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.


9:00 - 10:00 Registration and breakfast
10:00 - 10:15 Opening remarks on “robotics in SoCal: past, present, and future”
10:15 - 11:15 Session I: four talks from academia
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Session II: four talks from industry
12:30 - 12:45 Poster spotlights
12:45 - 1:45 Lunch
1:45 - 2:15 Interactive poster session
2:15 - 3:30 Session III: five talks from academia
3:30 - 3:45 Coffee Break
3:45 - 4:15 Session IV: two talks from industry
4:15 - 4:30 Concluding remarks
4:30 - 5:30 Reception, exhibitions and live demos


Early registration is free, but there will be a limited amount of seats. Availability, however, is expected to increase from the previous year as we have more space at USC this year. Detailed registration guidelines will be posted here when available.


Ronald Tutor Campus Center

The symposium will be held at USC in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, 3607 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089.

Information about parking will be provided soon.


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