CFP: ISSNIP 2008 Symposium on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2008)

A new HRI symposium has emerged. It will take place on December 15-18, 2008 in Sydney. Here is their call for papers:

Human-robot interaction and collaboration is a quickly growing research area with enormous potential applications in various industries, assistive technologies and human life. The need for human-machine interaction is fundamental to almost all robotic system applications, from operator control of large robot fleets, through intervention in search and rescue robotics, to use of robots in aged care and domestic settings. Together human and machine must cooperatively achieve a task, requiring a joint understanding of abilities and intent, and safe joint management of task execution.  Continue reading “CFP: ISSNIP 2008 Symposium on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2008)”

Call for Papers: NEW International Journal of Social Robotics

On behalf of the Editorial Board, we are very pleased to announce the launch of the International Journal of Social Robotics, Springer, with the goal of providing a common platform for researchers, scientists, artists and designers to share their findings. The journal will publish the latest developments in Social Robotics and its integration into our society, covering relevant advances in engineering, computing, psychology, arts, social sciences, and design philosophy. Continue reading “Call for Papers: NEW International Journal of Social Robotics”

HRI2008 Student Design Competition

I organized the HRI2008 Student Design Competition this year. We had seven teams from around the world, each giving the jury (Hiroshi Ishiguro, Kerstin Dautenhan, Peter Kahn, Karl MacDorman, audience) a five minutes presentation. The students created marvelous robots in the short time that was available to them. In the end, the team from Amsterdam won with their Phobot.

The teams with their robots.

The teams and their robots.

Press coverage of the HRI Converence

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