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The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering will be hosting the 26th Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics and Robot Showcase FCRAR 2013 at the FSU AME Building on Thursday May 16 and Friday, May 17, 2013. The conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 16 and end at 12:30 p.m. on May 17.

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FCRAR 2013 Conference Program

Conference Highlights:

  • Registration fee for all paper authors and robotics showcase presenters is waived.

  • The conference has run annually for the last 25 years, rotating among the Florida universities, and attracting the participation of most Florida robotics and automation researchers — faculty, graduate students and industry participants. The conference is also open to out of state participants.

  • The number of original papers each year is typically 25–50. In most years papers were reviewed based on abstract only to determine compatibility with the conference technical themes (see Call for Papers). There is no size limit on papers and no copyright imposed by the conference organization — papers may be submitted to other forums as well.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Florida A&M University- Florida State University College of Engineering
2525 Pottsdamer Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32310-6046

Chair: Rodney Roberts, Ph.D.
Phone: 850.410.6458
E-mail: rroberts@eng.fsu.edu

Co-Chair: Antonio Soares, Ph.D.
Phone: 850.599.8647
E-mail: antonio.soares@famu.edu

Co-Chair: Jonathan Clark, Ph.D.
Phone: 850. 410.0132
E-mail: jeclark@fsu.edu

Deadlines & Critical Dates

  • April 24: Submission of One-page Abstracts (e-mail to rroberts@eng.fsu.edu)

  • May 1: Full Paper Submission Due - Template (doc)
    courtesy of Dr. Sabri Tosunoglu

  • May 1: FCRAR Online Registration Due

  • May 8: FCRAR 2013 Program Finalized and Posted

  • May 9: Conference Proceedings Finalized and Posted


Individual Papers:

Call for Papers

As in recent FCRAR conferences both Technical Papers as well as Robotics Showcase Projects are welcome.

Robotics showcase projects can be in one of the following forms: (1) robot prototype, (2) video, or (3) poster board.

Papers are invited in the following areas:

  • Robot Kinematics, Dynamics and Controls
  • Design and Modeling of Robotic Mechanical Systems
  • Robot Applications and Software Development
  • Serial and Parallel Manipulators
  • Mobile and Humanoid Robots
  • Autonomous and Unmanned Vehicles
  • Micro and Nano Scale Robotics
  • Automation and Teleoperation
  • Biomedical and Assistive Robotics
  • Control Theory and Applications
  • Mechatronics
  • Machine Vision
  • Education issues related to Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics

Submission Instructions

All papers shall be submitted using the following template to maintain consistency during the conference proceedings. Please download the Microsoft Word file provided below and submit papers as an Adobe pdf file. Note that there is no restriction on the amount of pages submitted.

Files for download:

Note:LaTex formats are acceptable, however please convert your final manuscript to an Acrobat pdf file for submission.

Paper Submission
All full paper submissions should be sent to rroberts@eng.fsu.edu as an Adobe pdf file by the submission deadline. Accepted papers will be published at the conference site and in the Conference Proceedings of FCRAR 2013.

Robotics Showcase Entry Submissions
Entries to the Robot Showcase can be in one of three forms. Each entry should include a project title, authors and institution clearly identified:

  • Actual robot prototype and demo at the conference site
  • Video entries
  • Poster board entries.

Entries to the Robot Showcase should be sent to rroberts@eng.fsu.edu with pictures in JPEG format, videos in WMV, MPEG, or AVI format. Robot videos should include credits (project title, authors and institution) at the beginning of each video. Videos will be projected on large screens and looped at the conference site where actual robot demonstrations will also be carried out, and poster boards displayed.

See the Deadlines and Critical Dates.


Registration Form
Thursday, May 16: 8 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Friday,      May 17: 8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Robotics Showcase: Robotics Showcase Form

Technical Sessions:
Thursday, May 16: 9:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Friday,      May 17: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location & Directions

Conference Location:
AME Building (Located near the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering)
2003 Levy Avenue
Engineering East, Bldg. 96, Rooom 106
Tallahassee, FL 32310
AME Visitor Guide

Restuarant Location:
Directions from AME Building
Marie Livingston's Steakhouse
2705 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Dinner Menu