Howdy !

SSRR 2012 will be hosted this year at the Texas A&M. The 10th anniversary of the IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics with continue its tradition of attracting cutting-edge papers in the theory and practice of robots for rapid and secure inspection of critical infrastructure, travelers, luggage, and paces; disaster response and recovery; humanitarian demining, disaster mitigation and recovery; detection of chemical, biological and radiological risks and operations in these dangerous sites; etc

      Selected papers will appear in IEEExplore.
      Outstanding papers with field results will be invited to the special issue of Journal of Field Robotics on SSRR

Highlights from the schedule


      Prof. Satoshi Tadokoro, Tohoku University, Robo-Cup Rescue Competition retrospective (Nov 5)
      Prof. Hajime Asama, Robot & Remote-Controlled Machine Technology for Response against Accident of Nuclear Power Plants toward Decommission (Nov 6)
      Dr. Gill Pratt, DARPA, DARPA Robotics Challenge (Nov 6) PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
      Dr. Richard Voyles, National Science Foundation, The National Robotics Initiative and Innovation Corps (Nov 7)


      Tour of Disaster City(r) and TEEX Emergency Response Campus (Nov. 6)
      Banquet and tour at Bush Presidential Library (Nov. 7)

Updated Conference Schedule now available

You could find the schedule of papers presentations and sessions here.

Important Dates

Jul 30, 2012
Submission of proposals for tutorials, special sessions
Aug 23, 2012
Submission of regular papers, center/project papers, and visioning papers
Oct 1, 2012
Notification of acceptance
Oct 15, 2012
Submission of 2 page Late Breaking Reports
Oct 22, 2012
Submission of final papers
Nov 5-8, 2012


Nov. 4, 2012
Keynotes are available.
Oct. 17, 2012
Conference schedule available.
Sept. 21, 2012
Registration open.
August 6, 2012
Update deadline date.
July 30, 2012
Update program committee members.
July 22, 2012
Submissions page is available.
June 11, 2012
First version of the website is out.

Supported by

      Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue
      IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
      International Rescue System Institute
      Texas A&M University

Contact info

Alexander Kleiner (alexander.kleiner AT and Robin Murphy (murphy AT