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Meeting Location and Dates

The International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space scheduled for October 18–21, 2020 in Pasadena, California will not be held in-person as previously planned. The local organizers have watched developments of the COVID-19 pandemic closely, and in the interest of community safety have decided to move the meeting to a virtual platform. More information about the virtual symposium will be posted on this website as it becomes available.

Purpose and Scope

The International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS) will bring together researchers and practitioners from the national space agencies to share information on achievements, progress, and plans.

General topics for this year’s symposium include:

  • Artificial Intelligence: Onboard autonomy for mission planning, fault management, guidance, navigation and control, analytics and machine learning, trust, and explainability
  • Robotics: Mobility, manipulation, perception, navigation, space-based assembly, inspection and servicing, human-robot teaming, telepresence, and teleoperations
  • Automation: Decision support tools, operations concepts, visualization, mission protection, architectures, communications and networking, and user interfaces

Special topics for this year’s symposium include:

  • Commercial Space: Industry-developed infrastructure and capability, Earth-observing fleets, data provisioning, space-based services
  • Lunar Exploration: Cargo and crew transport, habitats, in-situ resource utilization, infrastructure and equipment for human exploration

Oral and poster presentation abstracts will be solicited. The program will include keynote talks, demonstrations, tours, and social events, all in the pleasant environs of Southern California.


Note: All electronic submission forms are part of the Meeting Portal, which requires users to set up a personal profile to access our electronic forms (setting up a profile is quick and easy, requiring only a few minutes of your time).