2021 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Safety for Robotics


IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Safety for Robotics - IEEE ISR2021

Online Conference

March 4-6, 2021, Nagoya, Japan,

IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Safety for Robotics - IEEE ISR2021

Humans and Robots coexist with each other in various domains. Robots assist humans in both public and private spaces for transportation and servant purposes where the environments including humans need to be recognized again for autonomous and safe operations. Workers perform collaborative operations with industrial robots in factories where autonomy are major concerns for manpower saving under workers’ safety. These examples show that intelligence and safety are indispensable for human–robot coexistence and they need to be elaborately integrated. The IEEE ISR2021 brings together an international community of experts to discuss a way forward in robotics for the future of safety and security with intelligence by provisions of new research results and perspectives of future developments as well as achievements of social implementation.


  • Component technology of sensing and control for robot safety
  • Intelligent systems of human-robot coexistence and cooperation
  • Safety and productivity compatibility through robotics
  • Contact/Non-contact safety criteria on human-robot coexistence
  • Safety of mobile robots in such fields as agriculture, construction
  • Robot learning and teaching with machine intelligence
  • Safety of wearable robots/ physical assistant robotic devices
  • Interaction/human-in-loop control of assistive robots
  • Component technology of sensing and control for robot safety
  • Robot vision and environment/human recognition for autonomous robots
  • Navigation and planning for autonomous motion of robots
  • Human motion sensing, understanding and their intention inference/estimation
  • Verbal/Non-verbal communication with humans through intelligence
  • Safe human-robot collaboration with IoT and Artificial Intelligence
  • Security and “Anshin” for autonomous systems with IT and 5G
  • Multi-agent coordination for robot safety
  • Safety standards for intelligent robots and autonomous systems
  • Legal issues and ethics in robotics

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline:October 17, 2020 December 3, 2020

Notification of Acceptance: January 4, 2021 January 18, 2021

Final Submission Deadline: February 4, 2021 February 11, 2021

Early Registration Deadline: February 5, 2021

✤ Participants should note that all deadline dates are at 23:59, Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Call For Paper

Welcome to our Conference


Paper submission

  • Papers must be submitted in PDF format prepared strictly following the IEEE PDF requirements (please read more information here ). The papers must be used A4 size and not US letter.

  • The paper shall be submitted with a length of 2~4 pages. For the final submission, the accepted papers shall be submitted with a length of 2~6 pages, with up to 2 additional pages but at an extra charge ($50 USD charge per extra page).

    Note: For the final submission, the maximum length of the main text must not be longer than 6 pages, then one can include up to 2-pages of additional info, e.g. references and appendices.

  • As peer-reviewed archival publications, the authors can choose whether or not their paper is uploaded to IEEE-Xplore.

  • Please prepare one (and only one) PowerPoint slide that illustrates your paper. Use the ISR2021 Template.

  • To submit your paper please click here


    Honorary Chair

    • Toshio Fukuda, (Meijo University, Japan / Beijing University of Technology, China)
    • Yang Junyou (Shenyang University of Technology, China )

    General Chair

    • Yoji Yamada, (Nagoya University, Japan)

    General Co-Chair

    • Zhidong Wang, (Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan)

    Advisory Council Chairs

    • Tatsuo Arai, (University of Electro-Communications, Japan / Beijing University of Technology, China)
    • Anibal De Almeida, (University of Coimbra, Portugal)

    Program Chairs

    • Yoshihiro Nakabo, (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)

    Program Co-Chairs

    • Yasumichi Aiyama, (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
    • Jun Miura, (Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan)

    Organized Session Chair

    • Tetsuya Kimura, (Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan)
    • Nobutaka Shimada, (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)

    Awards Chair

    • Yasuhisa Hirata, (Tohoku University, Japan)

    Awards Co-Chair

    • Seonghee Jeong, (Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan)

    Publications Chair

    • Ken-ichi Ohara, (Meijo University, Japan)

    Publications Co-Chair

    • Yasuhiro Akiyama, (Nagoya University, Japan)

    Conference Administration Chair

    • Keiko Homma, (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)

    Conference Administration Co-Chair

    • Hisataka Maruyama, (Nagoya University, Japan)

    Publicity Chair

    • Shogo Okamoto, (Nagoya University, Japan)

    Finance Chairs

    • Tatsuo Fujikawa, (Nagoya University, Japan)

    International Committee Members

    • Norbert Elkmann, (Fraunhofer IFF, Germany)
    • Shi Peng, (University of Adelaide, Australia)
    • Su XiaoJie, (Chongqing University, China)
    • Saeed Abdolshah, (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
    • Jeremy Marvel, (National Institute of Standard Technology, USA)
    • Sung-Soo Rhim, (Kyung Hee University, South Korea)
    • Jae-Bok Song, (Korea University, South Korea)
    • Sun Beiqing, (Shenyang Institute of Technology, China)
    • Wang Shuoyu, (Kochi Institute of Tech, Japan)


    • Nader Rajaei, (Nagoya University, Japan)
    • Shiori Morishima, (Nagoya University, Japan)

    Plenary & Keynote Speakers

    Prof. Sami Haddadin, PhD.

    Title of the Plenary:

    Robots that learn and interact safely human environments

    Prof. Yukie Nagai, PhD.

    Title of the keynote 1:

    Robot intelligence inspired by human intelligence

    Joseph Falco, PhD.

    Title of the keynote 2:

    Measuring the safety performance of collaborative robot systems


    Program for IEEE-ISR2021 is open. Please click the link below.

    To access the Zoom links for Plenary/Keynote talks and Technical Sessions please click the link below.

    To access the Plenary/Keynote talks and presentation videos please click the link below.


    The Instruction of IEEE-ISR2021 online conference is available here.

    ✤ Detailed IEEE-ISR2021 program is also available in Paper Plaza.

    ✤ Participants should note that all presentation times are in Japan Standard Time (JST).


    Registration for IEEE-ISR2021 is open. Please click the link below for register.

    Category Early Registration
    (Until February 5, 2021)
    Regular Registration
    (After February 5, 2021)
    IEEE Member $220 USD $250 USD
    IEEE Student Member $90 USD $120 USD
    Non Member $300 USD $330 USD
    Student Non-Member $150 USD $180 USD

    ✤ All fees are listed in USD. For inquiries about ISR2021 registration, please contact us.


        ISR2021 Best Paper Award

        ✤ ThB1.1:    "Experimental Analysis of Impact Forces in Constrained Collisions According to ISO/TS 15066"
                                Robin Jeanne Kirschner, Nico Mansfeld, Saeed Abdolshah, and Sami Haddadin, Technical University Munich, Germany

      ISR2021 Best Student Paper Awards

        ✤ TheB3.5:   "Stability Evaluation of Subassembly Considering with Gravitational and Frictional Action"
                                  Koshi Makihara and Yasumichi Aiyama, University of Tsukuba, Japan

        ✤ FrC1.3:    "Walking Motions with High Margin-of-Stability Values"
                                Tomoyuki Iwasaki, Shogo Okamoto, Takashi Inagaki, Yasuhiro Akiyama, and Yoji Yamada, Nagoya University, Japan