[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation: 2011 ICRA Robots & Art Workshop

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[robotics-worldwide] Call for Participation: 2011 ICRA Robots & Art Workshop

Damith Herath
Invitation for Participation
2011 ICRA Workshop on Robots and Art: Frontiers in Human-Centred Robotics as Seen by the Arts
2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Shanghai International Convention Centre, Shanghai, China
May 13, 2011
Calling the artist within you (the Robotists!)
http://thinkinghead.edu.au/ra2011

The 2011 ICRA Workshop on Robots and Art will explore the intricacies and issues in robot-art collaborations through a series of invited talks, paper presentations, videos and illustrative performances. The workshop will provide a point of reference for the practicing roboticists to appreciate and understand art from the artist's perspective and for the artists to derive new inspirations from the research by the robotics community. Overall, the workshop will strengthen the mutual understanding and respect between the diverse fields of interest leading to future discussions and developments enabling better human-centered robotic systems.
Invited talks by:
        Jane Goodall, Award winning Author and Journalist
            Louis-Philippe Demers, Interaction and Entertainment Research Centre and the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
            Mari Velonaki, Co-Director, Centre for Social Robotics, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, The University of Sydney
The workshop includes a virtual appearance by Stelarc, the performance artist and a mini-workshop on;
***Designing the Future with Science Fiction***
Registration for the workshop is now open. Full workshop program is available from:
http://thinkinghead.edu.au/ra2011/program.html
***We intend to document the outcomes of the workshop and expand the discussion through the publication of a book with a renowned publisher.***

Program Co-Chairs;
Damith C. Herath & Christian Kroos, Thinking Head Project, MARCS Labs, University of Western Sydney



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