The International Symposium on Experimental Robotics is a series of bi-annual symposia, which have been held successively in Montréal (1989, Canada), Toulouse (1991, France), Kyoto (1993, Japan), Stanford (1995, USA), Barcelona (1997, Spain), Sydney (1999, Australia), Honolulu (2000, USA), Sant’Angelo (2002, Italy), Singapore (2004), Rio de Janeiro (2006, Brazil), Athens (2008, Greece), New Delhi & Agra (2010, India), Québec City (2012, Canada), and Marrakech/Essaouira (2014, Morocco).

Sponsored by the International Foundation of Robotics Research, the goal of these symposia is to provide a forum dedicated to experimental robotics research. The number of papers presented during the symposium is small and the meeting is single track in order to maximize interaction between participants. Papers should focus on theories and principles which have been validated by experiments, or on experimental paradigms and designs that inspire new theoretical approaches. Papers which discuss how theoretical conjectures were confirmed, revised, or invalidated, or present details of experimental implementations and practice, are of great interest.