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AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Young Pioneers Workshop 2010


Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Young Pioneers Workshop 2010
March 2, 2010

5th Human-Robot Interaction Conference (HRI20109)
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 graduate students 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 to hear about what their colleagues are doing. Participants are encouraged to actively engage and form relationships with others by discussing fundamental 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 and poster session.
2)	hearing from senior researchers in the field about career guidance.
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. Please limit abstracts to 800 words.

We plan to accept approximately 20 graduate students to the workshop. Participants will hear short presentations on current research from 6 selected participants, with time allotted for questions and discussion after each of these talks. Participants not invited to give an oral presentation will participate in an interactive poster session. A panel of senior HRI researchers from both academia and industry will provide career guidance in an interactive question and answer session. The discussions will continue over lunch in smaller groups. In the afternoon, a hands-on breakout session will involve small group projects in which participants will investigate how to design a HRI experiment. Afterward, the groups will present a summary to the entire workshop.

Important Dates:

18 December 2009 - Application Deadline
11 January 2010 - Notification of acceptance
2 March 2010 - HRI Pioneer Workshop
3-5 March 2010 - HRI 2009 Conference


Kate Tsui, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
Henriette Cramer, Mobile Life Centre, Sweden
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, iRobot, USA
Ja-Young Sung, Georgia Tech, USA

For more information, please visit the following website: