The Southern California Robotics Symposium (SCR) is a one-day technical symposium that aims to bring together roboticists from around Southern California. With a high density of academic institutions, research centers, and industry players, SCR is expected to have a large audience with broad expertise and interests. It will also be a showcase for established and up-and-coming robot companies as well as a recruitment opportunity for local companies and startups.

After hosting SCR 2017 and SCR 2016, we hope to continue the success of this annual conference. The symposium will once again feature an amazing line-up of speakers from academia and industry, robotics demos, and industry booths. In addition, feature poster/demo sessions will foster discussion on recent developments in robotics.

Register for the symposium!


The schedule for 2019 is still being finalized.

Check-in and Breakfast

Opening Remarks

First Session of Talks

Coffee Break

Second Session of Talks


Spotlight Talks

Poster Session

Third Session of Talks

Closing Remarks

Reception, Exhibitions and Live Demos


If you want to present your research at SCR 2019 you need to submit a two-page extended abstract. We will select a limited number of contributions to be presented in the poster session and as short spotlight talks.

  • Paper length: max 2 pages including references
  • We recommend the IEEE conference template
  • Submission deadline: March 23, 2019
  • Authors of accepted contributions will have the option to have them published online with a DOI
  • We gladly accept submissions of work that has already been accepted to other conferences such as ICRA, IROS, and ACC

Exhibition Booths and Sponsorship

We would like to invite your company or university to be part of the Booth Exhibition which will take place in front of Ramo Auditorium and support SCR2019.

More details at: Call for Sponsorship and Booths


Ramo Auditorium
1200 East California Boulevard
Pasadena CA 91125

The symposium will be held in the Ramo Auditorium at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA.

Directions to Caltech.

List of Sponsors

SCR 2019 is made possible by these organizations and companies.

The Metropolitan LA joined Chapter for SMC and RAS