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


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. The deadline for early registration is March 25.


Call For Papers

Researchers are invited to present their latest results during a short spotlight presentation followed by an interactive poster session. Topics from all areas of robotics research are welcome, including but not limited to contributions of methodologies, algorithms, hardware, and system architectures.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 25, 2017

Submissions are now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted their proposal. We will start reaching out soon to participants whose proposals were accepted.


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

The symposium will be held at USC in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. Information about parking will be provided soon.


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