About SCR

The Southern California Robotics Symposium (SCR) is a one-day technical symposium that aims to bring together roboticists from around Southern California. With a high density of academic institutions, research centers, and industry players, SCR is expected to have a large audience with broad expertise and interests. It will also be a showcase for established and up-and-coming robot companies as well as a recruitment opportunity for local companies and startups.

After SCR 2016, SCR 2017, and SCR 2019, we hope to continue the success of this annual conference. The symposium will once again feature an amazing line-up of speakers from academia and industry, robotics demos, and industry booths. In addition, feature poster/demo sessions will foster discussion on recent developments in robotics.


The speaker lineup is still being finalized.


The schedule is still being finalized.

Papers & Posters

We are now accepting two-page extended abstracts for SCR 2020. We will select a limited number of contributions to be presented in a poster session and as short spotlight talks.

  • Paper length: maximum of two pages, including references
  • We recommend the IEEE conference template
  • Submission deadline: TBA
  • We gladly accept submissions not currently under review that have already been accepted to other conferences such as ICRA, IROS, ACC, and others.

Please send your submissions via e-mail to scr2020@ucla.edu with the subject "Paper Submission" in PDF format.

Sponsorships & Exhibition Booths

Sponsorship opportunities and exhibition booths during SCR 2020 are now available for companies who would like to support this year's symposium. Booths will be centrally located in the symposium and are a great way to promote your company to high-achieving researchers. Please contact us at scr2020@ucla.edu for more information.


Mong Learning Center, Engineering VI
404 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

The single-track symposium will be held on the first floor of the Engineering VI building at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA.

Directions to UCLA

Local Accommodations:

List of Sponsors

SCR 2020 is made possible by these organizations and companies.