Welcome to RiTA 2017 !

Welcome to Daejeon, Korea, a city rich in technology and research! Robotics and artificial intelligence are being combined in exciting new ways to rapidly change the world. RiTA 2017 brings together expertise in these fields from across the globe. Come share your knowledge and experience and build collaborative networks that will last a lifetime.

We are pleased to hold the 5th International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications (RiTA 2017) at KAIST, Daejeon campus, on December 13 – 15, 2017. This is the 5th conference since 2012. Each year the scope of the conference includes all forms of AI that can be applied to robotics, such as machine learning, neural networks, multi-agent systems, and many more. The goal of this applied research is to create robotic systems that are more autonomous, more adaptive, more friendly and more intelligent. The attendees bring their new ideas in these areas and leave with fresh perspectives on their own research. The theme of this year’s conference is: “Robots revolutionizing the paradigm of human life by embracing artificial intelligence”. The gap between human and robot intelligence is shrinking fast and this is changing the way we live and work. It also affects how we conduct research in AI, recognizing the need for robotic systems that can interact with their environments in human-like ways, and embracing intelligent robots and the new paradigms they create in business and leisure.

The technical program will consist of invited talks, single track oral and interactive sessions, and panel discussions that lead to in-depth discussions. Social events include a welcome reception, banquet and an optional excursion. Under the auspices of the Machine Intelligence and Robotics Multi-Sponsored Research and Education Platform (MIR MSREP) of KAIST, we will make every effort to provide you with an informative and stimulating program.

Daejeon, “Asia’s Silicon Valley”, is a city of science and technology with 18 universities, including Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Chungnam National University and Korea University of Science and Technology. It hosted the Daejeon Expo ’93 and the International Mathematical Olympiads in 2000. Several important research institutes are also located in the city. Daejeon is located in the center of Korea, about 50 minutes by high speed train, KTX, 150 km away from Seoul.

We welcome you to Daejeon to explore new knowledge and to share your experiences with professional scientists from around the world. Thank you.


Honorary General Chair
Jong-Hwan Kim, KAIST, Korea
General Chair
Hyun Myung, KAIST, Korea
Program Chairs
Junmo Kim, KAIST, Korea
Fakhri Karray, University of Waterloo, Canada
Peter Sincak, TU Kosice, Slovakia