CARPI 2018
International Conference on Applied Robotics for the Power Industry

25 – 28 September 2018
The 5th International Conference on Applied Robotics for the Power Industry (CARPI 2018) is a three-day event that will bring together stakeholders interested in robotics applications in the power industry. The program will include presentations of robotics solutions for construction, refurbishment, inspection, and maintenance of power systems. R&D decision makers and robotics scientists and developers will have the chance to meet in a forum that allows them to share high-value solutions.
The conference, expected to draw approximately 300 people from major organizations around the world, is intended for innovation-driven decision makers, system operators, end users, R&D development teams from electric utilities, research centers, manufacturers, universities, and service providers.
Researchers enthusiastic to show field test results of their new robots or with new algorithms have a day devoted to those activities. Industrial people proudly presenting their newest implementations or looking for new methods are warmly welcome to participate and contribute.

Important Dates

Notification to authors – 18/06/2018
Early registration deadline – 16/07/2018
Full paper submission – 31/07/2018

Call for Papers is Now Open

The CARPI 2018 conference Call for Papers is now open – you may submit your abstract to consideration in the 2018 conference.
Deadline for papers submission end at 16th April 2018.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

Robotics applied to
  • Hydro, Nuclear, Thermal, Wind, and Solar Power Generation Systems
  • Transmission Lines and Substations
  • Underground and Overhead Distribution Systems
  • Underwater Structures
  • Construction, Inspection, Maintenance, Refurbishment, Security
  • AI and Big Data
  • Substation and Plant Robots
  • Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles
  • Sensor Fusion
  • Automated Diagnosis
  • Smart Grids
  • Wind Farm Technology
Scope of contributions may be
  • UAV, ROV, mobile robotics, teleoperation, manipulator, automation, field robotics
  • Utilities roadmap, field experience, benefits and implementation
  • Design, simulation and prototype
  • Sensor, vision, control



During CARPI 2018 you will have the opportunity to discover the charm of the city of Lisbon with some extra-conference activities. Please note that Lisbon has become a popular location for many congresses and other major events.

We strongly advise you to book your hotel well in advance.