[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: HRI 2015 Workshop on Human-Robot Teaming

Brad Hayes bradley.h.hayes at yale.edu
Wed Dec 24 14:54:54 PST 2014

Call for papers: HRI 2015 Workshop on Human-Robot Teaming


March 2, 2015, Portland, Oregon, USA
Held in conjunction with the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on 
Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) 2015

Developing collaborative robots that can productively and safely operate 
out of isolation in uninstrumented, human-populated environments is an 
important goal for the  field of robotics. The development of such 
agents, those that handle the dynamics of human environments and the 
complexities of interpreting human interaction, is a strong focus within 
Human-Robot Interaction and involves underlying research questions 
deeply relevant to the broader robotics community.

"Human-Robot Teaming" is a full-day workshop bringing together 
peer-reviewed technical and position paper contributions spanning a 
multitude of topics within the domain of human-robot teaming. This 
workshop seeks to bring together researchers from a wide array of 
human-robot interaction research topics with the focus of enabling 
humans and robots to better work together towards common goals. The 
morning session will be devoted to gaining insight from invited speakers 
and contributed papers, while the afternoon session will heavily 
emphasize participant interaction via poster presentations, breakout 
sessions, and an expert panel discussion.

For more information, please visit 
*Topics of interest:**
- Task planning under uncertainty
- Empirical methods for evaluation within human-robot teamwork
- Motion planning in multi-agent or dynamic environments
- Collaborator action and preference modeling
- Interpreting social signals for intention recognition, including 
verbal and non-verbal communication
- Sliding autonomy, enabling robots to enhance capabilities of human 
interaction partners
- Leveraging human-robot interaction to request assistance or to recover 
from failure
- Understanding, modeling, and shaping team dynamics in mixed 
human-robot teams
- Ethical concerns in human-robot teaming and decision making
- Elizabeth Croft, University of British Columbia
- Ross A. Knepper, Cornell University
- Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
*Submission details:**
We will accept contributed papers as either extended abstracts/short 
papers (2-4 pages), industry white papers (2 pages), position papers (up 
to 8 pages), or technical papers (up to 8 pages). Each paper will be 
assigned two reviewers that will evaluate the submission based on 
significance, technical quality, and relevance. Contributors are 
encouraged to also provide supplementary video material alongside their 
written submission that will be made available alongside the proceedings 
on the workshop website. Details are available on the workshop’s 
website: http://www.collaborativerobotics.net/hri15/.
*Important dates:**
26 Jan 2015 – Paper submission deadline
12 Feb 2015 – Notification of Acceptance
02 Mar 2015 – Workshop (Portland, OR)
*Organizing Committee:**
Bradley Hayes, Yale University, USA
Matthew Gombolay, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Malte Jung, Cornell University, USA
Koen Hindriks, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Joachim de Greeff, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova, German Research Center for Artificial 
Intelligence (DFKI), Germany
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition 
(IHMC), Pensacola, FL USA
Catholijn Jonker, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands
Mark Neerincx, Delft University of Technology and TNO, the Netherlands
Maarten Sierhuis, Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley, USA
Matthew Johnson, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition 
(IHMC), Pensacola, FL USA
Julie Shah, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Brian Scassellati, Yale University, USA

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