Program Overview

The detailed ICRA 2024 program can be found through the PaperPraza, which is now available in the following link:

Program at a glance

Program is tentative and may subject to change.

Plenary Talks

May 14th 9:00-10:00, National Convention Hall

Dr. Yoky Matsuoka

Managing Executive Officer of Panasonic Holdings, CEO of PanasonicWELL, and Founder & CEO of Yohana

How to Turn a Roboticist into a Corporate Explorer

In recent decades, the robotics industry has undergone a remarkable transformation. Technological advancements and robotics researchers embracing entrepreneurship have led to an increase in funding for robotics companies and an overall growth of companies producing significant revenue. It’s an exciting time to be in the field of robotics! In this talk, we will discuss various ways to innovate and create a meaningful business in the current global market. Specifically, I will introduce the concept of the corporate explorer and talk about a non-traditional path to innovation, incubation, and creating a massive impact.

May 15th 9:00-10:00, National Convention Hall

Prof. Sami Haddadin

Robotics and Systems Intelligence, Technical University of Munich (TUM)

The Great Robot Accelerator: Collective Learning of Optimal Embodied AI

Robots have achieved unprecedented performance jumps over the last decade. As of today, however, robot design and build are laborious and suboptimal, costly and constitute a major limitation in achieving the anticipated robotics revolution. At the same time, we see intelligent machines that learn and perform tasks, and are able to generalize their skills to new contexts. However, robot learning faces seemingly unsolvable hurdles such as disembodied machine learning not being able to leverage our understanding of the physical reality, finding energy and time efficient solutions, or generalize to complex and dynamic manipulation skills. In this talk I will discuss the autonomous Co-Evolution of Embodiment and Intelligence as the central challenge of robotics. Only, when robots will evolve in an AI-propelled highly evolutionary process, we can finally reach the tipping point and automatically synthesize general purpose robots. I will introduce the concepts of Collective Learning and Optimal Embodied AI as two main pillars vital to this transformation towards an AI-Accelerated Robot Evolution.

May 16th 9:00-10:00, National Convention Hall

Prof. Sunil K Agrawal

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Rehabilitation Medicine, Columbia University

Rehabilitation Robotics: How to Improve Daily Functions in People with Impairments?

Neural disorders, old age, and traumatic brain injuries limit activities of daily living. Robotics can be used in novel ways to characterize human neuromuscular responses and retrain human functions. Columbia University Robotics and Rehabilitation (ROAR) Laboratory designs innovative robots with these goals and performs scientific studies to improve human functions such as standing, walking, stairclimbing, trunk control, head turning, and others. Human experiments have targeted individuals with stroke, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and elderly subjects. The talk will provide an overview of these robotic technologies and scientific studies performed with them to demonstrate strong potential of rehabilitation robotics to improve human functions and quality of life of people around the world.

Keynote Talks

May 14th 15:30-16:00

NameAffiliationTalk Title
Prof. Lianqing LiuShenyang Institute of Automation,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Biosyncretic sensing, actuation and intelligence for robotics
Prof. Dawn M. TilburyUniversity of Michigan, USADigital Twins for Manufacturing Automation
Dr. Claudio PacchierottiCNRS, Univ Rennes, Inria, IRISA, FranceBeyond Force Feedback: Cutaneous Haptics in Human-centered Robotics
Prof. Yu SunRobotics Institute, University of TorontoMedical Robotics for Cell Surgery – Science and Applications
Prof. Yasuhisa HirataTohoku University, JapanAdaptable AI-enabled Robots to Create a Vibrant Society  – Moonshot R&D Projects in Japan –

May 15th 15:30-16:00

NameAffiliationTalk Title
Prof. Calin BeltaUniversity of Maryland, College Park, USAFormal Methods for Safety-Critical Control
Dr. Manuel CatalanoFondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Research Line Soft Robotics for Human Cooperation and RehabilitationRobots in the Wild: From Research Labs to the Real World
Prof. Harold SohNational University of Singapore (NUS) and Smart Systems Institute (SSI), SingaporeBuilding Guidance Bridges with Generative Models for Robot Learning and Control
Prof. Lorenzo SabattiniUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaUnleashing the power of many: decentralized control of multi-robot systems
Prof. Myunghee KimMechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at ChicagoHuman-wearable robot co-adaptation

May 16th 15:30-16:00

NameAffiliationTalk Title
Prof. Yoko YamanishiKyushu University, JapanEmergent Functions of Electrically-induced Bubbles and Intra-cellular-CA(Cybernetic Avatar)
Prof. Kensuke HaradaOsaka Univ. JapanRobotic manipulation aiming for industrial applications
Prof. Iolanda LeiteKTH Royal Institute of Technology, SwedenThe Quest for Social Robot Autonomy
Prof. Rong XiongZhejiang  University, ChinaIntegration of Robotics and AI: Changes and Challenges
Prof. Mariana Medina-SánchezIkerbasque – NanoGUNE, SpainTiny Robots, Big Impact: Transforming Gynecological Care



Monday 13th May 2024

Debates on the Future of Robotics Research
Workshop on Field Robotics Center302Full-day
Continuum and Soft robotics for medical applications with rising stars on the stage in personConference Center304Full-day
Agile Robotics: From Perception to Dynamic Action Center414-415Full-day
6th Workshop on Long-Term Human Motion Prediction Center313-314Full-day
2nd HERMES Workshop: Multi-Robot Sensing & Perception in Extreme Environments Center315Full-day
Towards Collaborative Partners: Design, Shared Control, and Robot Learning for Physical Human-Robot Interaction Center411-412Full-day
Society of Avatar-Symbiosis through Social Field Experiments in personConference Center413Full-day
3rd Workshop on Future of Construction: Lifelong Learning Robots in Changing Construction Sites Center301Full-day
What does Responsible Robotics mean?: Stretching roboticists’ horizons from an academic, government and philosophical perspective Center416-417Full-day
Workshop on Ontologies and Standards for Robotics and Automation Center418Full-day
Exploring Role Allocation in Human-Robot Co-Manipulation
C4SR+: Continuum, Compliant, Cooperative, Cognitive Surgical Robotic Systems in the Embodied AI Era in personConference Center501Full-day
Dynamic Duos: Human-Robot Co-Worker Adaptation in Manufacturingwww.rocoadapt.euHybridConference Center502Full-day
Autonomy in Robotics Surgery: State of the art, technical and regulatory challenges for clinical application Center503Full-day
2nd Robot-Assisted Medical Imaging ICRA-RAMI in personNorthG403Full-day
Back to the Future: Robot Learning Going Probabilistic HallF202Full-day
Bioinspired, soft and other novel design paradigms for aerial robotics
Impulsive motion in soft robotic and microrobotic systems HallF204Full-day
Agile Movements II: Animal Behavior, Biomechanics, and Robot Devices HallF205Full-day
The robotics, psychology and neuroscience of body augmentation in personConference Center303Full-day
Sustainable Soft Robots: Working with the Environment
Robotics and Sustainability: A Bidirectional Relationship
2nd Workshop on Mobile Manipulation and Embodied Intelligence (MOMA) Integrating Perception, Learning and Control for Full Autonomy
(Re)designing the tree of robotic life: a game of alternative timelines HallF203Full-day
Advancing Sustainable Food Systems through Agri-Robotics Innovations
Co-design in Robotics: Theory, Practice, and Challenges in personNorthG303Full-day
Robot Trust for Symbiotic Societies Center419AM
Soft Continuum Manipulators: Bottlenecks and Applications
Advanced human-robot interfaces based on physiological signals and sensory stimulations in personNorthG401Full-day
Assistive Systems: Lab to Patient Care in personNorthG402Full-day
MAD-Games: Workshop on Multi-Agent Dynamic Games HallF201Full-day
Workshop on Robot Ethics – Ethical, Legal and User Perspectives in Robotics and Automation (WOROBET) in personNorthG2Full-day
Applications and Future Directions of Affective Technologies Center419PM
ProxyTouch: Whole-body Proxy-Tactile Architectures for Industrial and Service Applications
Bio-inspired robotics and robotics for biology
A Future Roadmap for Sensorimotor Skill Learning for Robot Manipulation

Friday 17th May 2024

Robotics and Automation in Nuclear Environments
3D Visual Representations for Robot Manipulation Center301Full-day
Advancements in Trajectory Optimization and Model Predictive Control for Legged Systems – 2nd Edition Center302Full-day
Robots for Understanding Natural Ecosystems in personConference Center303Full-day
Cooking Robotics: Perception and motion planning HallF205-F206Full-day
Robot Software Architectures (RSA24) in personConference Center311-312Full-day
Multi-Object Grasping: Progress and Prospects Center313-314Full-day
First Workshop on Vision-Language Models for Navigation and Manipulation Center315Full-day
Radar in Robotics: Resilience from Signal to Navigation in personConference Center411-412Full-day
Anthropomorphic and zoomorphic end-effectors: asset or useless bias?
Workshop on Resilient Off-road Autonomy
Breaking Swarm Stereotypes Center413Full-day
4th Workshop on Representing and Manipulating Deformable Objects
Loco-Manipulation: Algorithms, Challenges & Applications Center414-415Full-day
Cognition across species: from nature to robotic application Center304PM
Unconventional Robots: Universal Lessons for Designing Unique Systems Center416-417Full-day
Accelerating Discovery in Natural Science Laboratories with AI and Robotics
Human-Robot Companionship for Healthcare and Wellness: Which Form of Companionship for What Type of Care?
Humanoid Whole-body Control: From human motion understanding to humanoid locomotion in personConference Center418Full-day
RoboNerF: Neural Fields in Robotics Conference Center419Full-day
ViTac 2024: Robot Embodiment through Visuo-Tactile Perception
Supervised autonomy: how to shape human-robot interaction from the body to the brain Center501Full-day
Robots and roboticists in the age of climate change
Human-Centric Multilateral Teleoperation: Perception, Telecommunication, and Coordination in personNorthG6Full-day
Innovations and Applications of Human Modeling in Physical Human-Robot Interaction
How to Ensure Correct Robot Behaviors? Software Challenges in Formal Methods for Robotics in personNorthG8Full-day
Advancing Wearable Devices and Applications through Novel Design, Sensing, Actuation, and AI Center503Full-day
Wearable Intelligence for Healthcare Robotics (WIHR): from Brain Activity to Body Movements
Emerging Technologies in Smart Exoskeleton Systems in personNorthG404AM
Expanding Frontiers of Sim2Real: Robotics, biomechanics, plasma physics, chip design, and beyond
Nursing Robotics: a new field emerging from the integration between robotics and nursing science HallF201Full-day
Speed-dating to long-term relationships: Art-robot Residencies Enabled by Common Language HallF202Full-day
Workshop on Human-aligned Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Agents and Robots HallF203Full-day
2nd Workshop on NeuroDesign in Human-Robot Interaction: The making of engaging HRI technology your brain can’t resist HallF204Full-day


Monday 13th May 2024

Tutorial on Ergodic Control Center311-312Full-day
Connected Robotics Platform for ROS Deployment in Real-world Network Settings

Friday 17th May 2024

How to manage fleets of robots with open source software in personNorthG4Full-day
Riemann and Gauss meet Asimov: 2nd Tutorial on Geometric Methods in Robot Learning, Optimization and Control Center502Full-day
Cloud and Fog Robotics: A Hands-on Tutorial with ROS2 and FogROS2 Center304AM
Choreographic swarms: From scripting to emergent expressive behaviors to CONNECT humans and robots


IC081AgileX RoboticsIC036Hello RobotIC015Seed Robotics
IC106Amazon RoboticsIC091HKUST(GZ), Robotics and Autonomous Systems ThrustIC032SHADOW ROBOT
IC110ANYbotics AGIC069Honda Research InstituteIC086Shanghai Flexiv Robotics Technology Co., Ltd.
IC082Apicoo RoboticsIC113Huzhou Institute of Zhejiang UniversityIC125Shanghai Jiao Tong University UM-SJTU Joint Institute
IC039ArchivetipsIC089IEEE Robotics and Automation SocietyIC045Shanghai Wuji Technology
IC077ARGO CorpIC093iniVationIC101Sony Group Corporation
IC119ATRIC060IO-ai.techIC029Springer Nature
IC095B GARAGEIC013K.K. Melexis JapanIC033Sunrise Instruments
IC076BaiduIC040KATANAIC104Symbotic LLC
IC030Beijing Inspire Robots Technology Co.,LTDIC056KAWADA Robotics CorporationIC137Systems Engineering Consultants Co., LTD. (SEC)
IC085BITCRAZEIC051Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.IC038TDK
IC073BlackBerry JapanIC047Khalifa UniversityIC075TechShare Inc.
IC008Boston Dynamics X Tohoku EnterpriseIC065KINOVAIC099TELEXISTENCE
IC022ByteDanceIC135Leju (Shenzhen) Robotics Co.Ltd.IC061THK
IC020Chitose Robotics Inc.IC094LimX DynamicsIC098Tokyo Robotics Inc.
IC055Clearpath Robotics by Rockwell AutomationIC059LINX Robot Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.IC126TOPPAN Holdings Inc.
IC031Coohom CloudIC132MassRoboticsIC014Toyota Motor Corporation
IC092CubeMarsIC071MATHWORKSIC019Toyota Research Institute
IC121CYCLES: A Slumber Sleep ExperienceIC042MeituanIC024TsukArm Robotics Inc.
IC017DEEP RoboticsIC034MicroStrain by HBKIC129Tsukuba Smart Mobility (Tsukuba Smart City Consortium and University of Tsukuba)
IC043DEEPROUTE.AIIC079Mitsubishi Electric Research LaboratoriesIC072Unitree Robotics
IC058DeepX.Inc.IC001-3Moonshot Goal 3 R&D Program in JapanIC025Universal Robots AS
IC067Delsys / Inter RehaIC049MujinIC027Uvify
IC044Dexterity / Sumitomo corporationIC083,IC105Nihon BinaryIC037Westlake University
IC016Direct Drive TechIC087NISSHAIC005Westwood Robotics
IC035ECM PCB STATOR TECHNOLOGYIC054NOKOV Motion CaptureIC141World Robot Cooperation Organization
IC053Enchanted ToolsIC117OptiTrackIC107World Robot Summit 2025 Harsh Environment F-REI Challenge
IC139Field AIIC028PAL Robotics SLIC127World Scientific Publishing
IC097FingerVision Inc.IC012POLLEN ROBOTICSIC080Wuhan Jingtian Electrical Co., Ltd.
IC023Fourier IntelligenceIC068PULSARIC009XELA Robotics
IC018FoxgloveIC140qbroboticsIC057Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
IC050Franka RoboticsIC123Rainbow RoboticsIC109Yokohama Companies Joint Exhibition
IC041Guangzhou Gaoqing electromechanical Technology Co., LTDIC006ResenseIC114Zhejiang University
IC131Hangzhou Seenpin Electromechanical Transmission Co., Ltd.IC026ROBOTISIC122ZJ-Humanoid
IC084HAPTION SAIC052SCHUNK SE & Co. KGIC0882025 IEEE International Conference on Robotics & Automation (2025 ICRA)
IC090HEBI RoboticsIC066Science Robotics/AAAS  

Show hours

13th May (Mon.)  5:00pm – 7:00pm
14th May (Tue.)   9:00am – 7:00pm
15th May (Wed.)  9:00am – 5:00pm
16th May (Thu.)   9:00am – 5:00pm