2nd International Conference on Applied Robotics for the Power Industry

CARPI 2012 will bring together people from research and industry interested in robotics applications for the power industry. Both researcher enthusiastic to show their new robots and algorithms as well as industrial people proudly presenting their newest implementations or looking for new methods are warmly welcome to participate and contribute.

After the first very successful CARPI 2010 in Montréal, the community declared the wish to meet again every 2 years. Thanks to the Montréal organizers and the enthusiasm of the participants, the next gathering will be in Zurich, Switzerland in September 2012.

Visiting the Conference

We have prepared a travel kit providing comprehensive information about your visit at CARPI 2012. The brochure contains recent material concerning

  1. Some important facts about CARPI 2012
  2. Travel information
  3. The conference site
  4. The banquet site
  5. Restaurants at the conference site
  6. Other useful information
  7. Program overview
  8. Technical program of CARPI 2012
  9. CARPI 2012 author index

We strongly encourage our attendees to download and print out their personal travel kit.

News and Announcements

The 2nd International Conference on Applied Robotics for the Power Industry (CARPI 2012) is hosted by the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich. The meeting will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, on September 11 - September 13, 2012.

For your convenience, the CARPI 2012 organizing committee has arranged a special conference room contingent. This contingent will be held valid until August 9, 2012.

The conference registration for CARPI 2012 is now open. Early registration will be accepted until July 15, 2012.

The detailed CARPI 2012 technical program is now available for download.

The CARPI 2012 pictures are now available.

Thank you very much to the organizer team of CARPI 2010.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts and video synopses: February 21, 2012
Notification of paper acceptance: March 30, 2012
Submission of final contributions: June 6, 2012

Early registration deadline: July 15, 2012
Conference room contingent deadline: August 9, 2012
Conference dates: September 11 - September 13, 2012

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

Mobile robotics, telerobotics, teleoperation, mechatronics, UAV, ROV applied to:

  • Transmission lines and substations
  • Turbines, underwater structures
  • Underground and overhead distribution systems
  • Hydro, nuclear, thermal and wind power generation systems

Scope of contributions may be:

  • Design, simulation and prototype
  • New technologies and applications
  • Field experience and benefits
  • Utilities' technology roadmap presentation