[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] RSS 2017 Workshop: Mathematical Models, Algorithms, and Human-Robot Interaction

Stefanos Nikolaidis snikolai at andrew.cmu.edu
Sat May 20 14:41:01 PDT 2017



RSS 2017 Workshop

Mathematical Models, Algorithms, and Human-Robot Interaction


We are soliciting submissions of 6 page papers and 2 page extended
abstracts on research related to the planning aspects of human-robot
interaction for algorithmic robotics and human-robot interaction.

Abstracts should be submitted as a PDF file using the same format as
for the main RSS conference submissions. Abstracts can be submitted to
the following link:

Accepted abstracts will be archived on the workshop website.



Important Dates

Submission deadline: May 21, 2017 AoE

Notification of acceptance: June 7, 2017

Workshop date: July 15,  2017


Modern robotics problems typically involve robot interactions with and
around humans. These problems require research in complementary areas:
 algorithmic robotics, such as motion planning and machine learning,
and human-robot interaction (HRI), such as cognitive modeling,
intention recognition, and activity prediction. Such problems also
require mathematical tools such as dynamic programming and Markov
processes. Both areas have much to contribute to each other in terms
of methods, approaches, and insights. There are three goals for this
workshop: to 1) expose approaches from HRI that inform algorithmic
models of humans and to identify mathematical and algorithmic tools to
address HRI problems, 2) encourage conversation between researchers in
the areas of HRI and fundamental algorithms for robotics, and 3) raise
a series of open questions that fall in the intersection between
algorithmic robotics and HRI.

Topic areas

human-robot collaboration
shared task planning and scheduling
intent from motion
legibility and predictability of motion
human aware motion planning
modeling human intention, trust, and other mental states
learning robot control from human demonstration
any novel connection between foundational robotics algorithms and HRI


This full-day workshop will include invited talks, spotlight
presentations and poster sessions.

Invited Speakers (confirmed)

• Julie Shah, MIT

• Anca Dragan, UC Berkeley

• Kris Hauser, Duke University

• David Hsu, National University of Singapore

• Danica Kragic, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH

• Dieter Fox, University of Washington in Seattle

Program Committee

Ron Alterovitz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Aude Billard, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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