European Conference on Mobile Robots
August 31st - September 3rd 2021
ECMR is a biennial conference in the area of mobile robotics and
mobile human-robot systems.
The 10th ECMR will be held in Bonn, Germany in September 2021.
The conference format is single track with invited keynotes,
contributed papers, and posters.
Contributed papers and posters are selected via a thorough peer review process.
General Chair: Sven Behnke, University of Bonn, Germany
Program Chair: Emanuele Menegatti, University of Padua, Italy
Exhibition Chair: Cyrill Stachniss, University of Bonn, Germany
Workshops and Tutorials Chair: Maren Bennewitz, University of Bonn, Germany
Publication Chair: Chris
McCool, University of Bonn, Germany
Venue: Computer Science Center Bonn
the development of the Corona pandemic situation, ECMR 2021 might be
hold as a virtual meeting.
Call for Papers:
We cordially invite you to submit your work to the 10th European
Conference on Mobile Robots (ECMR 2021), which will bring together
researchers working on all aspects of mobile robotics including
scientific foundations, applications, and analysis of mobile robotic
ECMR welcomes original research papers describing fundamental developments in the field of mobile robotics, with special emphasis on autonomous systems. The conference will be single-track, and the final program will be the result of a thorough peer review process. Submissions will be evaluated in terms of their novelty, technical quality, significance, potential impact, and clarity.
The program will include invited talks as well as oral and poster presentations of accepted papers. The three-day main conference will be preceded by a workshop and tutorials day.
An important goal of ECMR is to extend the state of the art in the context of autonomous mobile systems featuring interdisciplinary approaches covering computer science, control systems, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, and other fields.
Topic of interest include,
but are not limited to:
• Mobile robot design: Wheeled and Legged Systems, Aerial Robots, Unconventional Locomotion Mechanisms, Reconfigurable Robots, Soft Robots, Biomimetic Robotics, Actuators, Sensors, Design Methods
• Perception: Environment Perception, Mapping, Localization, SLAM, Scene Understanding, Semantic Segmentation, Object Detection/Tracking/Pose Estimation, 3D Modeling, Predictive Modeling, Active and Interactive Perception, Proprioception, State Estimation, Calibration
• Planning and Control: Exploration, Navigation Planning, Locomotion Planning, Planning under Uncertainty, Model-based Control, Obstacle Avoidance, Robust Control, Safe Control
• Learning: Learning for Perception, Learning for Planning, Reinforcement Learning, Inverse RL, Deep Learning, Imitation Learning, Learning from Demonstration, Sim2Real and Real2Sim Learning, Learning-based Control, System Identification, Adaptive Control
• Distributed Systems: Multi-Robot Systems, Networked Robots, Swarms, Coordination, Task and Resource Allocation
• Mobile Manipulation: Mobile Manipulation Platforms, Perception for Mobile Manipulation, Loco-Manipulation, Whole-Body Motion Planning and Control, Multi-Contact Planning and Control, Aerial, Underwater, and Space Manipulation
• Human-robot Interaction: User Interfaces, Shared Autonomy, Human-Robot Dialogue, Human-Robot Teaming, Human-Robot Collaboration, Physical HRI, Safe Interaction
• Applications: Service Robots (e.g. Logistics, Health Care, Industrial, Inspection, Monitoring, Professional Services, Personal Robots, Social Robots), Field Robots (e.g. Agricultural and Mining, Construction, Aerial, Underwater, Space)
Selected papers will be invited for submission to a special issue of the Robotics and Autonomous Systems journal.
All accepted papers, orals and posters, will be included in IEEE Xplore. Submissions must be formatted in A4, two-column IEEE style. Papers can have six pages, including references. Up to two extra pages are allowed for a charge of 100 EUR/page.
Workshops and Tutorials:
Workshops and tutorials will be held on August 31, the day before the
main conference. Workshops provide an informal forum for participants
to discuss emerging and active research areas in topics related to
mobile robotics. Tutorials should be designed for students and
researchers wishing to learn new tools, hardware, and practices in the
area of mobile robotics. Both, workshops and tutorials can be held
half-day or full-day.
• Paper submission deadline: April 1st 2021
• Workshop and tutorial submission deadline: April 7th 2021
• Workshop and tutorials notification of acceptance: April 30th 2021
• Paper notification of acceptance: May 31st 2021
• Submission of final papers and early registration: June 30th 2021
• Workshops and tutorials: August 31st 2021
• Main conference: September 1st-3rd 2021
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