5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on




Workshop on
Learning and Adaptation of Humans in HRI

March 2, 2010, Osaka


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 On the current situation where robots having functions of communication with humans begin to appear in daily-life fields, it should be considered how symbiosis of humans and robots can be achieved. Many existing studies have focused on how robots can learn from and adapt for humans.


 This full-day workshop focuses not only on this classical theme but also on how humans can learn in and adapt for environments where robots are acting. In particular, human learning from and adaptation for robots should be covered by interdisciplinary research fields including robotics, computer science, psychology, sociology, and pedagogy.


 The workshop aims at providing with the forum where researchers from these interdisciplinary fields discuss about how both humans and robots can and should learn from and adapt for each other, from the perspectives of engineering, psychology, education, and welfare.



 The workshop has invited sessions with representative professionals and general sessions consisting of submissions from several fields indicated as follows:

l  Robot learning and adaptation in daily-life fields

l  Developmental and social psychology related to HRI

l  Psychiatry related to HRI

l  Education and welfare with robots

l  Human-computer interaction

l  Economical and sociological issues related to HRI

l  Philosophical and ethical issues related to HRI

l  Realistic applications of robotics in other daily-life fields


Tentative Program:

l  AM 9:45 ~ 9:50: Opening: Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka Univ., Japan)

l  AM 9:50 ~ 11:10: Session 1

Ø  Development of social mind: Perspective of Developmental Cybernetics: Shoji Itakura (Kyoto Univ., Japan)

Ø  Robots as good listeners: How robots enhance collaborative learning: Naomi Miyake (Univ. Tokyo, Japan)

l  AM 11:10~11:30: Morning break:

l  AM 11:30 ~ PM 0:50: Session 2

Ø  Learning with Sociable Robots and Technology: Developing an Interactive Learning Partnership between Humanoid Robots and Children: Sandra Okita (Columbia Univ., USA)

Ø  Observing human-robot interaction in therapeutic fields: Hideki Kozima (Miyagi Univ., Japan)

l  PM 0:50 ~ 2:10: Lunch break

l  PM 2:10 ~ 3:30: Session 3

Ø  Difficult Conversations: Robot Responses When Things Go Wrong: Victoria Groom (Stanford Univ., USA)

Ø  How the Public Adapts to Robots: Experiences with Theater: Robin Murphy (Texas M & A Univ., USA)

l  PM 3:30 ~ 4:00: Afternoon break

l  PM 4:00 ~ 4:20: Session 4

Ø  How do humanoids look like humans? An EEG study: Goh Matsuda (Univ. Tokyo, Japan)

l  PM 4:20 ~ 6:00: Discussion among all the attendees



 CD-R proceedings independent from the proceedings of the main conference will be distributed at the workshop day.



l  Hiroshi Ishiguro: Osaka Univ., Japan

l  Robin Murphy: Texas M & A Univ., USA

l  Tatsuya Nomura: Ryukoku Univ., Japan



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