This is the first time for more than twenty years that Germany will be hosting the conference. The theme of this year’s IROS conference is “Gateway to the Era of Robots”, as the city of Hamburg is also known as Germany’s “Gateway to the World”.“ More than 2,500 participants from science and industry are expected to present their scientific work to a wide audience. Official organiser of IROS 2015 will be the work group “Technical Aspects of Multimodal Systems” (TAMS) at the University of Hamburg on behalf of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The conference venue will be the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg.
Lectures, Workshops and Exhibition on the Era of Robots
On the IROS 2015, more than 1,000 research projects will be presented. In addition, the programme will include trips to research and industrial sites in northern Germany along with plenary lectures, keynotes, workshops and more than 150 scientific lectures. Topics will range from bio-inspired robot humanoid to rescue robots for disaster relief, intelligent flying drones, automated driving, service robots for homes, especially of seniors, as well as the interaction between humans and robots. In the accompanying exhibition, more than 50 companies in the robotics industry will be showcasing latest innovations and products.
Visions are Tangible
Katharina Fegebank,Hamburg’s Deputy Mayor and Minister of Equality, said: “Robots that are able to fly, swim and dive, or intelligent systems that enable automated driving: what first sounds like a vision of the future is at reach for the researchers of the IROS 2015 conference. After twenty years, Hamburg is once again host to one of the largest robot trade conferences in the world. The Hanseatic city and the University of Hamburg thus confirm their important international role in research and innovation.
Public Citizen Forum on 2 October 2015
In addition, a panel discussion for the general public will be taking place on 2 October from 9 to 12 clock and 14 to 17 o’clock at hall 2 of the CCH . At the forum, leading scientists will be providing pieces of information on the current status and future visions of robotics and discuss developments and trends with the audience.