The 2005 International Conference on Robotics and Automation will be held in Barcelona, seven years after the last edition in Europe in 1998.
During this time, the continuous progress in robotics, automation, and its related areas has produced great changes in the way we use and apply robots.
Operating closer and closer with humans, robot interaction is an increasing research topic in robotics. The theme of the ICRA'05 conference, Robots get closer to humans raises issues in matters related to human robot interaction, in advances and experiences of robots and automation at home, at work, for education, as well as in other emerging areas. This annual event will be held in 2005 one week after one of the most important exhibitions in the field, the Hannover Messe, in Germany, thus facilitating the participation of researchers and professionals in robotics to two of the most relevant international events in robotics and automation in the world.
The IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation is sponsored by the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society. IEEE is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 377,000 individual members in 150 countries. The full name is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others. The Robotics & Automation Society is a very active world-wide research association working on the future of robotics. The conference will join experts in the field of robotics and automation for technical communications through presentations and discussions. The conference will create an remarkable environment to indulge all the delegates in the frontier of science and technology in robotics and automation. The ICRA05 edition will last for five days, consisting of one and a half-day workshop/tutorial, three and a half-day technical presentations with plenary speeches/panel discussions, exhibitions technical and non-technical tours, as well as, RA society meetings.
Technical University of Catalonia, Spain Program Chair
University of Karlsruhe, Germany Honorary Chair
ICRA in numbers
The number of participants, with an average of about seven hundred delegates during the nineties, has surpassed the barrier of one thousand from the year 2000 edition. Geographically, the papers come in roughly equal proportions from North America, Europe, and Asia.
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