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Venue and Hotel Chosen

ARSO 2017 will be held at the luxurious and massive residential and retail center called The Domain at Austin, Texas:

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The Hotel will be the Lone Star Court. Room rates are $159 / person. A link to the reservation page will be posted later this week.

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The venue and banquet will be held at the Maggiano’s event locale:

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Call for Submissions

We are very happy to announce the 2nd call for papers for the IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts. ARSO is a single track workshop with top scientific and social papers gathering an eclectic mix of researchers, scientists, and thinkers intersecting the area of robotics and autonomous systems from various perspectives. Consider submitting your top research studies addressing significant scientific, computational, and experimental questions in advanced robotics and its broader impacts, including:

  • Science of autonomous systems
  • Comparative studies of humans and robots
  • Large-scale software development for robotics
  • Data and prediction sciences for just-it-time feedback (social and robotic systems)
  • Mission centered robotics for scientific exploration: space and marine environments
  • Experimental robotics: robustness, adaptation, safety, and security
  • Robotics in education
  • Rehabilitation, ortthotic, and prosthetic sciences and devices
  • Industrial and manufacturing trends in robotics
  • Robotic innovation and startups
  • Ethical and legal issues in robotics
  • Labour dynamics influenced by robotics
  • Robotics in emerging markets: defense, oil and gas, and health
  • Robot assistants, companions, and artificial life systems
  • Perceptual studies using robotics

Notice that there are various options for submission:

  1. Full conference papers (peer reviewed and published in IEEE Xplore, 6 pages, with up to 2 additional pages) on significant research/scientific questions and methods (oral or interactive presentations)
  2. Abstracts (2 pages) on all topics (oral or interactive presentations)
  3. Proposals for organized sessions (2 pages) on all topics (oral presentations in the style of a panel)

Full papers will published in IEEE Xplore.

ARSO 2017 will feature four influential speakers, which are:

  1. Ruzena Bajcsy, Director Emerita of Citrus at the University of California at Berkeley and co-founder of the GRASP laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania ,
  2. Sabine Hauert, Professor of Swarm Robotics at the University of Bristol, TED talk speaker, and expert in science communication
  3. Mady Delvaux, member of the European Parliament and advocate of increasing digital competences in education systems
  4. Alan Manning, a renowned UK labour economist and professor of the London School of Economics.

You can find the biographies of the speakers on this link.

All the best,

ARSO 2017 Organizing Committee

Speaker Line Up

We are very excited to have an all star line up of keynote speakers for ARSO 2017: (1) Ruzena Bajcsy, Director Emerita of Citrus at the University of California at Berkeley and co-founder of the renown GRASP laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania , (2) Sabine Hauert, Professor of Swarm Robotics at the University of Bristol, TED talk speaker, and expert in science communication, (3) Mady Delvaux, member of the European Parliament and advocate of increasing digital competences in education systems, and (4) Alan Manning, a renowned UK labour economist and professor of the London School of Economics.

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Welcome to ARSO 2017

The 2017 IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO 2017)

The IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO) will take place in Austin, Texas, during March 8-10, 2017. ARSO is a single track workshop featuring talks in diverse scientific, health, industrial, social, innovation, security areas and more. The series started in Nagoya in 2005, and traveled through Beijing (2006), Hsinchu (2007), Taipei (2008), Tokyo (2009), Seoul (2010), Half Moon Bay, CA (2011), Munich (2012), Tokyo (2013), Evanston (2014), Lyon (2015), and Shanghai (2016). Participants will be world class robotic research scientists, social, economic and technology thinkers, innovators, investors and federal agency personnel. ARSO’s topics range from traditional Robotics technologies, innovation, socio-economic aspects, but also psychological and philosophical aspects of Human Robot Interaction. The workshop, ARSO 2017, will overlap on its last day with the famed South by Southwest (SXSW 2017) conference of Austin, featuring a powerful interactive festival with cutting-edge talks in topics highly connected to ARSO. A mix panel ARSO-SXSW is currently being organized as part of both events for Friday March 10.

Scope

All cutting-edge technology papers, including their business opportunities, as well as their present and potential impacts on the human world are invited. A list of relevant topics include: Robots and our human societies, Ethical issues of social robots, Macroeconomic effects of robotics, Industrial and manufacturing trends in robotics, Robotic innovation and startups, Autonomous systems and drones, Robots for space exploration, Human-centered robotics, Robotics in defense, Robotics in the oil and gas industry, Health and rehabilitation robotics, Robot assistants and artificial life systems, Design and control of mobile robots, Networked robotic systems, and Embodied cognitive systems. Other topics along the lines of previous ARSO workshops are also welcomed.