RSS Pioneers 2022


RSS Pioneers is an intensive workshop for senior Ph.D. students and early career researchers in the robotics community. Held in conjunction with the main Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) conference, each year the RSS Pioneers brings together a cohort of the world’s top early-career researchers. The workshop aims to provide these promising researchers with networking opportunities and help to navigate their next career stages, and foster creativity and collaboration surrounding challenges in all areas of robotics. The workshop will include a mix of research and career talks from senior scholars in the field from both academia and industry, research presentations from attendees and networking activities. This is the fifth RSS Pioneers workshop and is planned to be held in hybrid format on Columbia University’s Morningside Campus at New York City (pending updates on the Covid-19 pandemic) on June 26th, in accordance with the decision of the RSS organizers.

To facilitate attendance, the workshop will provide partial support for registration and travel for RSS Pioneers and the main RSS 2022 conference. RSS Pioneers is inspired by the format of the prestigious HRI Pioneers workshop. The first, second, third, and fourth RSS Pioneers were successfully held at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA in 2018, in Freiburg, Germany in 2019, and online in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19 (RSS2020 was originally scheduled to be held in Corvallis, Oregon, USA).

Interested graduate students and researchers are encouraged to apply by following the instructions on the application page.

Important Dates (anywhere-on-earth)

Application opens: Feb 01, 2022

Applications due: March 07, 2022 March 14, 2022

Notifications of acceptance: May 15, 2022

RSS Pioneers Workshop: June 26, 2022

Invited Speakers


Speakers and Panelists