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  • ICRA 2017

    Location: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, 1 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018971

    May 29, 2017 - June 3, 2017

    ICRA is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society's flagship conference and is a premier international forum for robotics researchers to present their work. The 2017 conference will be held from May 29 to June 3, 2017 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

    The conference will include plenary sessions, contributed paper sessions, workshops and tutorial sessions, an industrial forum, a government forum, an ASEAN & emerging country forum, exhibitions, and robot challenges.

  • Jobs for Robots: The Future of Careers in an Automated World

    Location: New York, NY, USA

    May 31, 2017 - May 31, 2017

    Join the Brooklyn Futurist Meetup on the morning May 31st as Jason Schenker, one of the top financial market futurists in the world shares his vision for an increasingly automated workplace (and society). In Jobs for Robots, Jason Schenker addresses the most critical topics for the future of work, including automation, robotics, FinTech, e-commerce, and online education. Find out what you'll need to do to keep relevant in your career.
    • Schenker offers a critical examination of the downside risks and upside opportunities for the future of work presented by robotics and automation.
    • He also discusses the greatest challenges required to ensure that society benefits, as we are propelled from the information age into the automation age.
    • We’ll give away books and serve light refreshments at Hitachi Data Systems’ Manhattan office near Grand Central Station, All for $5.

    RSVP Here:

    More about Jason Schenker - Economist, Futurist, Author, and Speaker:

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  • AUVSI Intelligent Ground Vehicles Comp

    Location: Rochester, MI, USA

    June 2, 2017 - June 5, 2017

    The IGVC offers a design experience that is at the very cutting edge of engineering education. It is multidisciplinary, theory-based, hands-on, team implemented, outcome assessed, and based on product realization. It encompasses the very latest technologies impacting industrial development and taps subjects of high interest to students. Design and construction of an Intelligent Vehicle fits well in a two semester senior year design capstone course, or an extracurricular activity earning design credit. The deadline of an end-of-term competition is a real-world constraint that includes the excitement of potential winning recognition and financial gain. Students at all levels of undergraduate and graduate education can contribute to the team effort, and those at the lower levels benefit greatly from the experience and mentoring of those at higher levels. Team organization and leadership are practiced, and there are even roles for team members from business and engineering management, language and graphic arts, and public relations. Students solicit and interact with industrial sponsors who provide component hardware and advice, and in that way get an inside view of industrial design and opportunities for employment.

  • CES Asia

    Location: Shanghai, China

    June 7, 2017 - June 9, 2017

    Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ and co-produced by Shanghai Intex, CES Asia is the premier event for the consumer technology industry, showcasing the full breadth and depth of the innovation value-chain in the Asian marketplace. Key global businesses come to this new event to grow and reinforce their brand by showcasing the latest products and technologies to consumer tech industry executives, foreign buyers, international media and a limited number of consumers from China. Attendees have exclusive access to some of the largest brands from China and around the world, while celebrating the innovation that defines the consumer technology sector.
    CES Asia 2017 will return to Shanghai June 7-9, 2017 as the only industry event focused on the Asia-Pacific market.
    Learn more with CES Asia 2016 Attendee Audit Summary and CES Asia 2017 Fact Sheet .
    CES Asia Granted Official Trade Fair Certification
    CES Asia 2016 was granted an Official Trade Fair Certification by the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC). This partnership opens the door for U.S. companies, exhibiting at CES Asia, to gain access to export assistance, trade counseling and opportunities to help expand into and/or grow their…

  • Unmanned Cargo Innovation Ground Vehicle Conf

    Location: Maaspoort, 6001 Weert, Netherlands

    June 13, 2017 - June 14, 2017

    The Unmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle Conference is part of the first global multimodal unmanned cargo systems event – a two-day event (June 13-14, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:

    Cargo Innovation Conference
    Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference
    Unmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle Conference
    Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference
    Smart Logistics Expo

    During the conference we host our Smart Logistics Expo, a dedicated and focused business and research platform. This exhibition brings together leading global companies from the unmanned cargo supply chain. It is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and network with this pioneering community of unmanned cargo researchers, engineers, business developers and end-users.

    Scope: Automated driving and unmanned transport systems are about to bring massive disruptions the road transport sector. Organisations active in this industry have to adapt their organisation accordingly in order to optimize operations and revenues. Unmanned Cargo Vehicles will offer solutions for many of the challenges the transport industry is facing: improved traffic flow and road safety, fuel consumption reduction and reduced CO2 emissions. The conference also addresses the benefits of unmanned vehicles for military purpose such as unmanned transport of goods in…

  • ICAPS Robotic Track

    Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

    June 18, 2017 - June 23, 2017

    ICAPS will run a Robotics track as part of the main conference, following the successes of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 edition. The Robotics track will emphasize the opportunities that emerge from integrating the fields of AI planning and autonomous robotics. The ICAPS-2017 Robotics track provides an opportunity for the AI planning and scheduling community to respond to the challenges that robotics applications pose, and to contribute to the advancement of intelligent robotics. This is also an opportunity for the robotics community to propose integrated solutions, discuss challenges related to planning for autonomous robots (deliberative, reactive, continuous planning and execution, etc.), and to showcase the use of planning and scheduling technology in robotics applications.

    The robotics track welcomes work on task, motion, and manipulation planning, plan execution, execution monitoring and failure recovery, task-level coordination of robots, and planning for perception. Submission of work that has been demonstrated on actual robot systems is specifically encouraged.

  • Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robots

    Location: London, UK

    June 25, 2017 - June 28, 2017

    The Symposium is in its tenth year. It is now being held over four days to include workshops on various clinical and technical topics and a two-day main conference with participation of invited/keynote speakers, paper authors and delegates from leading medical, science and technology institutions.

    Every year researchers, clinicians and engineers are invited to submit papers to the Hamlyn Symposium on a range of topics covering clinical specialties in Urology, Cardiac Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Gynaecology, ENT, Orthopaedic and Paediatric Surgery. The expert Programme Committee reviews all papers by rating them against particular criteria.

  • Autonomous Machines World

    Location: Berlin, Germany

    June 26, 2017 - June 27, 2017

    Autonomous Systems technologies are playing an increasingly important role in our interconnected and digitalized world. The dawn of autonomous systems will have far-reaching consequences for many industry sectors as well as our daily lives. We have now entered an era where replacing human labour by intelligent machines in an ever increasing range of tasks will become one of the biggest challenges for us all - and an opportunity for increased efficency and cost reduction of yet unknown proportions.

    The Autonomous Machines World 2017 is an international knowledge exchange platform bringing together the top experts in the field, and will provide a unique glimpse into the fascinating world of autonomous robots, intelligent machines and smart technologies.

  • FAIM 2017

    Location: San Diego, CA, USA

    June 28, 2017 - June 30, 2017

    The 27th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM2017) is a leading international forum to disseminate the most recent and relevant research, theories and practices on Automation and Manufacturing.
    The conference theme is “Intelligent Manufacturing and Engineering Methods for Industry 4.0”. It will be hosted by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and will be held on June 27-30, 2017 in Modena, Italy. The conference will link researchers and practitioners from industry and academia specialising in automation, manufacturing and other related engineering disciplines from around the world.
    Modena is located into the Emilia region, which is famous for Advanced Manufacturing (packaging machines, robotics, gearboxes, fluid power, ceramics tiles, pharmaceutics, etc.), Automotive and Food industries. In particular, Modena is the beating heart of the “Motor Valley”, which includes companies like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, CHN industrial, Ducati, Pagani.
    The FAIM2017 conference will offer regular scientific conference sessions and special sessions (workshops) focused on specific FAIM topics (for more information see the Submisson pages).
    It also includes industrial visits on June 30 and a variety of social events to discover the excellences of Modena and the Emilia region area.

  • Industrial Automation

    Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

    June 28, 2017 - June 30, 2017

    As the largest and most influential automation show in South China, the Industrial Automation Shenzhen 2016 (IA Shenzhen) came to a successful close at Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center on July 1, 2016. About 450 industrial automation enterprises from 13 countries and regions including Denmark, Germany, South Korea, Canada, America, Japan, Singapore, Israel, Italy, Britain, China Taiwan and China Hong Kong showcased in areas such as industrial robot, control systems, machine vision and mechanical part within a display area of 30,000 sqm. Nearly 30 robot brands gathered on site to display a host of advanced products and technologies including collaborative robots. The three day show attracted 32,313 visitors in total, a 30.34% increase compared with last year. The setting of new record highs yet again proves the powerful appeal and great influence of IA Shenzhen in the South China market.

    “Established in 1997, IA Shenzhen has laid a solid industrial foundation and broad market demand along with the economic take-off of the Pearl River Economic Circle. As one of the global industrial exhibitions under the flag of Hannover Messe, IA Shenzhen has embraced a brand new pattern with professional organizing concept and powerful resource network,” Gary Liu, the General Manager…

  • RoboUniverse

    Location: Seoul, South Korea

    June 28, 2017 - June 30, 2017

  • Call for papers: Special Collection on Distributed Robotic Systems and Society

    June 30, 2017 - June 30, 2017

    Deadlines: Submission Deadline: June 30, 2017; Author Notification: September 22, 2017; Publication date: December 29, 2017

    Summary: This IJARS special collection seeks to move beyond the classical view of distributed robotic systems to advance our understanding about the future role of these systems in the marketplace and public society. Questions such as: What security methods are available and are efficient for these systems? What kind of distributed robotic algorithms are suitable to introduce human-oriented interactions? Are there new interfaces to connect with these systems or reduce their complexity? Are distributed networks such as Bitcoin a feasible way to integrate distributed robotic systems in our society? Are there new business models for distributed robot ventures? How can distributed robotic systems make use of unlimited access of information in the cloud?

    Organizers: Journal (IJARS)

    Guest Editors:
    Lead Guest Editor: Eduardo Castello, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Media Lab (
    Sabine Hauert, PhD. Lecturer in Robotics, Bristol Robotics Labratory (BRL), University of Bristol (
    Christian Penaloza, PhD. Research Scientist, Advanced Telecommunication Research Institute International, Visiting Faculty at Osaka University (



    Location: Shanghai, China

    July 5, 2017 - July 8, 2017

    China International Robot Show is a 4 day event being held from 5th July to 8th July 2017 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China. This event showcases products like Promote the leaping development of robotics, Leed the deepening transform of manufacture, to build the communication platform for robot industries and enormous Chinese market,education service robot,household service robot,environmental cleaning robot etc etc. in the Automation & Robotics industry.In this trade fair products to be showcase are Promote the leaping development of robotics, Leed the deepening transform of manufacture, to build the communication platform for robot industries and enormous Chinese market,education service robot,household service robot,environmental cleaning robot etc.

  • ASCEND Conference and Expo

    Location: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232, USA

    July 19, 2017 - July 21, 2017

    Attend the ASCEND Conference & Expo powered by Drone360, to be held July 19-21, 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon to gain practical knowledge for integrating drone technology to improve business processes. ASCEND’s targeted conference tracks benefit business owners and principals in construction, insurance, photo and video, precision agriculture, real estate, emergency response, search and rescue, and utility and infrastructure inspection.

    Choose from over 60 conference sessions and interactive panel discussions led by over 100 industry speakers. Speakers, panels, and exhibits aim to provide attendees with principles and processes to enable them to immediately apply drone technology to benefit their businesses.

    Additionally the ASCEND expo will encompass all aspects of UAS including service providers, commercial applications, platforms, software, research, technology, training, components, advocacy, education, government agencies, trade associations, and retailers.

  • RoboCup

    Location: Nagoya, Japan

    July 25, 2017 - July 31, 2017

    The international RoboCup community fosters the development of intelligent robots by defining and executing competitions that are used by scientists and students from all over the world to test and demonstrate their robots in attractive, realistic scenarios.

    See for yourself what RoboCup teams have achieved in the past 21 years. Meet more than 3,500 dedicated scientists and developers from more than 40 countries. Be inspired by the contests, and become part of the RoboCup network

    Today, RoboCup has a variety of leagues to compete.

  • Farm Progress Show

    Location: Decatur, IL, USA

    July 29, 2017 - July 31, 2017

    This is where producers from all over gather, meet, and learn. This is where major manufacturers choose to roll out their newest offerings. This is where Ag families take a break from their daily routine to immerse themselves in the wider Ag community. This is where tradition and business have come together for 64 years. This is where we celebrate agriculture.

  • World of Drones Congress (WoDC)

    Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

    August 31, 2017 - September 2, 2017

    For the first time ever, the inaugural World of Drones Congress (WoDC) will provide an international forum for everyone concerned with drones – from businesses to governments, investors to enthusiasts.

  • FSR 2017

    Location: Zürich, Switzerland

    September 12, 2017 - September 15, 2017

    The goal of FSR is to report and encourage the development of field and service robotics. These are non-factory robots, typically mobile, that must operate in complex and dynamic environments. Typical field robotics applications include mining, agriculture, building and construction, forestry, cargo handling and so on. Field robots may operate on the ground (of Earth or planets), under the ground, underwater, in the air, or in space. Service robots are those that work closely with humans, importantly the elderly and sick, to help them with their lives.

  • RobotWorld

    Location: Seoul, South Korea

    September 13, 2017 - September 16, 2017

    ROBOTWORLD is one of the three major international robot shows, which consists of exhibition, contest, and conference all-in-one. This is especially driven by the Korean government since 2006 to boost industry as a whole, which had been at its fledgling stage of development.
    Robotic industry is regarded globally as explosion stage (Industrial robot by 15%, service robot by 25% increase in 2015, Source: IFR). Since 2012, Korean market has also promoted rapid growth and reached at the market size of 3.8 billion U.S. dollars.
    As a global exhibition for robot companies home and abroad, ROBOTWORLD has been a reliable foundation of vitalizing business and robot demand expansion.
    Various companies not only in industrial robots, but also service robots, robot parts & components and robot contents are participating in ROBOTWORLD. ROBOTWORLD, as the 12th event, will impress and satisfy you with customized marketing, openness, scalability and lead to beyond expectation and satisfaction.
    Now, we welcome you to a global robot festival in Korea, ROBOTWORLD 2017!


    Location: Cape Town, South Africa

    September 18, 2017 - September 20, 2017

    The IEEE’s flagship conference in Africa, IEEE AFRICON, is hosted in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. IEEE AFRICON 2017 provides a platform for academic and industry professionals from all over the world, to share ideas, present their latest research and to network. The venue is The Avenue, a new conference venue in Cape Town’s famous V&A Waterfront. The venue is connected to the aquarium and overlooks the V&A Waterfront Marina.

  • IROS 2017

    Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

    September 24, 2017 - September 28, 2017

    The 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017) will be held in Vancouver, Canada, September 24–28, 2017. The theme of IROS 2017 is “Friendly People, Friendly Robots”. Robots and humans are becoming increasingly integrated in various application domains. We work together in factories, hospitals and households, and share the road. This collaborative partnership of humans and robots gives rise to new technological challenges and significant research opportunities in developing friendly robots that can work effectively with, for, and around people.

  • RoboBusiness

    Location: Santa Clara, CA, USA

    September 27, 2017 - September 28, 2017

    RoboBusiness is the pioneering event of the global robotics industry and the most important gathering of the year for those seeking to learn more about and profit from robotics.

    For over 12 years, RoboBusiness has brought together thousands of executives, engineers, investors, startups and robotics experts from around the world to learn from one another and build robotics strategies that can be immediately put to use to grow their businesses and stay ahead of the competition.

    At RoboBusiness, you will:
    Learn how to craft and implement a successful robotics strategy
    See hundreds of robotics products and compare the best solutions for your business needs
    Build relationships with the most influential end users, investors, and solutions providers
    Find ground-breaking, revolutionizing and life changing advancements being made
    Become a vital part of the robotics ecosystem and help shape the future of business

    87% of our attendees have purchasing authority and are making significant choices about buying from, investing in or strategically partnering with robotics companies.

  • Drone World Expo

    Location: San Jose, CA, USA

    October 3, 2017 - October 4, 2017

    Thought leaders, industry experts and end-users will gather at Drone World Expo in the heart of Silicon Valley to present real-world solutions to your business and environmental challenges. UAS/UAVs provide the capability for you to capture data in a way that will have a tremendous impact on your business. Applications including imaging, photography, video and film, precision agriculture, construction, security and public safety, mapping and surveying, inspections, research and conservation, communications, parcel delivery, humanitarian efforts and more will be explained and demonstrated at this one-of-a-kind gathering. Learn about commercial strategies, platforms and payloads, data collection, safety, security, privacy, the current regulatory environment, international lessons learned, and the impact drones are having on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • IAS 2017

    Location: Shanghai, China

    November 7, 2017 - November 11, 2017

    The IAS Industrial Automation Show is an international trade fair for industrial automation technology, which takes place once a year in Shanghai. Since its inception, the event has become the industry barometer of China's automation market. Exhibitors are presenting, beside industrial automation, electrical systems, robotics and IT solutions, primarily in the fields of auto, papermaking, electricity power, rail transport, machine tool, new energy, building materials, metallurgy and mining, where performance enhancement is important and therefore offers the largest potential for automation. A focus that is gaining more and more importance is the issue robotics. Intelligent robots from national and international market leaders conquer the exhibition platform and provide technological boom and innovations in the robotics industry. The IAS Industrial Automation Show will be held in conjunction with the ES Energy Show and MWCS Metalworking and CNC Machine Tool Show. Together, the fairs generate a professional audience of more than 120,000 visitors and establish them as an important event in the exhibition landscape of China. International exhibitors use these fairs primarily to get access to the Chinese and Asian markets and to open up new markets.

    On the whole the…

  • Agri Technica

    Location: Hanover, Germany

    November 12, 2017 - November 18, 2017

    For seven days, AGRITECHNICA will set the stage for 2,900 exhibitors and will lift the curtain for you on the future of crop production. High-calibre manufacturers and service providers will fascinate an international audience with brand new concepts and spearheading innovations in as many as 23 halls.

  • CoRL 2017

    Location: Mountain View, CA, USA

    November 13, 2017 - November 15, 2017

    The Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL) is a new annual international conference focusing on the intersection of robotics and machine learning. The first meeting will be held in Mountain View, California, November 13 - 15, 2017, and will aim to bring together about 250 of the best researchers at the intersection of robotics and machine learning.

    The fields of robotics, autonomous perception, and control are undergoing a machine learning revolution. Now is the time to dedicate a venue that will combine fundamental advances in machine learning with an empirical exploration of robotics applications and theory. We invite cutting-edge research papers to be submitted to CoRL 2017. Accepted papers will published via the JMLR Workshop & Conference Proceedings series and will be presented either as posters or oral presentations in the plenary session. Our aim is to make CoRL the top venue for robot learning research.

    The conference is being organized with help from the International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR), publication support from the Journal of Machine Learning (JMLR), and financial support from our sponsors.

  • AREX 2017

    Location: Singapore

    November 23, 2017 - November 24, 2017

    The 3rd Edition of AREX (Asian Robotics Exhibition) 2017 will be held on November 2017 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. It is the only platform dedicated to robotics. The exhibition will focus on collaborative robots, professional service robots and consumer robots.

  • iRex 2017

    Location: Tokyo, Japan

    November 29, 2017 - December 2, 2017

    The International Robot Exhibition 2017 will be held under the theme, “The Robot Revolution Has Begun –Toward Heartwarming Society-” with an aspiration to have people and robots coexist and collaborate in order to create a more people-friendly society. The latest robot technology and products from Japan and abroad will be presented during the exhibition together with next-generation technology such as AI, big data, and networks to facilitate more exchanges in technology and business talks.

  • ICRA 2018 Brisbane

    Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

    May 21, 2018 - May 25, 2018

    The International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s flagship conference and is a premier international forum for robotics researchers to present their work.

    Established in 1984 and held annually, the conference joins experts in the field of robotics and automation for technical communications through presentations and discussions. The conference creates a remarkable environment to indulge all the delegates in the frontier of science and technology in robotics and automation.


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  • International Trade Fair for the Mafctrng Industry
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  • AUVSI Xponential
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  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
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  • Innorobo
  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Innorobo
  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Innorobo
  • ICRA 2017
  • ICRA 2017
  • Jobs for Robots: The Future of Careers in an Automated World
  • ICRA 2017