Welcome to the International Foundation of Robotics Research

The goal of IFRR is promoting scientific excellence in robotics research. IFRR establishes the theoretical foundations and technology as a basis for its ever expanding robotics applications, with an emphasis on its potential role to benefit humans. As a volunteer-driven non-profit organization, we organize a series of select and high-quality symposia and support new emerging researchers and trends in robotics research.


Upcoming Robotics Global Colloquia


IFRR Colloquium on The Future of Robotic Manipulation.
May 13 at 7am PDT / 10am EDT / 4pm CET / 11pm JST

Online: IFRR Global Robotics Panel: Sergey Levine, Matt Mason, Frank Park, Maria Pozzi, and Francisco Valero-Cuevas. Moderated by Oliver Brock.

IFRR Colloquium: 10 years with iCub.
April 29 at 4:00pm CET / 7:00am PDT / 11:00pm JST

Online: IFRR Global Robotics Colloquium: Giorgio Metta. Moderated by Tamim Asfour.

Past Robotics Global Colloquia



Partner events - Robotics Today talks

Planning and Learning Interaction with Variable Impedance
Antonio Bicchi (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia), 21 May 2021

Will be broadcast at 3PM EST (12PM PST). see details here.



Upcoming Conferences

RSS: Jul 12-14, 2020

Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) held virtually

ISER: Nov 15-18, 2021

International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER) in Malta

CoRL: Nov 14-16, 2020

Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL) in Cambridge, MA, USA

WAFR: Jun 21-23, 2021

Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR) in Oulu, Finland


ISRR: 2022

International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR) in Switzerland