[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for participation: Workshop on Common Ground in Human-Robot Joint Action (RO-MAN 16)

Rachid Alami rachid.alami at laas.fr
Mon Aug 22 01:21:31 PDT 2016

            Toward a framework for joint action (Fifth Edition)        
                    What about common ground ?
                       August 27, 2016

at the IEEE RO-MAN - August  26 – 31, 2016, New York - USA


It is interesting to observe, from a roboticist point of view, that
human-human joint action is a topic of intense research in cognitive
psychology and philosophy. This observation led us to implement a
multi-disciplinary initiative to create a unique opportunity for
scientific exchange through a series of workshops called "toward a
Framework for Joint Action" (fja.sciencesconf.org). Psychologists and
philosophers can present recent developments in joint action research,
while roboticists are able to discuss the challenges they face with
regard to human-robot interaction and more precisely human-robot joint

During this fifth edition, we will study the common ground needed
around joint action execution, its components, its representation and
installation and the way it evolves during joint action (e.g. alignment
and coordination issues).

Invited speakers

Herbert Clark (Stanford University, USA)
Tamara Lorenz (Univ of Cincinnati, USA)


The overall aim of this workshop is to determine what information
needs to be shared between human and robot and how a common basis
between human and robot can be achieved in order to enable smooth
human-robot joint action.

List of topics

Common ground needed for joint action and its management
Joint goal establishment and negotiation
Planning to achieve joint goals
Joint goal / joint action description and modelling
Joint goal / joint action execution, monitoring, turn-taking and timing management
Skills for collaborative task achievement
Agents world modelling and management
Agents commitment
Communication during joint action


Workshop: August 27th


Looking forward to seeing you there, all the best,

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