Top robotics events you must attend in 2020

Being at an event can be intimidating for many people. But do you know that event is a perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people and industry peers from all different geographies and backgrounds?

Attending top robotics events and conferences is also crucial to maximize the reach and success of a company’s or individual’s years of hard work, research, and development in robotics and related tech. If executed properly, the benefits of participating in a face-to-face meeting with people at events is immeasurable. In today’s post, we present some of the top upcoming robotics events you must attend in 2020.

2020 VEX Robotics World Championship

Date: 22-25 April 2020
Venue: Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, Kentucky 40209, USA

The VEX Robotics World Championship, organized by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, will bring together top robotics teams in the VEX IQ Challenge, VEX U, and VEX Robotics Competition under one roof. They will celebrate their accomplishments and participate with the best teams from around the world.

The championship will start with the VEX Robotics Competition and VEX U portion between April 22-25, followed by the VEX IQ Challenge between April 26-28. The championship is free and open for all. Visitors can attend the ceremonies, watch matches, and visit with teams in the pit area.

For more details, visit the event website.

Robotics & AI 2020

Date: 17-18 February 2020
Venue: Paris, France

Robotics & AI 2020 is a prominent conference in robotics for eminent professors, researchers, students, and delegates to exchange new ideas. The event will focus on a wide range of topics and allow participants to discuss the latest technologies in Robotics and AI. The programs include informative lectures, symposia, workshops on different topics, poster presentations, and various programs for participants from all over the world.

This year’s theme is “Probing innovations-opportunities in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence,” focusing on autonomous and manual robots, artificial intelligence robots, human interactive communication, etc.

For more details, visit the event website.

The Global Robot Expo 2020

Date: 1-2 April 2020
Venue: IFEMA, Madrid, Spain.

The Global Robot Expo 2020 is another top event in robotics. Organized by GR-EX, a business-to-business international exhibition that focuses on innovation, robotics, and related tech, the event runs every year in IFEMA in Madrid, Spain. The event will feature the latest advances in artificial intelligence, industry, service robotics, logistics, drones, and aerospace technologies, among other sectors.

For more details, visit the event website.

RoboBusiness Conference 2020

Date: 15-17 September 2020
Venue: Santa Clara, California.

RoboBusiness Conference 2020 is one of the most diverse conferences on robotics in the world. This annual conference to be held in Santa Clara, California, caters to many aspects of robotics, starting from development to manufacturing. Since 2005, the conference brings together the brightest minds in robotics. It has been providing robotics business ideas and opportunities to stay fresh, current, and always at the forefront of innovation.

For more details, visit the event website.

The World Robot Summit 2020

Dates: 20-22 August and 8-11 October 2020
Venue: Aichi and Fukushima

The World Robot Summit 2020 is an annual robotics challenge and expo, bringing together robot excellence from around the world to promote a world where robots and humans successfully live and work together. One main highlight of the conference is the World Robot Challenge that features industrial robots, service robots, and disaster relief robots.

Scheduled for between 20-22 August and 8-11 October 2020 in Aichi and Fukushima, respectively, the event has exhibitions and competitions that showcase the latest in robot developments under four categories: industrial robotics, service robotics, disaster robotics, and junior.

For more details, visit the event website.

IROS 2020: International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

Date: 25-29 October 2020
Venue: The Caesars Forum Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA.

IROS 2020 is an annual event to be held between October 24-30, 2020 in Las Vegas. This year’s theme is “Consumer Robots and Our Future.” IROS gathers the world’s top roboticists and academic, industrial, and government stakeholders. For over 30-years, IROS has been held annually in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Over 4,000 roboticists are expected to gather in Las Vegas to share, connect, and discuss the latest research findings and advances in Intelligent Robots and Systems.

The event will showcase innovative research results in robot kinematics, dynamics, and control, system integration, AI, sensor and actuator networks, cloud robotics, bio-inspired systems, service robots, automation, biomedical applications, autonomous vehicles, robot perception, manipulation and grasping, micro/nanosystems, human-robot interaction, robot vision, etc.

For more details, visit the event website.

CHIRA 2020 – The International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications

Date: 5-6 November 2020
Venue: Budapest, Hungary.

CHIRA is another eagerly anticipated robotics event to be held between November 5-6 in Budapest, Hungary. It intends to bring together professionals, academics and, students who are interested in the research and practical applications of interaction design and human-computer interaction.

The event will happen in five parallel tracks, covering various aspects of Computer-Human Interaction, including Interaction Design, Human Factors, Cognition, Perception, User-Friendly Software and Systems, Pervasive Technologies, and Interactive Devices.

The event will also have several leading papers describing original work on advanced methods, prototypes, systems, tools, techniques, and surveys, indicating future directions.

For more details, visit the event website.

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