[robotics-worldwide] CFP: CVPR 2010 Workshop on Computer Vision for Human-Robot Interaction

Caroline Pantofaru pantofaru at willowgarage.com
Wed Feb 3 15:26:33 PST 2010

*Call for papers for the Workshop on Computer Vision for Human-Robot
Interaction (held in conjunction with CVPR

Website: http://www.willowgarage.com/workshops/2010/CVforHRI

For robots in human-populated environments, computer vision and human-robot
interaction (HRI) can be highly complementary pursuits. Capable computer
vision algorithms for tasks such as person detection, pose estimation, scene
understanding or object recognition can facilitate a wide array of HRI
systems which have only been teleoperated in the past. On the other hand,
HRI tasks can elucidate the important features of computer vision
algorithms, use human interaction to improve algorithm performance, and give
those algorithms a larger context. Human-robot cooperation can even simplify
computer vision tasks by improving viewing conditions.

This half-day workshop will bring together researchers in the computer
vision and HRI communities to share information about the state-of-the-art
in each discipline, as well as discuss future directions of collaboration.
Call For Papers

Papers should present high-quality research in computer vision techniques
aimed at enabling human-robot interactions, or high-quality HRI research
that makes use of state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms. Survey papers
which include both computer vision and HRI literature are also welcome.
Preference will be given to papers that address interaction as opposed to
passive observation. We encourage algorithms that can be implemented on a
robot or otherwise mobile platforms. We welcome multi-modal algorithms that
combine camera information with other robot sensors.

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

   - Person detection as applied to HRI
   - Person tracking and prediction (e.g., whole body, head, gaze, etc.) as
   applied to HRI
   - Person identification as applied to HRI
   - Human state detection (e.g., engagement, emotion, attention, etc.) as
   applied to HRI
   - Human activity recognition as applied to HRI
   - Human pose estimation as applied to HRI
   - Human gesture recognition as applied to HRI
   - Object recognition in an HRI context
   - Scene understanding in an HRI context
   - HRI systems which use state-of-the-art techniques in any of the above
   - HRI systems which attempt to improve performance in any of the above
   areas through human-robot cooperation

Important Dates Paper submission: *March 21, 2010. 23:59 PST*
Acceptance notification: *April 6, 2010*
Camera-ready submission: *April 13, 2010*
Workshop: *June 14, 2010 (afternoon)*

Caroline Pantofaru<http://www.willowgarage.com/pages/people/caroline-pantofaru-research-scientist>Research
Scientist, Willow Garage Inc.

Leila Takayama <http://www.leilatakayama.org/> Research Scientist, Willow
Garage Inc.

Rainer Stiefelhagen <http://cvhci.ira.uka.de/%7Estiefel/> Prof. Dr.-Ing,
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology & Fraunhofer
Gary Bradski<http://www.willowgarage.com/pages/people/gary-bradski-senior-researcher>Senior
Research Scientist, Willow Garage Inc. & Stanford University Program
Committee Maurice Chu, PARC
Trevor Darrell, UC Berkeley
David Krum, USC
Johnny Lee, Microsoft Research
Louis-Philipe Morency, USC
Greg Mori, Simon Fraser University
Radu Rusu, Willow Garage
Fernando de la Torre, CMU
John Tsotsos, York University

*Questions?* Email CVforHRI2010 at willowgarage.com<cvforhri2010 at willowgarage.com>

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