Mary-Anne Williams Mary-Anne at themagiclab.org
Sat Jul 15 10:41:12 EST 2017

*HUMAN-ROBOT ENGAGEMENT in the Home, Workplace and Public Spaces *
26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Melbourne, Australia

* Workshop Date: Saturday August 19, 2017*
*Venue: RMIT, *124 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000


*Professor Holly Yanco*

Founder of the Robotics Lab; Director New England Robotics Validation and
Experimentation (NERVE), University of Massachusetts Lowell USA

*Dr Amit K Pandey*

Head Principal Scientist (Chief Scientist); Scientific Coordinator -
Collaborative Projects, SoftBank Robotics, Paris, France

Social robots are poised to have a profound impact on business, society and
the global economy. They are a disruptive technology. A self-driving
vehicle is an example of a social robot, not only does it need to drive on
the road safely but it must also create enjoyable experiences for humans
inside the vehicle, while at the same time communicating with and
anticipating nearby cars, pedestrians, city infrastructure, land and space
based technologies.

The key to success of any social robot is how well it can engage people
around it as it pursues its design goals. The critical research question is
how can we design social robots to enhance the human experience and improve
people's lives?

The purpose of this workshop is to explore how social robots can generate
value and create engaging experiences for people in the home, workplace and
public spaces. The workshop will focus on social robots in the home,
workplace and public spaces. Robot encounters in public spaces will be
different to those in workplaces where a robot is a long-term partner and
expected to help humans be more productive. The key research challenges are
autonomy, proactivity and intelligence, sociability.

Social robotics is a field involving several disciplines. We seek to bring
together research interests that are not traditionally 'close'. In
particular, the workshop will provide a venue for fruitful discussion
between artificial intelligence researchers exploring pervasive computing,
social robotics, cognitive science, software engineering, law, AI planning
and knowledge representation.

In addition to presented papers the Workshop will involve practical Design
Thinking session and much lively discussion and debate on the applications
and implications of social robotics.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

- Human-robot interaction and collaboration
- Social intelligence for proactive autonomous robots
- Law abiding autonomous robots
- Engagement and disengagement in HRI
- Human attention, proactive decision making and behaviour
- Autonomy, learning and intelligence
- Joint attention and emotional connection
- Social robots in an Internet of Things ecosystem
- Privacy and security for Social Robotics
- Legal and ethical implications of social robots


The workshop program is now available.


Registration detail at the IJCAI website

* Mary-Anne Williams*, University of Technology Sydney and CodeX Stanford
University (Chair)
* Benjamin Johnston*, University of Technology Sydney
* William Judge*, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
* Amit Kumar Pandey*, Softbank Robotics Europe
* Meg Tonkin*, University of Technology Sydney
*Jonathan Vitale,* University of Technology Sydney

* Nic Carey*, Harvard University, USA
* Xiaoping Chen*, University of Science and Technology of China
* Jesse Clark,* University of Technology Sydney, Australia
* Tony Cohn*, Leeds University, UK
* Kate Darling*, MIT, USA
* Peter Gärdenfors*, Lund University, Sweden
* Georg Gottlob*, Oxford University, UK
* Daniel Grollman*, Sphero, USA
* Michael Genesereth*, CodeX and the Dept of Computer Science, Stanford
University, USA
* Hatice Gunes*, University of Cambridge, UK
* George Konidaris*, Brown University, USA
* Eryk Korfel*, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
* Mahya Knox*, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
* Séverin Lemaignan*, University of Plymouth, UK
* William Mailer*, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
* Lilia Moshkina*, Neato Robotics, USA
* Yukie Naga*i, Osaka University, Japan
* Bernhard Nebel*, University of Freiburg, Germany
* Suman Ojha*, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
* David Parkes*, Harvard University, USA
* Pavlos Peppas*, Patras University, Greece
* Sammy Pfeiffer*, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
* Brian Scassellati*, Yale University, USA
* Julie Shah*, MIT, USA
*Harry Surden,* University of Colorado and Stanford University, USA
*Manuela Veloso*, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
*Roland Vogl*, CodeX and the Law School, Stanford University, USA
*Holly Yanco*, UMass Lowell, USA
*Xun Wang*, University of Technology Sydney and Commonwealth Bank of

Workshop Website: http://ijcaihumanrobotengagement.webnode.com

*Mary-Anne Williams <http://mary-annewilliams.com/>*
*Distinguished Professor*
*Director, Disruptive Innovation*
Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Founder and Director, Innovation and Enterprise Research Lab
<http://themagiclab.org/> (The Magic Lab)
Fellow, Stanford University
Twitter: @SwizzleFish <https://twitter.com/swizzlefish>
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