It is our great honor to announce the 18th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Its Social Impacts (ARSO 2022), is to be held in hybrid (in presence and online) format on May 28-30, 2022, in conjunction with ICRA’22. Advanced Robots are expected in their promising applications into various services dedicated to our society. The robots must bring great impacts to the society positively and might do negatively. Those impacts should be considered and discussed from viewpoint of not only technical solution but also the social issues, including safety, law, ethics, psychology and philosophy.



The topic of interest includes, but is not limited to the following:

• HRI and social robotics
• Safety issues of human-robot interactions in physical & psychological aspects
• Safety standards for advanced robots and autonomous systems
• Legal and ethical issues for advanced robots
• Robot business, marketing & economic impact
• Advanced industrial robots for future manufacturing
• Healthcare and medical applications
• Rehabilitation and transfer robots
• Service and assistance
• Entertainment and education
• Robotics and autonomous driving
• AI and robotics
• Bio-inspired robotics