The 2021 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021) will take place from May 30 to June 5, 2021 at the brand new magnificent Xi’an International Convention and Exhibition Center in Xi’an China.

The ICRA 2021 conference promises to be a great event with excellent technical and social programs. Paper manuscripts reporting original research results on all aspects of robotics and automation are welcome. Proposals for tutorials and workshops, and organized sessions, on new topics or innovative applications are invited. Video clips iIIustrating new and exciting results are invited for video sessions. Exhibits from both industries and research laboratories are welcome. Please visit the official conference website for detailed instructions for paper, proposal, video, and exhibit submissions and for competition information. The IEEE ICRA 2021 will be held in a hybrid format, including both on-site and cloud meetings.

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Abstract submission deadline

ICRA is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s flagship conference and the premier international forum for robotics researchers to present and discuss their work.


Papers to ICRA can be submitted through two channels:

To ICRA. The page limit for each submission is flexible. However, the paper material (including text, figures, tables, acknowledgement, etc.) must fit into 6 pages, while there is no page limit for the bibliography/references (n pages) section. Papers exceeding the (6+n) page limit at the time of submission will be returned without review.

To the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) journal. Select the option for presentation at ICRA. Six pages in standard ICRA format are allowed for each paper, including figures and references, and a maximum of two additional pages can be purchased. Details are provided on the RA-L webpage and FAQ. Papers submitted to RA-L with ICRA 2021 presentation option that are not accepted to RA-L but are accepted to ICRA 2021, must be reformatted to the (6+n) page limit described above in order to be published and presented at ICRA 2021.

All papers are to be submitted in PDF format. We strongly encourage authors to submit a video clip to complement the submission ( Video submission deadline is November 5, 2020). Videos can be submitted for both ICRA contributed papers as well as RA-L with ICRA option. However, please note that video submissions for RA-L papers with ICRA presentation option are due at the time of RA-L submission and the deadline is October 15, 2020. All video submissions will be limited to a maximum of 3 mins.

Detailed Video submission guidelines for contributed ICRA papers and RA-L submissions:
File size: 20MB

File extension check and correction: mpeg, mp4, mpg

Maximum duration in seconds: 180 sec.

Minimum height: 480

Minimum frame rate (fps): 20

Scan type: Progressive

A video that was NOT originally submitted to a contributed ICRA paper or RA-L paper with the ICRA option, will NOT be accepted at a later date in the final ICRA paper submission or the revised RA-L submission with the ICRA option, after the peer-review of the paper is completed.

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    May 30



    Jun 05


  • Oct 31 2020

    Abstract Submission Deadline

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