Interacción 2015: Special Track Human-Robot Interaction

Specialtrack: Human-Robot Interaction

Special track leader : Alícia Casals (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Barcelona Tech and Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia)


Brief Description:

The move of robotics to the service fields, including medical, domestic and other kind of robot applications in which the robot operates close to humans or even in cooperation with them, has increased the needs for more natural, efficient and safe interfaces.Interaction in these fields may imply physical contact, requirements of interpreting human intention and even interpreting the user’s will in applications like rehabilitation in which robot control should rely on the remaining user’s movements or in physiological or neurological signals. In the frame of human-computer interaction, the interaction with a robot implies additional challenges since the human becomes a key factor in the robot control loop. This session aims to deal with cognitive, behavioural and physical aspects of this kind of interaction.

Topics of interest:

We invite submissions that deal with issues including, but not limited to:
-           Physical human robot interaction
-           Gesture and oral interaction
-           Activity recognition
-           Human intention
-           Cognitive human-robot interaction

The objective of this track is to deal with a special and challenging area of Human-Computer Interaction which is the interaction with robots. The expansion of robots to fields in which the interaction with humans is intensive all along their operation periods, together with the variety of operating areas, make this HRI concept to be very open.   The goal of this session is to deal with someof the main issues involving this kind of interaction, that is, contact, safety, friendliness, interpretation of human intention and activity, user’s will and status, etc; which may involve requirements as context awareness for an effective proactive and adaptive behaviour of the robot to changing human status or working and environment conditions.

Expected audience and outcomes:
Researchers in allareas of robotics, in which the robot behaviour is highly dependent on the working changing conditions, which vary mainly due to the user’s needs. The participation in this conference will allow his roboticists participants widen the view to more general HCI issues, which always enrich the scope of the own and closer research.

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline:  April 8
Author Notification:   May 13
Camera-ready papers due: May 27
Date of the special track:  To be confirmed
Conferences dates: Sep 07-09, 2015

Alícia Casals (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Barcelona Tech)
Alfonso Palacios, Tecnocampus Mataró-Maresme
Submission Guidelines:
All contributions will be reviewed by two members of the PC of this special track
All submissions must follow the conference ACM template . Papers not strictly following the templates will be excluded from the conference proceedings. The first version must
be submitted in PDF. Authors should submit an original paper written in English in any of the following submission categories: Full papers (8 pages), Short Papers (4 papers).

 Accepted full and short papers written in English will be published entirely in the ACM Digital Library.

Conferences Submission System
Papers should be submitted electronically via the Easychair web based submission system. Inside EasyChair the topic “Special Track Human-Robot Interaction” must be selected.


Contact: alicia.casals@upc.edu
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