[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Program HRI 2015 Workshop "Cognition: A Bridge between Robotics and Interaction"

Alessandra Sciutti alessandra.sciutti at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 09:32:28 PST 2015

Dear all,
If you happen to be at HRI 2015, please come and discuss with us the importance of Cognition, for robotics and social interaction. Below you can find the full program.


Workshop “Cognition: A Bridge between Robotics and Interaction”, at HRI 2015, Portland (OR) USA

March 2, 2015
website: http://http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~kl360/HRI2015W/


- Prof. David Vernon, Skövde University
- Prof. Andrew Meltzoff, University of Washington 
- Prof. Greg Trafton, Navy Center For Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence
- Prof.  Ayse P. Saygin, University of California


- Prof. Giulio Sandini, Italian Institute of Technology
- Prof. Minoru Asada, Osaka University

A key feature of humans is the ability to anticipate what other agents are going to do and to plan accordingly a collaborative action. This skill, derived from being able to entertain models of other agents, allows for the compensation for intrinsic delays of human motor control and is a primary support to allow for efficient and fluid interaction. Moreover, the awareness that other humans are cognitive agents who combine sensory perception with internal models of the environment and others, enables easier mutual understanding and coordination. 
Cognition represents therefore an ideal link between different disciplines, as the field of Robotics and that of Interaction studies, performed by neuroscientists and psychologists. From a robotics perspective, the study of cognition is aimed at implementing cognitive architectures leading to efficient interaction with the environment and other agents. From the perspective of the human disciplines, robots could represent an ideal stimulus to study which are the fundamental robot properties necessary to make it perceived as a cognitive agent, enabling natural human-robot interaction. Ideally, the implementation of cognitive architectures may raise new interesting questions for psychologists, and the behavioral and neuroscientific results of the human-robot interaction studies could validate or give new inputs for robotics engineers. 
The aim of this workshop will be to provide a venue for researchers of different disciplines to discuss the possible points of contact and to highlight the issues and the advantages of bridging different fields for the study of cognition for interaction. This workshop will represent an ideal continuation of the discussion began at HRI 2014, in the workshop “HRI: a bridge between Robotics and Neuroscience” 
(http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~kl360/HRI2014W/index.html ). 


- Cognitive Architecture
- Development of Social Cognition
- Interaction
- Prediction
- Embodiment
- Self and Other




9:00 – 9:05	Opening (A. Sciutti, K. Lohan and Y. Nagai)

9:05 – 9:40	Invited talk -  Greg Trafton
9:40 – 10.00  	Short talk  - Embodiment is a Double-Edged Sword in Human-Robot Interaction: Ascribed vs. Intrinsic Intentionality Authors: Tom Ziemke, Serge Thill 

10:00 – 10:30 	Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:05 	Invited talk - David Vernon
11:05 – 11:25 	Short talk - State Prediction for Development of Helping Behavior in Robots Authors:  Jimmy Baraglia, Yukie Nagai
and Minoru Asada 
11:25 – 11:45 	Short talk  -  Social Robots and the Tree of Social Cognition Author: Bertram F. Malle  

11:45 - 13:10  	Break + Lunch (12:00 – 13:00)

13:10 – 13:45  Invited talk [3] Prof. Ayse P. Saygin 
13:45 – 14:05  Short talk [4] Predictive coding and the Uncanny Valley hypothesis: Evidence from electrical brain activity Authors: Burcu A. Urgen, Alvin X. Li, Chris Berka, Marta Kutas, Hiroshi Ishiguro and Ayse P. Saygin 
14:05– 14:25 Short talk [5] The audio-motor feedback: a new rehabilitative aid for the developing blind child. Authors: Giulia Cappagli, Elena Cocchi, Sara Finocchietti, Monica Gori
14:25 – 15:00  Invited talk [4] Prof. Andrew N. Meltzoff

15:00– 15:30 	Coffee Break 

15:30 – 15:50  Short talk [6] Interaction as a bridge between cognition and robotics Authors:  Serge Thill, Tom Ziemke
15:50 – 16:50  Panel discussion 

16:50 – 17:00 	Closing Remarks  (A. Sciutti, K. Lohan and Y. Nagai)

- Alessandra Sciutti
  Italian Institute of Technology
- Katrin Solveig Lohan
  Heriot-Watt University
- Yukie Nagai
  Osaka University 

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