Call for Competitions


The IROS 2019 Organizing Committee invites proposals for competitions to be held within the IROS in November 2019. Through competitions, a unique setting of technical demonstration is provided for both research labs from academia and industry to show off the state-of-art implementation of robot technologies. The following are some suggestions of the competition area (but not limited to):

  1. Drone
  2. Grasping
  3. Humanoid
  4. ......

Proposals must include the following information: 

  1. A brief description of the competition, including what the particular task under evaluation is and why this competition could be of interest to the robotic community.
  2. A draft of the rules and assessment.
  3. Program of Competition (Time schedule on competition day(s)).
  4. A list of possible participants.
  5. Logistics & Local Support: Request for the Organizing Committee for the proposed competition such as a description on the required space (square meter area and height) along with power, networking, and other required facilities. Only indoor areas are available.
  6. Organizers and Contact: The names with affiliation(s), city and country, contact information, and brief CVs of the competition organizers, outlining previous experience in organizing competitions, workshops, etc.

All submissions will undergo a common review process in Organizing Committee. The proposal template can be downloaded here directly.

Important Dates






Submission Deadline





Acceptance Notification

Tuesday & Wednesday

5 - 6




For any questions regarding the IROS 2019 competitions, please contact the competition co-chairs:

  • King Lai, City University of Hong Kong, China
  • Yantao Shen, University of Nevada, Reno, USA