The 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018) is the flagship conference in the field of robotics and the biggest international event for researchers, companies and end-users. It will be held in Madrid, Spain, during October 1-5, 2018. The conference venue is the modern Madrid Municipal Conference Centre, conveniently located in the Campo de Las Naciones business area.
The conference will include plenary and short keynote presentations, contributed papers sessions in a mixed oral/interactive format, workshops and tutorials, numerous robotic challenges, exhibition with live demos, and several forums (governmental, industrial, societal, culture & science fiction, and developing countries, among others), as well as entrepreneurship and educational activities.
This year theme of the conference is “Towards a Robotic Society” due to the fact that robotics will change our lives in the near future by creating new human-robot relationships which will lead to a new robotic society.
This year's theme is focusing on advanced technological innovations (human-robot interaction, humanoids, social robots, autonomous systems, intelligent perception), as well as on societal aspects (legal issues, regulations, robotics ethics, human–robot co-existence, employment).
The IROS 2018 expect to receive more than 3.000 attendees during one week among conference & workshop registered persons, exhibitors and visitors, competitions teams and VIP personalities. The robotic exhibition is planned to have about 150 stands that will present the leading commercial firms in robotics and also the results of the European research projects and the most advanced robotic research centres.