[robotics-worldwide] 3rd CFP – IROS 2012 Workshop on Motivational Aspects of Robotics in Physical Therapy

Adriana Tapus adriana.tapus at ensta-paristech.fr
Fri Jun 29 05:08:16 PDT 2012


IROS 2012 Workshop on on Motivational Aspects of Robotics in Physical Therapy
URL: http://www.ariel.ac.il/research/research-centers/tesrl/marina-fridin

IEEE/RJS International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
October 7-12, 2012
Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Motivation is an important factor in physical therapy and is frequently used
as a determinant of training outcome. Motivated rehabilitation treatment leads
to active participation, emotional arousal, and higher performance.
Over the past years, assistive robotic and computer-based devices made
significant progress in the therapeutic rehab practice. Recently, more and more
attention is given to the motivational aspects of their use.
In this multidisciplinary workshop, we invite researchers from the field of robotics,
physical therapy, psychology, and game development to share and discuss state of
the art of the use of robots in rehabilitation accenting the aspects of motivation
increase and emotional arousal.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Assistive robots: How can they efficiently motivate?
- Social robots: What is the appearance? How a robot can induce patient's empathy?
- Game and virtual reality: How do they contribute to the motivational arousal?
- Emotional arousal: How can a robot contribute to the emotional background?
- Human-robot interaction: What are the specific measurements of interaction and motivation in therapeutic set-up? Psychological aspect of motivation in therapeutic robotics.
- Personality of the patient: How to measure it and to adjust the robotic behaviour to it?
- Usability and acceptance: How can a robotic device motivate stuff? When do you need a robot?

15th of July: Paper submission
20th of August: Paper notification
5th of September: Final contribution deadline
Second week of October: Workshop at IROS’12, (7-12 October 2012, Portugal)

Please follow the general instructions for IROS papers formatting.
A manuscript should be up to 6 pages, with IEEE style.
The manuscripts will be reviewed by the workshop scientific committee.
The papers should be submitted to organizers prior to 15th of July.
The position papers will be considered. If you wish to submit a position paper please
contact the organizers ahead. To assist in the review process, we require all papers to be
submitted to an online conference management systems.

Please use the following link to submit your paper via Easy Chair conference management system:

Those who do not have an Easy chair account will need to create one.

Keynote speaker:
Prof. Manuela Veloso, CMU, USA

Program Committee
Dr. Fernando Gonzalez, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center ,USA.
Prof. Javier Minguez, University of Zaragoza,Spain.
Prof. Dana Kulić, University of Waterloo, Canada.
Prof. Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire,UK.
Prof. Gentiane Venture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan.
Dr. David Feil-Seifer, Yale University, USA.
Dr. Eric Wade, University of Southern California, USA.
Prof. Michelle Johnson, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA.
Prof. Mindy Levin, McGill University, Canada.

Dr. Marina Fridin, Ariel University Center, Israel
Dr. Mark Belokopytov, Ariel University Center, Israel
Prof. Adriana Tapus, ENSTA-ParisTech, France
Prof. Mindy Aisen, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Hospital, USA.

Adriana Tapus, PhD
Associate Professor
Cognitive Robotics Lab/UEI
Computer Science Department
Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees (ENSTA-ParisTech)
32 Blvd Victor, 75015, Paris, France

Phone: +33 1 45 52 54 13
Fax: +33 1 45 52 83 27
Email: adriana.tapus at ensta-paristech.fr
Webpage: http://www.ensta-paristech.fr/~tapus

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