[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] 2nd International Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction

Serge Thill serge.thill at his.se
Mon Apr 27 02:54:14 PDT 2015

[Apologies for cross-posting]

Final Call for Participation “2nd International Summer School on Social
Human-Robot Interaction".

24th-28th of August 2015

Mariehamn, Åland, Finland

URL: http://www.HRIsummerschool.org

The 2nd International Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction
welcomes PhD students and young researchers for an intensive five days
of lectures and ateliers that cover a wide range of topics in social
HRI. It follows up from the 1st Summer School, held at Christ’s College,
Cambridge, UK.

The summer school will be held in Mariehamn, Åland, Finland from Monday
the 24th of August to Friday the 28th of August 2015.

The summer school will have a wide-ranging programme of lectures,
discussions and hands-on ateliers on topics such as social signal
processing, robotics and autism, child-robot interaction, multi-modal
communication, natural language interaction, smart environments, robot
assisted therapy, interaction design for robots, tools and technologies,
and ethics. The school is for participants who seek a background and
hands-on experience in the interdisciplinary science and technology
supporting social human-robot interaction.

Interested students need to candidate to the summer school by sending an
email to socialhri2015 at gmail.com with, in one pdf, a motivation letter,
CV, and contact details of a referee person (more details are available
on the website, under registration).

Applications are accepted until the 5th of May, 2015 (note: extended
deadline). The school is supported by the IEEE-RAS Summer School
programme, and the EU projects DREAM and ROBOT-ERA; allowing us to
reduce participation and accommodation fees (690€ for a shared room;
810€ for a single room). A maximum of 60 participants will be accepted.

The International Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction is
organized by Tony Belpaeme (Plymouth University, UK), Serge Thill
(University of Skövde, Sweden) and Bram Vanderborght (Vrije Universiteit
Brussel, Belgium).

For information and queries, please visit the website at
http://www.HRIsummerschool.org or email socialhri2015 at gmail.com.

Kind regards and hope to see you in Åland,

The Organizers: Tony Belpaeme, Serge Thill, and Bram Vanderborght

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