The workshop "AdaPtive beHavioRal mODels of robotic systems based on brain-inspired AI cogniTivE architectures (APHRODITE)" is organized in conjunction with IEEE RO-MAN ‘22 - The 31st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. The cooperation between humans and robots is becoming increasingly important in our society. Consequently, there is a growing interest in the development of models that can enhance the interaction between humans and robots. This workshop aims to bring together researchers from different scientific community in order to promote cooperation and discussion with the idea that a multidisciplinary context is ideal for fostering this research topic.
Date: August 29th, 2022
Location: Royal Hotel Continental & online
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Objectives of the workshop
The cooperation between humans and robots is becoming increasingly important in our society. Consequently, there is a growing interest in the development of models that can enhance the interaction between humans and robots. A key challenge in the Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) field is to provide robots with cognitive and affective capabilities, developing architectures that let them establish empathetic relationships with users.
The motivation behind developing a robot with social behavior is to enable it to have the social intelligence and awareness for situationally appropriate reactions, responses and functionality, thus engendering trust and smooth human-robot interactions. Up to now the development of robotic functionality has mainly been devoted to transmitting the content of information without paying much attention to “how” this is tailored to specific human preferences and behaviors. The robot should be able to process all the input data it gathers from the sensors but also combine it intelligently with the information provided by clinicians and other professionals to accurately profile the user and provide the appropriate behaviors. As for the application perspective, the social robot should be usable in rehabilitative/assistive contexts to propose personalized care sessions and provide feedback to the clinicians.
Summarizing, these are the main pillars of APHRODITE workshop:
While these research topics are potentially relevant with a high social and scientific impact, there are still gaps and challenges from a scientific perspective. This requires bringing the research community together to prompt more discussion and development, and sharing experiences of how to carry out extensive testing on the field for improving robot capabilities and clinically validating solutions for healthcare applications.
List of Topics
Topics of interest include: Robot companions; Social interaction; Development and Learning for HRI; Robot as a tool to study social cognition; Cultural differences in user needs/expectations; Multi-modal human-machine interfaces; Intelligent and Cognition-based User Interaction; Human behavioural modelling; Activity monitoring systems/activity recognition; Multi-modal perception; Novel sensors; Smart environments; Other related topics.
All researchers interested in contributing to the discussion are invited to submit an abstract of their work, prepared using the IEEE format. Paper contribution may be short (up to 4 pages) or long (up to 6 pages). These papers will be reviewed by selected scholars.
Submitted your paper through the easychair portal.
IEEE proceedings format kits and instructions can be found at this LINK
For more information contact Laura Fiorini (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Laura Fiorini, University of Florence, Italy
Filippo Cavallo, University of Florence, Italy
Hiroaki Wagatsuma, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Riccardo De Benedictis, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Mauro Dragone, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Vishwanathan Mohan, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Praminda Caleb-Solly, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
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The first edition of APHRODITE Workshop was organized at IEEE RoMan 2020, it received 10 submissions and it had more than 70 participants. Due to covid-19 , the workshop was held online, but the organizers registered a good level of participant’s engagement. This edition was linked to a Special Issue of the “International Journal of Social robotics”.
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