Mobile robots and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have enabled great potentials and a large space for ubiquitous and pervasive applications. Robotics and WSNs have mostly been considered as separate research fields and little work has investigated the marriage between these two technologies. However, these two technologies share several features, enable common cyber-physical applications and provide complementary support to each other.
The objective of this school is to bring together researchers from academia, and industry working in to both robotics and sensor networks areas to present and discuss recent advances and innovative ideas pertaining to these fields. RoboSense 2012 also aims to present a comprehensive state-of-the-art of the enabling technologies for the concept of mobile robots, Wireless Sensor Networks, intelligent transportation systems, wireless standard protocols, cooperative robots, etc. from the basic concepts to the latest achievement and the future challenges in the related research area.