RSS Pioneers


RSS Pioneers is a day-long workshop for senior graduate students and postdocs, held in conjunction with the main RSS conference, that seeks to bring together a cohort of the world’s top early career researchers in robotics. The first annual RSS Pioneers will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

The goal of RSS Pioneers is to foster collaboration, networking, and professional development among a new generation of robotics researchers. The workshop will include a mix of research and career talks from senior scholars in the field, research presentations from attendees, networking activities, and mentoring of junior students, as part of the Inclusion@RSS initiative. To facilitate attendance, the workshop will provide partial support for travel and registration for RSS Pioneers and the main RSS 2018 conference.

We invite graduate students and postdocs to apply for this exciting new workshop. The application includes 1) a 2-page extended abstract describing a coherent research project from the applicant’s past, current, or future research; 2) a CV; and 3) the name and email address of someone who will provide a letter of reference. Letters of reference will be solicited after the application deadline. Extended abstracts will be evaluated by the program committee, comprised of faculty members in robotics.

More details about the application process will be posted here when the application opens in February 2018.

Important Dates
February 1, 2018 Application opens
March 5, 2018 Applications due
April 20, 2018 Notifications of acceptance
June 25, 2018 RSS Pioneers Workshop