Call for Competitions

The IROS 2016 Organizing Committee invites proposals for competitions to be held within the framework of IROS in October 2016. Through competitions, a unique setting of technical demonstration is provided for both research labs from academia and industry to show off the state-of-art implementation of robot technologies. Attendants interact with live evidence of technologies and share their visions and solutions to hardware and algorithmic implementation in various robots.

  (a) A brief description of the competition, including what the particular task under evaluation is and why this competition could be of interest to the robot community.
  (b) A draft of the rules and assessment
  (c) Time schedule on competition day(s).
  (d) A list of possible participants
  (e) The awards planning, including the plan for finance of awards.
  (f) Request for the Organizing Committee for the proposed competition such as a description on the required space (square feet area, height, etc), other required facilities.
  (g) The names, contact information, and brief CVs of the competition organizers, outlining previous experience in organizing competitions, workshops, etc.

All submissions will undergo a common review process in Organizing Committee. Decisions about acceptance will be based on the potential significance, the sustainability in IROS’s, and the accommodation capability. All the submissions are made in email to with the title of “Proposal to IROS2016 Competitions: your name”.


Submission deadline: January 18, 2016
Acceptance notification: February1, 2016
Competitions: October 10~13, 2016


For any questions regarding the IROS 2016 competitions, please contact the competition co-chairs:

Hyungpil Moon (Sungkyunkwan U., hyungpil AT
Yu Sun (U. South Florida, yusun AT
Daniel D. Lee (U. Pennsylvania, ddlee AR
Jacky Baltes (U. Manitoba, jacky AT
Jung-Hoon Hwang (KETI, hwangjh AT