RSS Pioneers 2018

June 25, 2018 | Pittsburgh, PA USA


The RSS Pioneers Poster Session will be open to the public! Join us to see the latest research from some of the top PhDs and postdocs in robotics. Come to the poster session, then stroll down the street to attend the RSS opening reception.

Date: Monday, June 25, 5:00 - 6:00pm

Location: Newell Simon Hall atrium, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA


RSS Pioneers is a day-long invitation-only workshop for senior graduate students and postdocs, held in conjunction with Robotics: Science and Systems, that seeks to bring together a cohort of the world’s top early career researchers in all areas of robotics. The first annual RSS Pioneers will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

The goal of RSS Pioneers is to foster collaboration, networking, and professional development among a new generation of robotics researchers. The workshop will include a mix of research and career talks from top scholars in the field, research presentations from attendees, networking activities, and mentoring of junior students as part of the Inclusion@RSS initiative. To facilitate attendance, the workshop will provide partial support for travel and registration for RSS Pioneers and the main RSS 2018 conference. RSS Pioneers is Inspired by the format of the prestigious HRI Pioneers workshop.

We invite graduate students and postdocs to apply for the opportunity to participate in this exciting new workshop.

Important Dates

February 6, 2018: Application opens

March 5, 2018: Applications due

April 6, 2018: Reviews due

April 20, 2018: Notifications of acceptance

June 25, 2018: RSS Pioneers Workshop



Matthew Mason (Carnegie Mellon University)

Speakers and Panelists

Jeannette Bohg (Stanford University)

Anca Dragan (University of California-Berkeley)

Bernardine Dias (Diyunu Consulting LLC)

Sertac Karaman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Yoshihiko Nakamura (University of Tokyo)