[robotics-worldwide] Workshop on "Human Robot Interaction: Cognitive factors and their applications" in ICRA 2009

Yuichiro Yoshikawa yoshikawa at jeap.org
Tue Jan 20 17:54:02 PST 2009

(Apologies for multiples copies)


         Call for Participation for IEEE ICRA'09 ICRA Workshop on 

    "Human Robot Interaction: Cognitive factors and their applications" 

                 Kobe, Japan, May 13th ( 9:00 - 12:00 )




 The aim of this half day workshop is to discuss the state-of-the-art in human-robot interaction and bridges several approaches related to human-robot interaction, especially robot development and human behavior understanding. Roughly speaking, Japan and Korea are leading in the development of humanoids and USA and European countries are leading in cognitive architecture of the robots and human behavior understanding. It is important to bridge to these activities and establish a seamless research area.
 Throughout the workshop, we will focus on the core scientific questions as well as key engineering issues related to the design, implementation and use of such robots for a broad range of applications ranging from health care, to construction, to planetary exploration. Leading researchers will present their experiences and lessons learned from real-world systems. The workshop will culminate in a panel discussion to identify key scientific and technical challenges.
 This workshop is designed to benefit researchers and students who are interested in developing interactive robots and the state-of-the-art in the close interdisciplinary and internationally collaborative research areas.

List of confirmed speakers
- Kazuhiro Kosuge (Tokoku Univ.)
- Shigeki Sugano (Waseda Univ.)
- Gerhard Sagerer (CoR-Lab)
- Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka Univ.)
- Yuichiro Yoshikawa (JST/Osaka Univ.)

List of topics
*Discuss design elements required for socially intelligent robots including appearance, social cognition, human modeling, communication, interaction, and social learning
*Review common problems, challenges, and potential solutions
*Identify core scientific questions pertaining to the realization of intelligent robot teammates
*Identify directions for future research and potential applications
*Educate the audience on the difficulties inherent in human-robot interaction, especially designing to support human social intelligence and interaction
*Foster technical discussion among leading researchers 

Please see the registration page which will appear soon at ICRA2009 HP.

Workshop organizers
Hiroshi Ishiguro, Cecilia Laschi, Cynthia Breazeal, Yasuchi Nakauchi, and Yuichiro Yoshikawa

Yuichiro Yoshikawa
 Asada Synergistic Intelligence Project, ERATO, JST, Japan
 Dept. of Adaptive Machine Systems, Graduate School of Eng., Osaka Univ.

401 FRC-1, Graduate School of Eng., Osaka Univ. 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita,
Osaka, Japan 565-0871

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