Welcome to the second Robotics: Science and Systems 2015 Workshop on Women in Robotics!


This is a mixed-audience, women-only speakers workshop with the goals of: (1) raising visibility of women in robotics by presenting invited talks by women that are leaders in the field, (2) strengthening the community and providing an opportunity for networking by providing an event dedicated to women in robotics, and (3) fostering mentorship of junior female researchers via a poster session, a panel, and travel awards.

Call for Papers

We encourage female students, post-docs, and researchers in all areas of robotics to submit an extended abstract describing either new or published work. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present their research in a spotlight talk and a poster session at the workshop.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for submissions: April 21st May 1st, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: May 10th, 2015
  • Workshop: July 16th, 2015

Venue: The 2015 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (http://www.roboticsconference.org/)

Instructions: Send your extended abstract (2 pages or less) to rss15.womeninrobotics@gmail.com. Any format will be accepted. Include a cover page with the following information: author name, affiliation, email, full address, citizenship, 3-5 keywords, applicant's current level of study/career, whether this is the applicant's first conference, whether the applicant is the author of a paper in the RSS 2015 regular conference program.

Travel Support: We will be able to subsidize travel to Rome for some of the accepted abstracts. NSF has agreed to sponsor 10 travel awards for US Citizens who fly on a US carrier, and BOSCH will sponsor 3 travel awards for travelers from Europe.

Workshop Format

This full-day workshop will include contributed paper spotlight presentations, invited talks, a poster session, and panel discussion. We plan to organize four oral sessions, each composed of 5 minute contributed paper spotlights and a few invited talks. The panel discussion topics under consideration include perspectives on the academic career path, and advice and experiences in applying, interviewing and negotiating for faculty positions. The workshop will end with a poster session followed by a dinner, which will provide networking opportunities for junior female researchers.


We thank NSF and BOSCH for their support!