The 12th Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Sheffield UK, 31 Aug - 2 Sep 2011

Call for Papers

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For further details you can also consult the conference submission link.

TAROS 2011 invites both full papers (up to 12 pages) and extended abstracts (2 pages). All contributions will be fully refereed by at least three members of the programme committee. Full papers are invited from researchers at any stage in their career but should present significant findings and advances in robotics research; more preliminary work would be better suited to extended abstract submission.

Accepted full papers and extended abstracts will be published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series and authors will be required to follow the Springer publishing guidelines. The series is listed in various indexing services (e.g. ACM, IEEE, ISI Proceedings, Scopus, INSPEC, and EI).

Selected papers from the conference will be published in a Special Issue at the Elsevier journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

Ulrich Nehmzow Best Paper Award

In Memoriam of Professor Ulrich Nehmzow (RIP 2010), founder of TAROS, a best paper award will be presented at the conference. The selection is based on the originality and quality of the submission and its potential impact. The prize winner will receive a books voucher sponsored by Springer.

Plenary Speakers

Joseph Ayers (Northeastern University)

Simon Blackmore (UniBots Ltd)

Paul Newman (The Oxford Mobile Robotics Group)

Yiannis Demiris (Imperial College London)


Submission Categories

  • Full Papers
  • These are up to 12 pages in Springer LNCS format

  • Extended abstracts
  • These should be up to 2 pages in Springer LNCS format

Important Dates

March 25, 2011

Submission deadline (extended from Mar 11, 2011)

May 11, 2011

Notification of acceptance

May 27, 2011

Camera ready copy

August 31 - September 2, 2011


Industrial Participation

The participation of representatives of the industry is welcome both in the main conference and particularly in the academic-industry 1-day symposium. Exhibition space is available.

Topics of interest and Related Areas

  • Advanced applications of autonomous robots (industrial and research)
  • Advanced materials
  • Advanced medical robotics, robots for surgery
  • Analysis of robot-environment interaction
  • Applications development
  • Assistive robotics
  • Autonomous assembly robotics
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Biohybrid robotic systems
  • Biomimetic and bio-inspired robotics
  • Cognitive robotics
  • Collective robots
  • Developmental robotics
  • Ethical and societal issues in robotics
  • Evolutionary robotics
  • Field robotics
  • Flying robots (unmanned- and micro- air vehicles)
  • Hardware issues, devices and techniques, advanced sensor and actuator hardware
  • Human-Robot interaction and interfaces
  • Humanoid robotics
  • Intelligent prostheses
  • Learning and adaptation
  • Legged robots
  • Long-term interaction and operation
  • Modelling and analysis of robot models
  • Modular reconfigurable robots
  • Navigation, localization, map building and path planning
  • Personal robotics
  • Robot autonomy including energy self-sufficiency
  • Robot communication and language
  • Robot control architectures
  • Robots in education, the arts and entertainment
  • Robot vision, sensing and perception
  • Service robotics
  • Space and planetary robotics
  • Swarm robotics

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