Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference

25th Jul

Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference

Currently in its 19th year, TAROS is the largest robotics conference in the county and brings together the latest research and developments in autonomous robotics. The conference attracts industry experts, researchers and enthusiasts from across the globe and provides the opportunity to learn about, discuss and develop the latest advancements in robotics.  

TAROS welcomes senior researchers and research students alike to attend the conference and offers a unique opportunity for young researchers to present their work. Across the two days the conference boasts four keynote speakers:

  • Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics at BRL will be first to speak outlining his work in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Ethics and in Ethical Robots.

  • Brian Scassellati, Professor of Computer Science, Cognitive Science and Mechanical Engineering at Yale University will be discussing socially assistive robots capable of assisting users through social, rather than physical, interaction at the end of the first evening.

  • Silas Adekunle,Co-founder of Reach Robotics will hold a lecture on the second day entitled ‘From crazy robot ideas to a real business’.

  • Finally, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Professor of Artificial Intelligence at University of Hertfordshire will speak on the final day about robot assisted therapy for children with autism.  

Dr Manuel Giuliani, Professor in Embedded Cognitive AI for Robotics at BRL and General Chair of TAROS 2018, said: “TAROS is the perfect venue for the robotics community to come together and exchange ideas. Bristol is a wonderful innovative city that invites creative thinking and provides the perfect backdrop to create new ideas for robotics research and to find the right partners to realise these ideas.”

CFMS will be attending TAROS this year, if you would like to book an appointment with us please call 0117 906 1100 or email

To register for the conference, visit:


M Shed

Princes Wharf

Wapping Rd



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