Travel Support

The Travel Support program as part of the RAS Member Support program will provide additional funding to selected RAS student members to make travel to ICRA more affordable.

RAS Travel Grant

Thanks to the generous support of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, applications for travel support are invited, to facilitate authors of accepted ICRA 2024 papers to travel to the conference. To be eligible, an applicant must be in one of the following two categories:

  1. Student members of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society with accepted ICRA 2024 papers
  2. Members of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society with accepted ICRA 2024 papers, from developing countries as determined by the Developing Country Listing.
Important Dates
  • Application deadline: 8th March 2024
  • Notification of award: 22 nd March 2024
Application Process

To submit a RAS travel grant application, please visit
To complete an application, an applicant will be asked to provide basic information about themselves and their accepted ICRA 2024 papers.

Applications are reviewed on a competitive basis. In order to claim the travel grant – typically in the range of US$500 to US$750 – recipients must provide proof of attendance (registration).

Support and Information

For questions regarding travel support, please contact:
Please use the keywords “ICRA 2024 travel grant” in the subject line of your email


ICRA2024 has a set number of rooms for meeting participants at nearby hotels. These rooms can be booked using the online reservation system.

To book a room, please proceed with your reservation using the button below.

Contact regarding Accommodation

ICRA2024 Travel Desk

Child Care

Childcare services will be available at the venue during ICRA2024.

Details are as follows:

Date and Time
  • May 13th (Mon), 2024  8:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • May 14th (Tue), 2024  8:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • May 15th (Wed), 2024  8:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • May 16th (Thu), 2024  8:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • May 17th (Fri), 2024  8:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • JPY 1,000 (tax included) / per hour and per child

*Cash payment only. Please bring cash in Japanese Yen.

  • Approximately 20 children per day
Age Range
  • From 3 months old to elementary school age
  • English and Japanese
Childcare Room
  • Located inside Pacifico Yokohama

*Details will be informed after receiving application.

Application Deadline
  • April 13th (Sat), 2024
Childcare Service Provider

*Japanese only

Information about Alpha Corporation

Extensive Childcare Services by Experienced Staff

  • Alpha Corporation hires individuals with child-related skills, including childcare workers, kindergarten teachers, babysitters, and those with prior childcare experience. We also employ dispatch staff who have improved their childcare related skills through training upon joining the company, followed by ongoing  training to enhance their skills. They apply their childcare experience and education to tailor childcare services according to the age of the child. This includes activities such as storytelling with picture books, origami, and facilitating play.

Preventing Accidents

  • Alpha Corporation gathers cases of near-misses and accidents that occur in childcare settings, verifies these incidents, considers and implements measures to prevent recurrence, and evaluates their effectiveness. Case studies are then shared with all staff members, ensuring that employees are fully informed of the revisions made to the manual, with the aim to prevent accidents.

Application and Inquiry

  • To request a reservation, please send an email to the address listed below with the subject, “Childcare Reservation for the 2024 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation”. Alpha Corporation, the childcare provider, will reply by e-mail to confirm your reservation and provide you with the application form and details regarding the childcare services.