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The ICRA 2015 Conference Program will have technical talks, plenary talks from leaders in the field, forums on various topics, and more. Workshop and tutorials will be held on the first and last days of the conference.  The full program is now available online.


An outline of the 2015 ICRA schedule may be found here.


Conference Awards and Conference Editorial Board (CEB) Awards will be presented at ICRA 2015. Awards include Best Conference Paper Award, Best Student Conference Paper Award, Best Automation Award, Best Robotic Manipulation Award, Best Reviewers Award and many others. See the complete awards list.

Career Fair

This year, for the first time, ICRA includes a career fair. The career fair, which is targeted at the robotics industry, is an opportunity for employers to showcase their company and to conduct on site interviews with prospective employees.

Forums and Special Events

This year’s forums and special events will include:

See the detailed listing.

RAS Events

Many RAS events will be held during ICRA including a free conference organizers workshop, several luncheons, a town hall meeting, a chapter chair event, and a student video contest. See the RAS Events page for more information.

Robot Challenges

There are several robot challenges co-located at the conference this year:

  • Amazon Picking Challenge
  • Humanoids Application Challenge
  • IEEE RAS Micro/Nano Robotics & Automation (MNRA) Technical Committee Mobile Microbotics Challenge
  • The First Challenge on Formal Methods for Robotics
  • Humanitarian Robotics and Automation Technology Challenge

See the detailed listing.

Social & Networking Events

There will be a variety of social and networking events offered at ICRA 2015:

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015: Exhibitor and Sponsor Reception
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015: IEEE RAS Women in Engineering (WiE) Lunch sponsored by Disney Research, Conference Banquet Reception
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015: Awards Lunch, CEB, ICRA Organizing Committee and RAS VIP Dinner
  • Friday, May 29, 2015: Lunch with Leaders (LwL) sponsored by Mouser Electronics, IEEE RAS Young Professionals Lunches, Closing Reception

See the full events list.

Technical Tours

ICRA 2015 is pleased to organize several technical tours in the area on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 and Saturday, May 30, 2015.

  • Tuesday Tours: Blue Origin, Boeing, Fred Hutchinson, VA Hospital
  • Saturday Tours: Amazon, University of Washington

See the full listing.

Workshops and Tutorials

A variety of workshops and tutorials will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2015 and Saturday, May 30, 2015.  See the full schedule and a detailed listing.


The conference will take place at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center (WSCC) in Seattle, Washington, USA.  See more details about the venue.