About

The Southern California Robotics Symposium (SCR) is a one-day technical symposium that aims to bring together roboticists from around Southern California. With a high density of academic institutions, research centers, and industry players, SCR is expected to have a large audience with broad expertise and interests. It will also be a showcase for established and up-and-coming robot companies as well as a recruitment opportunity for local companies and startups.

After hosting SCR 2016 last year, we hope to continue the success of this annual conference. The symposium will once again feature an amazing line-up of speakers from academia and industry, robotics demos, and industry booths. In addition, feature poster/demo sessions will foster discussion on recent developments in robotics.

Schedule

8:30 - 9:30 Check-in and Breakfast
9:30 - 9:45 Opening Remarks
9:45 - 10:30 First Session of Talks
  • Dennis Hong (UCLA) - Non Anthropomorphic Bipedal Robots
  • David Reinkensmeyer (UCI) - Robotics and Wearable Sensors for Neurorehabilitation
  • Maja Mataric (USC) - Automation vs. Augmentation: Human-Robot Interaction for Socially Assistive Robotics
  • 10:30 - 11:00 iRobot coffee/networking break
    11:00 - 12:00 Second Session of Talks
  • Günter Niemeyer (Disney Research) - And what is a Robot?
  • Mario Munich (iRobot) - Robots and the Smart Home
  • Deepak Khosla (HRL Labs) - Neuromorphic Perception for Autonomy
  • Gary McGrath (Qualcomm) - Qualcomm Research Machine Vision
  • 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
    1:00 - 2:15 Poster Session (Sponsored by Qualcomm)
    2:15 - 3:15 Third Session of Talks
  • Henrik Christensen (UCSD) - What are truly hard problems in robotics?
  • Yasamin Mostofi (UCI) - Robotics and Communications: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Soon-Jo Chung (Caltech) - Optimality and Nonlinear Stability for Aerospace Robotics
  • Mark Maimone (JPL) - The Evolution of Autonomous Capabilities on NASA's Mars Rovers
  • 3:15 - 3:45 Bosch coffee/networking break
    3:45 - 4:45 Fourth Session of Talks
  • Jack Snoeyink (NSF CISE) - Robotics Initiatives at the National Science Foundation
  • Cynthia Bedell (ARL West) - ARL's Intelligent Systems Research: Moving from Tools to Teammates
  • Stephen Martin (Spawar) - Characterizing the Critical Parameters for Docking Unmanned Underwater Vehicles
  • Paolo Prijanian (Embodied) - Robotics startups!
  • 4:45 - 5:00 Awards, Announcements, Next Year's Conference
    5:00 - 7:00 Reception, Exhibitions and Live demos

    Registration

    Registration is now active here on EventBrite. We have a limited number of available tickets, so we strongly encourage you to register sooner rather than later.

    Papers

    We've selected the accepted papers to be presented in this year's poster session. Click the link below to view the accepted posters.

    Venue

    Ronald Tutor Campus Center
    3607 Trousdale Pkwy
    Los Angeles, CA 90089

    The symposium will be held at USC in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.

    Parking

    Attendees should use Parking Structure X on the day of the event. Here are directions to get to Parking Structure, as well as a map to walk from PSX to the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom below.

    Hotels

    Here is a list of local hotels used around USC. List also includes discount codes for the following hotels.

    Sponsors

    Gold Level Sponsors
    Silver Level Sponsors

    We are currently accepting sponsors for SCR 2017.
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    Click here to view the sponsor package.