About RArob 2021

2021 International symposium on Research and Applications of Robotics (RArob 2021) will take place in Tokyo, Japan during April 22-25, 2021, which is in conjunction with 2021 International Conference on Robotics and Control Engineering (RobCE 2021). RArob 2021 is organized by Hong Kong Society of Mechanical Engineers(HKSME), sponsored by Hong Kong Computer Research Center (HKCRC). Focusing on the international research and key application domains of robot and control engineering, around the theme of innovative development of intelligent society, RArob is going to conduct high level academic communication and display the latest achievements, build the international collaborative innovation platform. We warmly welcome prospective authors to submit your research papers to RArob 2021, and share your latest research results and valuable experiences with other top-scientists, engineers and scholars from all over the world.



Dear authors and colleagues,

We greatly regret to inform you that considering the continuing situation of COVID-19, the conference committee has decided to change RArob 2021 to a virtual conference, which will be held online. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused by this change. We deeply appreciated your interest and support to RArob!

RArob 2021 Organizing Committee


Conference Committee

General Chair

Dan Zhang, Fellow of CAE, EIC, ASME, CSME, York University, Canada

Honorary Chair

Michael Y. Wang, Fellow of ASME, IEEE, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HKSAR, China

Advisory Committee

Ning Xi, Fellow of IEEE, The University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, China

Organizing Committee Chair

Bing Li, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China

International Technical Committee

Abdulrhman .A. A. Emhemed, Bright Star University, Libya

Chengxu Zhou, University of Leeds, UK

Jiyao An, Hunan University, China

Mehmet Serdar Guzel, Ankara University, Turkey

Qiuguo Zhu, Zhejiang University, China

Xiaofang Yuan, Hunan University, China

Zhiqiang Miao, Hunan University, China





All submissions will be peer reviewed, and all the accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings, which will be submitted to Engineering Village, Thomson Reuters (WoS) and other databases for review and indexing. * The conference Proceeding will be online publishing.



Call for Papers-Topics

The scope of this conference includes all topics related to the research, applications, technologies of robotics. It is included but not limited to :
Agricultural Robotics
Construction Robotics
Disaster relief Robotics
Education and teaching Robotics
Entertainment Robotics
Household Robotics
Industrial Robotics
Medical Robotics
Military Robotics
Service Robotics
Space Robotics
Underwater Robotics

Author Guide

Paper Template

The papers should adhere to the Template! Author can choose from the templates listed as follows:

Abstract Template for Oral Presentation

Full Paper Template(Microsoft Word)

Full Paper Template (LaTeX)

* Abstract Submission( Only for presenting research at conference, without publishing any paper):You only need to submit the title and abstract of your speech.
  * Full Paper Submission( Publishing paper in the conference proceeding as well as presenting it at conference): You need to submit full paper for review. 

Submission Methods

Authors can submit their manuscripts through electronic submission system or email. In order to avoid repeated submission, please just choose one submission method. Please click following link:

Electronic Submission System

E-mail: info_rarob@163.com

1) Manuscripts must be written in English;
2) The manuscript should be written in accordance with the standard of template;
3) The topics of paper should be relevant to conference topics;
4) Plagiarism is prohibited; 
5) Duplicate submission is prohibited. 

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: Mar. 10, 2021

Full paper Submission Deadline: Mar. 15, 2021

Notification of Acceptance: Mar. 30, 2021

Registration deadline: Apr. 10, 2021

Program Preview

April 22, 2021--Registration and Conference kits collection

April 23, 2021--Opening Remark+ Keynote Lectures+Technical Sessions

April 24, 2021--Keynote Lectures+Technical Sessions

April 25. 2021--Technical Tour

Regsitration Guide

After recevied notification, authors need to download and complete the registration form, then, finish the payment of registration fee and send your final papers (both doc and pdf format), filled registration form (doc format) and the scanned payment proof to us. Payment of fees must accompany all registration forms. Your registration WILL NOT be confirmed until payment is received in full. Payment can be made in USD or CNY.

    Early Birds 
    Before Feb. 21, 2021
    Regular Registration
    Feb. 21, 2021 - Mar. 21, 2021
    On-site Registration
    HKSME Member
    Additional Page
    Journal Publication Fee
    To be announced after the journal is confirmed
    *Author: Submit abstract or full paper, present it on the conference.
    * The registered and presented papers can be free published in the Conference Proceeding for 6 pages. If the paper exceeds 6 pages, extra pages should be paid at 70USD/page.
    *Student author: Provide a valid certificate from their departments(only for the first author).
    *HKSME member: Provide a valid member ID.
    * Listeners: Attend the conference only, without submission and publication.


1. The papers will be published online.

2. Registration of paper must be done by one of author(s) of paper. Presentation of paper must be done by one of author(s) of the paper. Otherwise the paper cannot be included into the conference proceedings.

3. Your registration will be confirmed when the payment of the registration fee is received by the Organizers.

4. The conference organizer is not responsible for any accommodation process. You can seek your hotel on your own.

5. Other co-authors or accompanying person can register as the listener.

Cancellation Policy

1. Registration cancellations must be notified in writing to the conference specialist via e-mail.

2. Registration cancellations are made prior to March 21, 2021, 70% of the registration fee will be returned.

3. There are no refunds on meeting registrations, social events and tours for cancellations after March 21, 2021(including March 21, 2021).


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Contact Us

If you have any question or need any assistance regarding the conference, please feel free to contact our conference specialist

Ms. Coral Lu

Phone: +852-30697003(English) | +86-17380649289(Chinese)

Email: info_rarob@163.com