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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] 2nd CfP :: RSS Workshop on Human-Centered Robotics

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Second Call for Papers

RSS 2017 Workshop on Human-Centered Robotics: Interaction, Physiological
Integration and Autonomy
Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 15 July 2017

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: 21 May, 2017
Acceptance Notification: 20 June, 2017
Workshop: 15 July, 2017

Human-centered robotics focuses on the science and systems needed for
robots to interact, assist and cooperate with humans. It is a multifaceted
and challenging domain which entails robot operation in human environments
and close interaction with non-expert users. The workshop aim is to tackle
this topic from multiple perspectives: (i) physical and social interaction
with humans; (ii) physiological integration with the human body; and (iii)
autonomy in dynamic and uncertain environments. There also will be a focus
on assessment tools from each of these disciplines, with the hope of
beginning to synthesize assessment standards for human-centered robotics
that draw from each.

The intended audience includes researchers from areas spanning human-robot
interaction, assistive and rehabilitation robotics, robotic systems design,
field robotics, wearable robotics, and the biomedical and clinical domains.

We invite submissions that are relevant to the workshop topics in the form
of extended abstracts (2 to 4 pages). Papers should be submitted as PDF
files using the RSS formatting guidelines. Submissions will be
peer-reviewed and all accepted papers will be presented in a poster session
in the workshop program and also will be published on the workshop website.

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Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
+ Physical and social human-robot interaction
+ User-centered design models and approaches
+ Shared control approaches and challenges
+ Wearable robotics systems for rehabilitation and human augmentation
+ Autonomy for human environments
+ Safety-compliant robot systems
+ Performance metrics and benchmarking
+ Bidirectional adaptation and learning
+ Applications and challenges in human-centered robotics
  (e.g. to augment function, rehabilitation, social interaction/therapy, to
provide assistance)

Further details can be found at:

Invited Speakers:
Paolo Bonato, Associate Professor, Harvard University
Francois Boucher, Chief Business Development Officer, Kinova Robotics
Charles Kemp, Associate Professor, Georgia Tech
Hermano Igo Krebs, Principal Research Scientist, MIT
John Leonard, Professor, MIT
Nathan Ratliff, CEO, Lula Robotics
Brian Scassellati, Professor, Yale University
Julie Shah, Assistant Professor, MIT
Conor Walsh, Associate Professor, Harvard University

Siddarth Jain, Northwestern University
Brenna Argall, Northwestern University
Elliott Rouse, Northwestern University
Andrea Thomaz, University of Texas at Austin
Dave Ferguson, Nuro
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