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AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd CF PARTICIPATION: HRI 2010 -Young Pioneer's Workshop

Dear Members of the Robotics Community,

Please encourage your students or early career researchers to submit an application to the upcoming Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Pioneers Workshop. This workshop is open to early career researchers who would like a forum to present their ideas and network with their peers in a friendly setting. We plan to accept approximately 25 students and early career researchers to the workshop.

The workshop will be held in conjunction with the HRI 2010 conference (March 2, 2010), which will be held on March 3-5, 2010, in Osaka, Japan.

Applications are due on 18 December 2009. Details can be found on in an enclosed file (pdf), or the workshop's website:

Thank you very much,
The Pioneers Workshop Organizers

Kate Tsui, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
Henriette Cramer, Univ. of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dr. Osawa Hirotaka, Keio Univ., Japan
Min Kyung Lee, Carnegie Mellon, USA
Laurel Riek, Univ. of Cambridge, UK
Dr. Satoru Satake, ATR, Japan
Dr. Kristen Stubbs,D iRobot, USA
Ja-Young Sung, Georgia Tech, USA

Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Pioneers Workshop 2010 
March 2, 2010 
5th Human-Robot Interaction Conference (HRI2010) 
March 3-5, 2010 - OSAKA, JAPAN   
The field of human-robot interaction is new but growing rapidly. While there are now several established 
researchers in the field, many of the current human-robot interaction practitioners are students or recently 
graduated. This workshop, to be held in conjunction with the HRI 2010 conference, aims to bring together this 
group of researchers to present their current research to an audience of their peers in a setting that is less 
formal and more interactive than the main HRI conference; to talk about the important issues in their field and 
hear about what their colleagues are doing. Participants are encouraged to actively engage and form 
relationships with others by discussing topics in HRI and by engaging in hands-on group activities. 
The format of the workshop will have: 
1) participants presenting their work in short talks. 
2) hearing from an expert in the field on the important problems in HRI.  
3) meeting in small group sessions to design a HRI experiment. 
The workshop will take place in March 2010, in Osaka, Japan in conjunction with the HRI 2010 Conference. 
Potential participants are encouraged to submit an abstract of their current research, a statement of motivation, 
and a letter of recommendation by Friday, December 18, 2009. See the webpage 
for more details about the application.  
Important Dates: 
18 December 2009 - Application Deadline 
11 January 2010 - Notification of acceptance 
2 March 2010 - HRI Pioneers Workshop 
3-5 March 2010 - HRI 2010 Conference 
For more information, please visit the following website: