[robotics-worldwide] Special issue on Robots in the Wild: Exploring Human-Robot Interaction in Naturalistic Environments [Interaction Studies]
K.Dautenhahn at herts.ac.uk
Mon Jun 16 02:28:43 PDT 2008
Robots in the Wild: Exploring Human-Robot Interaction in Naturalistic
Special Issue of INTERACTION STUDIES
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.
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
E-mail: K.Dautenhahn at herts.ac.uk
Fax: +44-1707-284-303 Tel: +44-1707-284-333
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