Advances in Space Robotics and Back to Earth

Full-day Workshop on 2021 IEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

01 October 2021 (Online)

UPDATE 27/09/21

Dear Speakers, Poster Authors and Participants,

Our workshop will take place on the 1st of October.

We will start our online program at 14:00 (Prague Time) with the talks of our invited speakers. Since we have only limited time on the gCON platform provided by the IROS organising committee, we decided to continue the online meeting in Zoom. You can find the link for the Zoom meeting below.

Topic: Advances in Space Robotics and Back to Earth

Time: 1.Okt.2021 04:00 PM Prag Bratislava

Zoom-Meeting link:

Meeting-ID: 919 0577 6680

About the Workshop

In recent years space robotics has flourished with novel approaches, challenging applications and plans for commercial exploitation, both on orbital and planetary environments. Modern robotics can support the astronauts by their routine tasks and significantly reduce the risks caused by the hostile environment. In turn, addressing the harsh requirements of space robotics (in terms of materials, autonomy, human-robot interaction and temporal delay) demands important developments which can significantly advance robotics technology, and enable new applications back on the Earth.

This workshop brings together a community of roboticists, space explorers, human factors experts and entrepreneurs to discuss current technology trends and to face new challenges in the field. The objectives are to highlight the latest technological advances to support space operations, discover opportunities and means for the integration of the human operator, and provide new ideas for future space robotics systems. Furthermore, the workshop aims to identify unanswered questions that will help to bridge gaps in our understanding of the basics of space teleoperation, human-robot interaction, and health management.

List of topics addressed in the workshop

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Teleoperation

  • Intelligent unmanned systems

  • Multi-robot coordination

  • Space exploration

  • Human-robot interaction

  • Operator’s state in high-risk environments

  • Shared control

  • Robotic space missions

  • Commercial initiatives in space robotics

Key Dates

Paper submissions deadline: 23rd Aug. 2021 (23:59 GMT)

Notification of Acceptance: 02nd Sep. 2021 (23:59 GMT)

Final submission: 20th Sep. 2021 (23:59 GMT)

Presentation: 1st Oct. 2021

The workshop is endorsed by the following committees

TC Space Robotics

TC Telerobotics

TC Collaborative Automation for Flexible Manufacturing

TC Robotic Hands, Grasping and Manipulation

TC Human Movement Understanding