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We would like to cordially thank you for your participation in the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation! We hope that you enjoy your stay at Kobe and see you again at the ICRA2010 in Anchorage, USA next year.


ICRA2009 Podcast is now available!!


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Osaka Univ. Technical Tour (May 17) has been cancelled due to several reported cases of Swine Flu in Kobe City area. The first domestic infection of swine flu is confirmed on May 16, 2009. A full refund of Osaka Univ. Technical tour fee is issued by credit card chargebacks or cash back. If you have any questions, please visit JTB desk on May 17 at the conference reception (4th Floor at the International Conference Center).


ICRA2009 registration desk is open from 15:00, May 11. Onsite registration is also accepted. Please note that the contact number is changed during the conference.


Conferenche Venue page is updated. Please download the Conference Map weblink for your convenience during the ICRA2009.


Booth arrangement at the exhibition is announced at the exhibition webpage.


Information about Technical Tour is updated. Those who participats in technical visits, please read a message from Technical Trour Chair.



>>> Past News

Correction List

2009/05/10 12:00
- Digest P.15 Science Forum (Main Hall) -> Science Forum (Portopia Hall)
2009/05/14 09:00
- Timetable of FrA2 Video Sessions (See the corrected version at the Digest)

Important Notice

Osaka Univ. Technical Tour (May 17) has been cancelled due to several reported cases of Swine Flu in Kobe City area. (2009/05/16)


For the infection prevention, we will carry out the thermometry for participants of ICRA2009. Those who had high fever or any other Swine Flu symptom can not participate in the conference, and the ICRA staff will immediately take them to medical specialists. Masks will be provided at the registration desk. We recommend everybody attending ICRA2009 to wear a mask during the conference. Antiseptic solution is also prepared on the desks of coffee service. Since we are on the risks of pandemic, we should consider all the problems seriously. The ICRA organizing committee will make the maximum efforts for the protection against Swine Flu. We appreciate your understanding.



Welcome to ICRA2009 website

"Robotics and IRT for Livable Societies"

The 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2009) will be held in Kobe, Japan, during May 12 - 17, 2009. The theme of the conference is ”Robotics and IRT for Livable Societies”, reflecting the ever growing interests in research, development and applications in the dynamic and exciting areas of robotics and automation. Kobe is a fascinating city, and its attractions include one of the largest ports in the word, the beautiful natural setting of the Rokko Mountains and picturesque streets. Located in the central part of the Japanese archipelago, Kobe is 30 minutes from Kyoto and three hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen (the super express train).

ICRA2009 Conference Gold Sponsors

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