The HRI 2009 conference took place on March 11-13, 2009 in San Diego, CA. The event was dedicated to the advancement of natural human-robot interaction, which highlights the importance of the technical and social issues underlying future long-term human-robot interaction, in the context of companion and assistive robots for long-term use in everyday life and work activities. Twenty-three full papers were included in the program out of 123 submissions. More information is available on the conference website.
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