Robot Design Competition

Aim and Scope

The design and development of various kinds of robots, and their intelligence and behavior have been evolving continuously. The new era of robotics is witnessing the increasing release of new innovative robots with a diverse set of applications. Especially, the past few years have provided more recognition to robots and their importance in various domains of life.

  • How can robots be part of our life, enrich our life experience, assist, serve and entertain us?
  • Where is the new generation of these social robots heading? What are the innovative societal applications? What impact are they capable of making?
  • What are the key enabling technologies that are being improved?
  • How do we see greater involvement of useful robots in education, wellbeing, space, tourism, and various other sectors?

If you have a solid idea/working prototype, send your entries to the flagship Robot Design Competition, organized by ICSR 2024, which is now under the Global Robotics, Art, and Science Synergies (GRASS). We also encourage cross-disciplinary experts/teams to bring impactful solutions for the betterment of society.


Each submission should have a (maximum) 2-page summary. The submission can follow the Springer LNAI formatting instructions. It should include a concise abstract/synopsis of a maximum of 50 words, and enough details to judge the technical novelty of the proposed solution and/or innovative applications of robots. A single link of related video can be included. Video link is optional, and the maximum duration of the video should be 3 minutes. Images or renderings of the design encouraged in your submission. Keep in mind it is not a scientific publication, but the description of a robotics innovation with potential to be developed as a project.

Competition chair, with the help from experts and reviewers, will select the finalists. Each finalist is supposed to register and present their entry at a dedicated session at the conference, which will be further evaluated by the jury of peers. Email your submission at with the subject line starting with: [ICSR 2024 Competition]

Rewards and Awards

Winners and runners-up in the following categories will be selected :

Innovative Idea: The entries, which are innovative but are in the early stages of conceptualization will be considered for this category.

Innovative Solution: The entries, which have demonstrated maturity of the proposed solution through prototypes will be considered for this category.

Innovative Application: The entries, which have targeted specific applications through robotics solutions will be considered for this category.

Benefits to the finalists:

  • Dedicated slot to present during the final round in the conference.
  • A unique opportunity to exhibit the entry during the conference in the exhibition areas, through looped video display.
  • Opportunity to have post-event mentorship through industry and academics experts.

Certificate and Prize:
For each category, the winners and runners-up will be awarded with certificates. Prizes will be announced later this summer.

Important Dates

  • Entry Submission Deadline: September 4th, 2024
  • Finalists Notification: September 18th
  • Winner Announcement: October 25th

Competition Chair

Amit Kumar Pandey, Rovial Space, France