7 of the Best Robotics Events Coming Up in 2020

If you want to meet with like-minded people in the field of robotics, why not consider checking out any one of these upcoming events in 2020.
Christopher McFadden

If you live and breathe all things robotics you might want to consider reserving your place in any one of these great events coming up in 2020. We have scoured the internet for some of the best robotics events you might want to consider checking out next year. 


Where is VEX Worlds 2019?

VEX Worlds 2019 is a robotics competition that was run between the 24th and 27th of October 2019. It was held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville in Kentucky. 

What is the VEX IQ Challenge?

The VEX IQ Challenge is a fun competition presented by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation. It is intended to provide elementary and middle school students with exciting, open-ended robotics and research project challenges.

The hope of the project is to infuse STEM skills into children in a fun and challenging way. 

What is VEX IQ?

VEX IQ is an awesome snap-together robotics system that is guaranteed to provide your little ones with hours of educational fun. In their own words, it is "a robotics platform designed to transform the STEM learning paradigm for young students and their teachers (grades 4-8)."

It is specifically designed to provide a vehicle for instilling a lifetime interest in STEM. It provides a hands-on method for children to explore and learn about robotics in a fun and interesting manner. 

Robotic events coming up in 2020 you don't want to miss

So without further ado, here are some of the best robotics events you really don't want to miss in 2020. The following list is far from exhaustive and is in no particular order. 

1. The International Conference on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence should be interesting

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Source: Pulsus Conference

Running between the 17th and 18th of February 2020 in Paris, France the International Conference on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence is a must-see. 

The theme of the event is "Probing Innovations-Opportunities in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence”. It has been organized to bring practitioners, administrators, policymakers, politicians and researchers within the field of robotics and technical research together for a collaborative bonanza.

"Conference themes will focus on different fields like autonomous and manual robots and artificial intelligence robots. It will cover the latest developments as well as future perspectives relating to robots and human interactive communication." - Pulsus Conference.

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2. The Global Robot Expo 2020 does everything it says on the tin

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Source: Global Robot Expo

Set to be held between April the 1st and 2nd 2020, The Global Robot Expo 2020 is another not-to-miss event. The event is run by GR-EX, which is a business-to-business international exhibition that focusses on innovation, robotics, and related tech.

It runs every year and is held in IFEMA in Madrid, Spain. 

"The multisectoral essence of GR-EX makes it unique and allows the creation of synergies between professionals who do not coincide in sectoral events. GR-EX shows the latest advances in artificial intelligence, industry, service robotics, logistics, drones, and aerospace technologies, among other sectors." - inbots.eu.

3. RoboBusiness Conference 2020 is always enlightening

Held every year, the next scheduled event will be held between the 15th and 17th of September 2020 in Santa Clara, California. This robotics event is one of the most diverse conferences on robotics in the world.

It caters to many aspects of robotics to many industries from development to manufacturing and beyond. 

The event regularly attracts thousands of robotics professionals annually with 2020 probably being no exception. No details beyond the prospective-dates exist at present, but from past events, it is bound to be a blast.

The event has run since 2005 and has, in no small part, injected much-needed inspiration for professionals around the world. 

4. The SRS Robothon is always great fun

The 2019 SRS Robothon is held on the 5th of October at the Seattle Center in Seattle. If you missed it we really feel your pain - - it is one of the most fun robotics events of the year. 

It is usually held annually, and the dates for the 2020 event are yet to be confirmed. However, this yearly competition pits some of the best minds in amateur robotics against one another.

The event is open to the public and is free to enter. It is sponsored by the Seattle Center Armory and exists to help showcase the talents of amateur robotics enthusiasts from around the world. 

If you have an idea for a robot or have already built one of your own, why not show it to your peers? Who knows you might win an award?

5. The World Robot Summit 2020 is a must-attend event

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Source: WRS

This is another annual robotics event that is eagerly awaited by any fan of robotics. Scheduled for between the 20th and 22nd of August and the 8th and 11th of October 2020 in Aichi and Fukushima respectively, you might want to book this time off work ASAP.

Every year, the event comprises of exhibitions and competitions that showcase the latest in robot developments. One of the main highlights of the conference is the World Robot Challenge. 

This competition judges robots from various set categories to sort the wheat from the chaff. Categories tend to include industrial robots, service robots, and disaster relief robots.

Outside of this, you can expect talks and forums from key industry leaders and government officials.

6. Check out The International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2020

Pencilled-in to be held between the 24th and 30th of October 2020 in Las Vegas, IROS 2020 should be a great event. While information is a little thin on the ground, at this moment in time, they are currently seeking papers for their consideration to be showcased.

Historically, this event has been a magnet for some of the best minds, and companies, working in the development and utilization of intelligent robots. Every year features some of the most cutting edge things in robotic technology and features many of the newest research, interesting talks and important keynote speakers. 

Every annual event has a theme so keep your ears to the ground for 2020's.

7. The International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications (CHIRA 2020) should be a blast

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Source: CHIRA

Another eagerly anticipated robotics event in 2020 is CHIRA. Scheduled for between the 5th and 6th of November, 2020's event will be held in Budapest, Hungary.

Like previous events, CHIRA 2020 will focus on the more academic aspects of robotics. It gathers researchers and leading academics in various fields together for a couple of days of discussion and debate. 

They are currently calling for papers to be submitted with deadlines as follows:-

  • Regular Paper Submission: May 19, 2020.
  • Regular Paper Authors Notification: July 17, 2020.
  • Regular Paper Camera Ready and Registration: July 31, 2020.
2020's conference has the following proposed subjects: -
  • Human Factors and Information Systems.
  • Pervasive Technologies and Applications.
  • Interactive Devices.
  • Interaction Design.
  • Adaptive and Intelligent Systems.

If you are working on something in any of these areas why not submit your paper ASAP?