[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] ICRA 2017 Updates & Call for participation (Online registration closes on May 15, 2017)

Hongliang Ren ren at nus.edu.sg
Sat May 6 23:38:49 PDT 2017

* ICRA 2017 - Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Real-world Solutions

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

* Conference updates:

-  Online registration closes on May 15, 2017 (1 week from now).

-  The technical tours still have available seats, please refer to the tour registration website with the tour descriptions.

-   The technical program is now available at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ras.papercept.net_conferences_conferences_ICRA17_program_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=-Hqhqja7Oa8DxJHTSkHyMQ3jE1A8ncHQnr0_52aYbZw&s=J6hXtgBaPOvuen2QqhoAHutin3mBeN2DlK0123WbtcI&e= . All papers at ICRA2017 will have the same type of presentation in a session: a brief 5-minute spotlight talk in series, followed by a 35-minute interactive presentation in parallel. Please refer to the speaker instructions page
for details https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.icra2017.org_conference_speaker-2Dinstructions&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=-Hqhqja7Oa8DxJHTSkHyMQ3jE1A8ncHQnr0_52aYbZw&s=4dUt6Fc67mIA6_RrgflUaj05pNUv2FPYfxERrAT64oo&e= .

-   Early and advance registrants for ICRA2017 (before May 15, 2017) in the standard and student registration categories will receive a free 7-inch tablet containing the conference proceedings and conference app as part of the registration package. This is the first time that ICRA attempts to innovate on the distribution of conference proceedings and conference program to delegates. There will be NO USB proceedings nor printed conference program digest
book given to delegates. The conference digest book and paper proceedings will be pre-installed in the tablet. The conference app also has a cloud-based web portal for information distribution and sharing. Details on collection and use of the tablet will be announced in May 2017. Tablets for onsite registrants are subject to availability.

* Industry Forum:
Runs on May 30 and 31. Speakers include representatives from KUKA, ABB, Kinova, Savioke, Kuang-Chi Institute of Advanced Technology, ST Aerospace, Nvidia, and more. See who else is speaking at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.icra2017.org_conference_forums_industry-2Dforum&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=-Hqhqja7Oa8DxJHTSkHyMQ3jE1A8ncHQnr0_52aYbZw&s=5BROtx058GzZD2EbWxUkx1q-N1RFLtweBfZzvPPz7pQ&e= 

* RIE Robotics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

ICRA 2017 will introduce a new Robotics Innovation & Entrepreneurship (RIE) Forum that aims to bridge technological advances with real-world problems. The forum will connect promising start-ups with industry leaders in key application domains. New hybrid format forum on May 30 and 31 connects robotics start-ups with investors like Armstrong Industrial Corporation, BP Digital Innovation Organization, Clear Water Bay Startup Fund, and GreenMeadows Accelerator. Industry leaders in key domains such as autonomous driving, logistics, healthcare, service, collaborative manufacturing and education and social will share current real-world needs. See the participating changemakers at  https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.icra2017.org_conference_forums_rie-2Dforum&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=-Hqhqja7Oa8DxJHTSkHyMQ3jE1A8ncHQnr0_52aYbZw&s=gixGdRrME0aEATo1M7OwxnKyLSbCmdcvxAK0vPZFB-4&e= .

The RIE Forum will be held on May 30-31, 2017 and features six industry focus areas

* Start-up Corner

ICRA 2017 welcomes start-up companies to market their products and services to a highly relevant audience of robotics and automation researchers, developers and industry leaders. Start-ups will have the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate their products in a highly interactive environment within the exhibition area at ICRA 2017.

In addition, selected start-ups can pitch their innovations at the Robotics Innovation & Entrepreneurship (RIE) Forum in one of the six industry focus areas, namely, Autonomous Driving, Service, Healthcare, Logistics, Education & Social, and Collaborative Manufacturing.

Please contact ICRA 2017 Secretariat at sales at icra2017.org<mailto:sales at icra2017.org> or call +65 6389 6626<tel:+65%206389%206626> to secure your space at the ICRA 2017 Start-up Corner.

ICRA2017 Organizing Committee


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