Future Industrial Robotics Systems

Special Session on ROBOT2015 - The second Iberian Robotics Conference - November 19-21, 2015


Organizers: Germano Veiga (INESC-TEC), José Lima (INESC-TEC/IPB)


The objective of this special session is to open a discussion forum that allows experts and potential end-users of the future industrial robotics systems application to cross share recent developments, challenges and current and new research trends. The advent of new robotics systems, such as mobile manipulators, safe robots for co-working, dual-arm robots, advanced sensors and new interaction technologies open a wide range of new application that in turn raise significant challenges that need to be tackled. The special session will provide the common ground in terms of what was brought by research in the last years and what are the manufacturing challenges that can sustain the takeoff of these new robotics technologies use in industrial settings. On one hand the special session will have end-users involved in industrial oriented research projects in manufacturing application scenarios and on the other hand the workshop will bring researchers together to share the latest research in topics such as Localization and Navigation, both platform and arm, Software frameworks, safe Human robot interaction and cooperation, Multi-robot cooperation, dual arm assembly, grasping and object recognition and localization. It is expected that the special session will contribute for the bridging of the gap between the industry needs and research activities, both pointing research challenges and high impact applications scenarios.




·         Mobile manipulators

·         Safe robots for co-working

·         Dual-arm robots

·         Advanced sensor

·         Localization and Navigation

·         Human robot interaction and cooperation

·         Multi-robot cooperation

·         Dual arm assembly

·         Grasping

·         Object recognition and localization


Important dates


Paper Submission (extended):

July 20, 2015 (abstract deadline: July 16) 


September 7, 2015

Early Registration:

September 12, 2015

Camera Ready:

September 12, 2015

Registration Limit:

October 30, 2015


November 19-21, 2015


Paper submission


Authors are invited to submit original research contributions, in English, electronically in PDF format via EasyChair: Robot'2015 Submission System at Easychair. Papers must follow the Springer AISC template. Twelve pages in the Springer AISC format are allowed for each paper, including all figures, tables and references. Please check the Author Guidelines for the Preparation of Contributions to Springer Computer Science Proceedings for more complete information.


Journal Publication


Extended versions of selected papers will be published in  Emerald journals Industrial Robotics and Sensor Review.