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ICRA 2013 Travel Kit

In order to make your participation to ICRA 2013 as enjoyable as possible, we prepared an ICRA 2013 travel kit for you! Digest The ICRA 2013 digest is ready and can be downloaded here (password required).  You will find a … Continue reading


ICRA 2013 online program now available See the conference schedule for general information about session distribution throughout the conference (credit lawrence).

Plenary Talks

ICRA 2013 is proud to announce the following Plenary Speakers: Plenary talks are broadcasted live and can be watched at!


ICRA 2013 will feature three forums for open discussion about robotics and automation from different points of view. Each forum will host various talks from experts in the respective fields to stimulate active and fruitful exchange of information and opinions. … Continue reading

Workshops and Tutorials

All workshops and tutorials take place in the Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe. In conjunction with ICRA 2013, several other events will take place. For more information, click here. Monday, May 6, 2013 Friday, May 10, 2013 (credit lawrence)

Robot Challenges

Information This year’s edition of the ICRA Robot Challenges will be held at ICRA 2013 in Karlsruhe. Several Challenges are in planning: Mobile Manipualtion Challenge (Cancelled) Virtual Manufacturing Automation Competition DARwIn-OP Humanoid Application Challenge Mobile Microrobotics Challenge Humanitarian Robotics and … Continue reading


Best Automation Paper Award (sponsored by United Technologies Research Center) The IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013) encourages research in automation by annually recognizing the Best Automation Paper for systems that operate autonomously in predictable environments over … Continue reading

Interactive Presentations

Interactive presentations are growing in popularity on conferences all over the world. Similar to traditional poster sessions, demonstrating your contribution as an interactive presentation gives you a great opportunity for in-depth discussions and direct feedback for your work. How will … Continue reading

Social Events

Monday, May 6, 2013 18:30 – 22:00 ICRA 2013 Opening, Schwarzwaldhalle Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:50 – 14:00 Women in Engineering (WIE) Luncheon, Konzerthaus 18:30 – 20:00 Welcome Reception, Stadthalle 20:00 – 24:00 ICRA Midnight Show, Konzerthaus Wednesday, May 8, … Continue reading

RAS Events @ ICRA 2013

RAS Panel of Conference Organizers (POCO) Conference timelines, Concentration Banking Accounts, Budgets, Whether to hire a meeting planner, Conference Closings, Hotel Contracts, Insurance, Tax Issues – organizing a conference can be a daunting task, especially a large conference like ICRA … Continue reading

Technical Tours

Update:There are still very few places available for the Porsche and the Freiburg tour. Please book quickly if you would like to join one of the tours. Meeting point for all tours is at the Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe in front of … Continue reading


The conference will take place in the Kongresszentrum Karlsruhe, which is the largest convention centre containing: Five buildings/halls with a total of 16,500 seats to be used individually or in combination 22,500 m² of exhibition space in halls and foyers 10,000 … Continue reading

Events in Conjunction with ICRA

Willow Garage PR2 Meeting Organizer: Willow Garage Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 18:30 – 20:30 Location: Clubraum, Stadthalle Since the start of the PR2  Beta Program in 2010, the community has grown to having over 30 PR2′s in numerous institutions … Continue reading


Conference4me The application provides a digital, mobile copy of the conference agenda and timetables, venue information, social network updates, and more. Download Conference4me either  in Google Play (Android) market or Apple iTunes. Run the application and choose the event from … Continue reading