Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL) - 2019 Edition

The Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL) is a new annual international conference focusing on the intersection of robotics and machine learning. The first meeting (CoRL 2017) and the second meeting (CoRL 2018) were held in Mountain View, California on November 13 - 15, 2017 and in Zurich, Switzerland on October 29 - 31, 2018, respectively. They brought together about 350 of the best researchers working on robotics and machine learning.

CoRL 2019 will be held on October 30th- November 1st, 2019, in Osaka, Japan.

The conference is organized with help from the International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR), publication support from the Journal of Machine Learning (JMLR), and financial support from sponsors.



All presented papers can be downloaded here.

Selected papers have been invited for expedited review as regular submissions to the IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO). A subset of papers will be selected after the conference for the Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR).



Best Paper Award

3B-03: A Divergence Minimization Perspective on Imitation Learning Methods

Seyed Kamyar Seyed Ghasemipour, Richard Semel, Shixiang Gu

Best Paper Award Finalist

3F-04: Disentangled Relational Representations for Explaining and Learning from Demonstration

Yordan Hristov, Daniel Angelov, Michael Burke, Alex Lascarides, Subramanian Ramamoorthy

Best System Paper Award

1B-03: Learning to Manipulate Object Collections Using Grounded State Representations

Matthew Wilson, Tucker Hermans

Best System Paper Award Finalist

1C-07: PyRoboLearn: A Python Framework for Robot Learning Practitioners

Brian Delhaisse, Leonel Rozo, Darwin G. Caldwell

Best Presentation Award

2B-02: Bayesian Optimization Meets Riemannian Manifolds in Robot Learning

Noemie Jaquier, Leonel Rozo, Sylvain Calinon, Mathias Burger


The program is available here (including papers, supplementaries, and reviews).

Local announcement:

You can get local announcement (Wi-Fi, ICOCA, Lunch box, conference dinner, etc.) here.

Travel Kit:

The travel kit is available here.

Registration Desk Opening Hours:

Oct. 29 (Tue) 16:00-19:00 (at Cafe & restaurant "Port 5" in the conference venue, 5th floor)

Oct. 30 (Wed) 8:00-18:30 (at the lobby in the conference venue, 5th floor)

Oct. 31 (Thu) 8:00-18:30 (at the lobby in the conference venue, 5th floor)

Nov. 1 (Fri) 8:00-18:30 (at the lobby in the conference venue, 5th floor)

Social Events:

The detailed information can be found here.

Oct. 29 (Tue) 16:00-19:00 Welcome drinks and snacks (at Cafe & restaurant "Port 5" in the conference venue)

Oct. 30 (Wed) 19:00-21:00 Welcome reception (at Geihinkan, complementary shuttle bus will be provided)

Oct. 31 (Thu) 19:00-21:00 Conference dinner (at Hotel Hankyu Expo Park, 5min by monorail)

Nov. 1 (Fri) 19:00-21:00 Farewell Party (in the conference room 501-503 at the conference venue, 5th floor)

Keynote speakers:

  • Kenji Doya, OIST
  • Jamie Paik, EPFL
  • Angela Shoellig, UTIAS
  • Jan Peters, TU Darmstadt
  • Yukie Nagai, The University of Tokyo
  • George Konidaris, Brown University

Tutorial speakers:

  • Dinesh Jayaraman, Facebook and University of Pennsylvania
  • Daichi Mochihashi, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics
  • Sarit Kraus, Bar-Ilan University

Instructions for speakers:

Instructions for presentations (oral & spotlight) can be found here.


Registration information can be found here (now closed).


The call for paper is available here


The WiML@CoRL Lunch has been rescheduled: it will be TODAY instead of Friday.

Please join us to celebrate women in the CoRL community. Professor Anca Dragan and Professor Chelsea Finn will give brief talks about their research and careers.

All genders welcome.

Space is limited; please register here.

When: Today, Wednesday Oct 30, at 12:00 to 1:30pm

Where: the Hankyu Hotel (5 minute walk)

Conference venue:

Senri Life Science Center

ADDRESS: 1-4-2 Senri Higashimachi Toyonaka City, Osaka, 560-0082

TEL: 06-6873-2010


Key dates

7 Jul: 23:59 Pacific Time (UTC-7)

14 Aug:

21 Aug:

7 Sep:

7 Oct:

30 Oct - 1 Nov:

Paper submission deadline

Rebuttal begins

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Paper acceptance notifications

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CoRL 2019 Conference

Sponsors and supporters

If you would like to sponsor the conference, please, contact the organizers at sponsor@robot-learning.org.

CoRL 2019 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Partners & publication support

IEEE Transactions on Robotics: selected papers publication