IEEE/RSJ International Conference on
Intelligent Robots and Systems
Vancouver, BC, Canada
September 24–28, 2017






Jacky Baltes (National Taiwan Normal U,



The Humanoid Robot Magic Show will be held from the 24th to 28th of September at the 2017 IEEE International Conference for Robotic Systems in Vancouver, Canada. The Humanoid Robot Magic Show is the continuation of the humanoid robot application challenge which started in 2011. The idea of the humanoid application challenges was to create a competition which allowed teams more creative freedom to express themselves than other standard robot competitions (e.g., HuroCup or RoboCup).

In previous years, we had humanoid robots re-enact the most important themes of Indiana Jones and showed skiing and golf playing humanoid robots. In 2017, the theme of the humanoid application challenge is robot magic. That is the use of a humanoid robot as either a magician, an assistant, and/or as a prop during the performance of a magic trick. For example, your robot may help you during a card trick or read the mind of the audience.


Important Dates

Submission of Qualification Material 31st May 2017
Announcement of Qualified Teams 1st August 2017
Registration and Travel Grant Applications 9 August 2017
Practice 24th/25th September 2017
Competition 26th/27th September 2017
IROS Demonstration 28th September 2017