Call for Papers

Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) 2010 will bring together researchers working on algorithmic and mathematical foundations of robotics, robotics applications, and analysis of robotic systems. The conference is single-track, and the final program will be the result of a highly selective review process, to give attendees an opportunity to see the best research in all areas of robotics. The program will include invited talks as well as oral and poster presentations of refereed papers. The main conference will be preceded by one and a half days of workshops and tutorials. Every effort is being made to keep conference expenses affordable, particularly for student attendees.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: January 15, 2010
Full Paper Submission: January 22, 2010
Rebuttal Phase: March 5-12, 2010
Paper Notification: April 16, 2010
Proceedings Publication: June 15, 2010
Conference Dates: June 27-30, 2010


Papers containing original and unpublished work are solicited in all areas of robotics, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Mechanisms: Design, Humanoids, Hands, Legged Systems, Snakes, Novel Actuators, Reconfigurable Robots, MEMS/NEMS, Micro/Nanobots
  • Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control: Dexterous Manipulation, Locomotion, Nonlinear Control, Visual Servoing
  • Human-Robot Interaction and Human Centered Systems: Brain-Machine Interfaces, Haptics, Tactile Interfaces, Telerobotics, Human Augmentation, Assistive Robots, Social Robots, Safe Interaction, Robots and Art
  • Distributed Systems: Multi-Robot Systems, Networked Robots, Robot Soccer
  • Mobile Systems and Mobility: Mapping, Localization, Navigation, SLAM, Collision Avoidance, Exploration
  • Manipulation: Contact Modeling, Grasp Synthesis, Assembly, Force Control, Manipulation Planning
  • Field Robotics: Underwater Robotics, Aerial/Space Robotics, Agricultural and Mining Robotics
  • Medical Robotics: Robot-Assisted Procedures, Smart Surgical Tools, Rehabilitation Robotics, Interventional Therapy, Image-Guided Procedures, Surgical Simulation, Soft-Tissue Modeling, Telesurgery
  • Biological Robotics: Biomimetic Robotics, Robotic Investigation of Biological Science and Systems, Neurobotics, Prosthetics, Robotics and Molecular Biology
  • Robot Perception: Vision, Tactile and Force Perception, Range Sensing, Inertial and propreoceptive sensing, Sensor Fusion
  • Planning and Algorithms: Motion Planning, Task Planning, Coordination, Complexity and Completeness, Computational Geometry, Simulation,
  • Estimation and Learning for Robotic Systems: Reinforcement Learning, Bayesian Techniques, Graphical Models, Imitation Learning, Programming by Demonstration, Diagnostics
  • Review Criteria

    Submissions will be refereed on the basis of technical quality, novelty, significance, and clarity. Each submission will be thoroughly reviewed by at least three program committee members. Authors will have an opportunity to concisely respond to the reviews. Submissions, reviews, and the replies of the authors will then be discussed at an in-person area chair committee meeting. Authors of accepted manuscripts will be asked to submit final revisions for presentation at the conference.

    Submission Instructions

  • Please refer to Author Instructions for detailed paper submission information
  • Reviewing for RSS 2010 will be double blind, so authors should not be listed on the title page and reasonable anonymity should be maintained in the paper
  • Abstracts must be submitted by January 15, 2010, 23:59:59 PST. This is mandatory for submitting a full paper.
  • Authors may suggest which Area Chair should handle their submission. Names of Area Chairs are listed at
  • Full papers must be submitted by January 22, 2010, 23:59:59 PST.
  • An abstract must be submitted if a full paper submission is intended.
  • Initial paper reviews will be available on March 5, 2010. Authors will be allowed one week from this date to offer a rebuttal of these reviews.
  • Final paper notification will be made on April 16, 2010.