[PlanetKR] Fall Symposium AAAI 2011: Robot-Human Teamwork in Dynamic Adverse Environments

Mary-Anne Williams Mary-Anne at TheMagicLab.org
Tue May 17 18:36:09 EST 2011

RHTDAE 2011 - AAAI 2011 Fall Symposium on Robot-Human Teamwork in Dynamic
Adverse Environments
November 4-6, Arlington VA

Official page:

Call for papers:

Submission website:

The goal of the symposium is to discuss collaboration between humans and
robots in situations which require all to continuously adapt to developing
events. Examples are adverse circumstances encountered during emergency
responses in various types of search & rescue missions, or security or
military deployments. Adaptation needs to reflect changes both in what is to
be done by human and robot (the tasks), and in how they are supposed to do
so (the roles). It needs to explicitly couple the task-work with the social
aspects of team-work for the human-robot team to maintain cohesive,
effective operations. What makes this difficult is that humans are
performing under stress. And that robots, so far, are far from being
well-tuned to the human factor in human-robot collaboration.

The symposium aims to bring together scientists from different research
areas with a common interest in "the human factor" in human-robot and
multi-robot collaboration in dynamic adverse environments, to answer an
emerging issue in cognitive modeling for human-robot teams. Topics that are
core to the symposium are the following:

   * Cognitive modelling of human and robot workload in stressing situations
   * Doctrines and strategies for adaptive multi-modal team communication
   * Robust decision making for instant or reciprocal urgencies
   * Attention and cognitive perception of environments and events
   * Joint planning, mixed initiative planning and joint collaboration
   * Situation awareness and robot-operator communication
   * Performance metrics of joints operations
   * Risk and ethical considerations of human-robot collaboration

The symposium will combine a variety of activities intended to facilitate
interaction among participants from different communities and discussion of
key challenges in bridging research in human factors, human-robot
interaction, collaborative planning, and teamwork modeling. These activities
will include, but are not limited to keynote speeches, individual technical
presentations, open panel discussions, and breakout discussion sessions
focused on developing a roadmap to facilitate crosscutting research in
human-robot teaming.

We solicit papers describing original work, either in-progress or finished.
Papers should follow the AAAI formatting, with a page-limit of 6 pages.
Proceedings of the symposium will be published by AAAI as a CD, distributed
at the symposium.

Submission deadline: May 30th 2011
Notification of acceptance: June 3rd 2011
Camera-ready papers deadline: September 9th, 2011
Symposium: November 4-6 2011

Fiora Pirri
Geert-Jan M. Kruijff

Jeff Bradshaw
Alexander Ferrein
Vaclav Hlavac
Gerhard Lakemeier
Geert Jan Kruijff
Leora Morgenstern
Mark Neerincx
Fiora Pirri
Hartmut Surman
Tomoichi Takahashi
Roland Siegwart
Mary-Anne Williams

Professor Mary-Anne Williams
Associate Dean (Research and Development)
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
University of Technology, Sydney
Research and Development Office
Building 2 Level 7 Room 7092
*P.O. 123 Broadway NSW 2007 Australia
Phone: + 61 2 9514 2663 (Gunasmin Lye)
Facsimile: + 61 2 9514 2868
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