[robotics-worldwide] Registration reminder and call for participation: AAAI 2012 Fall Symposium on Robots Learning Interactively from Human Teachers (RLIHT)

Çetin Meriçli cetin at cmu.edu
Fri Oct 5 20:44:54 PDT 2012

Call for participation

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

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




The deadline for the reservation at the AAAI Fall Symposium conference
hotel is Wednesday, October 10 at 5:00pm EDT.
Reservations after this time will be accepted based on availability at
the hotel's prevailing rate.

Additional contact and rate information is available at

Contact AAAI at fss12 at aaai.org if you have any questions.


To harness the 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.

Preliminary Program


Confirmed Invited Speakers

- Leila Takayama, Willow Garage
- Siddhartha Srinivasa, Carnegie Mellon University
- Paul Ruvolo, Bryn Mawr College

Organizing Committee

Cetin Mericli (chair), Carnegie Mellon University
Brenna Argall, Northwestern University
Maya Cakmak, Willow Garage
W. Bradley Knox, MIT
Tekin Mericli, Bogazici University, Turkey

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)

We look forward to seeing you all in Arlington!

Best regards,
  The RLIHT'12 Organizing Committee

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