ico_pdf Call for Papers [pdf version]

The 19th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines will be held within the premises of Queen Mary University of London, UK during 12 – 14 September 2016. CLAWAR 2016 will feature technical and social programs. The technical program will comprise plenary, regular and special/invited sessions as well as sessions which focus on regional and technology domain issues currently receiving significant attention by the robotics community. Articles submitted for inclusion in the conference will be peer reviewed before acceptance and can be submitted for presentation as regular Paper or as a Poster. All accepted Papers and Posters will be published in the conference proceedings to be produced in hard copy as well as on CD/flash drive.

The hard copy proceedings will be published by the World Scientific Publishing Company. Accepted articles will only be published in the conference proceedings if at least one of the authors registers for the conference and presents the paper at the conference. CLAWAR 2016 will also feature Robot Competition and Industrial Robot Exhibition.


Original contributions are invited in the general area of mobile robotics, covering climbing, walking, flying robots with assistance and service provided to humans and machines. The conference will cover analysis (modelling and simulation) techniques, design approaches, and practical applications and realisations of developed robotic systems. Support technologies for realisation of such systems, associated economic, ethical and social considerations are integral part of the conference theme.

Topics of Interest

We warmly welcome contributions of papers targeting the conference scope, which includes but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Agricultural robots
  • Assistive robots
  • Autonomous robots
  • Biologically-inspired systems and solutions
  • Biomedical robots
  • Construction
  • Co-operative robot systems
  • Domestic robots
  • Education
  • Emergency & rescue operations
  • Entertainment
  • Flexible manoeuvring systems
  • Flexible manipulators
  • Flying robots
  • Guidance and navigation
  • Helping the elderly and the disabled
  • Human-Machine/ Human-Robot interaction
  • Hybrid locomotion
  • Innovative actuators and power supplies
  • Innovative design of CLAWAR
  • Innovative sensors and sensor networks
  • Inspection
  • Intelligence and learning for CLAWAR
  • Legged locomotion
  • Manipulation and gripping
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical robotics
  • Micro and nano robots
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Nature-inspired systems and solutions
  • Perception and situation awareness
  • Performing and creative arts robots
  • Personal care robots
  • Petrochemical applications
  • Planetary exploration
  • Planning and control
  • Positioning and localisation
  • Reconnaissance
  • Rehabilitation and function restoration
  • Robot ethics
  • Robot safety
  • Rural robots
  • Security
  • Sensor fusion
  • Service robots
  • Robot regulation and standardisation
  • Social robots
  • Space robots
  • Sport and exercise robots
  • Surveillance
  • Swarm robotics
  • Tele-operated robots
  • Tele-presence and virtual reality
  • Underwater and sea robotics
  • Wheeled locomotion