Call for Robot Competition (RC) Proposal

The IROS 2022 Organizing Committee invites proposals for competitions to be held during IROS in Kyoto, Japan, in October 2022. The 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. Due to the pandemic situation of COVID-19, competitions in online style are also welcome.

Deadline of RC (Robot Competition) Proposal: Jan. 21, 2022

Proposals must include the following information:

  1. Title of the competition.
  2. A brief description of the competition, including style (onsite or online), what particular task(s), are under evaluation and why the competition is of interest to the IROS community.
  3. A draft of the rules and scoring system.
  4. Title and type of prices or grants.
  5. Time schedule for competition day(s).
  6. A list of possible/potential participants.
  7. Awards planning, including any financial plans.
  8. Request for the Organizing Committee for facilities, including
    a) required space (area in square meters and minimum height),
    b) energy, telecommunications network,
    c) human resources needed,
    d) any specific infrastructure you may need to do the competition.
  9. Competition organizers’ names, contact information, and brief CVs of the competition organizers describing previous experiences in organizing competitions, workshops, etc.

All submissions will undergo a standard review process within the Competition Committee. Acceptance decisions will be based upon the potential significance, sustainability in IROS, and logistical requirements.

How to apply

All the submissions should be made via email to competition(at) with the subject: “Competition Proposal from (your name and surname)”.

For any questions regarding the IROS 2022 competitions, please contact the competition co-chairs under competition(at)

Please replace “(at)” with “@”.

On-site Competition Schedule

Competition period: October 24th~26th, 2022.

Location: Kyoto International Convention Center, Kyoto, Japan

Other issues: The on-site competition set-up begins on Oct. 23th, 2022.
All equipment used in competitions must be removed by 5:00 pm on Oct. 26th (*1).

*1) The schedule for venue maintenance may change in the future due to operational reasons. Details of the schedule will be announced on the conference’s official webpage in time.

(*) The competition venue would be relocated by optimizing the space for all conference activities.

Contact Information

Hiroyuki Okada (h.okada(at)

Fanny Ficuciello (fanny.ficuciello(at)

Jian Huang (huang(at)

Mihoko Niitsuma (niitsuma(at)

Te Li (teli(at)

Please replace “(at)” with “@”.