HRI 2018 Workshop on Social Human-Robot Interaction of Human-care Service Robots

March 5, 2018, 9:00-13:00 (morning half-day session)

McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA

The 13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI 2018) invites papers for a Workshop on Social Human-Robot Interaction of Human-care Service Robots.

Service robots with social intelligence are coming to the human world, and they will help us to make our lives better. We are organizing an exciting workshop at HRI 2018 that is oriented towards sharing the ideas of participants with diverse backgrounds ranging from Human-Robot Interaction design, social intelligence, decision making, social psychology and robotic skills. The purpose of this workshop is to explore how social robots can interact with humans socially and facilitate the integration of social robots.

This workshop will focus on the current advances in the area of social Human-Robot Interaction, social intelligence, social skills, and their applications including clinical evaluations. Papers are solicited on all areas directly related to these topics, including but not limited to:

  • Social perception and context awareness
  • Short/long-term behaviour recognition
  • Social expression and interactive behavior
  • Social task modelling and management
  • Social grasping and navigation skills
  • Social humanoid robot design
  • Human-robot interaction design
  • Emotion recognition and model design
  • Dialogue based interaction
  • User evaluation
  • Applications such as healthcare, receptionist, education

All papers for this workshop must be submitted in PDF format and conform to ACM SIG Proceedings specifications. Please note that we are not following the SIGCHI format, but rather the general ACM SIG format. Templates are available at the ACM webpage (http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template), where you should use the sample-sigconf.tex or ACM_SigConf.docx files.

Submission Instructions

We invite short papers of 2-4 pages in the standard double-column ACM HRI conference format. Submissions should be in accordance with the topics of interest, and they will be available on the workshop’s website: http://robotics.auckland.ac.nz/HRI2018-deeptask

Templates (sigconf): http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates

Email your papers to Ho Seok Ahn (hs.ahn@auckland.ac.nz) by the submission due.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: February 7, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: February 19, 2018
  • Final camera-ready manuscript: February 25, 2018 (Extended)
  • Final slide/poster file: March 1, 2018

Workshop Program
9:00 – 9:10 Greeting & Opening
9:10 – 10:10 Invited Session I
10:10 - 10:30 Interactive Session Teaser
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 - 11:15 Interactive Session Poster
11:15 - 12:15 Invited Session II
12:15 - 12:45 Panel Discussion
12:45 - 13:00 Closing

Opening (Jongsuk Choi)

Invited Session I (Chair: Jongsuk Choi)
9:10 - 9:25 Elizabeth Broadbent (University of Auckland, New Zealand) “Healthcare robots improve adherence and rehabilitation in COPD patients : A randomised trial”
9:25 - 9:40 Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany) “Social effects”
9:40 – 9:55 Chien-Ming Huang (Johns Hopkins University, USA) “SHRI”
9:55 – 10:10 Hee Rin Lee, University of California San Diego, USA, “Participatory Design for Assistive Robots”

Interactive Session (Chair: Ho Seok Ahn)
10:10 - 10:30 one minute each with the following order.
[KIST] Gyeore Lee, et al., “Automatic Data Gathering System for Social Dialog”
[KIST] JinHwi Lee, et al., “Task Planning for object manipulation and grasp in complex environment by using VFH algorithm”
[Univ of Auckland] Byeong-Kyu Ahn, et al., “Development and Evaluation for Human-care Scenario using Social Robots”
[Hanyang Univ] DooSoo Chang, et al., “Knowledge based Dialog Management System for Social Human-Robot Interaction”
[Ewha W Univ] Dahyun Kang, et al., “Social Human-Robot Interaction Design Toolkit”
[SKKU] Dongmin Choi, et al., “Knowledge Based Manipulation System for Elderly Care Service”
[Northwestern University] Deepak Gopinath, et al., “Dynamic Neural Fields for Short-Term Behavior Recognition from Motion Cues”
[ETRI] Woori Ko, et al., “Deep Learning-based Behavior Generation for Social Robots”
[ETRI] Minsu Jang,  et al., “Project AIR: Developing Artificial Social Intelligence for Human-Care Robots”
[Univ of Luxembourg] Andreia P. Costa, et al., “A comparison between a person and a robot in the attention, imitation, and repetitive and stereotypical behaviors of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”
[Kyonggi Univ] S.J. Lee, et al., “Automated Generation of Robot Task Plans Based on Action Ontology”
[Hansung Univ] Hye-Kyung Cho, et al., “A Chatbot-Based Robot Control Architecture for Conversational Human-Robot Interactions”
[Perdue] Shengchao Li, et al., “Improving Human Intention Prediction Using Data Augmentation”

Invited Session II (Chair: Hyungpil Moon)
11:15 – 11:30 Aaron Steinfeld (CMU, USA) “HRI/Advanced Transportation”
11:30 – 11:45 Amit Kumar Pandey (Softbank Robotics, France) “Social Learning in HRI, towards elevating the Socio-Cultural Intelligence of Robots: an Industrial Perspective”
11:45 – 12:00 Nak-Young Chong (JAIST, Japan) “Toward Culture-Aware Elderly Care Robots”
12:00 - 12:15 Ognjen (Oggi) Rudovic (MIT, USA) “Personalized Machine Learning for Robot Perception of Affect and Engagement”

Panel Discussion (Chairs: Yoonseob Lim)

Closing (Ho Seok Ahn)

Invited Speakers / Panel Discussion 

  • Aaron Steinfeld, CMU, USA, HRI/Advanced Transportation
  • Amit Kumar Pandey, Softbank Robotics, France, “Social Learning in HRI, towards elevating the Socio-Cultural Intelligence of Robots: an Industrial Perspective”
  • Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Social effects
  • Chien-Ming Huang, Johns Hopkins University, USA, SHRI
  • Elizabeth Broadbent, University of Auckland, New Zealand, “Healthcare robots improve adherence and rehabilitation in COPD patients : A randomised trial”
  • Hee Rin Lee, University of California San Diego, USA, “Participatory Design for Assistive Robots”
  • Nak-Young Chong, JAIST, Japan, “Toward Culture-Aware Elderly Care Robots”
  • Ognjen (Oggi) Rudovic, MIT, USA, “Personalized Machine Learning for Robot Perception of Affect and Engagement”
  • Ho Seok Ahn, University of Auckland, New Zealand, “GMM based Emotion Generation and Learning Method”

All invited speakers have 15 minutes including 3 minutes Q&A. Please come and check your slide before 9am.

Interactive Session Speakers 

  • [KIST] Gyeore Lee, Yoonseob Lim, JongSuk Choi, “Automatic Data Gathering System for Social Dialog” [Submission]
  • [KIST] JinHwi Lee, SangHun Cheong, JongHyeon Park, ChangHwan Kim, “Task Planning for object manipulation and grasp in complex environment by using VFH algorithm” [Submission]
  • [Univ of Auckland] Byeong-Kyu Ahn, Ho Seok Ahn, Craig Sutherland, JongYoon Lim, Bruce MacDonald, “Development and Evaluation for Human-care Scenario using Social Robots” [Submission]
  • [Hanyang Univ] DooSoo Chang, Su Phil Cho, Keon Kim, YongSuk Choi, “Knowledge based Dialog Management System for Social Human-Robot Interaction” [Submission]
  • [Ewha W Univ] Dahyun Kang, SunKyoung Kim, Sonya S. Kwak, “Social Human-Robot Interaction Design Toolkit” [Submission] [Final] [Teaser]
  • [SKKU] Dongmin Choi, Jeongmin Jeon, Euisoo Lee, Tuan Luong, Hyungpil Moon, “Knowledge Based Manipulation System for Elderly Care Service” [Submission]
  • [Northwestern University] Deepak Gopinath, Brenna D. Argall, “Dynamic Neural Fields for Short-Term Behavior Recognition from Motion Cues” [Submission]
  • [ETRI] Woori Ko, Jaeyeon Lee, Jaehong Kim, Minsu Jang, “Deep Learning-based Behavior Generation for Social Robots” [Submission] [Final]
  • [ETRI] Minsu Jang,  Jaehong Kim, Jaeyeon Lee, “Project AIR: Developing Artificial Social Intelligence for Human-Care Robots” [Submission] [Final]
  • [Univ of Luxembourg] Andreia P. Costa, Louise Charpiot, Francisco Rodríguez Lera, Pouyan Ziafati, Aida Nazarikhorram, Leon van der Torre, Georges Steffgen, “A comparison between a person and a robot in the attention, imitation, and repetitive and stereotypical behaviors of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” [Submission]
  • [Kyonggi Univ] S.J. Lee, I. C. Kim, “Automated Generation of Robot Task Plans Based on Action Ontology” [Submission]
  • [Hansung Univ] Hye-Kyung Cho, Dong-Hoon Lee, “A Chatbot-Based Robot Control Architecture for Conversational Human-Robot Interactions” [Submission]
  • [Perdue] Shengchao Li, Lin Zhang, Xiumin Diao, “Improving Human Intention Prediction Using Data Augmentation” [Submission]

All interactive session speakers will have 1 minutes teaser talk and 30 minutes poster presentation.
For the teaser talk, please send one page ppt slide file by March 1, 2018. If you need update after the submission, please come and change your file before 8am on the Workshop day.
For the poster presentation, please send one page poster file by March 1, 2018. Please remember we do NOT print your poster, so please prepare your poster by yourself.

Conference Information

Workshop Organizers

  • Ho Seok Ahn, University of Auckland, New Zealand (hs.ahn[at]auckland.ac.nz)
  • Jongsuk Choi, KIST, Korea (pristine70[at]gmail.com)
  • Hyungpil Moon, SungKyunKwan University, Korea (hyungpil[at]me.skku.ac.kr)
  • Yoonseob Lim, KIST, Korea (yslim[at]kist.re.kr)