Open Call

RobotCub launched an Open Call for proposals. As a result six robots were given (or will be delivered) free of charge to research institutions or small consortia worldwide. The first robots are already out. This page only reports a few details about the Open Call and provides the list of the winners. The RobotCub Wiki contains a link a community page where we share experiences about the iCub.

The Open Call invited proposals for projects which focus on using the humanoid robot iCub for embodied artificial cognitive systems research. An iCub kit was awarded to each of the applicants who submitted the six best proposals. Here is the list of the winners.


Project title


Dept. of Computing/Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Imperial College, London

Embodied cognition using internal simulation and a global workspace

Murray Shanahan,
Yiannis Demiris

Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics. Universite' Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris

Motor, Affective and Cognitive Scaffolding for iCub (MACSi)

Philippe Bidaud,
Olivier Sigaud,
Vincent Padois

Human and Robot Cognitive Systems Group, INSERM U 846 Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute, Lyon

Development of Shared InTentions and Cooperation in a Humanoid Robot via Situated SIMulation Models (SitSim)

Peter Ford Dominey

KOVAN Research Lab, Middle East Technical University (METU)

Emergence of Communication in iCub through Sensorimotor and Social Interaction

Erol Sahin

Image Understanding and Knowledge Based Systems, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich

iCubKidManS: iCub development of Kids' Manipulation Skills

Michael Beetz,
Alexis Maldonado,
Federico Ruiz

Institute of Audiovisual Studies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

DAC-iCub: An integrated anthropomorphic neuromorphic cognitive architecture for the iCub

Paul Verschure

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