RSS Pioneers 2024


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. RSS Pioneers is planned to be an in-person workshop, excluding any unexpected developments. This is the seventh RSS Pioneers workshop and is planned to be held in Delft, Netherlands on July 14th.

To facilitate in-person attendance, the workshop will provide partial support for registration, lodging, and travel for RSS Pioneers and the main RSS 2024 conference. RSS Pioneers is inspired by the format of the HRI Pioneers workshop. The first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth RSS Pioneers were successfully held in each year from 2018-2023. 

Interested senior PhD students and postdocs are encouraged to apply by following the instructions on the application page. 

Important Dates (anywhere-on-earth)

Application opens: January 12, 2024

Applications due: February 9, 2024  February 16, 2024

Notification of Acceptance: May 1, 2024

RSS Pioneers Workshop: July 14, 2024

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