The IEEE ROBIO 20-21 conference will take place from December 6 to 9, 2021 at Sanya, China. The theme of ROBIO 20-21 is “Robotics and Biomimetics to meet societal grand challenges” reflecting the fast-growing and timely interests in research, development and applications and their impacts on the world. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ROBIO 2020 and 2021 have been combined and will be jointly held. ROBIO 20-21 promises to be a great event for researchers and scholars in robotics and biomimetics areas, with attractive technical and social programs. Specially, the conference will highlight the research results, new engineering development and applications related to meeting the societal grand challenges such as COVID-19 pandemic.


General Chair:
   Zhidong Wang, Chiba Inst. of Tech.

General Co-Chairs:
   Kazuhiro Kosuge, Tohoku Univ./HKU
   Tim C. Lueth, Tech. Univ. of Munich
   Lianqing Liu, SIA, CAS
   Lina Hao, Northeastern Univ.

Program Chair:
   Jianda Han, Nankai Univ.

Program Co-Chairs:
   Darwin Caldwell, Italian Inst. of Tech.
   Heping Chen, Texas State Univ.
   Ningbo Yu, Nankai Univ.
   Imad Elhajj, American Univ. of Beirut

Award Chairs:
   Hong Zhang, Southern Univ. of Sci. Tech.
   Yasuhisa Hirata, Tohoku Univ.

Publicity Chair:
   Shugen Ma, Ritsumeikan Univ.

Publicity Co-Chairs:
   Fei Chen, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong
   Hesheng Wang, Shanghai JiaoTong Univ.
   Yisheng Guan, Guangdong Univ. of Tech.
   Jing Xu, Tsinghua Univ.
   Weiwei Wan, Osaka Univ.

Financial Chair:
   Fei Wang, Northeastern Univ.

Registration Chair:
   King W.C. Lai, City Univ. of Hong Kong

Publication Chair:
   Shuai Yuan, Shenyang JianZhu Univ.   

Call for paper

Important date

Draft paper submission deadline
Draft paper acceptance notification
Final paper submission deadline


Contributed Papers: Original papers are solicited in all related areas of robotics and biomimetics. Full papers must be submitted in PDF format prepared strictly following the IEEE PDF Requirements for Creating PDF Documents for the IEEE Xplore®. For detailed format information, please visit the conference website. Accepted papers presented at the conference will be submitted for inclusion into EI and IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.

The conference will be hybrid, both physical and online.

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  • Conference Date

    Dec 06



    Dec 09


  • Aug 30 2021

    Draft paper submission deadline

  • Oct 07 2021

    Draft Paper Acceptance Notification

  • Oct 25 2021

    Final Paper Deadline

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IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
Shenzhen Academy of Robotics (SZAR)
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