PhD Student Forum

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018
Duration: 10:30am – 1:30pm
Room: P7
Organisers: Stefan Williams & Robert Fitch
Website: http://icra2018.acfr.usyd.edu.au

*Please note attendance at this Forum is by application only. 


ICRA is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s flagship conference and is a premier international forum for robotics researchers to present their work. The 2018 conference will be held May 21-25, 2018 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.  Following on the very successful PhD Forum held at ICRA 2015 in Seattle, we invite Ph.D. students at any level to apply for the ICRA Ph.D. Forum. The Ph.D. Forum will provide an opportunity for a group of Ph.D. students to discuss and explore their research interests and career objectives with a panel of established researchers in robotics. The consortium has the following objectives:

  • to provide a setting for mutual feedback on participants’ current research and guidance on future research directions;
  • to develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research;
  • to support a new generation of researchers by offering advice about academic, research, industrial, and non-traditional career paths; and
  • to contribute to the overall conference goals through interaction with other researchers and participation in conference events.

The Ph.D. Forum will be held on the morning of May 23nd, 2018, as a full morning session during the main ICRA conference.  Students may apply to participate either as a workshop participant or as a speaker. To be considered as either a workshop participant or as a speaker, applicants should submit the application package as instructed in “Application Instructions”. Students who are selected as speakers will have their 2-page abstracts published in a workshop proceeding.