HRI Young Researchers Workshop
list of attendees
have now been posted.
The field of human-robot interaction is new but growing rapidly. While there are now several established researchers in the field, many of the current human-robotic interaction practitioners are students or recently graduated. This workshop, to be held in conjunction with the HRI 2006 conference, aims to bring together this group of researchers to discuss their work, talk about the important upcoming issues in the field, and hear about what their colleagues are doing.
The workshop is partly a follow up to the Human-Robot Interaction Summer School
that took place in Volterra, Italy in July of 2004. However, those who did not attend are encouraged to submit to this workshop; previous attendance will not affect acceptance.
We are happy to report that the United States National Science Foundation has agreed
to help fund the workshop. Attendees have received information about what that means
for workshop-related expenses.
We would like to announce Dr. Clifford Nass of Stanford University as our
keynote speaker. Dr. Nass is Director of the Communication between Humans
and Interactive Media (CHIMe) Lab at Stanford. He has written two books,
The Media Equation: How People Treat Computers, Televisions, and New Media
Like Real People and Places (New York: Cambridge University Press) and
Wired for Speech: How Voice Activates and Advances the Human-Computer
Relationship (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press). You can find more information at his
The format of the workshop will have participants presenting their work in
short talks, hearing from an expert in the field on the important problems
in HRI, and meeting in small group sessions to discuss common research themes.
The workshop will take place on Wednesday, March 1, 2006, in Salt Lake City,
Utah in conjunction with the HRI 2006 Conference to be held in Salt Lake City
March 2-3. Potential participants are encouraged to submit an abstract of their
current research by September 15, 2005 to [email protected]
limit abstracts to two pages.
We plan to accept approximately 30 students and young researchers to the workshop.
Twelve will be asked to give a brief (10 minute) talk to the workshop about
their work. The remainder will be expected to talk about their work during
breakout sessions and meals.
- Dr. Julie Adams, Vanderbilt University, USA
- Dr. Ronald Arkin, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
- Dr. Aude Billard, Ecole Polytechnic Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
- Dr. Cynthia Breazeal, MIT Media Lab, USA
- Dr. Henrik Christensen, KTH, Sweden
- Dr. Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire, UK
- Jodi Forlizzi, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro, ATR IRC Lab and Osaka University, Japan
- Dr. Takayuki Kanda, ATR IRC Lab, Japan
- Dr. Robin Murphy, University of South Florida, USA
- Dr. Marjorie Skubic, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
- 1 March 2006 -- Young Researchers Workshop
- 2-3 March 2006 -- HRI2006 Conference