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Markus Vincze is head of a research group at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, and leads European research projects. Project RobVision uses vision to navigate a walking robot through the sections of a large container vessel for welding and inspection tasks. His research interests are in the areas of service robotics, robust and reliable visual sensing, and control. Gregory D. Hager is a professor of computer science at Johns Hopkins University. He currently serves as cochairman of the Robotics and Automation Society Technical Committee on Computer and Robot Vision. Dr. Hager is the author of Task-Directed Sensor Fusion and Planning (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990) and coeditor of The Confluence of Vision and Control (Springer-Verlag, 1998). His research interests include visual tracking, hand-eye coordination, human-computer interaction, sensor data fusion, and sensor planning.