[robotics-worldwide] Now Accepting Applications for the 2012 Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers

Hideaki Kuzuoka kuzuoka at iit.tsukuba.ac.jp
Thu Nov 3 06:04:16 PDT 2011

I'm sorry for the cross-posting.


Here is the invitation for the Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop.



Summary: Workshop in Boston, Massachusetts for Students Working in
Human-Robot Interaction Now Accepting Applications; Deadline: December 1,
2011; Website: http://www.hripioneers.info

Contact: Caroline Harriott (caroline.e.harriott at vanderbilt.edu)

Announcement Link:



The seventh annual Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop will be held in
Boston, Massachusetts on Monday, March 5, 2012. Exploring human-robot
interaction in a small and welcoming forum, HRI Pioneers is the premiere
venue for up-and-coming student researchers and will occur in conjunction
with the 2012 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.
HRI Pioneers is a highly selective workshop designed to empower innovators
early in their careers and is a cohort of the world's top student
researchers seeking to foster creativity, communication, and collaboration
across the incredibly diverse field of human-robot interaction.


Occurring the day before the main conference begins, HRI Pioneers attendees
will present and discuss their individual work and goals with distinguished
student peers and senior scholars in the field. The workshop is also pleased
to announce that Robin Murphy (Texas A&M

University) will deliver a keynote lecture in the morning session. In the
afternoon session, a discussion panel consisting of Julie A. Adams
(Vanderbilt University), Bilge Mutlu (University of Wisconsin-Madison),
Gerhard Sagerer (Bielefeld University), Brian Scassellati (Yale University),
and Leila Takayama (Willow Garage) will provide experiential insight into
the current and future practice of human-robot interaction. Other
post-workshop activities around Boston are also planned.


Interested students at any stage of their academic career should consider
applying. Applications consist of 1) a two-page extended abstract describing
the applicant's past, current, or proposed work,

2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a letter of support from either a faculty
advisor or designated supervisor. The application process is now open and
will continue through December 1, 2011. The HRI Pioneers Organizing
Committee and the Program Committee will review applications. The acceptance
rate for last year's workshop was roughly 30-percent and those selected will
typically be granted financial support to attend. Further details, including
an abstract sample and templates, are now available on the workshop website
at http://www.hripioneers.info.


An overwhelming majority of past workshop attendees have gone on to
phenomenal careers in academia, government, and industry. HRI Pioneers is a
one-of-a-kind professional development and networking experience

- all interested students are encouraged to take advantage of this unique


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