HRI Young Researchers Workshop
Now accepting submissions for the 2007 HRI workshop.
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-robotic interaction practitioners are students or recently
graduated. This workshop, to be held in conjunction with the HRI 2007
conference, aims to bring together this group of researchers to discuss
their work, talk about the important upcoming issues in the field, and
hear about what their colleagues are doing.
The workshop is the second
annual workshop for junior researchers in HRI held in conjunction with
the HRI conference. Those who have not attended a previous session are
highly encouraged to submit to this workshop. Previous attendance will
be considered for acceptance as well.
We would like to announce Dr. Henrik Christensen of the Georgia Institute of Technology as our
keynote speaker. Dr. Christensen is the KUKA Chair of Robotics at Georgia Institute
of Technology and director of the Center for Robotics and Intelligent
Machines at the same institution. He has earlier been director of
Autonomous Systems at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and
coordinator of European Robotics (1998-2006). He earned an initial
degree in Mechanical Engineering before earning M.Sc. and Ph.D
degrees from Aalborg University - Denmark, 1987 and 1989
respectively. His research is focussed on robotics systems and in
particular systems integration, embedded in real applications. Henrik
Christensen has published more than 200 contributions in AI,
Robotics, and Computer Vision and is the co-foundered of 3 companies.
Henrik serves on the editorial board of AI Magazine, Autonomous
Robots, Intl Jour of Robotics Research, and Service Robotics. Further information is available on his
The format of the workshop will have participants presenting their work in
short talks, hearing from an expert in the field on the important problems
in HRI, and meeting in small group sessions to discuss common research themes.
The workshop will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2007, in Washington,
DC in conjunction with the HRI 2007 Conference to be held in DC
March 9-11. Potential participants are encouraged to submit an abstract of their
current research, a 1 paragraph statement of motivation for attending the workshop, and
a letter of support from their research advisor by September 30, 2006 to
limit abstracts to two pages.
We plan to accept approximately 30 students and young researchers to the workshop.
Twelve will be asked to give a brief (10 minute) talk to the workshop about
their work. The remainder will be expected to talk about their work during
breakout sessions and meals.
- Dr. Julie Adams, Vanderbilt University, USA
- Dr. Ronald Arkin, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
- Dr. Aude Billard, Ecole Polytechnic Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
- Dr. Cynthia Breazeal, MIT Media Lab, USA
- Dr. Henrik Christensen, KTH, Sweden
- Dr. Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire, UK
- Dr. Takayuki Kanda, ATR IRC Lab, Japan
- Dr. Robin Murphy, University of South Florida, USA
- Dr. Marjorie Skubic, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
- Dr. Holly Yanco, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
- 30 September 2006 -- Abstract Submission Deadline
- 15 November 2006 -- Notification of Acceptance
- 8 March 2007 -- HRI Workshop
- 9-11 March 2007 -- HRI 2007 Conference