Deadline extension: 31 May 2010.

11th Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS’2010)

Tuesday 31 August 2010 - Thursday 2 September 2010

Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom

TAROS is a single track conference 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.

Plenary presentations will be given by Giorgio Metta (IIT, Genoa)  on Humanoid Robotics and Geoff Pegman (R.U. Robots, Manchester) on Personal and Service Robotics.

Call for contributions

TAROS-10 welcomes submissions from senior researchers and research students alike, and will specifically provide opportunities for research students and young research scientists to present their work to the scientific community. An indicative list of topics is provided below.  A best paper price will be awarded.

Special Session on Personal and Service Robotics

Submission are encouraged in this area of rapid growth, e.g. on user needs and experiences, technical progress and bottlenecks, and all relevant forms of scientific developments.

Industry Workshop

An extra half day has been added to this year’s edition, to host an industrial symposium on developments in service robotics, on 2 September 2010. Interested companies so far include Engineered Arts, Elumotion, Merlin Systems, RUR Robots, Swarm Systems. Please consult the conference’s website for more details.

List of topics

Submissions of papers are invited in any of the following topics, and in related areas:

Extended deadline for submission: 31 May 2010.

The participation of representatives of the industry is welcome. Limited exhibition space is available. Please contact

The annual meeting of the Virtual Research Centre in Personal Robotics will take place during the Conference. Members of the VRC will be able claim partial reimbursements of their travel expenses. See

Plymouth is a friendly sea-side town located in the South-West of England.
Its University hosts a dynamic and highly rated research community in Robotics and Neural systems. Their robots will be demonstrated at the conference.

Looking forwards to seeing you in Plymouth

Guido Bugmann & Tony Belpaeme (Co-chairs).