[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: Workshop on Algorithmic HRI @ HRI 2014

Kris Hauser hauserk at indiana.edu
Sun Dec 15 16:43:16 PST 2013


Call for Papers 

HRI 2014 Workshop on Algorithmic Human-Robot Interaction 

 March 3, 2014, Bielefeld, Germany



Intelligent behavior in robots is implemented through algorithms.
Historically, much of algorithmic robotics research strives to compute
outputs that achieve mathematically rigid conditions, such as minimizing
path length.  But today's robots are increasingly being used to empower the
daily lives of people, and experience shows that traditional algorithmic
approaches are poorly suited for the unpredictable, idiosyncratic, and
adaptive nature of human-robot interaction. This raises a need for entirely
new computational, mathematical, and technical approaches for robots to
better understand and react to humans.  The human-friendly robots of the
future will need new algorithms, informed from the ground up by HRI
research, to generate interpretable, ethical, socially-acceptable behavior,
ensure safety around humans, and execute tasks of value to society.


*** Objectives ***


This workshop brings together computational and social science perspectives
to discuss recent HRI-related algorithmic developments and studies, and
catalyze closer ties to make progress toward the mutual vision of
human-friendly robots.  


Topics may include, but are not limited to:

-              Human behavior modeling and activity recognition

-              Learning from human teachers

-              Human-robot collaboration

-              Safe navigation around humans

-              Planning and decision-making under uncertainty

-              Human intent recognition

-              Software tools for HRI social scientists


Of particular interest are works that advance our understanding of one or
more of the following areas:

-              How are existing algorithms limited in their ability to
deliver high-quality HRI? How can these limitations be overcome?

-              What assumptions are made in computational research about
human behavior and how valid are they?

-              What assumptions are made in behavioral research about
algorithmic capabilities, and how valid are they?

-              How can computational researchers develop algorithms to
better support the needs of HRI research?

-              What techniques help narrow the gap between the results of
HRI studies and their implementations in robots deployed in the real world?


Authors are encouraged to submit preliminary work in progress as well as
surveys of existing work. Contributed papers will include a mix of position
papers and technical papers.


*** Important Dates ***

January 13, 2014: Submission deadline

February 15, 2014: Notification of acceptance

February 28, 2014: Final versions due

March 3, 2014: AHRI workshop date


*** Organizers ***


Brenna Argall, Northwester University

Sonia Chernova, Worcestershire Polytechnic University

Kris Hauser, Indiana University

Chad Jenkins, Brown University


*** Contact Us ***


For more information, please visit the workshop website at
http://ahri2014.soic.indiana.edu/ or contact the organizers at
ahri2014-l at indiana.edu.




Kris Hauser, PhD
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
 <http://www.cs.indiana.edu/~hauserk> http://www.cs.indiana.edu/~hauserk
Office: (812) 856-7496     Fax: (812) 855-4829


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