First Space Robotics Software Workshop

IEEE Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology - IEEE Space Computing Conference
Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA - 18-21 July 2023


There is a growing need for robots in space. Applications range from station keeping aboard space stations, performing in-space servicing, assembly and manufacturing, and lunar/planetary exploration. This workshop will discuss software needs for these different use cases, to what extent these needs could benefit from common software frameworks, and the role of open source software for space robotics.

The one-day workshop will be divided into two halves, divided by a lunch break. We intend to invite speakers and robot demonstrations. The purpose is to provide a general overview of the state of robotics in space, highlight specific topics our speakers have encountered in their experiences, and host a collaborative session to review the current state of robotics and robot software development for space missions. We intend that at the end of the workshop, attendees understand the current state of robotics in space, participate in recommendations for the future, and better understand the robotics community.

Topics of interest for presentations include, but are not limited to:


We plan to have a full-day program of invited talks, a poster session, and a panel discussion. Stay tuned for details of the exact speaker line-up as well as details on how to submit a poster abstract.

Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2023, all-day
Location: Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA

Speakers (Tentative)



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