[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers: RSS 2016 Workshop - Socially and Physically Assistive Robotics for Humanity

Huang, Chien-Ming chien-ming.huang at yale.edu
Fri Apr 15 11:50:08 PDT 2016

Workshop URL: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__allrobotshelping.wordpress.com&d=CwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=RWMXxzPllEKNuR766-oljjevn5PTsLSzHuryDZ5RYRg&s=9W3eSqebZXVM-wH8KSGPkN4HnI1kwQPHP_kot3v-8YA&e= 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Robots hold great promise in assisting people in a variety of ways to enhance quality of life. Recent advances in robotics have demonstrated how assistive robots might improve social interactions for people with social deficits, reduce physical difficulties for people with diminished abilities, and facilitate rehabilitative exercises for people with impairments. While holding great promise, a variety of computational and practical challenges need to be addressed before robots can reach their full potential in improving people’s quality of life. This workshop aims to bring together roboticists and HRI researchers to share current progress in assistive robotics and discuss where and how the community should move towards in realizing assistive robots for everyday users.

Potential topics to be discussed at the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  *   Socially assistive robotics (e.g., robots that provide social support in therapy)
  *   Robot-assisted therapy to help improve/regain human motor abilities
  *   Wearable robots that augment/replace human function (e.g., prostheses)
  *   Co-located robots that augment/replace human function in bio-mimetic  (e.g., robotic arm) or not bio-mimetic (e.g., smart wheelchair) forms
  *   Robots that provide daily aides/assistants

Submission Due: May 13, 2016
Acceptance Notification: May 27, 2016
Camera Ready Papers Due: June 10, 2016
Workshop: June 18, 2016

We seek the following contributions.

  *   Full paper (6–8 pages)
  *   Position paper (2–4 pages)
  *   Extended abstract (1–2 pages)

All submissions need to be in pdf format and emailed to rss16.allrobotshelping at gmail.com<mailto:rss16.allrobotshelping at gmail.com>.

Maja Matarić, University of Southern California
Chad Jenkins, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
[More speakers to be confirmed]

Chien-Ming Huang, Yale University (chien-ming.huang at yale.edu<mailto:chien-ming.huang at yale.edu>)
Brenna Argall, Northwestern University (brenna.argall at northwestern.edu<mailto:brenna.argall at northwestern.edu>)
Brian Scassellati, Yale University (brian.scassellati at yale.edu<mailto:brian.scassellati at yale.edu>)
Chien-Ming Huang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Social Robotics Lab, Yale University

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