Field and Service Robotics

The goal of FSR is to report and encourage the development of field and service robotics. These are non-factory robots, typically mobile, that must operate in complex, and dynamic environments. Typical field robotic applications include mining, agriculture, building and construction, forestry, cargo handling and so on. Field robots may operate on the ground (of Earth or planets), under the ground, underwater, in the air or in space. Service robots are those that work closely with humans, importantly the elderly and sick, to help them with their lives. The first meeting was held in Canberra, Australa, in 1997. Since then the meeting has been held every two years.


Past Locations

Tokyo, Japan, 2019

Zurich, Switzerland, 2017
Toronto, Canada, 2015
Brisbane, Australia, 2013
Sendai, Japan, 2012
Cambridge, MA, USA, 2009
Chamonix, France, 2007
Port Douglas, Australia, 2005
Mt Fuji, Japan, 2003
Helsinki, Finland, 2001
Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 1999
Canberra, Australia, 1997