15th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots

Welcome to Ubiquitous Robots 2018 in Honolulu!

The 15th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots (formerly Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence (URAI)) will be held in the Hawai’i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 26-30, 2018. 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, transportation, medical, rehabilitation, healthcare, agriculture, construction, security, disaster, and many others.

Ubiquitous Robots 2018 promises to be an exciting and innovative event, with oral presentations, spotlight talks, posters, focus sessions, workshops, tutorials, and other new formats that will engage participants. We invite you to submit your latest work to Ubiquitous Robots 2018, and to come experience the myriad attractions of Honolulu.

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To include the broader robotics and industrial community, and also to allow for the presentation of ongoing research still at a preliminary stage, UR 2018 will include an abstract-only poster session (also called late breaking results at previous versions of Ubiquitous Robots). This is an opportunity for participants to describe industrial robotics projects, new robotic technology, or recent research results that might otherwise not meet the conventional standards or expectations of regular conference submissions.

Authors should submit a one-page abstract and digest file by April 15, 2018 via the online conference submission system ras.papercept.net. Decisions will be made no later than May 1, 2018. Final abstracts for accepted posters will be due by May 15, 2018. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference program and digest. At least one author is expected to register in full, and to present the work at the designated poster session.

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.

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