HRI Pioneers Workshop 2011

The field of human-robot interaction is new but growing rapidly. While there are now several established researchers in the field, many of the current human-robotic interaction practitioners are students or recently graduated. This workshop, to be held in conjunction with the HRI 2011 conference, aims to bring together this group of researchers to present their current research to an audience of their peers in a setting that is less formal and more interactive than the main HRI conference; to talk about the important issues in their field; and to hear about what their colleagues are doing. Participants are encouraged to actively engage and form relationships with others by discussing fundamental topics in HRI and by engaging in hands-on group activities.

Below are important dates and the list of organizers. Please visit the HRI Pioneers Workshop website for more information.

Important Dates

  • 29 December 2010 – Applications due
  • 29 January 2011 – Notification of acceptance
  • 7 February 2011 – Submission of final manuscript
  • 6 March 2011 – HRI 2011 Young Pioneers Workshop
  • 7-9 March 2011 – HRI 2011 Conference


  • Thomas Kollar, (General Chair) — Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Astrid Weiss, PhD (Co-Chair) — University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Jason Monast (Finance Chair) — University of Denver, USA
  • Anja Austermann, PhD (Website Chair) — SOKENDAI, Japan
  • David Lu (Proceedings Chair) — Washington University of Saint Louis, USA
  • Mitesh Patel (Communication Chair) — University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Elena Gribovskaya (Local Organisation Chair) — EPFL, Switzerland
  • Chandan Datta (Practical Session Chair) — University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Richard Kelley (Program Committee Chair) — University of Nevada, USA
  • Hirotaka Osawa, PhD — Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
  • Lanny Lin (Panel Chair) — Brigham Young University, USA

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