[robotics-worldwide] CfP: Workshop on "Robot Feedback in Human-Robot Interaction: How to Make a Robot “Readable” for a Human Interaction Partner"

Carina Bachinger carina.bachinger2 at sbg.ac.at
Wed May 16 07:30:02 PDT 2012


CALL FOR PAPERS (apologies for multiple postings)

Workshop on "Robot Feedback in Human-Robot Interaction: How to Make a 
Robot “Readable” for a Human Interaction Partner"
http://workshops.icts.sbg.ac.at/ro-man    2012/

at 21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive 
Communication 2012 http://www.ro-man2012.org/
9th of September 2012 Paris, France

Deadline 9th June 2012!


In this one-day workshop we will discuss existing work on feedback a 
robot may provide to a human interaction partner. In the gold-standard 
of interpersonal communication, several feedback modalities are at work 
which are well integrated and aligned with each other. To see how 
feedback for robots could be designed to work equally well, first a 
closer look on feedback as such is necessary. It basically refers to all 
channels that conveying meaning, and is not at all limited to the verbal 
utterances. On the one hand - depending on the robot and the scenario - 
spoken feedback is indeed often very prominent and important. However, 
it can possibly be enhanced by adding other modalities to make the robot 
more ”readable”. On the other hand, there are situations in which verbal 
feedback may not be the best solution.

The primary audience of the workshop are researchers in the field of 
advanced interfaces. In particular researchers working on social 
robotics, robot feedback in HRI, and measurement and evaluation 
approaches will be interested in this workshop. Although no particular 
skills are required, basic knowledge of feedback modalities, HRI design 
and evaluation issues is recommended.

*Important dates*
Deadline for submission:09.06.2012

Feedback to authors:    09.07.2012

Workshop at Ro-Man:    09.09.2012

*Workshop topics*
Submissions are invited addressing one or more of the following questions:

1. What kind of feedback could be useful for a robot to provide?
2. What makes a robot’s feedback “readable” for a human?
3. What are the pros and cons of the individual feedback modalities?
4. How can single modalities be combined into more powerful combinations?
5. What kind of feedback is most helpful?
6. Is there a difference between different kinds of robots regarding 
what feedback they should provide?
7. Does the environment or context influence the feed- back situation?

*Guidelines for submission*
Workshop candidates are requested to send a position paper (no longer 
than 4 A4 pages) before 09.06.2012 about a research or study they have 
been involved in (related to the topics described above) to 
nicole.mirnig at sbg.ac.at. All position papers must be submitted in PDF 
format and conform to conference proceedings specifications. 
Participants will be selected on the basis of the relevance of their 
work and their interests and familiarity with the topic.

*Organizing Committee*
* Nicole Mirnig, ICT&S Center - University of Salzburg
* Manfred Tscheligi, ICT&S Center - University of Salzburg
* Kolja Kühnlenz, LSR, Technische Universität München
* Dirk Wollherr, LSR, Technische Universität München

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