Robotic technologies are being increasingly integrated into real life settings. The adoption of robots by the society is transcending the initial fascination with novel technology and is gradually entering a new phase, characterized by a massive impact of the technology on various aspects of our everyday lives. These developments emphasize the need to better understand how robotic technologies shape, and are being shaped by, the physical and social contexts in which they are used.
THEME AND AIMS OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE
The topics of discussions include (but not limited to):
* spacing and orientation,
* activity awareness and accountability,
* robot and human identities,
* responsibility, rights, and ownership,
* power differences,
* action capabilities and affordances,
* human-robot collaboration,
* perceptions and identities,
* social etiquette,
* social interaction,
* ecosystems of interconnected smart objects.
The deadline for the submissions is November 22, 2017. Individual papers will be reviewed and published on an ongoing basis.
- Prof. Victor Kaptelinin, Department of Informatics, Umeå University, Sweden ([hidden email]<mailto:%[hidden email]>)
- Dr. Andrey Kiselev, Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS), Örebro University, Sweden ([hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>)
- Prof. Amy Loutfi, Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS), Örebro University, Sweden
- Prof. Thomas Hellström, Department of Computing Science, Umeå University, Sweden