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.


The speaker list for 2019 is still being finalized.


8:00 - 9:00

Check-in and Breakfast

9:00 - 9:10

Opening Remarks

9:10 - 10:50

First Session of Talks

10:50 - 11:20

Coffee Break

11:20 - 12:00

Plenary Talk

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00

Spotlight Talks

14:10 - 15:50

Second Session of Talks

16:00 - 18:00

Poster Session, Booth Visits, Networking


If you want to present your research at SCR 2019 you need to submit a two-page abstract. We will select a limited number of papers to be presented in the poster session and as short spotlight talks. Check back soon for submission instructions.


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.