Date and time:
July 1 at 2:00pm (PDT) / 5:00pm (EDT) / 11:00pm (CET)/ July 2 at 6:00am (JST)
Live Stream: Zoom Webinar (
Live questions and discussion: Slido (
Moderators: Tamim Asfour (KIT), Oussama Khatib (Stanford)
Panelists: Ruzena Bajcsy (UC Berkley), Wolfram Burgard (U Freiburg), Raja Chatila (U Sorbonne, Paris), Peter Corke (Queensland U of Tech, Brisbane), Paolo Dario (Scola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa), Sami Haddadin (TUM, Munich), David Hsu (NUS, Singapore), Vijay Kumar (Upenn, Philadelphia), Cecilia Laschi (NUS, Singapore), Yoshi Nakamura (U Tokyo), Daniela Rus (MIT, Boston), Stefan Schaal (Google X, Mountain View)

Title: A conversation on the Fundamental Challenges in Robotics

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On June 18, 2020, the International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR) launched The Robotics Global Colloquia, a series of online live events conceived as a platform for open discussion and interaction on diverse topics in robotics - from research and applications to social impact and ethical issues. In a year-long of 25 events, the Colloquia featured some of the major themes in the field, engaging the scientific and public communities across the globe.  The upcoming First Anniversary Colloquium will bring together a group of distinguished researchers for a conversation on the future of the field and the fundamental challenges that lay ahead. The emphasis will be on robotics-centered challenges rather than general challenges, such as autonomous energy and other technologies addressed within other engineering disciplines.