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How social robots can be part of our life, to enrich our life experience, to assist, serve and entertain us? Where should the new generation of such social robots bne heading and what should be the innovative societal applications?

Have a solid idea/working prototype, send your entries to flagship ICSR 2019 Robot Design Competition. Whatever your background or experience is, 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 2019 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 Dr. Amit Kumar Pandey, amit.pandey@hansonrobotics.com and Dr. Ho Seok AHN hs.ahn@auckland.ac.nz with the subject line starting with: [ICSR 2019 Competition]


Submission deadline: September 1, 2019. 23:59 CEST   October 5, 2019 CEST

Notification: October 15, 2019


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.