[robotics-worldwide] [Meetings] [ICSR 2017] Robot Design Competition 2017 - Call for Entries

Amit Kumar PANDEY akpandey at softbankrobotics.com
Thu Aug 3 05:20:34 PDT 2017

Dear Colleagues,
Apologies for any cross-postings.

*9th International Conference on Social Robotics (**ICSR** 2017) *(
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Competition (*https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.icsr2017.org_competition.html-2A-29-2A&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=0IXOeIOHvAwv3iEXAJAXmEQAESwU8pjJ24U7E06OwAk&s=xCRZr633r3ufAkl4h7tp2r-4ZLNqnazE_icSnQFuW28&e= .

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 22nd to 24th, 2017, Tsukuba, Japan.

*The ICSR Robot Design Competition 2017
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How can the robots be part of our life to assist, serve, accompany, educate
or entertain us? What is the next Big Thing and the next Killer App for
robots? Where is the new generation of social robots heading and what could
be the innovative societal applications? Have a solid idea/working
prototype, send your entries to ICSR 2017 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 industries, and get their
valuable feedback, and above all get recognized.

The ICSR 2017 robot design competition welcomes applicants from any
background. Each submission should have a (maximum) 2 page summary
including a concise abstract/synopsis of a maximum of 50 words.
Additionally a single link of related video be included. Around 10
submissions, after review round, will be selected as finalists for
exhibition and presentation at the conference, which will be then evaluated
by the Jury of peers.

Email your submission to Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics Europe
(formerly Aldebaran Robotics) akpandey at softbankrobotics.com with the
subject line starting with: *[ICSR 2017 Competition]*

Submission deadline: August 31, 2017
Notification: September 30, 2017

*Categories & Prizes*
This year, certificates will be awarded in two categories:
- Innovation in software, applications and interaction modalities
- Innovation in hardware, design and interfaces

All the submissions will be considered for both the categories.


Thanks & Regards,
Amit Kumar Pandey
ICSR 2017 Competition chair

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

Founding coordinator of euRobotics Topic Group on-
Socially Intelligent Robots and Societal Applications (SIRo-SA)





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