Welcome to IROS 2023

The Next Generation of Robotics

The 2023 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2023) will be held October 1 – 5, 2023 at Huntington Place in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

IROS is a large and impactful forum for the international robotics research community to explore the frontier of science and technology in intelligent robots and smart machines, emphasizing future directions and the latest approaches, designs, and outcomes.

The theme of IROS 2023 is “The Next Generation of Robotics,” so the conference aims to particularly highlight the contributions of younger researchers and to help accelerate the future contributions of all those just entering the field. This will be reflected in plenary and keynote talks, workshops, tutorials, forums, competitions, exhibitions, tours, and technical sessions.  

Welcome to Detroit

"Detroit's diverse culture has had both local and international influence, particularly in music, with the city giving rise to the genres of Motown and techno, and playing an important role in the development of jazz, hip-hop, rock, and punk. The rapid growth of Detroit in its boom years resulted in a globally unique stock of architectural monuments and historic places.

Since the 2000s, conservation efforts have managed to save many architectural pieces and achieved several large-scale revitalizations, including the restoration of several historic theatres and entertainment venues, high-rise renovations, new sports stadiums, and a riverfront revitalization project. An increasingly popular tourist destination, Detroit receives 16 million visitors per year." —Wikipedia

Plan Your Visit

The Venue

Huntington Place is the 16th largest convention center in the United States. Built by the City of Detroit, it was originally opened in 1960 and named Cobo Hall in honor of former Detroit Mayor Albert E. Cobo (1950-1957).

Today, Huntington Place hosts conferences, conventions and tradeshows bringing 1.5 million visitors a year from across the globe to Detroit.

Huntington Place, Detroit
1 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 877-8777


Important Dates

January 15, 2023: Deadline for Special Session, Competition, and Forum proposals.

February 1, 2023: Notification of Special Session, Competition, and Forum proposal acceptance.

March 1, 2023: Deadline for Paper submissions.

March 5, 2023: Deadline for Paper Video submissions.

March 15, 2023: Deadline for Workshop/Tutorial proposals.

April 18, 2023: Notification of Workshop/Tutorial proposal acceptance.

June 30, 2023: Notification of Paper acceptance.

July 31, 2023: Deadline for Final Paper submissions.

July 15, 2023: Deadline for Late Breaking Results submissions.

July 31, 2023: Notification of acceptance of Late Breaking Results.

August 10, 2023: Deadline for Final Late Breaking Results submissions


IEEE Robotics and Automation Society strives to achieve the highest standards of integrity and endeavors to conduct business around the world in a responsible and ethical way. It is important that those who act on the organization's behalf ensure RAS compliance by adhering to the same standards and expectations.


IEEE RAS CARES is a committee that acts as a trusted listener and empathetic support for the RAS community members around misconduct concerns, including, but not limited to sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying, at RAS conferences, workshops, meetings, and events. All IEEE RAS events abide by the IEEE Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment (PDF) and the IEEE RAS Code of Conduct. If a violation of this policy occurs, IEEE RAS encourages reporting the incident as described in the RAS Code of Conduct.

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IEEE Code of Conduct

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) is committed to providing safe, productive, and welcoming environments to all members, conference participants, staff members, vendors, and volunteers at all of its events and activities.

The Code of Conduct for IEEE RAS Activities describes RAS members’ and staff’s commitment to the highest standards of integrity, responsible behavior, and ethical and professional conduct upheld at all RAS activities.

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IEEE Diversity Statement

The organization is committed to fostering a culture that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable. In November 2019, the IEEE Board of Directors adopted a a new diversity statement for incorporation into the IEEE policies:

IEEE’s mission to foster technological innovation and excellence to benefit humanity requires the talents and perspectives of people with different personal, cultural, and disciplinary backgrounds. IEEE is committed to advancing diversity in the technical profession, and to promoting an inclusive and equitable culture in its activities and programs that welcomes, engages and rewards those who contribute to the field without regard to race, religion, gender, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

This change to the IEEE policy reflects IEEE’s longstanding commitment to ensure the engineering profession maximizes its impact and success by welcoming, engaging, and rewarding those who contribute to the field in an equitable manner.

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Contact Us

General Inquiries
Lukrecija LeLong
Senior Manager, Event Management Services
IEEE Event Planner

Bobby Gregg
Program Chair
Associate Professor, University of Michigan

Hello Detroit

Detroit is the largest city in the midwestern state of Michigan. Near Downtown, the neoclassical Detroit Institute of Arts is famed for the Detroit Industry Murals painted by Diego Rivera, and inspired by the city’s ties to the auto industry, giving it the nickname “Motor City.”

Organizing Committee

Jim Schmiedeler

General Conference Chair

University of Notre Dame, USA

Ambarish Goswami

General Conference Co-Chair

Intuitive, USA

Bobby Gregg

Program Chair

University of Michigan, USA

Lukrecija Lelong

Event Management

See Full Organizing Committee

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