[robotics-worldwide] [Meetings] [ICSR 2016] Robot Design Competition 2016 - Call for Entries

Amit Kumar PANDEY akpandey at aldebaran.com
Fri Sep 9 07:51:55 PDT 2016

Dear Colleagues,
Apologies for any cross-postings.

*8th International Conference on Social Robotics (**ICSR** 2016) *(
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Design Competition (**https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__icsr2016.engr.ku.edu_competition.html&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=u-mn2Ntt--QEz2zhWjoV-WZLNxoCdHcLgjVeHnbiZ1k&s=_ieWzSVRWelefdvZSXrDV5SCN1GHQqhlS2Eup6UUbCY&e= 
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The International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) brings together
researchers and practitioners working on the interaction between humans and
robots and on the integration of robots into our society. This year the
conference will be held on November 1st to 3rd, 2016, at Kansas City, USA.

*The ICSR Robot Design Competition 2016
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What is the next "Big Thing" for Robots and their social aspects, what is
the next Killer App, where is the new generation of such robots heading and
what should be the innovative societal applications? Have an
idea/prototype, send your entries to ICSR 2016 Robot Design Competition.
Whatever your background or experience, this competition is a great way to
present your work to an international multidisciplinary R&D community as
well as representatives from robotics and AI companies, and get their
valuable feedback, and above all get recognized.

This year the robot design competition welcomes applicants from any
background and in whatever format best suits your idea and your practice.
Submissions may include posters, videos, prototypes, models, puppets,
performances, sculpture, etc. Each submission should have a (maximum) 2
page summary including a concise abstract/synopsis of a maximum of 50
words. 10 submissions will be selected as finalists for presentation at the
conference during an interactive session, and will be judged by the jury.

Email your submission to Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics (formerly
Aldebaran Robotics) akpandey at aldebaran.com with *[ICSR 2016 Competition] *in
the subject line

Submission deadline: September 30, 2016
Notification: October 10, 2016

*Categories & Prizes*
This year, certificates will be awarded in two categories:
   -Innovation in S/W and Interaction modalities
   -Innovation in H/W, design and interfaces

All the submissions will be considered for both the categories.


Thanks & Regards,
Amit Kumar Pandey
Andrew Williams

ICSR 2016 Competition chairs

Amit Kumar Pandey (Ph.D.)
Head Principal Scientist (Chief Scientist) (R&D)
Scientific Coordinator- Collaborative Projects
(Human Robot Interaction, Socially Intelligent Robots, AI)

SoftBank Robotics (formerly Aldebaran Robotics)
Paris, France




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