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       on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts


The 2021 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts

July 8-10, 2021, Virtual Conference


  • Page of Information for Attendees was closed (August 1, 2021).
  • Information for Atendees has been opend (Atendees only).
  • The program page has been opened (June 18, 2021).
  • The time schedule for the plenary and keynote talks have been finalized (June 4, 2021).
  • Registration site was opend (May 9, 2021).
  • Final submission information was updated (April 25, 2021)
  • Information of plenary and keynote talks was updated (April 6, 2021).
  • Registration page was updated (March 19, 2021).


ARSO is an international conference, aiming to provide world class researchers, engineers, investors, economists, and representatives of industry and government with a forum to discuss cutting-edge robotics technologies, business opportunities, and other impacts on human society. Topics range from advanced robotics technologies, innovation, socio-economic aspects, but also psychological and philosophical aspects of human robot interaction.

Paper submission

It is our great honor to announce the 17th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Its Social Impacts (ARSO 2021), is held in fully online format on July 8 - 10, 2021. All papers are presented on-demand movie. Selected papers can be presented in live sessions, in addition to the on-demand movie. Advanced Robots are expected in their promising applications into various services dedicated to our society. The robots must bring great impacts to the society positively and might do negatively. Those impacts should be considered and discussed from viewpoint of not only technical solution but also the social issues including safety, law, ethics, psychology and philosophy.
The topic of interest includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • HRI and social robotics
  • Safety issues of human-robot interactions in physical & psychological aspects
  • Safety standards for advanced robots and autonomous systems
  • Legal and ethical issues for advanced robots
  • Robot business, marketing & economic impact
  • Advanced industrial robots for future manufacturing
  • Healthcare and medical applications
  • Rehabilitation and transfer robots
  • Service and assistance
  • Entertainment and education
  • Robotics and autonomous driving
  • AI and robotics
  • Bio-inspired robotics

Important dates

Due to lots of requests, the deadline for position papers is extended.

  • Dec. 17, 2020
    Dec. 24, 2020      Deadline for Organized Session Proposal
  • Dec. 23, 2020
    Dec. 30, 2020      Notification of Organized Session Acceptance
  • Feb. 1, 2021
    Feb. 15, 2021       Deadline for Regular Paper Submission
  • Mar. 15, 2021       Deadline for Position Paper Submission
  • Apr. 24, 2021       Notification of Paper Acceptance
  • May 24, 2021       Deadline for Final Paper Submission
  • May 28, 2021       Deadline for Video Presentation and Release Form

All deadlines are 23:59 US Pacific Time.


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