The Northeast Robotics Colloquium (NERC) brings together the roboticists in the northeastern United States and Canada, in an event that is simultaneously a research meeting, a networking event, a job-fair, and a showcase for established and up-and-coming robot companies. We hope to promote the kind of healthy and well-connected robotics community that will be essential in fueling the field’s rapid growth in the coming decade!

We are excited to host NERC 2019 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. The colloquium will feature invited research talks by leading local academics, robotics industry booths, a poster/demo session, recruitment opportunities, and the opportunity to meet and mix with other roboticists. This is a great opportunity for you to publicize your ongoing work, as well as get feedback.

Important Dates

The colloquium will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019.

Please keep an eye on this website for updates on speakers, schedule, registration, and our call for posters! You can also subscribe to the nerc-anno mailing list to receive these announcements in your email.

We will be soliciting posters and extended abstract submissions (up to 2 pages). Abstracts will be lightly reviewed by the organizers, with a small number of submissions invited to give 15 minute oral presentations at the colloquium. All accepted abstracts will be invited to present posters/demos.


Sep 25: Abstract submission
Oct 1: Poster/Demo submission
Oct 8: Online registration/resume submission
Oct 12: Colloquium


NERC 2019 is co-organized this year by Cynthia Sung, Michael Posa, and Pratik Chaudhari. For questions and other administrative issues, please email nerc-2019@seas.upenn.edu.