[robotics-worldwide] [ICRA09] Call for papers: Workshop on "Current Challenges and Future Perspectives of Emotional Humanoid Robotics"

icra 2009 emotionalhumanoidrobotics at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 22:01:22 PST 2009


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WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT

IEEE ICRA'09
	Current Challenges and Future Perspectives of
	Emotional Humanoid Robotics
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The full-day workshop "Current Challenges and Future
Perspectives of Emotional Humanoid Robotics" will be held
during the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics
and Automation (ICRA) in Kobe, Japan, on May 17, 2009 (Sunday)

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WORKSHOP HOMEPAGE
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http://www.robocasa.net/workshop/2009icra


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GOAL AND SCOPE
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This full day workshop will address the current challenges
and the future perspectives of emotional humanoid robotics,
from perception to expression, including modeling and
understanding. It will also address the creation of mental
and interaction models, and evaluation metrics for the
interaction.

This workshop will offer a unique opportunity of interaction
among leading international researchers from a wide range of
disciplines, and will provide to those interested in the
field of emotional robotics the possibility to spend a
full-immersion day with experts and colleagues, to learn and
to discuss personally and interactively.



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List of topics
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This workshop will cover both the basis of robotic
technology (such as mechanical engineering, control
engineering, materials engineering, electrical and
electronic engineering, information engineering, and
ergonomics) and many other disciplines, including medicine,
physiology, psychology, and neuroscience, as well as
sociology, law, and ethics. In particular:

 * Human emotions & emotional humanoid robots;
 * Understanding the human motor control and human
	perception, and their relationship with emotions;
 * Novel paradigms of collaboration and interaction
	between robots and humans
 * Trends in neuroscience and neuroscientific models relevant
	to the design of new emotional robotic systems
 * Robotic platforms usable for validating and investigating
	neuroscientific models of emotions;
 * Biologically-inspired sensory-motor co-ordination

The program will be selected to span both academic and industrial research.


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Important Dates
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Jan 31, 2009 (Sat) 	Deadline for submission of two-page
			abstracts
Feb 13, 2009 (Fri) 	Notification of acceptance/rejection
Feb 26, 2009 (Thu) 	Deadline for submission of final
			contributions


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Abstract submission
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Prospective authors should submit their contributions
electronically in PDF format to the address
	 emotionalhumanoidrobotics at gmail.com
by January 31, 2009. The abstract submission should include:

 * Title
 * List of authors and affiliations
 * Abstract of 500-800 words
 * References to your own related work relevant web links
 * Figure captions
 * Figures should be submitted as attachment to the email

A maximum of 2 figures is accepted. The figures (in jpeg,
gif, or png formats) should be an attachment to the email.
The abstracts of accepted contributions will be published
on the workshop web site.

A journal special issue is being planned for papers written
based on abstracts submitted to the workshop.


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 Organizers
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   * Atsuo TAKANISHI 	
	Department of Mechanical Engineering
	Waseda University

   * Massimiliano ZECCA,
	Consolidated Research Institute for Advanced
		Science and Medical Care
	Waseda University





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Massimiliano ZECCA, Ph.D.
 Research Associate

ASMeW -  http://www.waseda.jp/scoe/
 Institute for Biomedical Engineering,
 Consolidated Research Institute for Advanced Science and Medical Care
 Waseda University

 Takanishi Lab - http://www.takanishi.mech.waseda.ac.jp/
 RoboCasa - http://www.robocasa.net
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