The Event

Robotica 2018 is the union among the most respected competitions and the most important scientific congresses in the fields of robotics and A.I (Artificial Intelligence) in Latin America. Every year Robotica takes place in Latin American Country. Robotica is a Latin-American event that brings together several sub-events that aim to encourage research and development in the area of Robotics. Robotica is promoted by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC), IEEE and by RobCup Brasil (Brazilian arm of RobCup Federation). In 2018, Robotica will include the following sub-events: 1. Finals of XII OBR – Twelfth Brazilian Robotics Olympiad; 2. XVI CBR – Sixteenth Brazilian Robotics Competition); 3. VIII MNR – Eighth National Robotics Show; 4. IX WRE – Ninth Workshop on Robotics in Education; 5. XV LARS – Fifteenth Latin America Robotics Symposium (Latin American Robotics Symposium); XVII LARC – Seventeenth Latin American Robotics Competition (Latin American Robotics Competition). These events will all take place in parallel, between November 6 and 10, 2018, from Tuesday to Saturday. Robotica 2018 is an event that lasts 5 days and has an estimated participation of 1,500 participants from all over Latin America, from elementary students to researchers. Even though it is a Latin American event, every year Robotics receives researchers and teams from countries in Europe and Asia. It is a singular event with a great capacity of entertainment to the more than 40,000 expected visitors, in addition to enormous spontaneous generated media.

(General Chair: Tiago Nascimento (UFPB)/ e-mail: tiagopn@ci.ufpb.br)

Competitions Major and Junior

IEEE LARC – Latin American Robotics Competition at the continental level. (Chair: Paulo Ferreira (UFPEL)/ e-mail: paulo.ferreira@inf.ufpel.edu.br)

Robocup Open / CBR – Robotics Competition Sorts Brazilian teams in each league who will represent Brazil in the World. (Chair: Paulo Ferreira (UFPEL)/ e-mail: paulo.ferreira@inf.ufpel.edu.br)

OBR – Robotics Olympiad. Sorts teams in each league who will represent Brazil in the World. (Chair: Tatiana Pazelli (UFSCAR)/ e-mail: tatianapazelli@ufscar.br )

MNR – The National Robotics Show (MNR – Mostra Nacional de Robótica) is the largest Scientific Show of Robotics in the country with the objective of exposing and disseminating works in the area of Robotics. (Chair: Alexandre Simões (UNESP)/ e-mail: alexandre.silva.simoes@gmail.com)

Scientific Conventions

LARS and SBR -Latin American Robotics Symposium and Brazillian Robotic Symposium (Chair: Alisson Brito (UFPB)/ e-mail: alisson@ci.ufpb.br)

WRE – Workshop of Robotics in Education (Chair: Luiz Marcs Gonçalves (UFRN)/ e-mail: lmarcos@dca.ufrn.br)

WTDR/CTDR – Workshop/ Competição de Teses e Dissertações em Robótica. (Chair: Fernando Osório (USP)/ e-mail: fosorio@gmail.com)