The RSS community is committed to increasing the participation of groups traditionally underrepresented in robotics (including but not limited to: women, LGBTQ+, underrepresented minorities, and people with disabilities), especially people early in their studies and career. Such efforts are crucial for increasing research capacity, creativity, and broadening the impact of robotics research. To that end, Inclusion @ RSS will be an integral part of RSS that will focus on programs that increase and sustain a broader participation in the robotics research community. Component programs will range from co-located events to sponsored activities during the main conference.

The primary focus of the 2018 Inclusion@RSS will be to increase the number of new conference participants. Comprehensive travel support will be awarded to selected undergraduate and first and second year PhD students. Priority will be given to students who have not previously attended RSS and/or are new to the robotics research community.

Important Dates
March 5, 2018 Submissions due
April 20, 2018 Notification of Acceptance
June 26-30, 2018 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference