[robotics-worldwide] CFP: Invitation to participate in an RSS 2011 workshop on Human-Robot Interaction (July 1, 2011 @ USC)

Leila Takayama takayama at willowgarage.com
Wed Mar 23 21:39:12 PDT 2011

Workshop on Human-robot interaction:
Perspectives and contributions to robotics from the human sciences

July 1, 2011 @ USC in Los Angeles, California (full day)
In conjunction with RSS (Robotics: Science and Systems) 2011

-- Workshop Website --


-- Workshop Description --

As robotic capabilities improve, these robotic systems are becoming
increasingly pervasive in real human-robot interaction settings,
including (1) people interacting with autonomous robots, (2) people
and robots sharing control, and (3) people tele-operating robots with
direct control. The addition of humans into the equation presents a
challenge and opportunity for engaging more seriously with the human
sciences, including cognitive, behavioral, and social sciences.
Without a deeper  understanding of human user contexts, real user
needs, user skills and limitations, and an ability to evaluate a
robotic system’s performance in terms of user needs, robotics runs the
risk of inventing technologies for the sake of the technologies
themselves. We will address this risk by engaging in a discussion of
what the human sciences have to offer robotics in terms of theoretical
perspectives, empirical methods, useful concepts and models, and
potential collaborations.

-- Call for Contributions --

We invite you to submit a 2-5 paper in RSS 2011 format
(http://www.roboticsconference.org/authors.html) that describes and/or
demonstrates at least one of the following:

1. Fruitful collaborations between human sciences and robotic sciences
2. Grounded examples of theories, methods, concepts, and models from
the human sciences that have contributed to robotic sciences (or are
currently contributing to it)
3. A position/perspective that address robotic sciences from a
human-centered perspective

Submit your manuscript by email to takayama at willowgarage.com
with “[RSS 2011 WORKSHOP]” in the subject line.

-- Important Dates --

Submit manuscripts by: Friday, May 6, 2011
Receive notification of review decision by: Friday, June 3, 2011
Submit final camera-ready papers by: Friday, June 17, 2011

The workshop: Friday, July 1, 2011

-- Invited and Confirmed Speakers --

Cynthia Breazeal, MIT (keynote)
Clifford Nass, Stanford University (keynote)
Maja Mataric, USC
Brian Scassellati, Yale
Leila Takayama, Willow Garage
Kate Tsui, UMass Lowell, teaching tutorial on robotic system evaluation

-- Organizers --

Leila Takayama, Willow Garage
Maja Mataric, USC
Odest Chadwicke Jenkins, Brown
Holly Yanco, UMass Lowell
Brian Scassellati, Yale

-- Contact –

For more information, please contact
Leila Takayama
Willow Grage
68 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Email: takayama at willowgarage.com

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