[robotics-worldwide] Special issue on Robots in the Wild: Exploring Human-Robot Interaction in Naturalistic Environments [Interaction Studies]

Kerstin Dautenhahn K.Dautenhahn at herts.ac.uk
Mon Jun 16 02:28:43 PDT 2008

Robots in the Wild: Exploring Human-Robot Interaction in Naturalistic 

published by John Benjamins Publishing Company

Submission Deadline ***15 September 2008***

Interaction Studies is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes 
original, high-quality research on social behaviour and communication in 
biological and artificial systems.

This special issue encourages submissions on original research findings 
involving situations where robots and people interact with each other 
socially 'in the wild', i.e. outside laboratory conditions. Such 
naturalistic environments may include:

- robot assisted search and rescue (e.g. in urban or wilderness 
- robots in museums and public spaces
- robot assisted play for therapy or education
- service robots and robot companions in real home settings
- human-robot interaction in artistic contexts
- human-robot interaction in hospitals, schools, nurseries etc.
- others

This special issue aims to report on the latest research findings in this 
field, as well as point out the key challenges (and possible ways to 
address some of these) that such naturalistic environments pose in terms 
of methodological, technical and other aspects.

The submission of research not involving interactions between physical 
robots and people are discouraged.

Authors should consider the interdisciplinary readership of IS and prepare 
their manuscripts accordingly.

Authors may either submit full papers or short research reports. See the 
journal's homepage for guidelines on the suggested length and formatting 
of the manuscripts:

Authors who intend to submit a manuscript are encouraged to contact 
K.Dautenhahn at herts.ac.uk as soon as possible in order to ensure that the 
planned submission falls within the aims and scope of the special issue.

Please submit the journal manuscripts by 15 September 2008 to 
K.Dautenhahn at herts.ac.uk in PDF only. All articles will be peer-reviewed.

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Dautenhahn
Professor of Artificial Intelligence
Adaptive Systems Research Group
The University of Hertfordshire, School of Computer Science
College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB, United Kingdom
URL: http://homepages.feis.herts.ac.uk/~comqkd
E-mail: K.Dautenhahn at herts.ac.uk
Fax: +44-1707-284-303  Tel: +44-1707-284-333

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