[robotics-worldwide] ICRA 2009 HRI Challenge

Ayanna Howard ayanna.howard at ece.gatech.edu
Mon Mar 9 14:25:10 PDT 2009

ICRA 2009 HRI Challenge
* Are you Š actively involved in research related to Human-Robot
* Would you like to evaluate your interaction methodologies within a pubic
* Would you just like to show off your cool robot platform as it interacts
with people?

Then the HRI Challenge is for you.

HRI is now a major research field in robotics. The ICRA'09 HRI Challenge
aims at demonstrating state-of-the-art research in HRI, as well as provide a
realistic setting for evaluation of your interaction methodology.
The ICRA'09 Human-Robot Interaction Challenge is one of 3 ICRA¹09
Challenges. It will take place during ICRA'09 at the Conference Site.
In order to leave the floor open to any team working in HRI, there is no
specific requirements on the robot platform or on the experimental context.
We accept any robot from wheel-based platforms to humanoids. We accept any
type of experiments from social interaction to learning via human
interaction. This venue provides a unique opportunity to challenge your
research ­ the design is up to you!!
The effectiveness of a robot engaging in HRI must be evaluated by human
users who get the chance to interact with the robot for a sufficient period
of time.  Thus, the robots' behavior will be evaluated by your audience Š
i.e. participants at the conference venue.
Teams interested in participating should send an email with subject ³HRI
Challenge, ICRA 2009² to Ayanna Howard (ayanna.howard at ece.gatech.edu) by
March 30, 2009 with the following information: Team Name, Affiliation,
Description of Robot and Experiment, Space Requirements, Team Leader, Email,
and Team size (number of team members).

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