The technological shift from classical industrial robots, which are safely kept behind fences, to keep humans out of harm’s way, to robots, which are used in close collaboration with humans, is facing major challenges that need to be overcome. The increasing need to automate daily household chores, to provide assistance to our elderly population and to improve the accuracy and efficiency of industrial tasks is driving the development of human-friendly robot assistants in numerous domains. The recent evolution of robot assistants such as PR2, Baxter, Little Helper, omniRob, Justin, iCub and HRP4 indicates that the era when an intelligent robot will be our personal assistant in numerous everyday tasks is close. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together experts from academia and industry from relevant disciplines that would exchange ideas and discuss their success stories with intelligent robot assistants in various fields, from household applications and health care to security and industrial robot co-workers.