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

Yuichiro Yoshikawa yoshikawa at jeap.org
Thu Mar 19 01:26:04 PDT 2009


(Apologies for multiples copies)

We fixed the program of this workshop. Please check it out.

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         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 )

 http://www.ed.ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/link/icra2009/WorkshopICRA2009HRI.htm

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Overview
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 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.


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Program
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Session 1: Developing robots that have interactive functions

  9:00- 9:25 
   Hiroshi Ishiguro, 
   "Studies on Interactive Robots"

  9:25- 9:50 
   Kazuhiro Kosuge, 
   "(TBA)"

  9:50-10:15 
   Shigeki Sugano, 
   "Human Robot Interaction, Developing robots that have interactive functions, Human Symbiotic Robot Design


Session2: Understanding humans by using the interactive robots

 10:20-10:45 
   Gerhard Sagerer, Britta Wrede, and Katharina J. Rohlfing, 
   "Towards Contingency in Human-Robot Interaction as a Basis for Learning"

 10:45-11:10 
   Nikolaos Mavridis, 
   "Approaches towards Natural Language Communication for Interactive Robots"

 11:10-11:35 
   Kevin Gold, 
   "Building Child-Like Robotic Word Learners"

 11:35-12:00 
   Yuichiro Yoshikawa, 
   "Modeling Socializing Process based on Mutually Excitatory Structure"


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List of topics
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*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 

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Registrations
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Please see the registration page which will appear soon at ICRA2009 HP.
http://www.icra2009.org/

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

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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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