[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers - Ro-Man 2018 Special Session: Social intelligence in Kinesthetic, Personalized, Adaptive Human-Robot Interaction

Jorge Solis jorge.solis at kau.se
Mon Mar 12 06:29:36 PDT 2018


Social intelligence in Kinesthetic, Personalized, Adaptive Human-Robot Interaction





Special Session of RO-MAN 2018, 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 27-31 August 2018, https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ro-2Dman2018.org&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=yFzF7wIdNNNqHFfnZSZEJveezsu_4nbRzeFr-jdJH0s&s=BgErAdxNvcReUYZj8WQNr9VCgsdNK-iSBYWuF1UJ5SI&e=<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ro-2Dman2018.org_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=yFzF7wIdNNNqHFfnZSZEJveezsu_4nbRzeFr-jdJH0s&s=qVtvIQhVUDQORPGd-D47UB4XJGsY4mnsgdaki9fLqYU&e=>



Special Session Contact: Jorge Solis, solis at ieee.org<mailto:solis at ieee.org> (Karlstad University)



Note: The submission deadline has been extended to 02 April 2018.


Objectives
The study and design of interaction between humans and socially intelligent robots is becoming a mature field, addressing all areas of human life, from children playing over workplace automation to healthcare. While the robot to human part of interaction is primarily addressing the body's visual, auditory and, to some extent tactile, systems, kinesthetic interaction is much less studied. Kinesthetic interaction is carried by the body's musculoskeletal, proprioceptive and vestibular systems, and is highly relevant in scenarios where humans engage with robots for physical assistance, physical training and similar activities. Kinesthetic, personalized and adaptive social Interaction between humans and robotic devices is currently of particular interest to the healthcare sector, where robots will render multimodal assistance to people afflicted by illness, injuries and old age, where the inherent social aspects of the multimodal interaction may be augmented to increase the acceptance, quality, effectiveness and motivation associated with the robot assistance. Recent advances in this area, have created applications where robots are forcefully helping (in assistive devices) or resisting (in physical training) humans, resulting in surprisingly complicated patterns of interaction arising from relatively simple devices. This special session is dedicated to the transdisciplinary study and design of such Social intelligence in kinesthetic, personalized, adaptive Human-Robot interaction, that bridge the technical research fields of robotics, with expertise in humanities, social and
health related research. These topics are closely related to the overall topic of RO-MAN 2018: "Social intelligence in interactive robots", as we are seeking to develop social skills in physically interactive robots, that are themselves intended to improve the life and social status of weak and disabled humans. As the application of forceful multimodal interaction is prominent in healthcare, the special session will focus on this
area, but also welcome contributions stemming from other areas where it is relevant to study and design social intelligent robots for kinesthetic, personalized, adaptive interaction.



Topics include
Social intelligence in Kinesthetic, personalized, adaptive Human-Robot Interaction, such as:

-        Assistive robotic devices

-        Training robots

-        Social robotics with forceful physical interaction

-        Collaborative industrial robots

-        Other relevant robots, that entail forceful physical interaction with humans



Important Dates

-        Submission Deadline (Extended): April 02, 2018

-        Notification of Acceptance: May 15, 2018

-        Camera-ready Deadline: June 5, 2018

Paper Submission

Papers submitted to this Special Session are reviewed according to the same rules as submissions to regular sessions. Submissions should be of 6 pages, with 2 additional pages allowed but at a charge. All papers are reviewed using a single-blind review process. Please submit your paper electronically (in PDF format) via Papercept<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ras.papercept.net_conferences_scripts_start.pl&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=yFzF7wIdNNNqHFfnZSZEJveezsu_4nbRzeFr-jdJH0s&s=Wp5xMYaDeRlxNjyXjR40kydmHLZplEdGPPAIA7Rz0vI&e=>. Note, you will be required to use the Special Session CODE when submitting your paper-please contact Jorge Solis: solis at ieee.org<mailto:solis at ieee.org>.

Please find more information at the RO-MAN 2018 website: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ro-2Dman2018.org_regular-2Dpapers-2Dsubmission_&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=yFzF7wIdNNNqHFfnZSZEJveezsu_4nbRzeFr-jdJH0s&s=7lulyukc6Hiz27xfYvGg3hyT7ajPD80UYWWLkdCEKi8&e=



Special Session Organizers

Jorge Solis (Karlstad University)
Anders Sørensen (University of Southern Denmark)
Gitte Rasmussen (University of Southern Denmark)


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