How do humans express themselves in different contexts/cultures? How can we design Robot expression for effective and ethical Human-Robot Interaction?
Vicky Charisi leads the organization of a HRI workshop addressing these questions
Expressivity is a core component of human social Interactions. With the use of multiple, non-verbal, modalities to convey or augment the communication of internal states and intentions humans achieve sustained, meaningful and effective social interactions.
With the advent of social robotics, studying expressivity in contexts of artificial agents has become a highly relevant topic, leading to explicit considerations of how robots can leverage these abilities in sustained and repeated social interactions.
This workshop provides a unique and timely forum for scientists, designers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to come together and advance the state of the art in developing expressive robots for long-term interaction.
Research on this is diverse, and covers aspects such as animation, robot design, mechanics, as well as cognitive science, developmental psychology, and cross-cultural studies with robots.
We invite researchers from all disciplinary backgrounds to participate in the workshop, and submit here an extended abstract to contribute to this discussion.
Details about the submission process can be found here.
- Deadline for submission of extended abstract: January 15, 2019
- Acceptance notification: January 30, 2019
- Deadline for final submission of extended abstract: February 15, 2019
- Workshop: March 11, 2019