Call for Papers

Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) 2011 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. All papers presented at the conference will be made freely available for download on the Internet.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: January 10, 2011, 23:59:59 PST
Full Paper Submission: January 17, 2011, 23:59:59 PST
Response Phase: March 7-14, 2011
Paper Notification: April 15, 2011
Conference Dates: June 27 - July 1, 2011


Papers containing original and unpublished work are solicited in all areas of robotics, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control: Dexterous Manipulation, Locomotion, Nonlinear Control, Visual Servoing
  • Planning and Algorithms: Motion Planning, Task Planning, Coordination, Complexity and Completeness, Computational Geometry, Simulation,
  • Manipulation: Contact Modeling, Grasp Synthesis, Assembly, Force Control, Manipulation Planning
  • 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
  • Field Robotics: Underwater Robotics, Aerial/Space Robotics, Agricultural and Mining Robotics
  • Distributed Systems: Multi-Robot Systems, Networked Robots, Robot Soccer
  • 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
  • Mechanisms: Design, Humanoids, Hands, Legged Systems, Snakes, Novel Actuators, Reconfigurable Robots, MEMS/NEMS, Micro/Nanobots
  • Robot Perception: Vision, Tactile and Force Perception, Range Sensing, Inertial and propreoceptive sensing, Sensor Fusion
  • Mobile Systems and Mobility: Mapping, Localization, Navigation, SLAM, Collision Avoidance, Exploration
  • Estimation and Learning for Robotic Systems: Reinforcement Learning, Bayesian Techniques, Graphical Models, Imitation Learning, Programming by Demonstration, Diagnostics
  • Paper Format

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