International Conference on Social Robotics

Program/Pre-conference//Day 1//Day 2//Day 3/

The program appears below. If you are an author, click here for information about posters and presentations.

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Pre-conference, 26th October 2014

An informal pre-conference social activity will be held on the day prior to the conference. Weather permitting, we will visit Bondi beach and walk along some of Sydney's stunning coastal cliffs, guided by local students and academics. You will also have a chance to see the "Sculpture by the Sea" exhibition that is held alongside the walk.

We will depart from the forecourt in front of the Powerhouse museum at 1pm (after lunch). We will share taxis to Bondi. Please wear a hat, comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Bring water and cash (for snacks and the taxi). This activity will take several hours.

Participation is at your own risk.

Day 1, 27th October 2014 (Workshops)

Accepted workshops will be held in the Powerhouse Learning Centre. Workshop programs are available from the Workshop Homepages.

800-900Registration Desk Opens
1030-1100Morning Tea
1500-1530Afternoon Tea
1700-1900Welcome reception at the Powerhouse museum, including live performance by Stelarc

Day 2, 28th October 2014

Invited talks, accepted papers and posters will be presented in the Coles Theatre and Foyer of the Powerhouse Museum.

800-845Registration Desk Opens
845-900Welcome to the Conference
900-1000Invited Speaker: Peter Gärdenfors
1000-1030Papers: Social Intelligence

Real-Time Gender Based Behavior System for Human-Robot Interaction
Pierluigi Carcagnì, Dario Cazzato, Marco Del Coco, Marco Leo, Giovanni Pioggia, Cosimo Distante

An Approach to Socially Compliant Leader Following for Mobile Robots
Markus Kuderer, Wolfram Burgard

1030-1100Morning Tea
1100-1230Special Session on Social Robots for Therapeutic Purposes

Impact of a Social Humanoid Robot as a Therapy Assistant in Children Cancer Treatment
Minoo Alemi, Ali Meghdari, Ashkan Ghanbarzadeh, Leila Jafari Moghadam, Anooshe Ghanbarzadeh

Robots in Older People’s Homes to Improve Medication Adherence and Quality of Life: A Randomised Cross-Over Trial
Elizabeth Broadbent, Kathy Peri, Ngaire Kerse, Chandimal Jayawardena, I-Han Kuo, Chandan Datta, Bruce MacDonald

Using a Gaze-Cueing Paradigm to Examine Social Cognitive Mechanisms of Individuals with Autism Observing Robot and Human Faces
Eva Wiese, Hermann J. Müller, Agnieszka Wykowska

Development of Brain Training Games for a Healthcare Service Robot for Older People
Ho Seok Ahn, Mary Pauline Grace Santos, Charu Wadhwa, Bruce MacDonald

Social Robots in Postural Education: A New Approach to Address Body Consciousness in ASD Children
Giuseppe Palestra, Ilaria Bortone, Dario Cazzato, Francesco Adamo, Alberto Argentiero, Nadia Agnello, Cosimo Distante

A Novel Collaboratively Designed Robot to Assist Carers
Lakshitha Dantanarayana, Ravindra Ranasinghe, Antony Tran, Dikai Liu, Gamini Dissanayake

1330-1430Invited Speaker: Oussama Khatib
1430-1500Poster Advertisements
1500-1545Afternoon Tea / Posters

Ethical Dimensions of Human-Robot Interactions in the Care of Older People: Insights from 21 Focus Groups Convened in the UK, France and the Netherlands
Heather Draper, Tom Sorell, Sandra Bedaf, Dag Sverre Syrdal, Carolina Gutierrez-Ruiz, Alexandre Duclos, Farshid Amirabdollahian

ROBOMO: Towards an Accompanying Mobile Robot
Khaoula Youssef, Kouki Yamagiwa, P. Ravindra S. De Silva, Michio Okada

Human Robot Interaction and Fiction: A Contradiction
Eduardo Benitez Sandoval, Omar Mubin, Mohammad Obaid

Why Industrial Robots should Become More Social: On the Design of a Natural Language Interface for an Interactive Robot Welder
Andreea I. Niculescu, Rafael E. Banchs, Haizhou Li

Investigating the Effect of a Robotic Tutor on Learner Perception of Skill Based Feedback
Aidan Jones, Ginevra Castellano, Susan Bull

Robots and the Division of Healthcare Responsibilities in the Homes of Older People
Simon Jenkins, Heather Draper

We, Robots: Correlated Behaviour as Observed by Humans
Christian Kroos, Damith C. Herath

Activity Recognition for Natural Human Robot Interaction
Addwiteey Chrungoo, S.S. Manimaran, Balaraman Ravindran

Group Comfortability When a Robot Approaches
Adrian Ball, David Silvera-Tawil, David Rye, Mari Velonaki

Modelling of Pneumatic Air Muscles for Direct Rotary Actuation of Hand Rehabilitation Glove
Boran Wang, Kean C. Aw, Morteza Biglari-Abhari, Andrew McDaid

Skeleton Tracking Based Complex Human Activity Recognition Using Kinect Camera
Muhammad Latif Anjum, Omar Ahmad, Stefano Rosa, Jingchun Yin, Basilio Bona

1545-1630Papers: Robots and Society

Using Robots to Modify Demanding or Impolite Behavior of Older People
Heather Draper, Tom Sorell

Socially Impaired Robots: Human Social Disorders and Robots’ Socio-Emotional Intelligence
Jonathan Vitale, Mary-Anne Williams, Benjamin Johnston

A Sociological Contribution to Understanding the Use of Robots in Schools: The Thymio Robot
Sabine Kradolfer, Simon Dubois, Fanny Riedo, Francesco Mondada, Farinaz Fassa

1630-1715Panel Discussion on Social Intelligence
1830-2230Conference Banquet at South Steyne Restaurant

Day 3, 29th October 2014

Invited talks, accepted papers and posters will be presented in the Coles Theatre and Foyer of the Powerhouse Museum.

830-900Registration Desk Opens
900-1000Invited Speaker: Tony Cohn
1000-1030Papers: Novel Interfaces

Intuitive Robot Control with a Projected Touch Interface
Lennart Claassen, Simon Aden, Johannes Gaa, Jens Kotlarski, Tobias Ortmaier

Sociable Dining Table: Incremental Meaning Acquisition Based on Mutual Adaptation Process
Khaoula Youssef, P. Ravindra S. De Silva, Michio Okada

1030-1100Morning Tea
1100-1230Special Session on Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Robotics

Representation and Execution of Social Plans through Human-Robot Collaboration
Lorenzo Nardi, Luca Iocchi

Towards an Architecture for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Robotics
Shiqi Zhang, Mohan Sridharan, Michael Gelfond, Jeremy Wyatt

1230-1330Lunch and Robot Design Competition
1330-1430Invited Speaker: Guy Hoffman
1430-1500Poster Advertisements
1500-1545Afternoon Tea / Posters

Robot Pressure: The Impact of Robot Eye Gaze and Lifelike Bodily Movements upon Decision-Making and Trust
Christopher Stanton, Catherine J. Stevens

Integrating Reinforcement Learning and Declarative Programming to Learn Causal Laws in Dynamic Domains
Mohan Sridharan, Sarah Rainge

Prime: Towards the Design of a Small Interactive Office Robot
Dante Arroyo, Cesar Lucho, Pedro Cisneros, Francisco Cuellar

Classical Conditioning in Social Robots
Rony Novianto, Mary-Anne Williams, Peter Gärdenfors, Glenn Wightwick

A Multi-modal Utility to Assist Powered Mobility Device Navigation Tasks
James Poon, Jaime Valls Miro

Adaptive Object Learning for Robot Carinet
Shengtao Xiao, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Shuicheng Yan

A Novel Culture-Dependent Gesture Selection System for a Humanoid Robot Performing Greeting Interaction
Gabriele Trovato, Martin Do, Masuko Kuramochi, Massimiliano Zecca, Ömer Terlemez, Tamim Asfour, Atsuo Takanishi

Artificial Social Reasoning: Computational Mechanisms for Reasoning about Others
Paolo Felli, Tim Miller, Christian Muise, Adrian R. Pearce, Liz Sonenberg

Motion-Oriented Attention for a Social Gaze Robot Behavior
Mihaela Sorostinean, François Ferland, Thi-Hai-Ha Dang, Adriana Tapus

Adaptive Control of Robotic Arm Carrying Uncertain Time-Varying Payload Based on Function Approximation Technique
Norsinnira Zainul Azlan, Syarifah Nurul Syuhada Sayed Jaafar

Social Robotics through an Anticipatory Governance Lens
Lucy Diep, John-John Cabibihan, Gregor Wolbring

To Beep or Not to Beep Is Not the Whole Question
Kerstin Fischer, Lars Christian Jensen, Leon Bodenhagen

Application of Fuzzy Techniques in Human-Robot Interaction - A Review
I-Han Kuo, Chandimal Jayawardena

1545-1615Papers: Acceptance of Robots

The Uncanny Valley: A Focus on Misaligned Cues
Lianne F.S. Meah, Roger K. Moore

Perception of an Android Robot in Japan and Australia: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
Kerstin Sophie Haring, David Silvera-Tawil, Yoshio Matsumoto, Mari Velonaki, Katsumi Watanabe

1615-1630Workshop Summaries
1630-1645Awards and Closing Remarks