[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] 2nd CfP: IROS 2016 Workshop on Artistically Skilled Robots

Sylvain Calinon sylvain.calinon at idiap.ch
Tue Aug 2 07:25:40 PDT 2016

IROS 2016 Workshop on **Artistically Skilled Robots**

**Second call for papers**

We kindly invite you to submit your contributions to the Workshop on 
Artistically Skilled Robots to be held in Daejeon, South Korea, on Oct. 
10, 2016.
The event is attached to the IEEE/RSJ IROS conference which runs Oct. 11-13.

The goal of the workshop is to discuss the state of the art and the 
future of artistic applications in robotics. This is a maturing, but 
still novel area of R&D in robotics, which involves modeling and 
understanding a complex and multifaceted human behaviour that includes: 
(i) perceptual abilities, (ii) generative abilities, (iii) creativity, 
(iv) reflective abilities, (v) pedagogical abilities, and (vi) social 
skills. The workshop will concentrate on developments in robotic systems 
that can have the capacity to understand artistic styles through 
practice, to simulate the human art creation process, to produce 
artworks with a given style, and further explore and develop novel 
styles, alone or in collaboration with other robots or humans. The 
proposed theme also involves to jointly deepen our understanding of 
human creativity, while advancing robotic systems capable of producing 
and evaluating distinctive artistic styles, and having the capacity to 
interact with the world through embodied creative actions.

The workshop will discuss (but is not limited to) visual art practice, 
including sketching, painting, calligraphy, sculpting and novel forms of 
digital fabrication (e.g. ceramics, additive manufacturing). Arts 
provide a testbed for the embodiment of complex skills in robots, such 
as natural gestures and complex interactions with the environment and 
humans. This interdisciplinary topic of research is at the crossroad of 
Robot Control, Movement Science, A.I./Machine Learning, Cognitive 
Science, Computer Graphics, the Visual Arts, Psychology and Neuroscience.

Topics of interest include:

  * Robotic creativity
  * Embodied A.I.
  * Creative agents
  * Human/artist robot collaboration
  * Natural movement generation in robots
  * Transfer of artistic skills to robots
  * Public perception of robotic generated art
  * Understanding/study of human artistic skills via robots
  * Robot manipulation of artistic tools/media

**Invited speakers**

  * Kendra Byrne, X, Google, USA (previous: Google Robotics, Bot&Dolly,
  * KatsushiIkeuchi, Microsoft Research Asia, University of Tokyo, Japan
  * AjayKapur, California Institute of the Arts, USA
  * Seiichiro Katsura, Keio University, Japan
  * Heather Knight, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  * Jean-PaulLaumond, LAAS-CNRS, France
  * Katsuyoshi Tsujita, Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan

**Call for contributions**

Participants are invited to submit a contribution as:

  * Full paper (maximum 6 pages in length)
  * Extended abstract (maximum 2 pages in length)

Selected contributions will be presented during the workshop as 
spotlight talks and in a poster and demo session. You may add a demo 
video to your submission.

Submissions must be in PDF following the IEEE conference style in 
two-columns. Send your PDF manuscript indicating [IROS 2016] in the 
subject, and indicate the URL of your demo video (if available), to the 
email: iros[at]creativemachine.org.uk

The workshop contributions will appear as online proceedings. 
Contributors to the workshop will be invited to submit extended versions 
of the manuscripts to a special issue (publisher to be announced, 
deadline will be in January 2017).
***Important dates**

August 15, 2016 - Submission deadline
August 31, 2016 - Notification of acceptance
October 10, 2016 - Workshop


Frederic Fol Leymarie, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Sylvain Calinon, Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland
Daniel Berio, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Dr Sylvain Calinon,
Idiap Research Institute,
Martigny, Switzerland

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