[robotics-worldwide] CFP ends this Friday 5/6: Invitation to participate in an RSS 2011 workshop on Human-Robot Interaction

Leila Takayama takayama at willowgarage.com
Tue May 3 10:15:47 PDT 2011


The last day to submit your RSS 2011 HRI workshop papers is this week
Friday, May 6.

-- Workshop Info --

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

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-- 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

-- Call for Contributions --

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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 --

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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 --

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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 --

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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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