ICRA is the largest robotics meeting in the world and is the flagship conference of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society. It is thus our honor and pleasure to welcome you to this edition, although the current exceptional circumstances did not allow us to organize it in Paris as planned with the glimpse and splendor that our wonderful robotics community deserves. Now, for sure, Virtual ICRA 2020, the first online ICRA, will be one of the most memorable ICRA editions ever! [Message from the General & Program Chairs]
Join us for the virtual conference taking place May 31 to August 31 with sessions available both live and on demand. Plenaries and keynotes will be featured every afternoon (Central European Time) from June 1 to June 15, with live interactive Q&A sessions with the speaker. Our goal is bringing cutting-edge ICRA sessions to our community around the globe and provide opportunities to network with like-minded professionals from around the world. We hope that this offering reaches new members of our community and creates engaging discussions within the virtual conference platform.
|Virtual workshops||31 May to 30 June|
|Award ceremony||5 June|
|Plenary talks||1 – 17 June|
|Paper discussions||1 June – 31 August|
|Conference recorded material||1 June – 31 August|
|RAS Member Events||1 June – 31 August|
|Lydia E. Kavraki||Planning in Robotics and Beyond||Tuesday June 2, 1PM UTC|
|Yann LeCun||Self-Supervised Learning & World Models||Wednesday June 3, 1PM UTC|
|Jean-Paul Laumond||Geometry of Robot Motion: from the Rolling Car to the Rolling Man||Thursday June 4, 1PM UTC|
|Allison Okamura||Haptics for Humans in a Physically Distanced World||Monday June 8, 1PM UTC|
|Kerstin Dautenhahn||Human-Centred Social Robotics:
Autonomy, Trust and Interaction Challenges
|Tuesday June 9, 1PM UTC|
|Pieter Abbeel||Can Deep Reinforcement Learning from pixels
be made as efficient as from state?
|Wednesday June 10, 1PM UTC|
|Jaeheung Park||Compliant Whole-body Control for Real-World Interactions||Thursday June 11, 1PM UTC|
|Cordelia Schmid||Automatic Video Understanding||Friday June 12, 1PM UTC|
|Cyrill Stachniss||Robots in the Fields:
Directions Towards Sustainable Crop Production
|Monday June 15, 1PM UTC|
|Toby Walsh||How long before Killer Robots?||Tuesday June 16, 1PM UTC|
|Hajime Asama||Robot Technology for Super Resilience – Remote Technology for Response to Disasters, Accidents, and Pandemic||Wednesday June 17, 1PM UTC|
There are also several virtual gatherings for IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) society members and Students. Scroll below for more information.
RAS Meet the Leaders is the virtual equivalent of the popular RAS Lunch with Leaders event traditionally held at IEEE RAS’s flagship conferences: ICRA, CASE, and IROS.
Meet the Leaders is planned for multiple dates and time zones to accommodate the international robotics community. Each Leader will begin with an informal 5-minute presentation about their career, followed by a question and answer session.
Participants (students and young professionals) may sign up for ONE session to participate in a relaxed chat with academic and industry leaders from around the world.
The following Leaders are confirmed for the dates and times listed below (check back often for additional sessions):