Events on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics


This page collects pointers to past and future events which are directly relevant to the integration of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
Events are listed in reverse cronological order.


Guidelines to contributors

For each event, please provide title, place, date, and web pointer. If possible, also provide one sentence to summarize the main character of the event, and one sentence to summarize why it is relevant to AI and Robotics. In order to keep the list below relevant and concise, please:
  • keep the event description concise: in particular, do not post here the full call for papers!
  • do not post here events which focus on either AI or Robotics alone, and not on their integration: such events can be (and are) listed elsewhere.


Coming events: Conferences, Workshops, Meetings


May 2016: AI for Long-term Autonomy
  • A workshop at ICRA 2016, Stockholm, Sweden, May 16, 2016.
  • This event brings together academic researchers and industry professionals who are interested in AI-based and robotic systems that operate in long-term, real-world scenarios.


Coming events: Journals, Books


April 2013: Artificial Intelligence Journal, Special Issue on "AI and Robotics"

  • This special issue will collect in a single place a set of top-quality papers that report innovative and mature inter-disciplinary work in the integration of AI and Robotics.
  • Submission deadline (closed): September 6, 2013
  • Publication expected: Accepted papers are available online, the whole issue is expected to be published in Spring 2016.


Past events


June 2015: Planning and Robotics
  • A workshop at ICAPS-2015. Jerusalem, Israel, June 7-11, 2015.
  • The third edition of the PlanRob workshop series (http://pst.istc.cnr.it/planrob/) aims at constituting a stable, long-term establishment of a forum on relevant topics concerned with the interactions between Robotics and Planning & Scheduling communities.

August 2014: CogRob-2014

  • The 9th International Workshop on Cognitive Robotics, at ECCAI-2014. Prague, Czech Republic, August 18-19, 2014.
  • This workshop series is concerned with fundational research questions on cognitive robotics, as well as robotic system design and robotic applications that utilize AI methods.

September 2014: AI and Robotics

  • A workshop at IROS-2014. Chicago, Illinois, September 14, 2014.
  • This workshop aims at providing a venue for the AI and Robotics communities to share their findings and goals and report such successful integrated efforts. It is a sister event to the AI and Robotics workshop at AAAI-2014

July 2014: AI and Robotics

  • A workshop at AAAI-2014. Quebec City, Quebec, July 27-28, 2014.
  • This workshop aims at providing a venue for the AI and Robotics communities to share their findings and goals and report such successful integrated efforts.

June 2014: Planning and Robotics
  • A workshop at ICAPS-2014. Portsmouth, USA, June 22-23, 2014.
  • The second edition of the PlanRob workshop aims at constituting a stable, long-term establishment of a forum on relevant topics concerned with the interactions between Robotics and Planning & Scheduling communities.

March 2014: Qualitative Representations for Robots

  • A 2014 AAAI Spring Symposium Stanford University, California, US. March 24-26, 2014.
  • This event brings together researchers interested in using qualitative representations for robots, including qualitative representations of space, motion, time, uncertainty, action/behaviour and categorical or functional knowledge.

March 2014: Artificial Intelligence and Cognition in Robotics

  • A workshop at the European Robotic Forum 2013, Rovereto, Italy, March 12-14, 2014
  • This workshop is organized by the AICoR Topic Group, the Topic Group on "Artificial Intelligence and Cognition in Robotics" of the European Robotics Association euRobotics. It will discuss scientific and organizational issues related to the AICoR topics.

March 2014: AI & Robotics Innovation Forum

  • A workshop at The Hub Westminster. London, UK, March 13, 2014.
  • The AI & Robotics Innovation Forum will explore the topics of: intelligent robotics, transport and the the autonomous car, the home and assisted living, manufacturing and the future of the factory, and farming and agriculture robotics.

December 2013: Winter School on AI and Robotics

  • A PhD Winter School at Örebro University. Örebro, Sweden, December 9-13, 2013.
  • This School is a follow-up of the "The Return of the Light" foundational event held in Örebro in December 2012 - see below. Students will be exposed to technologies at the forefront of research in AI and in Robotics, and will apply some of these through exercises on real robots.
  • Follow-up of the Lucia-2012 foudational meeting "AI meets Robotics".

November 2013: AI-Based Robotics

  • A workshop at IROS-2013. Tokyo, Japan, November 3, 2013.
  • This workshop aims to make the robotics community aware of the state of the art in AI, to examine how AI methods can help robots in performing their tasks, and identify major research challenges that need to be addressed.

August 2013: Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Robotics

  • A workshop at ICLP-2013. Instanbul, Turkey, August 25, 2013.
  • This workshop aimsto promote a deeper understanding of recent breakthroughs and tough challenges in the logic programming and probabilistic robotics communities, resulting in collaboraive efforts towards addressing the knowledge representation and reasoning challenges in robotics.

July 2013: Intelligent Robotic Systems

  • A workshop at AAAI-2013. Bellevue, Washington, US, July 14-15, 2013.
  • This workshop aims to bring together a diverse and multidisciplinary group of researchers interested in designing intelligent robotic systems.
  • It builds upon the two previous AAAI Spring Simposia "Designing Intelligent Robots: Reintegrating AI", I (2012) and II (2013).


June 2013: Planning and Robotics
  • A workshop at ICAPS-2013. Rome, Italy, June 10-11, 2013.
  • The first edition of the PlanRob workshop aims at constituting a stable, long-term establishment of a forum on relevant topics concerned with the interactions between Robotics and Planning & Scheduling communities.

March 2013: Designing Intelligent Robots: Reintegrating AI 2


March 2013: AI meets Robotics... in Europe!

  • A workshop at the European Robotics Forum 2013. Lyon, France, March 19, 2013.
  • The aim of this workshop is to foster and better organize the convergence between the fields of AI and Robotics, with emphasis on the European context.
  • This builds upon the first "AI meets Robotics" event in Örebro, Sweden, 2013.
  • See the post-event summary

December 2012: The Return of the Light

  • A foundational meeting held in Örebro, Sweden, on December 12-14, 2012.
  • This is the first of a series of "AI meets Robotics" events, with the aim to foster and better organize the convergence between these two fields. Many of the initiatives described in this Wiki space, and the wiki itself, were decided at this meeting.
  • See the post-event summary

March 2012: Designing Intelligent Robots: Reintegrating AI

  • Part of the AAAI Spring Symposium series. Stanford University, California, US. March 26-28, 2013.