[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] IROS Workshop on Bio-inspired Social Robot Learning in Home Scenarios

Jimmy BARAGLIA jimmy.baraglia at gmail.com
Mon Aug 8 06:49:28 PDT 2016

Workshop on Bio-inspired Social Robot Learning in Home Scenarios
at IEEE/RSJ IROS - October 10th 2016


**Last call for papers**
We kindly invite you to submit your contributions to the workshop
to be held in Daejeon, Korea.

This workshop explores the following question: "How well prepared are
learning robots to be social actors in daily-life home environments in
the near future?". This workshop is therefore not only an opportunity to
address this focus on the latest scientific contributions on
bio-inspired learning social robotics, but also links this with the
presence of robots in people daily-life environment. Thus, the main goal
of this workshop is offering a common space for roboticists from
different fields of expertise to discuss the current state-of-the-art of
learning methods in robotics specially applied to home scenarios and
recent developments in assistive robots.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Interactive reinforcement learning
- Neural sequence learning
- Policy and reward shaping
- Learning of object affordances and contextual affordances
- Predictive learning from sensorimotor information
- Learning understanding of environment ambiguity
- Learning with hierarchical and deep neural architectures
- Bootstrapping complex action learning in robots
- Learning supported by external trainers by demonstration and imitation
- Parental scaffolding as a bootstrapping method for learning

**Invited speakers**
- Angelo Cangelosi, University of Plymouth
- Jun Tani, KAIST
- Emre Ugur, Bogazici University
- Giulio Sandini, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)
- Yukie Nagai, Osaka University
- Stefan Wermter, University of Hamburg

**Call for contributions**Participants are required 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 session.

**Special Issue of IEEE TCDS**
Moreover, we are pleased to announce a special issue of IEEE
Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems with the same topics
of the workshop. Contributors to the workshop will be invited to submit
extended versions of the manuscripts to the special issue. Submissions
will be peer reviewed consistent with the journal practices and deadline
will be in January 2017.

**Important dates**
*[Extended] August 18th, 2016 - Contributions submission deadline*
August 31st, 2016 - Notification of acceptance
October 10th, 2016 - Workshop

Francisco Cruz, University of Hamburg
Jimmy Baraglia, Osaka University
Yukie Nagai, Osaka University
Stefan Wermter, University of Hamburg

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