MLPC @ ICRA 2020

Fourth Machine Learning in Planning and Control of Robot Motion Workshop

Paris, France on June 4, 2020

Modern robots are increasingly expected to perform complex tasks in the real world. These tasks are complicated by high-dimensional state spaces, changing environments, nonlinear dynamics, and significant uncertainty throughout the robotic stack. The ability to plan and control robotic systems lies at the core of addressing these challenges. Recent successes in machine learning offer promising steps forward towards addressing these issues.

Following previous workshops on Machine Learning in the Planning and Control of Robot Motion (2014, 2015, 2018), this workshop seeks to continue to explore methods and directions for integrating machine learning with robotic planning and control. This workshop will feature talks from leading experts, panel discussions, solicited papers, and poster presentations in an effort to:

  • Develop a community of researchers working on machine learning methods in complementary fields of motion planning and controls
  • Discuss current state of the art and future directions of intelligent motion planning and controls
  • Provide for collaboration opportunities

This workshop aims to build off previous MLPC workshops held in 2018, 2015, 2014.

Call for Papers

Please submit all submissions in IEEE format via Microsoft CMT at by March 18, 2020 AOE.

Template: LaTeX or MS Word.

We invite authors to submit via two tracks to the workshop: short papers or demos.

  • Papers (up to 6 pages in the above format)- to be presented as posters with a selected few spotlight talks
  • Demos / Interactive Exhibits (1 page extended abstract)- e.g., robot demonstrations, software demonstrations

The deadline for these submissions is March 18, 2020 AOE with decisions announced April 17, 2020.


Brian Ichter (Robotics at Google)

Aleksandra Faust (Google Research)

Lydia Tapia (University of New Mexico)

Marco Pavone (Stanford University)

Tamim Asfour (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Jan Peters (Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstad)

Speakers and Schedule

Invited Speakers


The workshop schedule is still pending, but will be a full day with invited talks, spotlight talks, a panel discussion, demos, and a two poster sessions.

Contact Us

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