The conference focuses on various fields like aerial and underwater robotics, bio-inspired robotics, cable robots, cognitive robotics
, collaborative robotics, control systems, humanoids, intelligent robotics and systems, legged robots, manipulation, mechatronics systems, micro- and nano-robots, modeling and identification, motion planning and learning, opto-mechatronics, parallel robotics, probabilistic robotics, reconfigurable robots, rehabilitation, robot calibration, robot control, robotic platforms, service and field robotics, social robotics, telerobotics, vision systems, visual robotics and wheeled mobile robots.
There is also a lot of focus at global tech conferences on the potential of cognitive robotics
, with companies putting what were high-concept ideas, like driverless cars and self-navigating drones, into production.
This issue, in today's robotic world, is still hotly debated as "the last remaining mystery," says Owen Holland, a professor of cognitive robotics
in the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex (Jha, 2003).