The 18th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots (UR 2021) will be held from 12-14 July as a form of hybrid meeting at the Lakai Sandpine Resort, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, Korea.

Since its inception in 2004, Ubiquitous Robots has now established itself as a leading mid-size robotics conference, bringing together robotics researchers from around the world who share the vision that robots, will become ubiquitous in our daily lives, and help connect and empower humans.

Robotics is the ultimate interdisciplinary field, and Ubiquitous Robots invites contributions from the entire foundational spectrum—design, perception, manipulation, interfaces, mobility, intelligence—and application domains—industrial, social and cultural interaction, transportation, medical, rehabilitation, healthcare, agriculture, construction, security, disaster, and many others.

Ubiquitous Robots 2021 promises to be an exciting and innovative event, with plenary and invited talks, oral presentation, posters, and workshops. We invite you to submit your latest work to Ubiquitous Robots 2021, and to come experience the myriad attractions of Gangneung-one of the most popular resort towns in Korea.

Considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and strict travel regulations, the UR 2021 Organizing Committee is preparing for a HYBRID meeting with a mixture of onsite face-to-face sessions and online sessions. International participants will be able to join the UR conference through the onsite and/or online sessions. The UR 2021 Organizing Committee will do our best efforts to avoid any health risks of all participants.

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General Chair

Hye-Kyung Cho (Hansung University)
Euntai Kim (Yonsei University)

Program Chair

Seungmoon Choi (POSTECH)
Jinhyun Kim (SeoulTech)
Dongheui Lee (Technische Universität München)


Dongjun Lee (Seoul National University)

Awards Chair

Byung-Ju Yi (Hanyang Univeristy)

Organized SessionChair 

Sang-Youn Kim (KoreaTech)
Dongjun Shin (Chung-ang University)

Poster Session Chair

Ayoung Kim (KAIST)

Publication Chair

Hyungpil Moon (Sungkyunkwan University)
Hyejeong Ryu (Kangwon University)

Call for paper

Important date

1970-01-01 00:00:00
Abstract submission deadline
1970-01-01 00:00:00
Abstract notification of acceptance
2021-03-15 00:00:00
Draft paper submission deadline
2021-05-15 00:00:00
Draft paper acceptance notification

Submission Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Design: mechanisms and actuation; robots with flexible elements; limbed structures; parallel and hybrid mechanisms; robot hands; snake-like and continuum robots; soft robots; modular robots; biomimetic and bioinspired robots; wheeled robots; underwater robots; flying robots; micro/nano robots; performance evaluation and optimization; modeling, identification, calibration

Sensing and Perception: foundations of sensing and estimation; force and tactile sensing; range, sonar, and inertial Sensing; GPS and odometry; 3-D vision; object recognition; visual servoing; multisensor data fusion

Manipulation, Interfaces, and Programming: motion and force planning and control for manipulation tasks; contact modeling and manipulation; grasping; cooperative manipulation; mobility and manipulation; haptics; active manipulation for perception; telerobotics; networked robots; robotic systems architectures and programming

Moving in the Environment: world modelling; simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM); motion planning and obstacle avoidance; modelling and control of legged robots, wheeled mobile robots, robots on rough terrain, underwater robots, aerial robots, and multiple mobile robot systems

Robots at Work: industrial robotics; space robotics; robotics in agriculture and forestry; robotics in construction; robotics in hazardous applications; robotics in mining; search and rescue robotics; robot surveillance and security; intelligent vehicles; medical robotics and computer-integrated surgery; rehabilitation and healthcare robotics; domestic robotics

Robots and Humans: humanoids; physical and cognitive human-robot interaction; human-robot augmentation; social and socially assistive robotics; learning from humans; behavior-based systems; AI reasoning methods for robotics; deep learning and machine learning in robotics; biologically-inspired robotics; evolutionary robotics; neurorobotics; perceptual robotics; roboethics

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  • Conference Date

    Jul 12



    Jul 14


  • Mar 15 2021

    Draft paper submission deadline

  • May 15 2021

    Draft Paper Acceptance Notification

  • Jul 14 2021

    Registration deadline

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IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Korean Robotics Society - KROS