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TAROS-2017: call for participation in major international robotics conference

The longest running UK-hosted international conference on Robotics and Autonomous Systems, TAROS-17 – which takes place at Surrey in July – has launched a call for participation to the research and industrial community.

Professor Yang Gao speaking at last year's UK Robotics Week

The 18th Towards Autonomous Robotics Systems (TAROS) will be held in Guildford from 19 to 21 July 2017. A featured event during the UK Robotics Week 2017, the high-profile conference provides a platform for researchers and industrialists to discuss the latest developments in autonomous robotics research and applications.

The three-day event includes an academic conference with keynote speeches, oral and poster presentations, industry exhibitions, robot demonstrations, an Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) public lecture and other satellite events.

The event organisers have launched a call for participation inviting researchers to submit papers on a wide variety of topics related to the principles and practice of robotics. These range from advanced medical robotics, autonomous vehicles and space robotics to ethical and societal issues, and modelling and analysis of robot models. All paper submissions need to be submitted by 13 February 2017.

Papers delivered at TAROS-2017 will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series, with selected papers invited to submit an extended version to a special issue of IEEE Transaction on Cognitive and Developmental Systems and/or other relevant high-impact journals.

TAROS-2017 also invites universities, research institutes, industrial companies and SMEs to participate in the conference as an exhibitor. Attracting a range of leading figures in robotics from both research and industry, the event is a great opportunity to showcase state-of-the-art demonstrators, products and services.

According to Professor Yang Gao, the General Chair of TAROS-2017: “This year’s conference will carry on the annual tradition and spirit of TAROS and offer a friendly environment for robotics researchers and practitioners over the world to take stock and plan future progress. It welcomes senior researchers and research students alike, and aims to provide opportunities for young researchers, scientists and business entrepreneurs to present their work to the global robotics community.

Registration is now open for TAROS-2017.

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