ARSO 2018

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.

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.

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 - 11:00The EU High-level group on Artificial Intelligence: mission, goals and interaction with the AI community through the AI Alliance - Irina Orssich
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 - 13:00Interaction for cooperation, A. Malaise' (INRIA France)
13:00 – 14:30Lunch
14:30 - 15:40Human Robot Interaction (chair A. Wykowska)14:30 - 15:00Child-Robot Interaction: the potential and the challenges - Tony Belpaeme
15:00 - 15:20Ethical and Social Considerations for the Introduction of Human-Centered Technologies at Work (Pauline Maurice, Allienne Ludivine, Adrien Malaisé, Francis Colas, Serena Ivaldi)
15:20 - 15:40Co-Designing with Kids an Educational Robot (Cristina Gena, Ilaria Lombardi, Claudio Mattutino, Chiara Vaudano, Valerio Cietto)
15:40 - 16:50Coffee Break with Interactive Session
16:50 - 18:00Robots for Rehabilitation (chair L. Demichieli)16:50 - 17:20Wearable powered exoskeletons and recovery of gait function in stroke and spinal cord injury patients - F. Molteni
17:20 - 17:40Occupational safety and health and emerging technologies in the world of work, F. Gramatica and V. Gower
17:40 - 18:00An Integrated Approach to Human-Robot-Smart Environment Interaction Interface for Ambient Assisted Living (Ha-Duong Bui, Nak Young Chong )
20:00 - 22:00Social Dinner

Friday 28th

08:00 - 9:00Dehyping robotics - Sabine Hauert
9:00 – 10:00Impact and Societal Challenges (chair A. Ajoudani) 9:00 - 9:20Foreseeable social impact of AI empowered robotics on enterprises culture and organization: a practitioner point of view - P. Borzatta
9:20 - 9:40New features of the robots applied in industrial environment: flexible, cognitive and collaborative, L. Lattanzi
9:40 - 10:00Themes and Research Directions in Privacy-Sensitive Robotics (Matthew Rueben, Alexander Mois Aroyo, Christoph Lutz, Johannes Schmölz, Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel, Andrea Corti, Siddharth Agrawal, William Smart)
10:00 - 11:00Coffee Break with Interactive Session
11:00 - 12:10Legal and Ethic Aspects of Robotics (chair A. Santosuosso)11:00 - 11:30T. Maynard - Head of Innovation Lloyd's
11:30 - 11:50Traces of Consciousness in the Artificial World: the missing link between science, law and society - L. Convertino
11:50 - 12:10Robotics and Privacy in the Industry 4.0: legal issues - B. Bottalico
12:10 – 13:40Lunch
13:40 - 16:30Technical Tours: EKAF/San Martino Hospital
16:30 - 17:00Coffe breck @ IIT
17:00 - 19:00IIT visit

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