IEEE/RSJ International Conference on
Intelligent Robots and Systems
Vancouver, BC, Canada
September 24–28, 2017



Platinum Sponsor


Airalab concerns itself with putting the idea of robot economics into life. The team puts its heart and soul into the project AIRA (Autonomous Intelligent Robot Agent) which allows plugging robots into the liability market existing in Ethereum for direct data sales from robot sensors, service order of unmanned transport logistics and order of individual goods at a robot-based plant.

Gold Sponsor

Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT)

Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT) is a multi- disciplinary university engaging with the international community, famous with its engineering discipline ranking ESI world’s top 1%. In the past 60 years, the university has become a key educational and research institution in Southern China. Located in Guangzhou, the third largest city in China, GDUT has three campuses with a total area of more than 550 acres. Boasting 19 schools and with more than 2000 full-time faculty members, the University offers a wide range of programs in science, technology, business management, and social science, for over 44,000 students at Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels. GDUT also enrolls international students and researchers.




Silver Sponsors


Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online. The world's brightest technology minds come to to research and develop technology that improves the lives of shoppers, sellers and developers.


Clearpath Robotics

Clearpath Robotics is a global leader in unmanned vehicle robotics for research and development, and provides hardware, software and services to enable self-driving vehicle development, deployment, and operation. Clearpath works with over 500 of the world’s most innovative brands in over 40 countries, serving markets that span industrial materials handling, mining, military, agriculture, aerospace, and academia.


KUKA is a global automation corporation with sales of around 3 billion euro and around 13,200 employees. As leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions, KUKA offers its customers in the automotive, electronics, consumer goods, metalworking, logistics/e-commerce, healthcare, and service robotics industries everything they need from a single source: from components and cells to fully automated systems. The KUKA Group is headquartered in Augsburg.


Bronze Sponsors

Intuitive Surgical

The idea of surgical robotics was little more than a curiosity until 1999, the year Intuitive Surgical introduced the da Vinci® Surgical System. Today, Intuitive Surgical is the global leader in the rapidly emerging field of robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery.
The Company's da Vinci® Surgical System enables surgeons to operate minimally invasively through a few small incisions or the belly button from a nearby ergonomic console. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D HD vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. As a result of this technology, da Vinci enables surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control. Intuitive Surgical designed the da Vinci Xi System with the goal of further advancing the technology used in minimally invasive surgery for complex diseases and conditions.


iRobot Corp.

iRobot Corporation, with a mission of “empowering people to do more” is at the forefront of the development of robotics and artificial intelligence technologies. iRobot has become one of the world’s preeminent specialist designers and builders of consumer robots. iRobot invests in the development and growth of its people, in a culture of empowerment, innovation and fun. Come work with some of the most talented and influential people in the robotics field utilizing cutting edge technologies, in an exciting, fast-growing industry!


Khalifa University

The Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) is an international robotics competition, to be held every two years with the total prize and team sponsorship of USD 5 Million. Robotics has the potential to have an impact that is as transformative as the Internet, with robotics technology poised to fuel a broad range of next-generation products and applications in a diverse array of fields. Robotic competitions in the past few decades have been a catalyst that has accelerated the rate of technological advancements in the field of robotics and autonomous systems. MBZIRC aims to provide an ambitious, science-based, and technologically demanding set of challenges in Robotics, open to a large number of international teams. It is intended to demonstrate the current state of the art in robotics regarding scientific and technological accomplishments and to inspire the future of robotics. Similar to other major competitions, the MBZIRC aims to provide an environment that harbors innovation and technical excellence, while encouraging spectacular performance with robotics technologies.


The MATLAB and Simulink product families are fundamental applied math and computational tools adopted by more than 5000 universities and colleges. MathWorks products help prepare students for careers in industry, where the tools are widely used for data analysis, mathematical modeling, and algorithm development in collaborative research and new product development.

New Dexterity

Kia ora! New Dexterity provides robotics solutions to everyday life problems, modeling, designing and controlling novel robotics and bionics hardware (specializes on robot grippers and hands, robot grasping and dexterous, in-hand manipulation). The New Dexterity research team is affiliated with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. The goal of the team is to provide a new class of adaptive mechanisms that will help robots to interact with unstructured and dynamic environments and execute dexterous tasks.

Honda Research Institute USA, Inc.

Honda Research Institute provides excellence and expertise in the core technologies that are required for Honda to lead the transition to an Intelligent Cyber-Physical society. Our group of scientists and engineers in Japan, United States and Germany maintain a commitment to high quality and innovative research and promote partnerships with academia and industry.


Genesis Robotics

Genesis Robotics is a research and development company focused on inventing new solutions to some of the significant challenges of our time. Genesis Robotics has a team of 50+ individuals focused on the development of its LiveDrive technology. LiveDrive is the world’s highest performance direct-drive motor, powering the fastest, safest and most versatile robots.




Genesis Robotics is a research and development company focused on inventing new solutions to some of the significant challenges of our time. Genesis Robotics has a team of 50+ individuals focused on the development of its LiveDrive technology. LiveDrive is the world’s highest performance direct-drive motor, powering the fastest, safest and most versatile robots.




TRI's mission is to use artificial intelligence to improve the quality of human life. We are dedicated to making automobiles safer, more affordable, and more accessible to everyone, regardless of age or ability, and to expanding the benefit of mobility technology beyond automobiles, for example to in-home support of older persons and those with special needs.




Arm technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. Our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs are enabling the intelligence in 100 billion silicon chips and securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. With more than 1,000 technology partners including the world's largest business and consumer brands, we are driving Arm innovation into all areas compute is happening inside the chip, the network and the cloud.



Harmonic Drive

Harmonic Drive designs and manufactures high precision servo actuators, gearheads and gear component sets. We work with companies of all sizes to provide the right solution, whether it is a standard catalog product, or fully customized integrated solution. Known for our expert engineering and manufacturing, Harmonic Drive products are relied upon every day throughout the robotics industry.


Booth Only Sponsors

AAAS/Science, Robotics

Science Robotics, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)-now publishing the original, peer-reviewed, science and engineering-based research articles that advance the field of robotics bearing the quality hallmark of the Science family of journals.


ATI Industrial Automation

ATI Industrial Automation is the world-leading engineering-based developer of robotic accessories and robot arm tooling, including Automatic Tool Changers, Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensing Systems, Utility Couplers, Robotic Deburring Tools, Robotic Collision Sensors, Manual Tool Changers, and Compliance Devices. Our end-effector products are found in thousands of successful applications around the world.


Elseivier B.V.

ElsevierElsevier will be presenting key titles across Computer Science, Robotics and Systems Journals. Visit us at booth 117, meet the publishers and editors in person, and take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about submitting research to our journals. In addition, learn more about our author services, open access options and content innovation. Visit:



Haption SA

HaptionHAPTION designs, manufactures and sells haptic devices with professional quality, suited to the needs of its customers, both industrial and academic. One of the big market is Tele-operation control command, we are compliant with ROS, or we develop direct interface. We develop solution for Research, Medical and also Nuclear. From small to large workspace, from light to strong force.


Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic_DriveEmpower Your Robotr with our lightweight gears & actuators.



Intuitive Surgical



IOP Publishing

IOP_PublishingIOP Publishing provides a range of journals, books, websites, magazines, conference proceedings and services through which leading-edge scientific research is distributed worldwide. Extending to more than 20 journals IOP biosciences is dedicated to providing the essential content covering all areas of medical physics, biophysics and biomedical engineering. Visit


Kinova Robotics

Kinova RoboticsKinova is a Canadian company that designs and manufactures robotics platforms that are simple, sexy and safe. We work so that robots evolve from improving manufacturing capability to empowering people. Assistive Robotics empowers people with disabilities to push beyond their current boundaries. Innovation Robotics empowers people in industry and research to interact with their environment more efficiently and safely.




AAAS/Science, Robotics
Applied Dexterity, Inc.
ATI Industrial Automation http:/
Barrett Technology, LLC
Cambridge University Press
Cepton Technologies, Inc.
Elsevier B.V.
FLIR Systems, Inc.
Haption SA
Harmonic Drive LLC
HEBI Robotics, Inc.
Hokuyo Automation Co. Ltd.
IniLabs, GmbH
Intel Corporation
Intuitive Surgical
IOP Publishing
iRobot Corporation
Kinova Robotics
MIT Press
New Dexterity
Occam Vision Group
Office of Naval Research
Oxford Lasers, Inc.
PAL Robotics
PerceptIn, Inc.
Phoenix Techologies Inc.
Rethink Robotics
Robotnik Automation
SEAMOR Marine Ltd.
Shadow Robot Company
SICK Sensors
Swarm Technology
Universal Robots USA, Inc.
UVify Inc.
World Robot Summit