11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots



Workshop on Human-Robot Symbiosis:
Synergistic Creation of Human-Robot Relationships

Bled, Slovenia, October 26, 2011



 In order to establish a future society where humans can have creative relationships with robots, collaborative research of roboticians and human scientists is needed. For this research, the project gFunding creative relationships between humans and robotsh has been starting and produced the outcomes in Japan. The project consists of researchers having interdisciplinary backgrounds including robotics, computer science, psychology, and psychiatry. Some of these researchers have already found robot factors affecting feelings toward robots, including trust, familiarity, and anxiety. Moreover, some have also found human factors affecting interaction with robots, including age, gender, and cognitive traits.

  The objects of the workshop are encouragement for researchers and developers of robots to understand complexity of processes in human-robot interaction from perspectives of both users and designers, by introducing research results of the project. Then, we aim at discussing with more technologists about how we should return outcomes of robotics research to the society in order to create sound relationships with robots and humans.



 The workshop includes the following topics:

l  Human factors influencing human-robot interaction

l  Cognitive traits, gender, age, cultures

l  Robot factors influencing human-robot interaction

l  Appearance, size, motion, posture, task, context

l  Brain Science applying to evaluation of human-robot interaction

l  Cognition of human and robot in brain



Tentative Schedule:


l  13:30 – 13:40: Opening: Tetsuo Ono (Hokkaido University, Japan)

l  13:40 – 14:10: Hideki Kozima (Miyagi University, Japan)

Ø  On behavioral complexity of therapeutic robots for autism spectrum disorders (Abstract)

l  14:10 – 14:40: Michiteru Kitazaki (Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan)

Ø  Perception of walker: Human, robot, and point-lights (Abstract)

l  14:40 – 15:10: Sotaro Shimada (Meiji University, Japan)

Ø  Human brain activity during observation of humanoid robot actions (Abstract)

l  15:10 – 15:30: Break

l  15:30 – 16:00: Yasuyuki Sumi (Future University Hakodate, Japan)

Ø  Collaborative experience among humans and robot based on shared annotations on mutual views (Abstract)

l  16:00 – 16:30: Takao Hishikawa, Akihiro Okayama, Nagisa Munekata, and Tetsuo Ono (Hokkaido University, Japan)

Ø  Humanoids that can feel the mood: Realization of smooth communications between humans and robots using gtweetsh produced by Talking Social Space (Abstract)

l  16:30 – 17:00: Discussion




l  Michita Imai: Keio University, Japan (michita[at]ayu.ics.keio.ac.jp)

l  Tetsuo Ono: Hokkaido University, Japan (tono[at]complex.ist.hokudai.ac.jp)

l  Tatsuya Nomura: Ryukoku University, Japan (nomura[at]rins.ryukoku.ac.jp)

l  Hiroshi Ishiguro: Osaka University, Japan (ishiguro[at]sys.es.osaka-u.ac.jp)


The workshop is supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research gFounding a creative society via collaboration between humans.