The Global Robotics 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. Times of the colloquia depend on the region where the event is hosted.

All recordings of past events can be accessed YouTube IFRR channel.



Next Event  
July 1, 2021 Fundamental Challenges in Robotics. Moderated by Tamim Asfour and Oussama Khatib
Past Events  
June 10, 2021 Colloquium Speaker: Teddy Tzanetos
May 27, 2021 Colloquium Speaker: Tomas Lozano-Perez
May 13, 2021  The Future of Robotic Manipulation, Oliver Brock (Moderator)
April 29, 2021 Colloquium Speaker: Giorgio Metta
April 15, 2021 Fukushima: Ten Years After (Panel). Moderated by Hajime Asama
April 1, 2021 Colloquium Spearker: Antonio Bicchi
March 18, 2021 Soft Robotics Panel, Robert Katzschmann (Moderator)
March 4, 2021 Colloquium Speaker: Wolfram Burgard
Feb 18, 2021 Human Robot Interaction Panel, Holly Yanco (Moderator)
Feb 4, 2021 Quadruped Robotics Panel, Marco Hutter (Moderator)
Jan 21, 2021 Robotics and COVID Panel, Robin Murphy (Moderator)
Dec 17, 2020 Colloquium Speaker: Nitish Thakor
Dec 3, 2020  Robotics and Neuroscience Panel, Auke Ijspeert (Moderator)
Nov 19, 2020 Colloquium Speaker: Salah Sukkarieh
Nov 5, 2020 Robotics and Society Panel, Raja Chatila (Moderator)
Oct 22, 2020 Colloquium Speaker,  Robert Wood
Oct 8, 2020  Cognitive Robotics Panel,  Giulio Sandini (Moderator)
Sep 24, 2020 Colloquium Speaker: Sami Haddadin
Sep 10, 2020 Art and Robots Panel, Ken Goldberg (Moderator)
Aug 27, 2020 Colloquium Speaker: Danica Kragic Jensfelt
Aug 13, 2020 Physics-based Models and Data-driven Learning in Robotics Panel, David Hsu (Moderator)
Jul 30, 2020 Colloquium Speaker: Vijay Kumar
Jul 16, 2020 Field Robotics Panel, Greg Dudek (Moderator)
Jul 02, 2020 Colloquium Speaker: Shigeo Hirose
Jun 18, 2020 Surgical Robotics Panel, Paolo Dario (Moderator)