Paper Submission

  • Regular Papers (4-8 pages): Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality papers for oral presentation, and the accepted papers will be included in Ubiquitous Robots IEEE Xplore Conference Proceedings.

    We are pleased to announce that the best regular papers (around ten), selected by the conference editorial board, will be recommended for publication in the journal Intelligent Service Robotics (SCIE) instead of IEEE Xplore, upon the authors’ agreement.

  • Work-in-Progress Papers (2-4 pages): The conference seeks contributions from a broad set of on-going works for poster presentation with possible active interaction in the conference. The accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings for distribution to the conference participants. However, work-in-progress papers will not be uploaded to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and the authors retain the copyright.

Important Dates

February 19, 2021
OS/Workshop & Tutorial Proposal Submission
March 15, 2021
Regular/Work-in-Progress/OS Paper Submission
May 15, 2021
Paper Acceptance Notification
May 30, 2021
Final Paper Submission

Paper Templates and Online Submission

Authors should prepare their papers based on template provided by IEEE (LaTex template or Microsoft Word template). All papers must be written in English and submitted electronically in A4 PDF format. Submission links are now available on

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design: mechanisms and actuation; robots with flexible elements; limbed structures; parallel and hybrid mechanisms; robot hands; snake-like and continuum robots; soft robots; modular robots; biomimetic and bioinspired robots; wheeled robots; underwater robots; flying robots; micro/nano robots; performance evaluation and optimization; modeling, identification, calibration;
  • Sensing and Perception: foundations of sensing and estimation; force and tactile sensing; range, sonar, and inertial Sensing; GPS and odometry; 3-D vision; object recognition; visual servoing; multisensor data fusion
  • Manipulation, Interfaces, and Programming: motion and force planning and control for manipulation tasks; contact modeling and manipulation; grasping; cooperative manipulation; mobility and manipulation; haptics; active manipulation for perception; telerobotics; networked robots; robotic systems architectures and programming;
  • Moving in the Environment: world modelling; simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM); motion planning and obstacle avoidance; modelling and control of legged robots, wheeled mobile robots, robots on rough terrain, underwater robots, aerial robots, and multiple mobile robot systems
  • Robots at Work: industrial robotics; space robotics; robotics in agriculture and forestry; robotics in construction; robotics in hazardous applications; robotics in mining; search and rescue robotics; robot surveillance and security; intelligent vehicles; medical robotics and computer-integrated surgery; rehabilitation and healthcare robotics; domestic robotics;
  • Robots and Humans: humanoids; physical and cognitive human-robot interaction; human-robot augmentation; social and socially assistive robotics; learning from humans; behavior-based systems; AI reasoning methods for robotics; deep learning and machine learning in robotics; biologically-inspired robotics; evolutionary robotics; neurorobotics; perceptual robotics; roboethics