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[robotics-worldwide] [journals] 1st CFP: Special Issue "Contextualized Affective Interactions with Robots"

Myounghoon Jeon
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Research Topic: Contextualized Affective Interactions with Robots

Frontiers in Psychology (Emotion Science)

Frontiers in Robotics and AI (Human-Robot Interaction)


Affect is a well-known motivating and guiding force in our daily lives.
With technological advancement, there has been a growing interest to
include affect in the design of complex socio-technical systems, resulting
in a new wave of applications following the embodied interaction paradigm.
Expressing one’s own affective states and reading others’ is critical for
human-human interaction, particularly to manage natural communication and
social interaction. Since this is also applied to human-system interaction,
researchers and designers have started addressing affective aspects of the
system in addition to cognitive aspects. However, research is still largely
technology-driven, and approaches are rather general, which is often the
case for the early stage of a new research area. For example, there has
been much research on generic affect detection using various combinations
of sensors and different classification techniques. However, little
research has focused on applying the technologies to real-world situations.

In the field of robotics, robots have been designed for affective
interactions with older adults, children with autism, students, and
patients, and research has shown that affective robots have been considered
more acceptable, preferable, and trustable. However, there are mixed
results, and much research is required to unpack the underlying mechanisms
and implement the optimized interactions for different use cases.

Based on this background, this Research Topic invites research and design
efforts that refine affective interactions with robots for specific
physical and social settings and user groups. It aims to capture theories
for conceptualizing human affective interactions with robots, methods for
designing and assessing them, and case studies for highlighting these
interactions. We seek to elaborate on the roles of affect in contributing
to a human-centered perspective that considers psychological, social,
ethical, cultural, and environmental factors of implementing
emotional/affective intelligence into daily human-robot interactions.

We encourage manuscript submissions on the following Topics of Interest

- affective interactions between robots and special populations (e.g.,
students, children, older adults, patients, drivers, etc.)
- affective interactions with companion robots
- affective interactions with robots in space, industry, or other workplaces
- affective interactions with robots in VR/AR/MR
- robots as an affective confederate in HRI experiments
- cultural differences or cross-cultural affect research with robots
- computational modeling of affective interactions for a specific domain
- design research platform for affective robot applications
- research on complex (or secondary) emotions in interacting with robots

In addition to the psychology community, we encourage contributions to this
research field from a variety of domains including computer science,
industrial engineering, industrial design, biomedical engineering,
human-computer interaction, human-robot interaction, and more.

Keywords: affect, human-robot interaction, explainable AI, affective
robots, affective interactions, automated vehicles, voice agents, drones

*21 January 2020* Abstract
*20 May 2020* Manuscript

*Research Topic Editors*
Myounghoon Jeon (Philart), Virginia Tech
Chung Hyuk Park, George Washington University
Yunkyung Kim, KBRwyle
Andreas Riener Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
Martina Mara Johannes Kepler University of Linz


Myounghoon Jeon (Philart), Ph.D.
pronounced as /"me" + "young"/ /hoon/ /juhn/

Associate Professor
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