IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts


Genoa, Italy


Important: with respect to the original schedule the program of the conference has been shortened to two days. We are planning two days of technical sessions (27-28), with technical tours in the afternoon of the 28.

Preliminary program: to stimulate interaction and discussions among participants, the majority of contributions will be presented in interactive form, during long coffee breaks. Technical sessions will feature one keynote speech and spotlight talks from either contributed papers or invited guests.

This program is to be considered preliminary, changes are still possible.

Thursday 27th

08:00 - 09:00Registration
09:00 - 09:10Welcome - Introduction by general chair
09:10 - 10:10The good, the bad and the ugly of automation: looking back at the advent of Electronic Design Automation and its implications today
A. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
10:10 - 11:00AI for Robotics (chair M. Vincze)10:10 - 10:40Rise of the roboethics debate - Rinie van Est
10:40 - 11:00SpotLight Presentation (TBC)
11:00 - 11:50Coffee Break with Interactive Session
11:50 - 13:00Robots and Industry (chair F. Nori)11:50 - 12:20Towards "manufacturing stacks": robotics meets IT for modular, scalable, cost-efficient production- Mirko Bordignon
12:20 - 12:40Occupational safety and health and emerging technologies in the world of work - Sascha Wischniewski
12:40 - 13:00A. Malaise' (INRIA France) Interaction for cooperation
13:00 – 14:30Lunch
14:30 - 15:40Robots for Rehabilitation (chair L. Masia)14:30 - 15:00Franco Molteni
15:00 - 15:20SpotLight Presentation (TBC)
15:20 - 15:40SpotLight Presentation (TBC)
15:40 - 16:50Coffee Break with Interactive Session
16:50 - 18:00Human Robot Interaction (chair A. Wykowska)16:50 - 17:20Child-Robot Interaction: the potential and the challenges - Tony Belpaeme
17:20 - 17:40SpotLight Presentation (TBC)
17:40 - 18:00SpotLight Presentation (TBC)
20:00 - 22:00Social Dinner

Friday 28th

08:50 - 9:50Dehyping robotics - Sabine Hauert
09:50 - 11:00Legal and Ethic Aspects of Robotics (chair A. Santosuosso)09:50 - 10:20Key Note - TBC
10:20 - 10:40Traces of Consciousness in the Artificial World: the missing link between science, law and society - L. Convertino
10:40 - 11:00Robotics and Privacy in the Industry 4.0: legal issues - B. Bottalico
11:00 - 11:50Coffee Break with Interactive Session
11:50 – 13:00Impact and Societal Challenges (chair A. Ajoudani) 11:50 - 12:20Key Note - TBC
12:20 - 12:40New features of the robots applied in industrial environment: flexible, cognitive and collaborative, L. Lattanzi
12:40 - 13:00SpotLight Presentation (TBC)
13:00 – 14:30Lunch
14:30 - 16:00Technical Tours
16:00 - 18:00IIT Visit and Live Demos of IIT Robots

Latest News


Submissions are open! The official call text is available here.


Registration is open, early registration closes on the 15th 23rd of July. Follow the link here.

Prelminary Program

Checkout ARSO preliminary program and our invited speakers. Follow the link here.

Important dates


December 1st, 2017 - CFP

April 3rd, 2018 - paper submission

June 1stJune 8th, 2018 - author notification

July 1st, 2018 - camera ready

July 15 July 23th, 2018 - advanced registration


September 27th-28>th, 2018