Best Paper Awards

March 27, 2009 – 4:36 am

The Best Paper was awarded to Bilge Mutlu, Toshiyuki Shiwa, Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro, and Norihiro Hagita for their paper “Footing in Human-Robot Conversations: How Robots Might Shape Participant Roles Using Gaze Cues.”

The Best Video was awarded to Hirotaka Osawa, Ren Ohmura, and Michita Imai for their video titled “Self Introducing Poster Using Attachable Humanoid Parts.”


March 26, 2009 – 3:26 am

The proceedings of the HRI2009 conference are now available at the ACM Digital Library.

Conference Program

February 12, 2009 – 2:01 am

The HRI2009 conference program is now available. Small changes might still occur, but they will be anounced at the conference.

The HRI2009 Conference Program

The HRI2009 Conference Program

Instructions for Poster Presenters

February 9, 2009 – 12:50 pm

If you are presenting a poster, please make sure the poster is ready by the time your poster session starts.   Posters should be less than 42 inches by 30 inches in size to comfortably fit on the easels and poster boards.  We will provide pushpins for mounting posters. Please do not use any other material for mounting purposes (e.g. adhesive or tape). Please take down your poster at the end of your session if you wish to keep it.

In addition, each poster presenter will participate in a poster “teaser” session. The teaser session gives you the opportunity to speak for 90 seconds about your poster to excite the other HRI attendees about your work.  In order to participate in your teaser session, you must email one slide in PDF format to the late-breaking abstracts co-chair, Kristen Stubbs (, on or before Monday, March 9. The name of the file should be the presenter’s last name, an underscore character, and the HRI submission number (i.e., Stubbs_205.pdf).

You can find out to which poster session and which teaser session you have been assigned by visiting:

Preliminary Program

February 2, 2009 – 3:59 am

The preliminary program and schedule are now available. Not all information is yet available, but at least the paper session have been allocated. The overall schedule is available (click on the picture) and the paper sessions are listed below. The schedule for the late breaking abstract is available.

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