September 14–18, 2014 Chicago, Illinois

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  • Lake Michigan
  • Buckingham Fountain
  • Millennium Park
  • Art Institute of Chicago (Banquet)
  • The Field Museum, Museum Campus
  • Grant Park
  • Navy Pier
  • Palmer House Lobby
  • Skyline Reflected by Cloud Gate (the Bean)
  • Chicago Skyline at Twilight

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on
Intelligent Robots and Systems
Chicago, Illinois
Sept. 14–18, 2014

Dear IROS 2014 participants,

Thank you for your contributions to a successful and fun IROS 2014!  Please check out the photo gallery with shots of the receptions at the Palmer House, the Art Institute of Chicago banquet, the eight Monday night social events (boat cruise, Second City comedy, Buddy Guy's blues, bicycling the lakefront, Cubs baseball, chocolate tour, Willis Tower, and Goose Island brewpub), and the "Hops n' Bots" robot-themed craft beer party that drew a large IROS crowd to the Adler Planetarium on Thursday night. If you have photos you'd like to add to the gallery, please send as attachments, or as a link to a download site, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

IROS 2014 featured a number of innovations in the technical program, including a free Industrial Tutorial (Microsoft, KUKA, and Force Dimension) with a packed-to-overflowing audience; sponsor talks during the oral sessions; 39 invited session keynotes in addition to the three plenaries; and, most importantly, a new presentation format with only three parallel speaking sessions, with each paper assigned a three-minute teaser talk as well as an interactive presentation with LCD monitors.

To gather feedback on this experimental format, as well as other IROS/ICRA formats, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Conference Activities Board (CAB) created a survey that was emailed to all IROS 2014 registrants. The response was incredible: 752 responses in two weeks! Our community is definitely engaged in this process. The survey results are summarized here. While further analysis is needed, and the implementation can be improved, the results suggest that there is merit to some of the features tried at IROS 2014. Stay tuned for a more detailed analysis by CAB, particularly of the over 369 text responses where people gave more detailed feedback.

Kevin Lynch, IROS 2014 General Chair
Lynne Parker, IROS 2014 Program Chair

The 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014) was held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, September 14–18, 2014. The venue for IROS 2014 was the historic Palmer House Hilton, close by Millennium Park, Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, the Museum Campus, and other Chicago attractions. The program integrated workshops and tutorials, plenaries, session keynotes, interactive sessions, exhibits, robot demonstrations, an industrial innovation showcase, and social activities for attendees and guests.

Every accepted paper at IROS 2014 was allocated both a short oral presentation and an interactive presentation, maximizing exposure and opportunities for interaction with colleagues.


Dec 14, 2014 Videos of talks available online
Nov 6, 2014 Conference proceedings are available on IEEE Xplore
Sep 30, 2014 Photos of the conference, the exhibition, and the social events are online
Sep 12, 2014 IROS 2014 Mobile App available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone
Sep 12, 2014 Awards and award finalists announced
Sep 11, 2014 Job opportunities of sponsors and exhibitors announced
Sep 5, 2014 Student activities announced
Sep 5, 2014 Social events announced
Sep 5, 2014 RSJ Power Lunch announced
Sep 3, 2014 Industrial Tutorial, Industry Forum, and Government Forum announced
Aug 4, 2014 Speaking session schedule and technical program announced on PaperPlaza
Jul 12, 2014 Plenary speakers and session keynote speakers announced
Apr 26, 2014 Program overview online
Apr 26, 2014 List of all workshops and tutorials online
Apr 4, 2014 Information about the 2014 Kinect Autonomous Mobile Robot Navigation Contest online


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