The 2006 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference will bring together researchers working on algorithmic or mathematical foundations of robotics, robotics applications, and analysis of robotic systems. High quality, original papers are solicited in all areas of robotics. The final program will be the result of a highly selective review process designed to include the best work of its kind in every category. The conference will be single track to allow attendees an opportunity to see the best research in all areas of robotics. The program will include invited talks as well as oral and poster presentations of refereed papers. All papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings by MIT Press, and will also be made freely available for download on the internet. The main conference will be followed by one day of workshops. Proactive efforts are underway to keep conference expenses affordable, particularly for student attendees.


The Inn at Penn
The University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The conference will be held August 16th-19th, 2006.


We thank our sponsors - the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), the Boeing Company, and Microsoft Corporation for their support. We thank the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and the International Federation of Robotics Research for being technical co-sponsors of RSS 2006.