[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] May 23, Seattle, HRI Workshop

Yue Wang wangyueyue1 at gmail.com
Wed May 3 14:15:05 PDT 2017


We invite participation in a Workshop at the 2017 American Control Conference
(Seattle, USA) entitled “Modeling and Intelligent Control Methods for
Human-Robot Interaction”. 

The workshop abstracts can be found on the ACC2017 website
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__acc2017.a2c2.org_workshops.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=jEecILob68H4UeJ0ieXr-CayXQcQA2hdMpx7puMVeow&s=NYz6bUbbjnbLwlKzY1Mkp66_UYY8vv0MPd3jEBjWIiw&e= ). 
The workshop website is https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__yue6.people.clemson.edu_ACC17-5FHRI_index.php&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=jEecILob68H4UeJ0ieXr-CayXQcQA2hdMpx7puMVeow&s=bXZKxDJAUX32UJI7-XnpZoWgJmqrYNHAeOicsvcBgD4&e= 
Location: Cedar, Sheraton Seattle Hotel 
Date: May 23, 2017, Seattle, WA, USA 

REGISTRATION:  Workshop attendees register on the conference registration
site (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__css.paperplaza.net_registration_index.php&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=jEecILob68H4UeJ0ieXr-CayXQcQA2hdMpx7puMVeow&s=rStOP1e4nsSXGGArbozk5f_U2Uof6FS71vcxNStG24M&e= ).   
  
About the Workshop: 
     An increasing number of control researchers have been putting efforts
in human-robot interaction (HRI). This attention on new intelligent control
methods for HRI is motivated by the benefit of synergizing human
intelligence with collaborative robots to improve the joint human-robot
system performance and reduce manpower and workload. There is a significant
number of civilian and military applications where autonomous robots,
endowed with communication, sensing and actuation capabilities perform tasks
with a human-in-the-loop, to achieve a desired global goal. However, the
model, analysis, and implementation of effective HRI remain largely an open
problem. There is a great demand for verifiable, reliable, and scalable
algorithms to serve HRI systems, where the control systems theory and
engineering can contribute significantly. 
     The workshop aims to present new developments in the modeling and
control of human-robot interaction (HRI), especially methods that enable the
collaboration between humans and robotic systems. This is an
interdisciplinary research area across the controls, robotics, and human
factors communities. We wish to identify the key challenges of robot control
with a human-in-the-loop, to explore the degree to which core elements of
control theory contribute to HRI, and to anticipate the future innovation in
bringing human and autonomous robotic systems together. This workshop aims
at promoting a discussion to identify and define the overarching ideas that
can tie together different research directions in control theory and HRI.
The workshop encourages the participation of young researchers in controls,
robotics, and human factors, and promote the discussion between the speakers
and the audience. 
     This full-day workshop is supported by the IEEE CSS Technical Committee
on Manufacturing, Automation, and Robotic Control. 

Speakers: 
- Dr. Alessandro Astofi (Imperial College, UK): Shared-Control for Vehicles
  
- Dr. Magnus Egerstedt (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA):
Coverage-Based Human-Swarm Interactions 
- Dr. Sandra Hirche (Technische Universität München, Germany): Control in
Physical Human-Robot Interaction 
- Dr. Daniel Kruse (SRI International, USA): Bimanual Human-Robot Interation
- Dr. Yasamin Mostofi and Mr. Herbet Cai (University of California, Santa
Barbara Santa Barbara, USA): Predicting Human Performance in Human-Robot
Collaborations   
- Dr. Yue Wang (Clemson University, USA): Trust-Based Control,
Decision-Making, and Motion Planning for Human-Robot Collaboration Systems   
- Dr. Fumin Zhang (Georgia Institute of technology, USA): Learning Human
Preferences through Actions and Reactions 

Panelists:
- Dr. Panos Antsaklis (University of Notre Dame, USA)
- Dr. Sandra Hirche (Technische Universität München, Germany)
- Dr. Ian Walker (Clemson University, USA)
- Dr. Fumin Zhang (Georgia Institute of technology, USA)

Organizers: 

- Dr. Yue Wang, Clemson Univeristy, USA 
- Dr. Fumin Zhang, Georgia Tech, USA 



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