[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Final Call for Papers: RSS 2018 Workshop on Models and Representations for Natural Human-Robot Communication

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Final Call for Papers: RSS 2018 Workshop on Models and Representations for Natural Human-Robot Communication

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RSS 2018 Workshop on Models and Representations for Natural Human-Robot Communication

June 29-30, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA USA

We are excited to announce the full-day workshop on Models and Representations for Natural Human-Robot Communication at Robotics: Science and Systems 2018. The workshop will bring together a multidisciplinary group of researchers in the fields of natural language processing, computer vision, machine learning, and robotics. This forum provides an opportunity for people to showcase recent efforts to develop models and algorithms that enable natural multimodal communication between robots and humans. The program combines invited and contributed talks with interactive discussions to provide an atmosphere for discourse on progress towards and challenges that inhibit bidirectional human-robot communication.


We welcome contributions from a broad range of areas related to the development of models and algorithms that enable natural communication between humans and robots. We particularly encourage recent and ongoing research at the intersection of robotics and fields that include natural language processing, machine learning, and computer vision.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

        • Grounding natural language
        • Instruction following
        • Language synthesis
        • Human-robot dialog
        • Gesture recognition
        • Multimodal communication with robots
        • Social communication with robots
        • Learning knowledge representations
        • Common sense reasoning
        • Active concept acquisition
        • Visual and linguistic reasoning
        • Teaching tasks with natural language
        • Datasets for robotics and language


June 8th, 2018: Abstract/Paper Submission Deadline
June  20th, 2018: Abstract/Paper Notification
June 29-30, 2018: Two-Day Workshop


We invite participants to submit extended abstracts or full papers that describe recent or ongoing research. We encourage authors to accompany their submissions with a video that describes or demonstrates their work. Authors of accepted abstracts/papers will have the opportunity to disseminate their work through an oral presentation and an interactive poster session.  Papers (max six pages, excluding references) and abstracts (max two pages, excluding references) should be in PDF format and adhere to the RSS paper format. Note that reviews will not be double blind and submissions should include the author names and affiliations.

Papers, abstracts, and supplementary materials can be submitted by logging in to the conference management website located at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__cmt3.research.microsoft.com_MRHRC2018&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=uKWLWC1UrtdB665DN2836h5vI_nCbAyCti-IAHt2CLo&s=0NvJWeh2p9sHs9h5OOqp9cHbdBpLAzu3uoHqgX7cE0w&e=.


Mohit Bansal, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Dhruv Batra, Georgia Institute of Technology
Joyce Chai, Michigan State University
Anca Dragan, University of California, Berkeley
Maya Cakmak, University of Washington
Cynthia Matuszek, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Rohan Paul, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Zhou Yu, University of California Davis


Jacob Arkin, University of Rochester, [hidden email]
Andrea F. Daniele, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, [hidden email]
Nakul Gopalan, Brown University, [hidden email]
Thomas Howard, University of Rochester, [hidden email]
Jesse Thomason, University of Washington, [hidden email]
Matthew R. Walter, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, [hidden email]
Lawson L.S. Wong, Brown University, [hidden email]
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