HRI 2015 Awards

Full Paper Awards
1. Best Enabling Knowledge Award
Bertram Malle, Matthias Scheutz, John Voiklis, Thomas Arnold, Corey Cusimano

2. Best Enabling Design Award
Guy Hoffman, Oren Zuckerman, Gilad Hirschberger, Michal Luria, Tal Shani Sherman

3. Best Enabling Technology Award
Stefanos Nikolaidis, Ramya Ramakrishnan, Keren Gu, Julie Shah

4. Best Enabling Experimental Studies Award
Chris Bevan, Danae Stanton Fraser

5. Best Enabling Field Study Award 
Drazen Brscic, Hiroyuki Kidokoro, Yoshitaka Suehiro, Takayuki Kanda

Full Paper Award Nominations
1. Best Enabling Design Nomination
Yusuke Kato, Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro

2. Best Enabling Study Nominations
Marlena Fraune, Steven Sherrin, Selma Šabanović, Eliot Smith

Maha Salem, Gabriella Lakatos, Farshid Amirabdollahian, Kerstin Dautenhahn

3. Best Enabling Technology Nomination
Michael S. Ryoo, Thomas J. Fuchs, Lu Xia, J. K. Aggarwal, Larry Matthies

Late-Breaking Report Award
Soh Takahashi, Gacsi Marta, Peter Korondi, Hideki Hashimoto, Mihoko Niitsuma

Late-Breaking Report Award Nomination
Wafa Johal, Damien Pellier, Carole Adam, Humbert Fiorino, Sylvie Pesty

Best Demonstration Award
David Sirkin, Brian Mok, Stephen Yang, Wendy Ju

Best Demonstration Award Nomination
Christopher Collins, Dexter Duckworth, Zachary Henkel, Stephanie Wuisan, Cindy L. Bethel

Best Video Award
Jacqueline Kory Westlund

Best Video Award Nomination
Candace Sidner, Charles Rich, Mohammad Shayganfar, Timothy Bickmore, Lazlo Ring, Zessie Zhang


HRI 2015 is the 10th Annual Conference for basic and applied human-robot interaction research. Researchers from across the world attend and submit their best work to HRI to exchange ideas about the latest theories, technology, data, and videos furthering the state-of-the-art in human-robot interaction.

Each year, the HRI Conference highlights a particular area through a theme. The theme of HRI 2015 is “Broadening HRI: Enabling Technologies, Designs, Methods, and Knowledge.” The conference seeks contributions from a broad set of perspectives, including technical, design, methodological, behavioral, and theoretical, that advance fundamental and applied knowledge and methods in human-robot interaction. We particularly invite papers on work that “enables” human-robot interaction through new technical advances, novel robot designs, new guidelines for design, and advanced methods for understanding and evaluating interaction. The conference theme includes more information on the types of contribution.

The HRI Conference is a highly selective annual international conference that aims to showcase the very best interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in human-robot interaction with roots in and broad participation from communities that include but not limited to robotics, human-computer interaction, human factors, artificial intelligence, engineering, and social and behavioral sciences.

Submission themes include:

  • Studies of human-robot interaction
  • Enabling technologies
  • Enabling designs
  • Enabling knowledge
  • Enabling methods

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Mechatronics and robot platforms for HRI
  • Robot middleware and software architectures
  • Robot learning from human guidance and demonstration
  • Robotic navigation and mobile manipulation for HRI
  • Dialog and natural language for HRI
  • Mixed initiative and sliding autonomy
  • Privacy and security for real world HRI
  • Enabling reproducibility and interoperability in robotics
  • Safety and physical interactions between robots and humans
  • Perception and recognition of human actions and activities
  • Multi-modal interaction, perception, and decision making
  • Task allocation and coordination
  • Collaboration between humans and robots
  • Social, lifelike, and/or companion robotics
  • Field and service robotics
  • Assistive robotics (e.g., autism, healthcare, rehabilitation, aging in place)
  • Telepresence robots
  • Long term interaction with robots
  • Human-centered process for designing robot morphologies and behaviors
  • New methods that enable the study, analysis, or construction of HRI
  • Ethical, societal, and legal considerations in human-robot interaction
  • Need finding for HRI
  • Ethnography and field studies of HRI contexts
  • Metrics and benchmarking for HRI
  • User studies of HRI
  • HRI group dynamics
  • Autonomy and trust
  • Interfaces and techniques for supervisory control
  • Methods and tools to monitor, log, analyze, and recover from failures

Notice of Non-Affiliation:

Conferences affiliated with “WASET: the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology” are not affiliated, associated or otherwise sponsored by ACM.