[PlanetKR] CFP RO-MAN 2022 Workshop on Machine Learning for HRI: Bridging the Gap between Action and Perception

Oliver Roesler oliver at roesler.co.uk
Fri Jun 3 16:30:53 UTC 2022


**Apologies for cross-posting**

The *full-day virtual* workshop:

*Machine Learning for HRI: Bridging the Gap between Action and
Perception (ML-HRI)*

In conjunction with the *31st IEEE International Conference on Robot
and**Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) - August 22, 2022    *

Webpage: https://ml-hri2022.ivai.onl/

*I. Aim and Scope*

A key factor for the acceptance of robots as partners in complex and
dynamic human-centered environments is their ability to continuously
adapt their behavior. This includes learning the most appropriate
behavior for each encountered situation based on its specific
characteristics as perceived through the robots senors. To determine the
correct actions the robot has to take into account prior experiences
with the same agents, their current emotional and mental states, as well
as their specific characteristics, e.g. personalities and preferences.
Since every encountered situation is unique, the appropriate behavior
cannot be hard-coded in advance but must be learned over time through
interactions. Therefore, artificial agents need to be able to learn
continuously what behaviors are most appropriate for certain situations
and people based on feedback and observations received from the
environment to enable more natural, enjoyful, and effective interactions
between humans and robots.

This workshop aims to attract the latest research studies and expertise
in human-robot interaction and machine learning at the intersection of
rapidly growing communities, including social and cognitive robotics,
machine learning, and artificial intelligence, to present novel
approaches aiming at integrating and evaluating machine learning in HRI.
Furthermore, it will provide a venue to discuss the limitations of the
current approaches and future directions towards creating robots that
utilize machine learning to improve their interaction with humans.

*II. Keynote Speakers and Panelists*

 1. *Dorsa Sadigh* – Stanford University – USA
 2. *Oya Celiktutan* – King's College London – UK
 3. *Sean Andrist *– Microsoft – USA
 4. *Stefan Wermter* – University of Hamburg – Germany

*III. Submission*

 1. For paper submission, use the following EasyChair web link: Paper
    Submission <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mlhri2022>.
 2. Use the RO-MAN 2022 format: RO-MAN Papers Templates
 3. Submitted papers should be 4-6 pages for regular papers and 2 pages
    for position papers.

    The primary list of topics covers the following points (but not
limited to):

  * Autonomous robot behavior adaptation
  * Interactive learning approaches for HRI
  * Continual learning
  * Meta-learning
  * Transfer learning
  * Learning for multi-agent systems
  * User adaptation of interactive learning approaches
  * Architectures, frameworks, and tools for learning in HRI
  * Metrics and evaluation criteria for learning systems in HRI
  * Legal and ethical considerations for real-word deployment of
    learning approaches

*IV. Important Dates*

 1. Paper submission: *June 17, 2022 (AoE)*
 2. Notification of acceptance: *August 1, 2022 (AoE)*
 3. Camera ready: *August 14, 2022 (AoE)*
 4. Workshop: *August 22, 2022*

*V. Organizers*

 1. *Oliver Roesler* – IVAI – Germany
 2. *Elahe Bagheri* – IVAI – Germany
 3. *Amir Aly* – University of Plymouth – UK

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