[robotics-worldwide] HRI 2013 Workshop on Collaborative Manipulation: Call for Papers

Anca Dragan adragan at cs.cmu.edu
Tue Nov 27 14:20:16 PST 2012

Collaborative Manipulation: New Challenges for Robotics and HRI

In conjunction with: The 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on
Human-Robot Interaction, Tokyo, Japan, 2013


o Deadline for submissions: January 30th, 2013
o Notification of acceptance: February 8th, 2013
o Workshop: March 3rd, 2013




o Rachid Alami (LAAS)
o Aude Billard (EPFL)
o Odest Chadwicke Jenkins (Brown University)
o Takayuki Kanda (ATR Intelligent Robotics)
o Charlie Kemp (Georgia Institute of Technology)
o Bilge Mutlu (UW-Madison)
o Yukie Nagai (Osaka University)
o Julie Shah (Massachussets Institute of Technology)
o Siddhartha Srinivasa (Carnegie Mellon University)
o Leila Takayama (Willow Garage)
o Fumihide Tanaka (University of Tsukaba)
o Andrea Thomaz (Georgia Institute of Technology)


Autonomous manipulation has made tremendous progress in recent years,
leveraging new algorithms and capabilities of mobile manipulators to
address complex human environments. However, most current systems
inadequately address one key feature of human environments: that they are
populated with humans. What would it take for a human and robot to prepare
a meal together in a kitchen, or to assemble a part together in a
manufacturing workcell?

Collaboration with humans is the next frontier in robotics, be it shared
workspace collaboration, assistive teleoperation and sliding autonomy, or
teacher-learner collaboration, and raises new challenges for both robotics
and HRI. A collaborative robot must engage in a delicate dance of
prediction and action, where it must understand its collaborator's
intentions, act to make its own intentions clear, decide when to assist and
when to back off, as well as continuously adapt its behavior and enable

Addressing these challenges demands a joint effort from the HRI and
robotics communities. We hope that this workshop will not only serve to
attract more roboticists into the HRI community under this unifying theme,
but will also create valuable collaborations to explore this rich,
interdisciplinary area. We welcome high-quality work in all areas related
to collaborative manipulation.


o Up to 6 pages long (extended abstracts and preliminary results papers
o IEEE format
o Email to hri13workshop at gmail.com by January 30th


o Anca Dragan (Carnegie Mellon University)
o Andrea Thomaz (Georgia Institute of Technology)
o Siddhartha Srinivasa (Carnegie Mellon University)

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