The Robotics Global Colloquia is a new series of online live events featuring speakers from academia and industry. The series, organized by the International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR), is conceived to provide a platform for open discussion and interaction on diverse themes in robotics - from research and applications to the field’s social impact and its ethical issues. The series’ goal is to engage both scientific and public communities across the globe in current issues and developments, with a format alternating between panels on broad themes and speakers on specific topics.

The colloquia are bi-weekly events, scheduled every other Thursday. Times of the colloquia depend on the region where the event is hosted.

This first colloquium was a panel on surgical robotics, and was held on June 18, 2020.

The second colloquium featured a talk on creative design by Shigeo Hirose, and was held on July 2, 2020.

The third colloquium was a panel on field robotics, and was be held on July 16, 2020.

The fourth colloquium featured a talk on swarm of small flying robots by Vijay Kumar, and was held on July 30, 2020.

The fifth colloquium was a panel on physics-models and data-driven learning in robotics, and was held on August 13, 2020.

The next colloquium will be a panel on cognitive robotics and will be held on October 8, 2020.



Next Event  
Oct 8, 2020 Cognitive Robotics Panel,  Giulio Sandini (Moderator)
Jun 18, 2020 Surgical Robotics Panel, Paolo Dario (Moderator)
Jul 2, 2020 Colloquium Speaker: Shigeo Hirose
Jul 16, 2020 Field Robotics Panel, Greg Dudek (Moderator)
Jul 30, 2020 Colloquium Speaker: Vijay Kumar
Aug 13, 2020 Physics-based Models and Data-driven Learning in Robotics Panel, David Hsu (Moderator)
Aug 27, 2020 Colloquium Speaker: Danica Kragic Jensfelt
Sep 10, 2020 Art and Robots Panel, Ken Goldberg (Moderator)
 Sep 24, 2020 Colloquium Speaker: Sami Haddadin