Welcome to ARSO 2022!

IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO) will take place in Long Beach, California (USA) from May 28th to 30th, 2022 in hybrid (in presence and online) format.

ARSO is a single-track conference to discuss advanced robotics R&D and its implications to economic and social systems. Participants will be world-class robotic research scientists, investors, and economists, as well as representatives of industry and government. ARSO’s topics range from traditional Robotics technologies, innovation, socio-economic aspects, but also psychological and philosophical aspects of Human-Robot Interaction. ARSO 2022, will be held in conjunction with ICRA 2022 which will be the 23-27 May 2022 in Philadelphia (USA).

ARSO started in Nagoya in the year 2005 and traveled through Beijing (2006), Hsinchu (2007), Taipei (2008), Tokyo (2009), Seoul (2010), Half Moon Bay, CA (2011), Munich (2012), Tokyo (2013), Evanston (2014), Lyon(2015), Shanghai (2016), Austin (2017), Genoa (2018), Beijing (2019), and Aichi (2021, online).




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Plenary Speakers

Yoshihiko Nakamura, University of Tokyo

Maja J Matarić, USC

Raja Chatila, Pierre and Marie Curie University

Keynote Speakers

Johanna Seibt, Aarhaus University
Ali Agha, JPL/NASA
Arash Ajoudani, Italian Institute of Technology
Ashutosh Saxena, Caspar AI
Karinne Ramirez-Amaro, Chalmers University of Technology
Mario Munich, Embodied
Aleksandra Faust, Google Brain Research
Alexis Block, UCLA
Kate Tsui, Toyota Research Institute


Organizing Committee

Founding Chair

Toshio Fukuda, Meijo University, Japan

Honorary Chairs

Oussama Khatib, Stanford University, USA

Kazuhito Yokoi, AIST, Japan

Advisory Board

Kazuhito Yokoi, AIST, Japan
Nobuto Matsuhira, Shibaura Inst. Of Tech, Japan
Katsu Yamane, Bosch, USA
Luis Sentis, Univ. of Texas, USA
Lorenzo Natale, IIT, Italy
Tatuo Arai, Beijing Inst of Tech, China
Hiromi Mochiyama, Tsukuba Univ., Japan

General Chair

Emel Demircan, California State University Long Beach, USA

Program Co-Chairs

Taizo Yoshikawa, Honda R&D, Japan
Philippe Fraisse, Univ. of Montpellier, France
Tadej Petric, Joseph Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Sascha Wischniewski, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Germany

Finance Chair

Paolo Fiorini, Univ. of Verona, Italy

Publication Chair

Martina Hasenjäger, Honda Research Institute Europe, Germany

Publicity Chair

Malika Meghjani, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Local Arrangements Chair

Jalal Torabzadeh, CSULB, USA

Joseph Rodriguez-Galovin

Elliot Recinos


Call for Papers

We invite submissions for full papers and abstracts, detailed instructions, latex and word templates, topics and special sessions are provided in the official call. Submissions are managed through paperplaza.

Important Deadlines

  • Mar 10, 2022 Deadline for Initial Paper Submission
  • Mar 30, 2022 Notification of Acceptance
  • Apr 15, 2022 Deadline for Final Paper Submission
  • Apr  15, 2022 Registration site is open

We welcome contributions that fall in the following special sessions:

  • Legal and ethical regulations for AI and robotic systems
  • HRI and social robotics
  • Robot business, marketing & economic impact
  • The role of AI in the implementation of cognitive robots
  • Safety issues of human-robot interactions in physical & psychological aspects
  • Industrial robotics
  • Bio-inspired robotics
  • Intelligent robots for rehabilitation
  • COVID and Robotics

or that describe applications of AI to robotics including, but not limited to:

  • Manufacturing
  • Service and assistance
  • Healthcare and medical applications
  • Transportation
  • Search and rescue
  • Entertainment
  • Education

Conference Venue






California State University Long Beach | College of Business