[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers - IROS 2018 Workshop on "Robotic Co-workers 4.0: Human Safety and Comfort in Human-Robot Interactive Social Environments

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Papers - IROS 2018 Workshop on "Robotic Co-workers 4.0: Human Safety and Comfort in Human-Robot Interactive Social Environments

Ngo Trung Dung
A gentle reminder about the deadline approaching soon.

CALL FOR PAPERS

*Robotic Co-workers 4.0: Human Safety and Comfort in Human-Robot
Interactive Social Environments*
Friday morning (9:30 - 13:30), October 5th, 2018, Madrid, Spain

*Website*: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sites.google.com_site_humansafetyandcomfortiros2018_home&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=9WwfBZiaSGnGtEha_JnlbXVvIdeHAYMK2LE-t2rMXn0&s=LMyoeDl8vEPEvHeLfljCPLGiA5zBTJ2JwlY2Dy49Uok&e=

*Important Dates: *
Submission of short papers: July 30th

Notification of acceptance Date: August 15th

Short-papers (2-4 pages in IEEE conference format) can be submitted via
e-mail to [hidden email].


*Objectives:*

Professional and personal service robots are becoming enabling assistive
technologies for social interactive environments. However, the first and
the most challenging issue with respect to deploying service robots in
human populated environments is *how to guarantee human safety and comfort
in human-robot shared workspaces*. Human physical safety is concerned with
how to maintain the minimum physical distance between robots and humans,
while human psychological comfort implies that robots should not cause
stress and discomfort to humans when working with or around them. Human
risks and their inconveniences when working in an interactive social
environment essentially come from unavoidable situations due to robot
malfunctioning operations caused by either misunderstanding and
misinterpreting information extracted from sensing and perception or
failures of path planning and motion control. Furthermore, humans may feel
uncomfortable as well as fear and stress towards service robots as such
robots do not behave in the natural way of humans with respect to their
social situations, contexts, and cultures. It is important to find out
a *methodological
approach of incorporating social signals, cues, and norms into sensing,
perception, path planning, and motion control of the robot control
architecture **so that the robots capable of securing human physical safety
and ensuring psychological comfort when interacting and cooperating with
humans in human-robot shared work spaces*.


*Topics:*


   - Current state-of-the-art in human safety and comfort in interactive
   social environments
   - New hardware and software design for human safety and comfort
   - System design and integration for human safety and comfort
   - Safety rules for human safety in human-robot shared workspaces
   - Ethics for human safety and comfort
   - Human detection and tracking techniques in shared environments
   - Human face and body detection and tracking
   - Human gestures and posture recognition
   - Human-object interaction and human-robot handover detection and
   tracking
   - Human group interaction detection and tracking
   - Sensor fusion techniques to extract social cues and signals
   - Learning algorithms for interpretation of social signals and cues in
   contexts
   - Human aware robot navigation techniques
   - Robot navigation in dynamic social environments
   - Robot avoiding and approaching techniques
   - Human-robot interaction in close proximity
   - Path planning and motion planning for mobile service robots in social
   environments
   - Control engineering applied for services mobile robots
   - Real-time control and optimization of robot operations in social
   environments
   - Applications of mobile service robots in social environment


*Organizers*

*Rachid Alami <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__homepages.laas.fr_rachid_&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=9WwfBZiaSGnGtEha_JnlbXVvIdeHAYMK2LE-t2rMXn0&s=yiqSjvRB3dvvExMpDXIzx3U5N-CZ14N7lZiSJfFyaRI&e=>*, LAAS-CNRS, TMBI, Univ.
Toulouse, France ([hidden email])

*Takayuki Kanda* <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.irc.atr.jp_-257Ekanda_&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=9WwfBZiaSGnGtEha_JnlbXVvIdeHAYMK2LE-t2rMXn0&s=CWyd5RREbgoPF7GsqVwxoFG-FoCQHvCp8nUa43mWHKw&e=>, Kyoto University, Japan
([hidden email])

*Goldie Nejat* <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.mie.utoronto.ca_mie_faculty_nejat&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=9WwfBZiaSGnGtEha_JnlbXVvIdeHAYMK2LE-t2rMXn0&s=Jp6iGgki27Lla2mi6JI2j01sn3J73S40J7xF9BnXbFk&e=>, University
of Toronto, Canada ([hidden email])

*Yongsheng Ou*
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sourcedb.cas.cn_sourcedb-5Fsiat-5Fcas_yw_zjrc_201103_t20110317-5F3087300.html&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=9WwfBZiaSGnGtEha_JnlbXVvIdeHAYMK2LE-t2rMXn0&s=qAssFk-g8eFofXHGAy8MBHkqqJIzflF1GqKGIGi15wU&e=>,
Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Science,
China ([hidden email])

*Xuan Tung Truong* <www.morelab.org>, University of Prince Edward Island,
Canada ([hidden email])

*Trung Dung Ngo <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.morelab.org&d=DwIBaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=9WwfBZiaSGnGtEha_JnlbXVvIdeHAYMK2LE-t2rMXn0&s=RAIQL_AJaCSc1TunCSFEbFnVNv2jA_5NY4vn7RUfE40&e=>*, The *More-Than-One Robotics
Laboratory, **Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering, **University of
Prince Edward Island *([hidden email])
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