ExCeL London has been selected to host the world leading International Conference on Robotics and Automations (ICRA) in 2023. The UK capital will welcome over 4,000 of the world’s top experts and researchers in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics for an exciting four-day conference between 29th May to 2nd June 2023.
ICRA is IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s flagship event and will be the first major international robotics and automation congress to be hosted in the UK. The programme will see delegates take part in interactive workshops, tutorials and networking events hosted at some of the city’s most iconic venues such as the Science Museum, Westminster Abbey and the Shard. The conference will also place a strong emphasis on developing the next generation of talent with a number of activities aimed at children aged 7 and 12 years old to raise enthusiasm for STEM subjects. These activities will include robot competitions between schools in the UK.
London has emerged as leader in hosting some of the world’s biggest tech events and conferences with the recent London Tech Week attracting over 55,000 delegates and 300 events across the city, and the news that the UK capital will host the financial services and fintech conference SIBOS in September 2019.
“This will be a massive boost for UK Robotics, considering that this is the first time ever that a major international robotics conference will come to the country,” Professor Kaspar Althoefer from Queen Mary University and project lead for London’s bid said.