Grand Technical and Social Challenges
in HRI

5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, March 2-5 2010, Osaka
Human-Robot HandshakeRobots are becoming part of people's everyday social lives - and will increasingly become so. In future years, robots may become caretaking assistants for the elderly, or academic tutors for our children, or medical assistants, day care assistants, or psychological counsellors. Robots may become our co-workers in factories and offices, or maids in our homes. They may become our friends. As we move to create our future with robots, hard problems in human-robot interaction (HRI) exist, both technically and socially. The Fifth Annual Conference on HRI seeks to take up grand technical and social challenges in the field - and speak to their integration. HRI is a single-track, highly selective annual conference that seeks to showcase the very best research in human-robot interaction with roots in robotics, psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, organizational behavior, anthropology, and many other fields. We invite broad participation.

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Proceedings available

Posted in Uncategorized on March 28th, 2010 by admin – Comments Off on Proceedings available

The HRI2010 proceedings are now available in the ACM DL.

HRI 2010 Awards

Posted in Uncategorized on March 7th, 2010 by kanda – Comments Off on HRI 2010 Awards

The best paper was:
Min Kyung Lee, Sara Kiesler, Jodi Forlizzi, Siddhartha Srinivasa, & Paul Rybski “Gracefully Mitigating Breakdowns in Robotic Services”

The best Late-Breaking paper was:
Yuto Yamaji, Taisuke Miyake, Yuta Yoshiike, P. Ravindra De Silva, & Michio Okada “STB: Human-Dependent Sociable Trash Box”

The best video was:
Jeonghye Han, Seungmin Lee, Bokhyun Kang, Sungju Park, Jungkwan Kim, Myungsook Kim, & Mihee Kim “A Trial English Class with a Teaching Assistant Robot in Elementary School”

Conference Program Available

Posted in Attending, News on February 8th, 2010 by Bilge Mutlu – Comments Off on Conference Program Available

Full conference program is now available as a PDF file. Click on the thumbnail below to download.


Extension of early registration deadline

Posted in Uncategorized on February 1st, 2010 by nagai – Comments Off on Extension of early registration deadline

Because of the technical problem with the registration system caused on January 31st, we extended the early registration deadline until February 3rd, 2010. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Bus Tour

Posted in Attending on January 24th, 2010 by Bilge Mutlu – Comments Off on Bus Tour

We already closed the registration for the bus tour since it reached the maximum passenger count. Thanks.

The HRI conference is proud to announce the availability of a bus tour to three outstanding research laboratories on March 1st, 2010. We will visit:

The preliminary schedule is:

  • 9:00 – Start of the tour, the meeting point is at the Business Innovation Center Osaka
  • 10:00~11:30 – Technical tour at Osaka Univiversity
  • 12:30~13:30 – Lunch (Tenpura and Udon) at Osaka, 美々卯(mimiu). A vegetarian menu is available. The lunch is included in the registration fee.
  • 14:30~16:00 – Technical tour at ATR.
  • 17:30 – End of the tour, the bus will arrive at the Business Innovation Center Osaka

Student volunteers

Posted in Attending on January 20th, 2010 by sabanovic – Comments Off on Student volunteers

We are pleased to announce that there is funding available to partially support Student Volunteers’ travel to HRI 2010.  Students receiving support will be expected to volunteer time to help with on-site registration and with general duties, as needed, from 1 March (early on-site registration, tutorials and workshops) to 5 March, 2010. Being a Student Volunteer is a great way to enter the HRI research community, meet other students in your field, and attend one of most important conferences in HRI. We are looking to include students with diverse backgrounds in HRI and from all parts of the world.

To request funding, please send the following information to

(1) Provide:

  1. Your Name,
  2. Your Affiliation (name and address of college/university),
  3. Your Contact Information (email address and telephone number(s)).

(2) Indicate:

  1. whether you are a part-time or full-time student, and include the name of your faculty advisor with email and telephone contact information;
  2. whether or not you are a (co)author of a paper or a late-breaking report at HRI10;
  3. if you are receiving or requesting funding from the Young Researchers Workshop on 2 March 2010
  4. Please include information about your area of study.

(3) A statement of your requested funding amount and a brief justification of your funding needs (250 words maximum).

Note that you do not have to have an accepted paper/poster at HRI10 to be considered for financial support. The deadline for the information submission is February 1, 2010.

Student Volunteers Co-Chairs

Min Kyung Lee
Carnegie Mellon University

Laurel Riek
University of Cambridge

Workshops and tutorials at HRI2010

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The following workshops and tutorial will be held on Tuesday March 2, 2010.

You can register for workshops and tutorials at

Registration is now open.

Posted in Attending on December 9th, 2009 by nagai – Comments Off on Registration is now open.

The registration page is now open. Please register at

Keynote of Josep Call

Posted in Attending on November 5th, 2009 by Bilge Mutlu – Comments Off on Keynote of Josep Call

We are pleased to announce that Joseph Call will give a keynote speech at the HRI2010 conference. The title of his talk is: “Action understanding and gesture acquisition in the great apesread more »

CFP: Video Session

Posted in Authors on October 14th, 2009 by Bilge Mutlu – Comments Off on CFP: Video Session

We invite videos related to all aspects of HRI. This is a peer-reviewed session: besides the importance of the lessons learned and the novelty of the situation, the entertainment value will be judged. The videos will be published in the conference proceedings and archived in the ACM Digital Library. read more »