Download:  Call for Paper (PDF)

Jan. 31→ Feb. 15, 2018
Submission Deadline
Mar. 30, 2018
Acceptance Notification
May 15, 2018
Final Manuscript Submission Deadline

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; biologically-inspired robotics; evolutionary robotics; neurorobotics; perceptual robotics; roboethics

Paper Submission

All papers must be written in English and submitted electronically via in one of the following two submission categories.

  • Regular Papers (up to 8 pages): Regular papers report on research mature enough for presentation and archiving in the Ubiquitous Robots IEEE Xplore conference Proceedings.
  • Work-in-Progress Papers (up to 3 pages): Work-in-Progress papers describe ongoing work that is not yet mature enough for archiving, but there are sufficient results of interest for presentation to the community, and the work will benefit from the community's feedback. Work-in-progress papers are not included in the Ubiquitous Robots IEEE Xplore Conference Proceedings, but will be distributed to conference participants.

Call for Organized Sessions

The goal of organized sessions is to provide focused discussions on a new topic or innovative applications of a new approach related to the various aspects of all kinds of robots. Each organized session consists of five or six papers (but four papers in particular cases are accepted), which will be reviewed through the normal review process.

Note that papers submitted to organized sessions are reviewed according to the same standards applied to regular submissions. Organized session papers will be presented in the same format as regular submissions. Please download the proposal template and email your proposal by December 18, 2017 to

Call for Workshops & Tutorials

As with previous UR conferences, the organizers intend to arrange an extensive program of workshops and tutorials to be held prior to the conference. Proposals that address topics related to the conference theme are welcome.

Workshops should focus in presenting results and promoting discussion about a well-defined active research area of interest for the robotics community. Tutorials should aim at presenting principles/tools of established fields of research for dissemination purposes to general audiences.

Please download the proposal template. Proposals must be submitted via by December 18, 2017.