Call for Competitions

Competitions provide a unique venue for state-of-the-art technical demonstrations from research labs, academia, and industry. Conference attendees and media representatives will have the opportunity to experience live demonstrations of robotic technology via these competitions.

Proposal Content

Competition organizers submit proposals as a PDF by email to with the following information:

  • Title of competition
  • Organizers of competition, including previous experience organizing similar activities
  • Brief description of competition, including task to be evaluated and its connection to research topics covered at IROS
  • Draft rules and means of assessment
  • Draft time schedule for competition day(s)
  • Award planning, including financials
  • List of potential participants
  • Facilities request, including space (area and minimum height), power, telecommunications, human resources, and other infrastructure



Proposals: January 15, 2023

Notification: February 1, 2023


Contact Information

Competitions Chair, Josie Hughes, at