[robotics-worldwide] 2nd CFP: NEWHRI, an ICRA 2008 Workshop on Unifying Characteristics of Research in Human-Robot Interaction

Dan Grollman dang at cs.brown.edu
Thu Jan 10 06:37:25 PST 2008


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

   May 19, 2008
   Pasadena, California, USA


   January 15th Deadline!


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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