Call for Papers

The 2014 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference will bring together researchers working on algorithmic and mathematical foundations of robotics, robotics applications, and analysis of robotic systems. The conference will be single-track, and the final program will be the result of a thorough 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 three-day main session will be preceded by two days of workshops and tutorials. Workshop-only registration will also be available. Every effort is being made to keep conference expenses affordable, particularly for student attendees.

Papers are solicited in all areas of robotics, including: Distributed Systems, Field Robotics, Human Centered Systems, Human Robot Interaction, Estimation and Learning for Robotic Systems, Manipulation, Mechanisms, Medical Robotics, Micro/Nano Robotics, Mobile Systems and Mobility, Planning and Algorithms, and Robot Perception. Submissions will be evaluated in terms of their technical quality, novelty, significance, potential impact, and clarity. Papers that cover both the "Science" and the "Systems" component of robotics are solicited.

Important Dates

  • Full Paper Submission: January 30, 2014, 16:59 CST
  • Paper Notification: April 30, 2014
  • Conference Dates: July 12-16, 2014 (Workshops: July 12-13, Main conference: July 14-16)
  • RSS will have a rebuttal phase. The authors will be given 4 days to respond to reviewers' comments. This will happen in the period between March 9 and March 21. Check the main web page of the conference for updates as we get closer to the above dates.
  • Conditional accepts will be introduced this year. Authors will be give 10-14 days to improve their paper. This will happen in the period between April 8 and April 23. Detailed information will be posted as we approach those dates.
  • Papers containing original and unpublished work are solicited in all areas of robotics, including (but not limited to) the following: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

    RSS is actively seeking papers in areas that have not been traditionally represented at the conference and will stay true to its name covering both the "Science" and the "Systems" of robotics.

  • Paper Format and Submission Instructions

    In 2014 significant changes have been made to the paper format, submission instructions. All changes can be found here.