[robotics-worldwide] CFP: AAAI 2012 Fall Symposium on Robots Learning Interactively from Human Teachers (RLIHT)

Çetin Meriçli cetin at cmu.edu
Sat Mar 31 22:20:03 PDT 2012

First call for papers

AAAI Fall Symposium Series 2012: Symposium on Robots Learning
Interactively from Human Teachers (RLIHT)

November 2-4, 2012, Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, Virginia

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: May 25, 2012
Notification of acceptance: June 22, 2012
Camera ready deadline: July 20, 2012
RLIHT Symposium: November 2-4, 2012


To harness full capabilities of robots, we should enable human
end-users to customize their robots' behaviors and teach them new
ones. Furthermore, it should be intuitive for these users to do so ---
as simple as teaching other humans. Due to its accessibility to
non-expert users, interactive learning is a promising method to
achieve this goal and has attracted widespread attention in recent
years. However, many challenges remain to make these methods
applicable to robots.

The goal of this symposium is to increase awareness and interest in
interactive learning methods and foster interdisciplinary
collaboration by bringing together a diverse collection of researchers
to discuss and exchange ideas on the current and potential future
research directions.

We are seeking broad participation from the areas including, but not limited to:
Imitation learning 	
Learning from demonstration 	
Developmental psychology 	
Teachable agents 	
Cognitive models 	
Human-robot interaction 	
Long-term learning through interaction 	
Unimodal and multi-modal media for efficient human-robot interaction 	
Caregiver modeling 	
Adaptive systems 	
Transfer learning 	
Sliding autonomy 	
Learning performance evaluation


We welcome regular papers, extended abstracts, and late breaking
results (2-8 pages in PDF AAAI format) as well as proposals for demos
and panels. Submissions will be evaluated on both their technical
merit along with their potential to generate discussion and create
community collaboration.

Submission website:

Organizing Committee

Çetin Meriçli (chair), Carnegie Mellon University, (cetin at cmu.edu)
Brenna Argall, Northwestern University, (brenna.argall at northwestern.edu)
Maya Çakmak, Georgia Institute of Technology, (maya at cc.gatech.edu)
W. Bradley Knox, University of Texas at Austin, (bradknox at cs.utexas.edu)
Tekin Meriçli, Boğaziçi University, Turkey, (tekin.mericli at boun.edu.tr)

Steering Committee

Chad Jenkins, Brown University, (cjenkins at cs.brown.edu)
Peter Stone, University of Texas at Austin, (pstone at cs.utexas.edu)
Andrea Thomaz, Georgia Institute of Technology, (athomaz at cc.gatech.edu)
Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University, (veloso at cmu.edu)

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