Welcome to the FSR 2009 website!
The 7th International Conference on Field and Service Robots (FSR 2009) was held on the MIT Campus, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA on 14-16 July 2009.

The goal of FSR is to report and encourage the development of field and service robotics. These are non-factory robots, typically mobile, that must operate in complex and dynamic environments. Typical field robotics applications include mining, agriculture, building and construction, forestry, cargo handling and so on. Field robots may operate on the ground (of Earth or planets), under the ground, underwater, in the air or in space. Service robots are those that work closely with humans, importantly the elderly and sick, to help them with their lives. The first meeting was held in Canberra, Australia, in 1997. Since then the meeting has been held every 2 years in the pattern Asia, America, Europe.

Most FSR'09 participants in front of MIT Stata Center

FSR-2011 Website

Next FSR will take place July 20-22, 2011 in Matsushima, Miyagi, Japan

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors:

International Foundation of Robotics Research
IFRR Website

U.S. Army Research Office
ARO Website

iRobot Website

US Army TARDEC Website

US Army Corps of Engineers ERDC
US Army ERDC Website

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