[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP: 2015 AAAI Fall Symposium on AI for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI)

Bradley Hayes bradley.h.hayes at yale.edu
Tue Jun 16 10:15:38 PDT 2015

Call for Papers: AAAI Fall Symposium: AI for Human-Robot Interaction

Nov 12-14, 2015 -- Arlington, VA


The field of human-robot interaction (HRI) involves a broad community of
researchers with backgrounds in robotics, artificial intelligence (AI),
human-computer interaction (HCI), cognitive science, and many areas of
social science.  In this meeting, we seek to bring together and strengthen
the subset of the HRI community that is focused on the AI challenges
inherent to HRI.

HRI aims to develop robots that are intelligent, autonomous, and capable of
interacting with, modeling, and learning from humans -- goals that are also
at the core of the field of AI.  While HRI work is seen across a variety of
venues (e.g., HRI, RSS, ICRA, IROS, Ro-Man, and more), AI-HRI seeks to
serve as the gathering point for the AI-focused community within HRI.

The central purpose of this symposium is to share the most exciting new or
ongoing research in this area while cultivating a vibrant, interconnected
research community. We will build on the success of last year's symposium
with a heavier emphasis on sharing research results and devoting more time
to the presentation and discussion of current work in the field.
Accordingly, AI-HRI is accepting both extended abstracts (2 pages +
references) and full length papers (up to 8 pages) for inclusion in the

Planned activities:

- Keynote talks: Keynotes will give different perspectives on AI-HRI and
showcase recent advances bringing us closer to the reality of humans
interacting with robots on everyday tasks.

- Breakout groups + panel discussions: These discussions will focus on (1)
defining potential grand challenges, application domains, and metrics for
community adoption, and (2) communicating AI-HRI work to AI and HRI
communities (and beyond).

- Student talks/Poster sessions: These sessions will highlight
state-of-the-art research in AI-HRI.

- Team building: A large part of this effort is to bring together a
community of researchers, strengthen old connections, and build new ones.
Ample time will be provided for networking and informal discussions.

Important dates:

- Submissions are due July 17, 2015.

- Decisions will be returned by August 5, 2015

- The symposium will be held November 12-14, 2015 in Arlington, VA.

Organizing committee:

- Bradley Hayes, Yale University

- Matthew C. Gombolay, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

- Brenna D. Argall, Northwestern University

- Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin-Madison

- Julie A. Shah, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

- Sonia Chernova, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

- Andrea L. Thomaz, Georgia Institute of Technology

- Kris Hauser, Duke University

- Brian Scassellati, Yale University

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