Important! ALL registrations will CLOSE on September 17, 2020. Don't forget to register on time!!! Please register here.

Full program available!

The final program of the conference is now available. We hope participants will enjoy the exciting papers that have been selected, the keynote sessions and the industry presentations. We will also have opening, closing and award ceremony online.

Find all the details on the program page!

Download the conference booklet (pdf 7MB)

Key note speakers announced!

We are very pleased to announce four outstanding key note speakers for this year conference:

Dr. Natsuki Yamanobe, Senior researcher at  National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST)

Prof. Dongheui Lee, Associate Professor at the Technical University of Munich,  director at the German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Dr. Xiaolong Feng, Business Research Manager at ABB Robotics

Prof. Masaaki Wada, Professor at Future University Hakodate

Find all the details on the keynote speakers page!

Important dates

Special extension to March 6th, 2020 February 15, 2020 paper submission

April 30, 2020 acceptance notification

May 20, 2020 final submission of accepted papers

→ September 17, 2020 all registrations closing ←

→ Septembre 20-24, 2020 conference ←

Call for paper

Papers are solicited on topics related to robotics within aspects of theory, design, practice and industrial applications, including but not limited to:
- novel robot design and robot modules/components;
- personal, service, medical, space and rescue robots;
- humanoid robots, bio-robotics, multi-robot, embodied multi-agent systems;
- challenges in control, modeling, kinematical and dynamical analysis of robotic systems;
- innovations in sensor systems for robots and perception;
- biomechanical problems and education in robotics.

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings that will be published in Springer CISM series, a WoS and Scopus indeexed series.

Dowload the pdf of the call for paper

Young Delegate Program

The purpose of the Young Delegates Program (YDP) is to provide assistance to young scientists and engineers so that they may participate in IFToMM technical conferences. Up to fifty percent of the total cost of registration fees, transportation, board and lodging is available to participants who are not fully supported by their own institutions. ROMANSY’2020 has obtained support from IFToMM Executive Council for 3 grants. To apply for support, applicants must send a letter of request by April 30, 2020 to the Co-chairs following the IFToMM guidelines with all the required support documents.



ROMANSY symposium is the first established conference that emphasizes the theory and research of robotics, rather than the industrial aspect. Thanks to the active participation of researchers from different countries, the symposium is still held bi-annually and playing a vital role in the development of the theory and practice of robotics, as well as of mechanical sciences.

The symposium is under the patronage of IFToMM, the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science. ROMANSY is one of the activities of IFToMM Technical Committee for Robotics and Mechatronics.

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Venue & attendance

The conference was scheduled to be held at the Hokkaido univresity in Sapporo, Japan. Sapporo is the main city in the northest island of Japan: Hokkaido, and the 5th city in Japan. It is well known for its beer factories, the snow festival in winter and the beautiful color in the fall.
Hokkaido university is in the center of Sapporo city, located a few minutes walk from the main station. It is conveniently accessible directly by train from the New Chitose airport (Sapporo main airport) and there many hotels and places enjoy good local products in Sapporo.

As you all know, the safety conditions for holding a face-to-face conference are  difficult to guaranty and the conference will be held online. We hope that we will have the pleasure to hosting an IFToMM event soon and welcom you all in Sapporo, Japan in the near future!


Prospective authors will be able to submit their paper throught the online system. Papers must be formated using the Springer Nature template tex or word.
Papers must be at most of 8 pages in length.
, a two pages extension is permitted at the cost of 10.000JPY per extra page. The submission online system is now open. The paper final submission deadline is May 20th, 2020. Registration fees for the corresponding authors must be paid by this deadline.

Registration fees


Because of the Covid-19 pandemic we are planning to have an online conference. The new registration fees are now:

15,000 JPY Delegate from IFToMM MO (up to two papers)

25,000 JPY Delegate from non-IFToMM MO (up to two papers)

5,000 JPY Student (up to one paper)

10,000 JPY per extra pages, up to 2 pages in the Springer format of the conference

The registration fees include the attendance to the online conference, a copy of the book proceedings that will be sent by post to the designated address given at the time of registration, access to the online proceedings at the time of the conference

The registration website is now open!!! Please register here


Yukio Takeda

General co-chair
Yukio Takeda

Tokyo Insitute of Technology

Atsushi Konno

General co-chair
Atsushi Konno

Hokkaido University

Gentiane Venture

Program chair
Gentiane Venture

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Jorge Solis

Program chair
Jorge Solis

Karlstad University

Takanori Emaru

Finance chair
Takanori Emaru

Hokkaido University

Shunsuke Komizuna

Shunsuke Komizunai

Hokkaido University

Yusuke Sugahara

Yusuke Sugahara

Tokyo Institute of Technology

General Co-Chairs
Atsushi Konno, Hokkaido University, Japan
Yukio Takeda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Program Chair
Gentiane Venture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Jorge Solis, Karlstad University, Sweden

Finance Chair
Takanori Emaru, Hokkaido University, Japan

Shunsuke Komizunai, Hokkaido University, Japan
Yusuke Sugahara, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Organizing Committee
Kenji Hashimoto, Meiji University, Japan
Hitoshi Kimura, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Masaharu Komori, Kyoto University, Japan
Daisuke Matsuura, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Ken Sasaki, University of Tokyo, Japan
Tomomichi Sugihara, Osaka University, Japan
Wataru Takano, Kyoto University, Japan
Hideaki Takanobu, Kogakuin University, Japan
Kenjiro Takemura, Keio University, Japan
Eiichirou Tanaka, Waseda University, Japan
Teppei Tsujita, National Defense Academy, Japan
Tetsuyou Watanabe, Kanazawa University, Japan
Ko Yamamoto, University of Tokyo, Japan
Tasuku Yamawaki, National Defense Academy, Japan
Masahito Yashima, National Defense Academy, Japan
Akio Yamamoto, University of Tokyo, Japan
Hiroyuki Iizuka, Hokkaido University, Japan
Takayuki Tanaka, Hokkaido University, Japan
Masahito Yamamoto, Hokkaido University, Japan
Tatsuro Terakawa, Kyoto University, Japan

Advisory board

Vincenzo Parenti Castelli, Italy (CISM Representative)
Giuseppe Carbone, Italy (IFToMM Representative)
Philippe Bidaud, France
Marco Ceccarelli, Italy
I-Ming Chen, Singapore
Victor Glazunov, Russia
Oussama Khatib, USA
Werner Schiehlen, Germany
Atsuo Takanishi, Japan
Yukio Takeda, Japan
Teresa Zielinska, Poland

International Scientific Committee

Vigen Arakelyan, France
Giuseppe Carbone, Italy (Chair)
Greg Chirikjian, USA
Paulo Flores, Portugal
Qiang Huang, China
Manfred Husty, Austria
Yan Jin, United Kingdom
Andres Kecskemethy, Germany
Igor Orlov, Russia
Gentiane Venture, Japan
Marek Wojtyra, Poland


ROMANSY 2020 is supported by the IFToMM TC for Robotics and Mechatronics, TC for Computational Kinematics, and TC for Linkage and Mechanical Control.


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