Call for Participation


Call for papers released: 13th December 2018

Submission deadline: 13th April 2018

Notification of acceptance: 23rd April 2018

Camera ready deadline: 5th May 2018

Final Schedule: 15th May 2018

Workshop: 21st May 2018


We welcome extended abstracts or papers (1-4 pages) in the double-column IEEE ICRA format (see which may be accepted as oral presentations or posters, in the following areas:

· Automatic generation of bodies and controllers

· Evolutionary approaches, including body/brain coevolution

· Designing materials for robots

· Limits of morphological complexity

· Use of Additive Manufacturing, printable components, new sensors and actuators

· Online/offline environmental adaptation

· Autonomous evaluation/validation techniques

· Combining simulation and physical tests, surrogate modelling

· Removing humans from the design and construction process


Submissions will be judged on novelty, scientific contribution, clarity, and relevance. Authors of accepted papers are expected to give a 10 minute presentation. Authors of accepted posters are expected to give a 3 minute presentation, and to present a poster at the workshop. Please submit directly to:

Special Edition of Evolutionary Intelligence

After the workshop, selected authors will be invited to extend their work for a special issue of the Springer Evolutionary Intelligence journal on The Autonomous Design of Robots.