@RSS 2015 - July 17, 2015 - Sapienza University of Rome

I.T.I.S Galilei, room 104

Call for papers

Handing-over objects to people (or taking objects from them) is going to be a crucial ability for assistive robots as they become more and more integrated in the real world. The effortless and seamless nature of human-human hand-overs set a high standard for human-robot hand-overs.

The Human-Robot Hand-over Workshop is a full-day workshop held in conjunction with 2015 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS), in Rome (Italy)
on July 16 or 17. This workshop aims to gather the multi-disciplinary community of researchers who have contributed to the existing body of work on the topic and motivate researchers with expertise in related areas (perception, motion planning, social signaling) to work on this unique and challenging human-robot interaction problem.

Submission related to any of key challenges robots need to tackle to perform this task is welcome. Topics include but are not limited to:

- object manipulation and motion planning in the vicinity of humans,
- hand-over configuration computation,
- coordination/synchronization/timing (before, during, and after the hand-over),
- motion dynamics during the execution
- legibility of motion,
- compliant force-position control,
- perception of humans and activity recognition,
- social cues and norms that need to be considered,
- intent communication and signaling (gaze).

Paper Submission
We invite submission of extended abstracts (up to 4 pages) following RSS formating guidelines through our website

Important dates
- Submission deadline : May 15, 2015
- Notification : May 21, 2015
- Workshop date: July 17, 2015

Rachid Alami, Senior researcher, CNRS, LAAS
Maya Cakmak, Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Computer Science and Engineering
Aurélie Clodic, Research Engineer, CNRS, LAAS
Mamoun Gharbi, PhD Student, CNRS, LAAS
Stefan Glasauer, Senior Scientist, Department of Neurology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Siddhartha Srinivasa, Finmeccanica Associate Professor, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

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