[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP HUMANOIDS 2014 WS on How to Make Best Use of a Human Supervisor for Semi-Autonomous Humanoid Operation

Oskar von Stryk stryk at sim.tu-darmstadt.de
Thu Oct 2 13:58:59 PDT 2014


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   Call for Contributions
   IEEE-RAS HUMANOIDS 2014 Workshop
   How to Make Best Use of a Human Supervisor
   for Semi-Autonomous Humanoid Operation
   November 18 2014, Madrid, Spain
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IMPORTANT DATES

Submission of extended abstracts:  October 13, 2014
Notification of acceptance:  October 16, 2014
Submission of slides (for webpage):  November 15, 2014
Workshop:  November 18, 2014


MOTIVATION AND OBJECTIVE

The use of humanoid robots to tackle a broad range of different disaster 
response and recovery tasks with human supervision subject to a restricted 
communication link has recently received much increased interest through the 
DARPA Robotics Challenge.

How best use can be made of the human supervisor in the loop to increase the 
overall system’s performance, capabilities and robustness by leveraging the 
strengths of humans and robots while circumventing their weaknesses is a highly 
relevant topic which has not yet been much addressed at recent robotics 
conferences.

Despite the current attention on disaster response, the potential applications 
range far beyond, e.g., to applications in space, industry, or society, where 
humanoid robots may be employed for a quite broad range of tasks with 
assistance of remote human supervisors.

The workshop is of interest to a broad audience of participants. It aims at 
bringing together researchers from different scientific fields related to the 
workshop theme (like humanoid robotics, human robot interaction, 3D human 
computer interaction, teleoperation and telepresence) to discuss the current 
state of research, to exchange best practices and to identify open issues for 
research and development.
The half-day day program will consist of invited talks, contributed 
presentations, and a panel discussion.


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

We solicit submissions of extended abstracts (up to 2 pages) in IEEE double 
column conference submission layout (optionally accompanied by a video link) 
through https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=humanoids2014supervi

We especially encourage submissions on new approaches, recent breakthroughs and 
achievements, open topics, and controversial aspects
in order to promote the emerging theme of the workshop.


TOPICS OF INTEREST
include, but are not limited to:

- Applications of supervised semi-autonomous humanoids
- Design of operator interfaces
- Human-humanoid interaction
- Humanoid avatar
- Situational awareness
- Sliding autonomy
- Telepresence


FURTHER INFORMATION
http://www.sim.tu-darmstadt.de/en/humanoids2014


Best,
Oskar von Stryk, TU Darmstadt
Jerry Pratt, IHMC
Holly Yanco, UMass Lowell


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