Thank you for a successful workshop!

March 13th, 2013 | Posted by Solace Shen in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

We had a great workshop this year in Tokyo, Japan! Sincere thanks to the workshop speakers, program committee members, organizing committee members, main conference organizers, and most of all, to the wonderful workshop participants for making this year’s workshop a great success! The proceedings can now be downloaded below, and pictures can be viewed on Facebook.

2013 HRI Pioneers Proceedings

March 13th, 2013 | Posted by Solace Shen in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

The proceedings for this year’s workshop can be downloaded here.

Class of 2013

February 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Solace Shen in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

We are proud to announce the list of attendees for this year’s workshop:

James Boerkoel – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sonja Caraian – University of Technology, Sydney
Matthieu Destephe – Waseda University
Brittany Duncan – Texas A&M University
Felix Duvallet – Carnegie Mellon University
Julia Fink – École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Victor Gonzalez-Pacheco – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Joachim de Greeff – Plymouth University
Bradley Hayes – Yale University
Cory Hayes – University of Notre Dame
Laura Hoffmann – University of Duisburg-Essen
Malte Jung – Stanford University
Iolanda Leite РUniversidade T̩cnica de Lisboa
Tamara Lorenz – Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Stefanos Nikolaidis – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Paul Robinette – Georgia Institute of Technology
Jolina Ruckert – University of Washington
Justin Storms – University of Michigan
Halit Bener Suay – Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Katelyn Swift-Spong – University of Southern California
Allison Terrell – University of Wisconsin–Madison
Richard Veale – Indiana University
Jakub Zlotowski – University of Canterbury


January 17th, 2013 | Posted by Solace Shen in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

We would like to thank the United States National Science Foundation (Award No. IIS-1311610) and the European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics (EuCogIII) for funding the workshop! Eligible attendees will receive further details on travel support.

Application deadline extended to 12/3/2012!

December 1st, 2012 | Posted by Solace Shen in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

In consideration of the main conference LBR deadline, the Pioneers Workshop application deadline has been extended to 12/3/2012.

HRI 2013 Student Volunteer Application

November 13th, 2012 | Posted by Solace Shen in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

We are pleased to announce that there is funding available to partially support travel to HRI 2013 (main conference), for Student Volunteers. Students receiving support from the main conference will be expected to volunteer time to help with on-site registration and with general duties, as needed, from 3 March (early on-site registration, tutorials, and workshops) through 6 March, 2013.

Being a Student Volunteer is a great way to enter the HRI research community, meet other students in your field, and attend one of the most important conferences in HRI. We are looking to include students with diverse backgrounds in HRI and from all parts of the world. Note: You need not have an accepted paper/poster/workshop at HRI 2013 to be considered for financial support as a Student Volunteer, although students with accepted work will be given priority. The deadline for applying for Student Volunteer funds by submitting the requested information is February 1, 2013. Please apply here!

Application Link:

Application Site Open for Submissions

November 1st, 2012 | Posted by Solace Shen in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

The 2013 Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop is now open for submissions! Click here to apply! Application instructions can be found here.

We are pleased to announce the membership of our program committee who will review applications this winter. Click here for the full list.

We are also pleased to announce that Dr. Andrea Thomaz (Georgia Institute of Technology) will deliver the keynote lecture at the workshop, and the discussion panel will consist of Dr. Vanessa Evers (University of Twente), Dr. Peter Kahn (University of Washington), Dr. Yukie Nagai (Osaka University), Dr. Leila Takayama (Willow Garage), and Dr. Greg Trafton (Naval Research Laboratory).

Call for Participation

September 25th, 2012 | Posted by Solace Shen in News - (Comments Off)

Click here for the 2013 HRI Pioneers Workshop Call for Participation.

The 2013 Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop will be held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday, March 3, 2013.

The 2013 Pioneers Workshop, which will be held in conjunction with the Eighth ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, is the premiere venue for student research in the field. This highly selective workshop is a cohort of the world’s top student researchers that seeks to foster creativity, communication, and collaboration across the incredibly diverse field of human-robot interaction.

A list of this year’s workshop organizers can be found in the people section.