This is a series of bi-annual symposia, which have been held successively in Montrèal, Canada; Toulouse, France; Kyoto, Japan, Stanford, USA; Barcelona, Catalonia; Sydney, Australia
The goal of these symposia is to provide a forum dedicated to Experimental Robotics Research. The focus is on theoretical work in robotics validated by experiments.
The number of papers presented during the symposia is small (less than 50) and the meeting is single track in order to maximize interaction between the participants.
Papers should focus on theories and principles, which have been validated by experiments. Papers which discuss how theoretical conjectures were invalidated, revised, or confirmed are of great interest. Constructive reports about unsuccessful projects are also considered valuable. Video presentations of experiments are particularly encouraged.
The proceedings of the meetings have been published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences series.