Call for Papers

Call for Papers

We invite you to submit papers to be presented at our IROS ‘22 Workshop on Miniature Robot Platforms for Full Scale Autonomous Vehicle Research which will be held on Thursday, October 27th.

The objective of the workshop is to discuss the practical challenges of such platforms, hardware & software design considerations, and the research potential of these platforms. We will discuss how scaled platforms have enhanced our scientific understanding of real world deployment and the limitations of state of the art algorithms. In addition, during this workshop we'll discuss current limitations of purely simulation or full-scale robot platforms for research and industry, and the role hardware plays in bridging the sim-to-real gap. Applications from self-driving cars to UAVs to swarm robots will be highlighted in the workshop as examples of full-scale problems using small-scale research platforms for research and development.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Miniature robot platforms

  • Micro robotics

  • Multi-robot systems

  • Challenges of robot evaluation and benchmarks

  • Sim-to-real gap

  • Robot education platforms

  • Autonomous racing

  • Cooperative robotics

Submission Guidelines

Submission Portal:


  • Standard IROS format

  • Paper length: Page limit is 4 pages (excluding references & appendix)

Non-archival: The workshop is non-archival and will not have official proceedings.

Presentation Format: Presentations will be a combination of in-person/virtual lightning talks and poster sessions

Important Dates

All deadlines are 23:59 AOE (Anywhere on Earth)

Submission deadline: Thursday, September 22, 2022 Sunday, October 2, 2022 (final)

Notification to authors: Friday, October 14, 2022

Workshop Date: Friday, October 27, 2022