[robotics-worldwide] CfP: ICRA 2012 Workshop on The Future of HRI - Paving the Way to Next Generation of HRI

Pericle Salvini p.salvini at sssup.it
Wed Feb 8 01:54:44 PST 2012



International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2012)
Workshop on:

'The future of HRI: Paving the way to next generation of HRI'

May 18th, 2012. St. Paul -- Minnesota -- USA



- Paper submission deadline: April 14th, 2012
- Notification of acceptance: April 21st, 2012
- Final contribution deadline: May 1st, 2012
- Conference and Workshop Registration: Now Open (please, see:http://www.icra2012.org/)


New applications scenarios are emerging in which robots will have an increasingly pervasive role in our daily activities.
In particular, human-robot interaction could benefit our society in multiple ways. Assistive and health care robotics can improve
the quality of life for the elderly or the physically impaired. Robots can be used in search and rescue. Innovative robotics-based services
could improve our quality of life in urban, office, education and entertainment applications. Human-robot teamwork can also be very valuable
in manufacturing and assembly. To succeed with the above applications, the purpose of research in HRI is to facilitate the communication,
coexistence, and mutual adaptation between robots and users, by providing robots with natural, safe and satisfactory ways of interfacing with humans
and by removing the barriers that may prevent robots acceptance from users.
The main workshop objective is to arrive at an assessment of the main advances achieved during the past years and the main challenges
that have still to be faces for new robotic applications. Are current HRI interfaces and modalities natural, intuitive and satisfactory?
If we expect robots to play a major role on assistance and care, home service, urban service etc.
what are the main requirements and challenges that it is necessary to solve concerning human-robot interaction?
Because HRI is an interdisciplinary field, the workshop would like to have participants from many disciplines.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

- Multi-modal perception, cognition and interaction capabilities
- Learning and adaptation in a social context
- New smart and natural human robot interfaces
- Design and performance evaluation and benchmarking of HR interfaces
- Field trials and user studies in real-world environments
- Societal, ethical and legal implications


Submissions for the paper session must be made in the PDF format and follow
the standard ICRA style for the layout (https://ras.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl).
Manuscripts are limited to six (6) A4 size papers. Papers should be sent to Pericle Salvini (p.salvini at sssup.it),
Monica Nicolescu (monica at cse.unr.edu) and Iroshi, Hishiguro (ishiguro at sys.es.osaka-u.ac.jp) by April 14th.
All contributions will be refereed. The organizers are planning a Special based on the material presented in this workshop. Details TBD.


Please, refer to the conference web-page:



- Pericle Salvini, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
(E-mail:p.salvini at sssup.it)

- Monica Nicolescu, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA
(E-mail:monica at cse.unr.edu)

- Iroshi Hishiguro, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
(E-mail:ishiguro at sys.es.osaka-u.ac.jp)



Pericle Salvini, PhD
Post-doc fellow
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
The BioRobotics Institute
Polo Sant'Anna Valdera,
Viale Rinaldo Piaggio, 34
56025 Pontedera (PI)
Tel. +39 050 883422
Fax. +39 050 883497
E-mail: p.salvini at sssup.it

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