[robotics-worldwide] CfP: ICRA 2012 Workshop on Robotics and Performing Arts: Reciprocal influences

Daniela Rus rus at csail.mit.edu
Fri Mar 30 06:56:17 PDT 2012



International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2012) Workshop on
Robotics and Performing Arts: Reciprocal influences

May 14th, 2012. St. Paul – Minnesota – USA



- Paper/Video submission deadline: April 14th, 2012
- Notification of acceptance: April 21st, 2012
- Final contribution deadline: May 1st, 2012
- Conference and Workshop Registration: Now Open (please, refer to the conference website)


Since ancient times technology has played an important role in the creative
process and in the realization of new forms of art. The world of performing
arts is no exception: from ancient Greek masks and Renaissance stage machineries,
to automata and currently robotic performers. Likewise, the world of science and
technology has progressed also thanks to the creative inputs and innovative visions
of artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci or science-fiction novelists and film-makers.
The goal of the ICRA 2012 Robotics and Performance Arts workshop is to celebrate
the creative interaction between robotics technologies and art, and stimulate
discussions on this topic. This full-day workshop will investigate the interactions
between robotics engineering and performing arts, focusing on their reciprocal
influences and how such influences can benefits both.


We invite you to send us contributions for paper or interactive sessions:

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

- Robotic theatre, dance, music and experiments of robotics in the performing arts
- Installations and other types of artistic expression that address how the performing arts influence and advance knowledge and innovation in robotics and related fields
- Systems, theories, and experiments that address how robotics promotes the creative process and the emergence of new art forms
- The role of artworks as “cultural mediator” in developing acceptance or resistance dispositions towards new technologies in laypeople
- Robotics and performance art as educational tools
- Robotic art: a new need and market for robotics?

Interactive Session:

- Short videos that document the reciprocal influences between robotics and art
- Live performances


Submissions for the paper session must be made in the PDF format and follow the standard ICRA style for the layout.
ICRA style templates are available on the conference website (https://ras.papercept.net/conferences/scripts/start.pl).
Manuscripts are limited to six (6) A4 size papers. Submission for the interactive session should include a PDF abstract describing the piece.
Video submissions should be no longer than 10 minutes. Paper and video contributions should be sent 2012 to Dr. Pericle Salvini (p.salvini at sssup.it)
and Prof. Daniela Rus (rus at csail.mit.edu) by April 14th. All contributions will be refereed.
The organizers are planning a Special based on the material presented in this workshop. Details TBD.


Louis-Philippe Demers - School of Art, Design and Media Nanyang Technological University Singapore

Ken Goldberg - UC Berkeley, University of California

Ishiguro Hiroshi - Osaka University’s Department of Adaptive Machine Systems

Oussama Khatib - Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Stanford University, Stanford

Chang-Keun Kim - Robotever. The way to the robot world (company), Republic of South Korea

Nikolaos Mavridis - The IbnSina Center Interactive Robots and Media Lab of the United Arab Emirates University

Annamaria Pileggi - Performing Arts Department, Washington University in St. Louis


Please, refer to the conference webpage:



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

- Daniela Rus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
(E-mail: rus at csail.mit.edu)



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