[23-MAR-2020] Important Announcement Regarding COVID-19

We sincerely hope that you and your family are safe and healthy during this difficult time. Japan managed to stop the mass spread of COVID-19 and the situation is under control. However, due to the global epidemic situation of COVID-19, we may not be able to hold the conference in its complete form. Our top priority is the health and safety of all conference participants and volunteers. We are looking at other options and possibilities to try and still have the conference during the originally scheduled dates of June 22-26. The update would soon be communicated to you by April 15. Please stay tuned and stay safe.

UR 2020 Organizing Committee

17th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots

Welcome to Ubiquitous Robots 2020 in Kyoto!

The 17th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots (UR 2020) will be held in the Ritsumeikan University - Suzaku Campus, Kyoto, Japan, from June 22-26, 2020. Since its inception in 2004, Ubiquitous Robots has now established itself as a leading mid-size robotics conference, bringing together robotics researchers from around the world who share the vision that robots, like mobile phones, will become ubiquitous in our daily lives, and help connect and empower humans.

Robotics is the ultimate interdisciplinary field, and Ubiquitous Robots invites contributions from the entire foundational spectrum—design, perception, manipulation, interfaces, mobility, intelligence—and application domains— industrial, social and cultural interaction, transportation, medical, rehabilitation, healthcare, agriculture, construction, security, disaster, and many others.

Ubiquitous Robots 2020 promises to be an exciting and innovative event, with plenary and invited talks, oral presentation, posters, and workshops. We invite you to submit your latest work to Ubiquitous Robots 2020, and to come experience the myriad attractions of Kyoto.

Timeline and important dates

Jan. 31  → Feb. 15
Regular/WIP Paper Submission
Feb. 15
OS Paper Submission
Mar. 31
Paper Acceptance Notification
Apr. 25
Final Paper Submission

Plenary Talks More Information

  • Antonio Bicchi
  • University of Pisa, Italy
  • Title: SymBionics: From Human Robot Interaction to Human Robot Integration
  • Aude Billard
  • EPFL, Switzerland
  • Title: (TBA)
  • Ken Goldberg
  • University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Title: (TBA)
  • Kevin M. Lynch
  • Northwestern University, USA
  • Title: (TBA)

Past UR Conferences More Information