Overview and Goals of the Workshop

Robotics is undergoing tremendous growth in recent years, over a wide range of important areas, from transportation, to manufacturing, entertainment, space exploration, health-care and education. While the field is progressing forward, both in research findings and industrial markets, the percentage of female roboticists continues to lag far behind their male counterparts. By organizing the first Workshop on Women in Robotics, we aim to: (1) raise visibility of women in robotics by presenting invited talks by women that are leaders in the field, (2) strengthen the community and provide an opportunity for networking by providing an event dedicated to women in robotics, (3) foster mentorship of junior female researchers via a poster session and travel awards.

This event is intended for the general RSS audience - all are welcome to attend!
Location: UC Berkeley, Wheeler Hall, Room 100

The workshop was a great success! (Click to enlarge the group picture)