17th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, ICAR 2015 is organized by Middle East Technical University in collaboration with Kadir Has University. The conference will take place in Kadir Has University campus in Istanbul, Turkey, on July 27-31, 2015. ICAR 2015 will be technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (application in progress). The technical program of ICAR 2015 will consist of plenary talks, workshops and oral presentations. Submitted papers will be reviewed by reviewers organized by expert area chairs, and they should describe original work in the form of theoretical modeling, design, experimental validation, or case studies from all areas of robotics, focusing in particular on emerging paradigms and application areas including but not limited to: Robotics Vision, Cognitive Robotics, Robotics Architectures, Mobile Robots, Humanoid Robots, Self-Localization and Navigation, Spatial Cognition, Human-Robot Interaction, Multi-Robot Systems, Search and Rescue Robots, Learning and Adaptation, Cooperation and Competition, Dynamics and Control, Adversarial Planning, Robot Operating Systems, Simulation and Visualization, Robot Swarms, Biologically-Inspired Robots, Embedded and Mobile Hardware, Robotic, Entertainment, Robot Competitions, Unmanned Aerial Robots, Underwater Robotic Systems, Educational Robotics, Rehabilitation Robotics, Immersive Robotics.