[robotics-worldwide] [Meetings] [2nd CFP: Deadline extended] AAAI 2017 Fall Symposium on Natural Communication for Human-Robot Collaboration

Matthew Walter mwalter at ttic.edu
Fri Jul 21 12:12:27 PDT 2017


AAAI 2017 Fall Symposium on Natural Communication for Human-Robot Collaboration

November 9–11, 2017
Arlington, VA
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As robots become more and more integrated into various work and living environments, 
there is a growing need to develop intuitive, natural ways for humans and robots to 
communicate for effective collaboration. The topic of natural human-robot communication 
has been studied by researchers from diverse communities including NaturalLanguage 
Processing, Computer Vision, Robotics, and Human-Computer Interaction. However, 
these communities tend to focus on specific challenges that are unique in their own 
disciplines, and there is relatively little collaboration across fields. This symposium aims 
to bring together researchers from different disciplines to brainstorm and discuss 
experimental ideas toward the common goal of natural human-robot interaction.


We welcome exploratory ideas and cross-disciplinary work. We target a broad set of topics 
related to naturalcommunication between humans and robots including, but not limited to, 
the following:

· Natural language grounding for robotics
· Direction following for robots
· Human-robot dialogue
· Natural language generation
· Vision-language fusion
· Visual question answering & grounding
· Physical human robot interaction (pHRI)
· Nonverbal communication, e.g., gestures, eye gaze and facial effects


The current list of confirmed speakers includes:

Dan Bohus, Microsoft Research
Joyce Chai, Michigan State University
Yejin Choi, University of Washington
Sanja Fidler, University of Toronto
Alborz Geramifard, Amazon
Ben Kuipers, University of Michigan
Alex Rudnicky, Carnegie Mellon University
David Traum, University of Southern California


July 21, 2017: Abstract/paper submission deadline
*July 28, 2017: Abstract/paper submission deadline*
August 25, 2017: Notification of acceptance
October 13, 2017: Registration deadline
November 9–11, 2017: Symposium


We invite participants to submit extended abstracts (max two pages, exclusive of one page
 for references) or full-length technical papers (max six pages, exclusive of one page for 
references) that describe recent or ongoing research. Papers should be in PDF format and 
adhere to the AAAI format.

Papers, abstracts, and supplementary materials can be submitted by logging in to the 
conference management website located at:

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Jean Oh (Carnegie Mellon University)
Matthew Walter (Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago)
Zhou Yu (University of California, Davis)

Contact email: natural17organizers at gmail.com <mailto:natural17organizers at gmail.com>

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