The IROS 2024 Organizing Committee invites proposals for competitions to be held during IROS in Abu Dhabi in October 2024. The competitions provide a unique venue for state-of-the-art technical demonstrations from research labs throughout academia and industry. Conference attendees and media representatives will have the opportunity to experience live demonstrations of robotic technology via these competitions.

Proposals must include the following information:

  • A brief description of the competition, including what particular task is under evaluation and why the competition is of interest to the IROS community.
  • A draft of the rules and assessment.
  • Time schedule for competition day(s).
  • A list of possible participants.
  • Awards planning, including any financial plans.
  • Request for the Organizing Committee for facilities including required space (area in square feet and minimum height) along with power, networking, and other requirements.
  • Names, contact information, and brief CVs of the competition organizers, describing experience in organizing previous competitions, workshops, etc.
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Important dates

All deadlines are 23:59 PST

April 1, 2024April 15, 2024

Deadline for Competitions submissions.

April 22, 2024April 30, 2024

Notification of Competition acceptance.

October 14 - 18, 2024


For any questions regarding the IROS 2024 competitions, please contact

Competition Chairs

Pedro Lima, Hamad Karki, Majid Khonji.


The multi-award winning Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) is the largest exhibition venue in the Middle East, fully interconnected within the hearth of Abu Dhabi. Featuring a unique architectural design, ADNEC offers one of the world's most accessible and flexible event spaces.