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IEEE RO-MAN 2016 In New York City

Theme and Topics


Theme: Human-Robot Collaboration

Topics of Interest

Topics of Interest Include (but are not restricted to):

  •  Research, design and development, and use of robots that interact collaboratively
  •  Robots that support human collaboration
  •  Innovative robot designs for HRI research
  •  User‐centered design of social robots
  •  Novel interfaces and interaction modalities 
  •  Long‐term experience and longitudinal HRI studies
  •  Evaluation methods and new methodologies for HRI research
  •  Androids
  •  Degrees of autonomy and teleoperation
  •  Human factors and ergonomics in HRI research
  • Virtual and augmented tele‐presence environments 
  • Social, ethical and aesthetic issues in human‐robot interaction research
  • Robots in education, therapy and rehabilitation 
  • Medical and surgical applications of robots 
  • Robot companions and social robots in home environments
  • Assistive robotics for supporting the elderly or people with special needs
  • Applications of social robots in entertainment, service robotics, space travel and
  • others
  • Anthropomorphic robots and virtual humans
  • Interaction with believable characters
  • Non‐verbal cues and expressiveness in interactions: gesture, posture, social spaces
  • and facial expressions 
  • Interaction kinesics
  • Monitoring of behavior and internal states of human subjects
  • Robotic etiquette
  • Social intelligence for robots 
  • Social presence for robots and virtual humans
  • Creating relationships with robots and humanoids 
  • Personalities for robotic or virtual characters
  • Embodiment, empathy and intersubjectivity in interaction with robotic and virtual
  • characters 
  • Intelligence, motivations and emotions in robots 
  • Curiosity, intentionality and initiative in interaction 
  • Linguistic communication and dialogue with robots and intelligent interfaces 
  • Multimodal interaction and conversational skills 
  • Cognitive and sensori‐motor development in robots 
  • Cognitive skills and mental models for social robots
  • Social learning and skill acquisition via teaching and imitation
  • Programming by demonstration
  • Cooperation and collaboration in human‐robot teams
  • Human‐robot interaction and collaboration in manufacturing environments
  • Motion planning and navigation in the vicinity of humans
  • Machine learning and adaptation in human‐robot interaction
  • Multi‐modal situation awareness and spatial cognition
  • Computational architectures for human‐robot interaction 
  • Detecting and understanding human activity
  • Narrative and story‐telling in interaction