The aim of this workshop is to establish an interdisciplinary debate on the challenge that communication supposes for joint action in the context of human-robot interaction. In this call, we are looking for posters to gather robotic applications where the challenge of communication has been faced through verbal, gestural or any other type of communication. The contributions must introduce implementations of communication in any area of social robotics and explain the different challenges and difficulties found and the proposed solutions and strategies.
The workshop aims at advancing our understanding of the nature of communication during human-robot interaction, but also, in other areas of social robotics. Some questions motivating the workshops are:
What does communication mean in robotic applications?
Are the applications of communication in related areas (social navigation, industrial settings) applicable to joint action?
What are the main challenges that social robotics must face in relation to communication?
How a mutual framework for discussing the challenge of communication can be established?
Which are the main desiderata for establishing communication in robotic agents?
How research in psychology and philosophy can be useful for approaching the communication in robotics
Our workshop will include a poster sessions in order to provide a forum to present and discuss works in progress, demonstrations of new applications or techniques, upcoming research challenges, future directions, and novel approaches in the field of communication in social robotics and human-robot interaction. One of the key goals of this conference is to foster collaboration between philosophers, psychologist and social roboticsts.
Authors are asked to submit a short proposal (500 words) that describes the main contributions of the poster. Proposals should place an emphasis on the central topic of the workshop. Presentation proposals will be evaluated primarily on their potential to stimulate interesting discussions, facilitate the exchange of ideas, and promote collaborations.
Lucia Maria Sacheli (Psychology). University of Milano-Bicocca.
John Michael (Philosophy). Warwick University
Nikolaos Mavridis (Robotics). Interactive Robots and Media Lab