16th International Conference on Social Robotics +AI

October 23-26, 2024 – Odense, Denmark

The 16th International Conference on Social Robotics will bring together researchers and practitioners working on the interaction between humans and intelligent robots and on the integration of social robots into our society. ICSR’24 will take place in Odense, Denmark as a face-to-face conference between October 23-26, 2024. This will be the first time that the conference will be hosted in Denmark and Scandinavia. The theme of this year’s conference is “Empowering Humanity: The Role of Social and Collaborative Robotics in Shaping Our Future”.

The conference welcomes original contributions describing technically rigorous scientific and research advances in the area of social robotics and AI:
Innovative ideas and concepts, new discoveries and improvements, novel applications on the latest fundamental advances in the core technologies that form the backbone of social robotics as well as distinguished studies and projects pertaining the social robotics and its interaction and impact in our society. Empowering Humanity also means recognizing how social robotics and AI can help push the boundaries of creative expression and interactive experiences. This year’s conference welcomes contributions that engage social robotics and AI across the domains of the visual and performing arts, including design, music, live performance, and interactive installations.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Collaborative robots in service applications (in construction, agriculture, etc.) 
  • Human-robot interaction and collaboration
  • Affective and cognitive sciences for socially interactive robots 
  • Context awareness, expectation, and intention understanding 
  • Control architectures for social robotics
  • Software frameworks for social robotics 
  • Teleoperation, telepresence and remote interaction 
  • Human augmentation, rehabilitation, and medical robots 
  • Interaction and collaboration among robots, humans, and environments 
  • Personal robots for the home 
  • Multimodality in human-robot interaction
  • Multiparty interaction
  • Understanding sociality
  • Application of ROS to human-robot interaction
  • Robots in real life, HRI experiments in-the-wild
  • Robot applications in education, entertainment, and gaming 
  • Robot ethics in human society 
  • Robots in healthcare and welfare environments
  • Robots that can adapt to different users 
  • Robots to assist the elderly and persons with disabilities 
  • Robots with personality 
  • Safety in robots working in human spaces 
  • Socially assistive robots to improve quality of life 
  • Social acceptance and impact in the society 
  • Socially appealing design methodologies 
  • Space robotics, subsea robots, remotely operated underwater robots  
  • Virtual assistant avatars 
  • VR, AR, X-Reality robots  
  • Robots and Art
  • Creative Robotics
  • Robotic performance


  • Full papers
    Regular papers have a limit of 10 pages using the Springer LNCS/LNAI style with the option of up to 4 extra pages for extra charge. All submissions will be refereed by the program committee. Detailed instructions for paper submission are available under the call for full papers
  • Short Papers
    Short paper submissions will be accepted which will be presented as posters, demos or videos. The manuscript should not be more than 6 pages long. More information about short papers is available here.
  • Workshops/Tutorials
    Participants are invited to hold workshops and tutorials on topics relevant to social robotics. Proposals on workshops will be considered by the organizing committee. See more information about submission of workshops here.
  • Robot Design Competition
    The design competition will be held this years as well. We are welcoming extended abstract submissions for innovative ideas, solutions and applications. For details see the competition call here.
  • Exhibition & Sponsors
    There are several openings for sponsoring or exhibiting at ICSR. Please have a look at the prospectus for more information.