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IEEE ICRA@40: 40th Anniversary of the IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation

The IEEE ICRA@40, International Conference of Robotics and Automation, is a unique edition to celebrate 40 years of research and deployment of robotics and automation. It will review the past and dwell on the future through a single-track format conference, composed of plenary presentations and brainstorming panels with the most renowned academics and industry experts on robotics and automation.

In the last four decades, Robotics and Automation have transformed manufacturing, logistics and transportation. AI is now integral to robotics and automation and what was once science fiction is now a reality. Wearables, prostheses, and personal mobility devices can provide support and partial recovery for the disabled and elderly. Traditional hard and energy-hungry materials have given way to safer and more environmentally conscious designs, exploring advancements in soft and biological materials. These steady progresses have modified society’s views on what robotics and automation can and should offer. Yet, deployment of the technology in some areas has staggered and some of the technical and scientific challenges known 40 years ago remain. ICRA@40 will reflect on the past 40 years and outline immediate opportunities and long-term challenges in Robotics and Automation.

Call for contribution

The program will include presentations of papers recently accepted in RAS journals (T-RO- RA-L, RAM and T-ASE) as well as presentations of extended abstracts and videos submitted to ICRA@40. The single-track format will provide an interactive platform for discussions and debates on the present state and future directions in robotics and automation.

IEEE is seeking the submission of extended abstracts with new ideas that highlight innovative concepts, open-ended themes, and novel directions, as well as videos that showcase novel results or summarize the achievement in the last 40 years in the field of robotics and automation. The emphasis should be on real robotics and automation systems.

IEEE encourages submissions from all areas of robotics and automation. Deadline for submission is June 30, 2024, 11:59 PM PST. For more information about this call for contribution, please click here.


To incur early bird rates, registration must be completed, and payment received by July 31, 2024. After this date, the rates will increase. Click here for more information about registration.

Date: September 23-26, 2024
Location: Rotterdam Ahoy, Ahoyweg 10, 3084 BA Rotterdam

For more information, please visit the official event website.

Source: IEEE ICRA@40

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