Welcome to RDA 2018

Welcome to the official website of 2018 Internationl Conference on Robotics: Design and Applications (RDA 2018). RDA 2018 is organized by Hong Kong Society of Mechanical Engineers,sponsored by York University. It will be held in Osaka,Japan from April 26th-29th, 2018. RDA 2018 is a not-to-be-missed opportunity that distills the most current knowledge on a rapidly advancing discipline in one conference. Join key researchers and established professionals in the field of Robotics: Design and Applications as they assess the current state-of-the-art and roadmap crucial areas for future research.

For a full list of technical topics, visit the Call for Paper page.


RDA 2018 Latest News

June. 7, 2017 Good news!RDA 2018 will be held in Osaka Japan from Aril 26-29,2018.

April. 9, 2017 Good news!RDA 2017 was successfully held in Wuhan China from Aril 7-9.

Sept. 6, 2016 Good news! Welcome Prof. Samir N. Mekid from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia join us as International Technical Committe member and give an invited speech! (read more)

Aug. 26, 2016 Good news! Welcome Dr. Zahurin Samad from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia join us as International Technical Committe member! (read more)

Aug. 5, 2016 Good news! Welcome Prof. Dan Zhang from York University, Canada join us as Conference Committe Chair and will give Keynote Speech on conference!  (read more)


RDA 2018 Speakers

Keynote speaker

Toshio Fukuda

Beijin Institute of Technology,

Nagoya University


Keynote speaker

Dan Zhang

York University, Canada

Keynote speaker

Wei Dong

Harbin Institute of Technology, China


RDA 2017 Speakers

Prof. Dan Zhang (ASME Fellow)
York University, Canada

Prof. Runli Wang
the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Prof. Songyi Dian
Sichuan University, China

Prof. Tianye Haung
China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), China



Who will attend?

Principal investigators, scientists, engineers, managers, government program officers, professors, R&D professionals, postdoctoral researchers, and Ph.D. students involved in Design and Applications of Robotics will benefit from RDA 2018.

Join as Reviewer

We sincerely welcome professors, associate professors, teachers and other experts in the areas of Design and Applications of Robotics join the symposium as reviewer. Send email to rda@smehk.org for further information. Your request will be processed in 3 working days.

Join as Presenter

If you are interested in giving presentation on conference, without publishing your paper in the proceeding, you can choose to attend RDA 2018 as Presenter. As presenter, you need to submit the abstract and title of your presentation before register. For further information, please contact us at: rda@smehk.org.

Join as Listener

RDA 2018 is an unmissable conference. It is a good chance and an effective plateform to meet other renowned experts in the filed of Design and Applications of Robotics. You are welcome to attend this great event. You need to complete the registration as Listener before the registration dealdine.


1, All the registered and presented papers will be included in the conference proceeding, which will be indexed by Ei Compendex, SCOPUS, Inspec, Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science (CPCI-S)(Thomson Reuters, Web of Science) and other databases.

*All registered and presented papers will be online publishing

2, Selected excellent papers with great extension will be recommended to publish in international journal.

Submission Guide

Prospective authors and presenters are welcome to submit your manuscript to RDA 2018. There are 2 types of paper submission:

1, Abstract submission. This is only for Presenter who will give presentation on conference without publishing any paper in the proceeding.

2, Full paper submission. This is for authors who want to publish their paper in the conference proceeding. The submitted papers will be peer reviewed by 2-3 experts. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceeding.

Any questions about SUBMISSION, please feel free to contact: rda@smehk.org

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline February 25,2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline February 28,2018
Notification of Acceptance March 15,2018
Registration deadline March 30,2018
Workshop/ Tutoral Proposal Deadline  March 30,2018
Conference Dates April 26-29,2018


Program Preview

The full program will come out in March, 2018.

Day 1-Apr. 26, 2018:  Registration and welcome reception
Day 2-Apr. 27, 2018:  Opening remark+ Keynote Speech+Presentation Sessions.
Day 3-Apr. 28, 2018:  Keynote Speech+Presentation Sessions+Closing remark
Day 4-Apr. 29, 2018:  City tour/ Technical Tour (pending)



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