IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) is the largest conference in robotics. This year ICRA2013 was held in Karlsruhe Germany from 6th to 10th May 2013 (http://www.icra2013.org/). Our paper entitled “Skin Function of Optical Three-Axis Tactile Sensor” was accepted to the conference and presented in Workshop on Research Frontiers in Electronic Skin Technology: Multi-functional bendable and stretchable electronic skin for robots and beyond (http://web.ics.ei.tum.de/~icra2013/skin/index.html). Many high quality presentation with the latest advance research were presented in the 5 days conference. The exhibition floor also display many latest robots and technology related to robotics and automation. From more than 2000 paper submissions only about 600 papers were accepted and presented in this conference. I had amazing experience during the conference and had a nice discussion and networking with some of the top researchers in robotics. I also enjoyed technical visit to Freiburg University where high-end research in robotics were actively conducted.