[robotics-worldwide] CFP: NEWHRI, an ICRA 2008 Workshop on Unifying Characteristics of Research in Human-Robot Interaction

Dan Grollman dang at cs.brown.edu
Fri Dec 14 12:49:55 PST 2007


   an ICRA 2008 Workshop on
   Unifying Characteristics of Research in Human-Robot Interaction

   May 19, 2008
   Pasadena, California, USA



The NEWHRI workshop will take place on May 19, 2008, in Pasadena, 
California, in conjunction with the ICRA 2008 Conference.

In this full-day workshop, we aim to bring greater clarity to the scope 
and direction of Human-Robot Interaction. This workshop will bring 
together established and student researchers from HRI and the greater 
robotics community to answer three primary questions:

  1) What characteristics unify and should be common to all areas of HRI 

  2) What properties typify novel and significant research in HRI?

  3) How can we further synergistic research between HRI and the broader 
robotics community?

Invited and student researchers from different HRI-related areas will 
share their perspectives on these questions in a paired talk format. 
Breakout discussion sections rising from these presentations will involve 
all attendees in an ongoing discussion to foster cross fertilization among 
subareas of HRI.

Student Participation

Student researchers from all areas of HRI-related research are invited to 
contribute to the workshop program.  Areas of interest include but are not 
limited to:
* HRI Systems and Design
* Social Robotics
* Experimental HRI
* Robot Learning
* Cognitive and Developmental Robotics

Students should submit a 2 page abstract concisely answering the core 
workshop questions and describing how their work fits into HRI.  Abstracts 
should be submitted in PDF format by January 15, 2008 to 
newhri at cs.brown.edu.  Selected participants (8-10) will give a 10 minute 
presentation.  This talk will be accordingly paired with that of an 
invited researcher based on topic.  Student participants will receive 
limited support for travel and registration.

Important Dates

* 1 December 2007 -- First Call for Contributions
* 15 January 2008, 23:59 EST -- Deadline for Contributions
* 15 February 2008 -- Notification of Acceptance
* 19 May 2008 -- NEWHRI Workshop
* 19-23 May 2008 -- ICRA'08 Conference


Odest Chadwicke Jenkins (Brown University; cjenkins "at" cs "dot" brown
"dot" edu)
Holly A. Yanco (UMass Lowell; holly "at" cs "dot" uml "dot" edu)
Cynthia Breazeal (MIT; cynthiab "at" media "dot" mit "dot" edu)
Brian Scassellati (Yale University; scaz "at" cs "dot" yale "dot" edu)
Daniel H. Grollman (Brown University; dang "at" cs "dot" brown "dot" edu)
Katherine M. Tsui (UMass Lowell; ktsui "at" cs "dot" uml "dot" edu)

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