[robotics-worldwide] IEEE ICRA 2013 important information

danica kragic danik at csc.kth.se
Fri Feb 22 23:58:31 PST 2013

The 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013) will be held on May 6-10, 2013 in Germany, in Karlsruhe, the city in which Heinrich Hertz discovered the electromagnetic waves in 1888 and which gave birth in 1844 to Karl Benz – the inventor of the gasoline-powered automobile – and in 1785 to Karl von Drais – inventor of the first bicycle-like vehicle called “Walking Machine” or “Draisine”.

The ICRA 2013 edition will last for five days, featuring two days technical workshops and tutorials, and three days for technical presentations including six plenary speeches, a large industrial exhibition, Science Forum, Industrial Forum and Citizens Forum as well as technical and non-technical tours and attractive social events. See schedule at http://www.icra2013.org/?page_id=145 

To register for ICRA2013 , go to 

Due to the expected high number of participants, we recommend booking your hotel early in order to get a room in the near vicinity of the conference venue! To book your accommodation, go to 

Plenary Talks 
ICRA 2013 is proud to announce the following Plenary Speakers:

Aude Billard, EPFL, Switzerland 
Michael Black, MPI, Germany 
Rodney Brooks, Rethink Robotics, USA 
Yasuo Kuniyoshi, The University of Tokyo, Japan 
Alexander Waibel, CMU/KIT, USA/Germany 
Robot J. Wood, Harvard University, USA 

Thanks for the generous support from IEEE and other sponsors, travel support is available both for students and non-students. The deadline for applying for travel support by submitting the requested information is March 15, 2013. To apply for travel support, go to 

We are working on the acquisition of additional student travel grants. These will be announced at the ICRA2013 webpage as soon as possible. 

Besides technical tours at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) several technical and non-technical tours are under preparation, among others to Darmstadt, Heidelberg, Freiburg, MPI in Tübingen, IPA in Stuttgart, SCHUNK, ... Details will be published on the webpage as soon as possible. 

ICRA2013  Publicity Co-Chairs
Danica Kragic, KTH
Mike Stilman, Georgia Tech
Eiichi Yoshida, AIST

ICRA2013  General Chair
Rüdiger Dillmann, KIT

ICRA2013  Program Chair
Markus Vincze, TU Wien

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