17th Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems


TAROS (Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems) is aimed at the presentation and discussion of the latest results and methods in autonomous robotics research and applications. TAROS offers a friendly environment for robotics researchers and industry to take stock and plan future progress. TAROS 2016 will be held at the University of Sheffield and will include an academic conference, industry exhibitions/talks, robot demonstrations and other satellite events.

TAROS welcomes senior researchers and research students alike, and specifically provides opportunities for research students and young research scientists to present their work to the scientific community.

As in previous years the TAROS 2016 proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series and all accepted papers will be included in the printed proceedings.

TAROS is a platform for robotics researchers with a wide range of interests from the UK, Europe and worldwide. TAROS welcomes paper submissions on a wide range of topics related to the principles and practice of robotics.  Submissions of papers are invited in, but not limited to, the following topics and related areas:

  • Advanced applications of autonomous robots (industrial and research)
  • Advanced materials and techniques
  • Advanced medical robotics; Robots for surgery; Assistive robotics; Intelligent prostheses
  • Applications development, hardware issues, devices and techniques, advanced sensors and actuators
  • Autonomous assembly robotics; Modular reconfigurable robots; Evolutionary robotics
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Bio-mimetic and bio-inspired robotics; Bio-hybrid robotic systems
  • Cognitive robotics; Developmental robotics
  • Ethical and societal issues in robotics; Robots in education, the arts and entertainment; Personal robotics
  • Field robotics
  • Flying robots (unmanned- and micro- air vehicles); Space and planetary robotics
  • Humanoid robotics
  • Human-robot interaction and interfaces
  • Legged robots
  • Learning and adaptation
  • Long-term interaction and operation
  • Modelling and analysis of robot models
  • Navigation, localization, map building and path planning; Analysis of robot-environment interaction
  • Robot autonomy including energy self-sufficiency; Robot control architectures; Robot vision, sensing and perception
  • Robot communication and language
  • Safety, verification and validation for robotic applications
  • Service robotics
  • Swarm robotics; Collective robots

TAROS 2016 invites full papers, short papers, and application/demonstration papers. All contributions will be refereed.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline : 19th February 2016.  Please submit papers HERE.

Notification: 1st April

Camera ready copy: 15th April (hard deadline)

Conference dates:  28th-30th June 2016

For furterh information about the conference, please visit the website.


Event date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 09:00 to Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 17:00