IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICAR) 2010 was in Anchorage, Alaska on May 4-5. The “linear” banquet was on the Alaska Railway. 22 cars carries us all to the end of the Glacier. A slow round trip in five hours from 17:00 to 22:00. I walked from one end to the other (and come back) to see and talk to all the participants. It was a really fun. The conference was special to me since it was a great opportunity for me to give one of the plenaries. http://icra2010.grasp.upenn.edu/?q=plenaries The speech was “Robotics from Anthropomorphism” and explained the field of robotics where the shape and motion of humans are most crucial. The outside was light at 22:00 or even after and cool but not cold. The conference was with record participants of over 1600. Seven papers were presented in the technical sessions from YNL.