Paper submission


How the robots can be part of our life to assist, serve and entertain us? What is the next Big Thing and the next Killer App for robots? Where is the new generation of such social robots heading and what should be the innovative societal applications? Have a solid idea/working prototype, send your entries to ICSR 2018 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.


The ICSR 2018 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 (maximum duration of the video is 3 minutes). Competition chairs, with the help from experts and reviewers, will select the finalists. Each finalists is supposed to present their entry at a dedicated event in the conference, which will be evaluated by the Jury of peers. Finalists will also get opportunity to exhibit during the conference (optional).

Email your submission to Amit Kumar Pandey, akpandey@softbankrobotics.com and Ali Meghdari meghdari@sharif.edu with the subject line starting with: : [ICSR 2018 Competition]


Submission deadline: September 1, 2018   September 15, 2018

Notification: September 30, 2018


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.