[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for participation - WORKSHOP at IROS 2013 - Towards social humanoid robots: what makes interaction human-like?

Alessandra Sciutti alessandra.sciutti at gmail.com
Fri Nov 1 20:31:55 PDT 2013


Dear colleagues,

we cordially invite you to the IROS 2013 Workshop "Towards social humanoid
robots: what makes interaction human-like?"
(http://humanlikehumanoids.blogspot.it/) on November 3rd (Tokyo, Japan),
with the following program:

Program

[9:00 → 9:15] Introduction

[9:15 → 9:45] Masako Myowa-Yamakoshi - Development and Evolutionary
Foundation of Human Mind: New perspectives on cognitive development in
humans from the prenatal period.
[9:45 → 10:15] Nadia Berthouze - What does your body tell me...., Oh, ...
and what does it tell you?
[10:15 → 10:30] Friederike Eyssel - Perceiving Humanity in Nonhuman Agents
- Experimental Evidence on Determinants of Psychological Anthropomorphism.

[10:30 → 11:00] Coffee break

[11:00 → 11:30] Thierry Chaminade - Using social cognitive neuroscience
tools to understand human-robot interactions (and vice-versa).
[11:30 → 12:00] Giulio Sandini - Human-robot interaction: the role of
imagination.
[12:00 → 12:15] Poster teasers presentation

[12:15 → 13:15] Lunch break

[13:15 → 13:45] Takayuki Kanda - Interacting with humanoid robots: field
observations.
[13:45 → 14:15] Francesco Nori - Passive compliance as a mean to get
human-like physical interaction in humanoid robots.
[14:15 → 14:30] Alessandra Sciutti - Action-perception laws for human-robot
interaction.

[14:30 → 15:30] Poster session (with coffee break from 15:00 to 15:30)

[15:30 → 16:00] Atsuo Takanishi - Some aspects of humanoid robot design.
[16:00 → 16:30] Yukie Nagai - Designing Teachable Robots: How to take
multidimensionality of mind perception into account?
[16:30 → 16:45] Serena Ivaldi - Cues for making a humanoid child more ”
human-like” during social learning tasks.

[16:45 → 17:00] Closing


--== Motivation and objectives ==--

During the last decades we have seen the emergence of increasingly
autonomous humanoids, capable of performing complex tasks in the human
environment. As these machines are meant to cooperate and to naturally
interact with humans, researchers have started to investigate what makes
robots to be perceived as human-like, in terms of their appearance, motor
skills, cognitive abilities, and how this human-likeness can affect social
human-robot interaction.

The goal of this full-day workshop is to depict the current state of the art
concerning the development of social interaction skills in humanoid robots,
and to sketch the main challenges and future directions.

More specifically, we will try to answer the following questions:

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-  what is human-likeness in humanoid robots?

- which are the aspects of human-likeness that are more relevant for
interaction?

- should robots develop and learn in the same way as humans do in order to
be perceived as human-like?

- which aspects of the Uncanny Valley beyond the mere appearance should be
taken into consideration? Motor control? Cognitive abilities? Communication
skills?

- what are the aspects of human-human interaction that can/should be
implemented in the human-robot context?

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We foster a multi-disciplinary discussion, which aims at understanding how
roboticists can take advantage of collaborations with psychologists,
primatologists, neuroscientists and anthropologists to realize humanoid
robots able to interact naturally with humans. Moreover, we are interested
in analyzing how different field of robotics can provide useful solutions to
realize robot behaviors that support a human-like human-robot interaction.
Therefore, we intend to bring together researchers from different robotics
fields, namely social robotics, humanoid robotics, cognitive developmental
robotics, robot design, motor learning and control, in order to stimulate an
interesting discussion about how human-like social interaction can be
achieved in humanoid robots, by considering the different aspects that
co-exist in the creation of such complex machines.



--== Organizers ==--

- Lorenzo Jamone, Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica, Instituto Superior
Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal.

- Alessandra Sciutti, Department of Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences,
Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy.

- Francesco Nori, Department of Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences,
Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy.

- Alexandre Bernardino, Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica, Instituto Superior
Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal.

- Giulio Sandini, Department of Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences,
Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy.



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