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes. More detailed information can be found at:

We expect submission of papers to WTDR with research purposes and appropriate motivation, literature review, and methods. Results (preliminary, at least) are desirable, but not necessary. Submission to CTDR expects papers with concluded work, with evaluation and results.

Papers should include the following information in the first page after the abstract: student level (MSc or PhD) and expected date of conclusion or the date of conclusion (CTDR). Authors must also indicate in the first page if the submission should be considered in CTDR. In addition, include the name of the advisor (and co-advisors) as co-authors.

Submissions violating the formatting guidelines will be excluded from the reviewing process. Only papers in pdf format will be accepted.

Papers must be submitted using the JEMS system:

Papers may be accepted for online presentation. All WTDR accepted papers will be published in online proceedings.

At least one author of each accepted paper must be registered and attend the virtual conference to present the work. We recommend that the students present their works, as the events may be a valuable experience for them.

WTDR Chairs:
Reinaldo Bianchi (Centro Universitario FEI)
Anderson Abner de Santana Souza (Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte - UERN)