11 March : Workshop (Tentative)

Full day Workshop

Half Day Workshop

09:00 –13:00
Test Methods and Metrics for Effective HRI in Collaborative Human-Robot Teams
Expressivity for sustained human-robot interaction
Social Robots in Therapy and Care
Bodily Human Robot Interaction
Personalization in Long-Term Human-Robot Interaction
PREC 2019: Personal Robots for Exercising and CoachingPioneer Workshop
Workshop on Social Human-Robot Interaction of Human-care Service Robots
The Dark Side of Human-Robot Interaction: Ethical Considerations and Community Guidelines for the Field of HRI
Human-Machine Communication: What Does/Could Communication Science Contribute to HRI?
Soft Sensors and Actuators for Designing New Human-Robot/Machine Interaction Interfaces
Robots for Learning –  R4L : Adaptive Learning
13:00 –14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 –18:00
Test Methods and Metrics for Effective HRI in Collaborative Human-Robot Teams
Expressivity for sustained human-robot interaction
Social Robots in Therapy and Care
Bodily Human Robot Interaction
Personalization in Long-Term Human-Robot Interaction
PREC 2019: Personal Robots for Exercising and CoachingPioneer Workshop
Closeness with Robots as Social Partners
Dangerous HRI: Testing Real-World Robots has Real-World Consequences
Robots for Social Good: Exploring Critical Design for HRI
Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality for Human-Robot Interaction (VAM-HRI)
“What Could Go Wrong?!” 2nd Workshop: Lessons Learned When Doing HRI User Studies with Off-the-shelf Social Robots

12-14 March : Main Conference (Tentative)

 Tue 12 Mar 2019

9:00 Welcome

Plenary Talk 1

Motion of Soft Robots with Physically Embodied Intelligence

Kyu-Jin Cho (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University)

10:30 Break

SESSION 1 : Emotion  – Chair: Ana Paiva (University of Lisbon)

Using Skin Texture Change to Design Emotion Expression in Social Robots

Yuhan Hu, Guy Hoffman

Infrasound for HRI: A Robot Using Low-Frequency Vibrations to Impact How People Perceive its Actions

Raquel Thiessen, Daniel J. Rea, Diljot S. Garcha, Cheng Cheng, James E. Young

Backseat Teleoperator: Affective Feedback with On-screen Agents to Influence Teleoperation

Daniel J. Rea, James E. Young

Emotion Expression in HRI – When and Why

Kerstin Fischer, Malte Jung, Lars Christian Jensen, Maria Vanessa aus der Wieschen

12:00 Lunch

SESSION 2 : Trust & Privacy  – Chair: Jamy Li (University of Twente)

Robot Capability and Intention in Trust-based Decisions across Tasks

Yaqi Xie, Indu P. Bodala, Desmond C. Ong, David Hsu, Harold Soh

What? That’s Not a Chair!: How Robot Informational Errors Affect Children’s Trust Towards Robots

Denise Y. Geiskkovitch, Raquel Thiessen, James E. Young, Melanie R. Glenwright

“I Don’t Believe You”: Investigating the Effects of Robot Trust Violation and Repair

Sarah Strohkorb Sebo, Priyanka Krishnamurthi, Brian Scassellati

A Robot Barista Comments on its Clients: : Social Attitudes Toward Robot Data Use

Samarendra Hedaoo, Akim Williams, Chinmay Wadgaonkar, Heather Knight

LBR, SDC, Demo Break 

SESSION 3 : Collaborating and Competing With Robots  – Chair: James E. Young (University of Manitoba)

Consider the Human Work Experience when Integrating Robotics in the Workplace

Katherine S. Welfare, Matthew R. Hallowell, Julie A. Shah, Laurel D.Riek

Balanced Information Gathering and Goal-Oriented Actions in Shared Autonomy

Connor Brooks, Daniel Szafir

Monetary-Incentive Competition between Humans and Robots: Experimental Results

Alap Kshirsagar, Bnaya Dreyfuss, Guy Ishai, Ori Heffetz, Guy Hoffman

Is Human-Robot Interaction More Competitive Between Groups Than Between Individuals?

Marlena R. Fraune, Steven Sherrin, Selma Šabanović, Eliot R. Smith

16:30 Break

SESSION 4 : Robots in Groups – Chair: Marlena Fraune (New Mexico State University)

From One to Another: How Robot-Robot Interaction Affects Users’ Perceptions Following a Transition Between Robots

Xiang Zhi Tan, Samantha Reig, Elizabeth J. Carter, Aaron Steinfeld

The Stereotype Content Model Applied to Human-Robot Interactions in Groups

Raquel Oliveira, Patrícia Arriga , Filipa Correia, Ana Paiva

Micbot: A Peripheral Robotic Object to Shape Conversational Dynamics and Team Performance

Hamish Tennent, Solace Shen, Malte Jung

Exploring Prosociality in Human-Robot Teams

Filipa Correia, Samuel F. Mascarenhas, Samuel Gomes, Patrícia Arriaga , Iolanda Leite, Rui Prada, Francisco S. Melo, Ana paiva

18:00 Break
18:30 Banquet
20:00 End


 Wed 13 Mar 2019 

9:00 Distinguished Service Award

Plenary Talk 2

Seeing Like a Rover: Team Work and Human-robot Relations 

Janet Vertesi (Sociology Department, Princeton University)

10:30 Break

SESSON 5 : Robots in Aerial and Virtual Environments – Chair: Bilge Mutlu (University of Wisconsin-Madison) A Gestural and Visual Interface for Human-Drone Interaction

Jessica R. Cauchard, Alex Tamkin, Cheng Yao Wang, Luke Vink, Michelle Park, Tommy Fang, James A. Landay

Learning from Users: An Elicitation Study and Taxonomy for Communicating Small Unmanned Aerial System States Through Gestures

Justin W. Firestone, Rubi Quiñones, Brittany A. Duncan

Collocated Human-Drone Interaction: Methodology and Approach Strategy

Anna Wojciechowska, Jeremy Frey, Sarit Sass, Roy Shafir, Jessica R. Cauchard

On-Road Evaluation of Autonomous Driving Training

Daniele Sportillo, Alexis Paljic, Luciano Ojeda

Mixed Reality Deictic Gesture for Multi-Modal Robot Communication

Tom Williams, Matt Bussing, Sebastian Cabrol, Elizabeth Boyle, Nhan Tran

Robot Teleoperation with Augmented Reality Virtual Surrogates

Michael E. Walker, Hooman Hedayati, Daniel Szafir

12:30 Lunch

SESSION 6 : Perceiving and Explaining Robot Behavior – Chair: Megan Strait (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)

Can You Tell the Robot by the Voice? An Exploratory Study on the Role of Voice in the Perception of Robots

Conor McGinn, Ilaria Torre

Helping Not Hurting: Applying the Stereotype Content Model and BIAS Map to Social Robotics

Hannah Mieczkowski, Sunny Xun Liu, Jeffrey Hancock, Byron Reeves

Gender Effects in Perceptions of Robots and Humans with Varying Emotional Intelligence

Meia Chita-Tegmark, Monika Lohani, Matthias Scheutz

People’s Explanations of Robot Behavior Subtly Reveal Mental State Inferences

Maartje M.A. de Graaf , Bertram F. Malle

Explanation-based Reward Coaching to Improve Human Performance via Reinforcement Learning

Aaquib Tabrez, Shivendra Agrawal, Bradley Hayes

Plan Explanations as Model Reconciliation: An Empirical Study

Tathagata Chakraboti, Sarath Sreedharan, Sachin Grover, Subbarao Kambhampati

15:00 Break

SESSION 7 : Robots in Care – Chair: Laurel Riek (University of California San Diego)

Transfer depends on Acquisition: Analyzing Manipulation Strategies for Robotic Feeding

Daniel Gallenberger, Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee, Youngsun Kim, Siddhartha S. Srinivasa

Effective Persuasion Strategies for Socially Assistive Robots

Katie Winkle, Séverin Lemaignan, Praminda Caleb-Solly, Ute Leonards, Ailie Turton, Paul A. Bremner

Hierarchical POMDP Framework for a Robot-assisted ASD Diagnostic Protocol

Frano Petric, Zdenko Kovačić

Collaborative User Responses in Multiparty Interaction with a Couples Counselor Robot

Dina Utami, Timothy Bickmore

16:30 Break
16:45 Video Session

SESSION 8 : alt.HRI – Chair: Selma Šabanović (Indiana University), James E. Young (University of Manitoba)

Cuteness as a ‘Dark Pattern’ in Home Robots

Cherie K. Lacey, Catherine B. Caudwell

Good Robot Design or Machiavellian? An In-the-Wild Robot Leveraging Minimal Knowledge of Passersby’s Culture

Elaheh Sanoubari, Stela H. Seo, Diljot Garcha, James E. Young, Verónica Loureiro-Rodríguez

Aquaticus: Publicly Available Datasets from a Marine Human-Robot Teaming Testbed

Michael Novitzky, Paul Robinette, Michael R. Benjamin, Caileigh Fitzgerald, Henrik Schmidt

Language-Capable Robots may Inadvertently Weaken Human Moral Norms

Ryan Blake Jackson, Tom Williams

Reframing the Role of Novelty within Social HRI: From Noise to Information

Catharina Vesterager Smedegaard

18:30 Break

Dinner + Plenary Talk 3

Possibility, It’s a Mystery: How Keepon’s Video Brought Me Here 

Jangwon Lee (PEPPERTONES, Antenna / Music and Audio Computing Lab, Graduate School of Culture Technology, KAIST)

20:30 End


 Thu 14 Mar 2019


Plenary Talk 4

Robotic Musicianship and Musical Human Augmentation 

Gil Weinberg (Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology)

10:00 Break

SESSION 9 : Robot Learning – Chair: Ross Knepper (Cornell University)

Evaluation of Word Representations in Grounding Natural Language Instructions through Computational Human-Robot Interaction

Oliver Roesler, Amir Aly, Tadahiro Taniguchi, Yoshikatsu Hayashi

On the Utility of Model Learning in HRI

Rohan Choudhury, Gokul Swamy, Dylan Hadfield-Menell, Anca D. Dragan

The Benefits of Immersive Demonstrations for Teaching Robots

Astrid Jackson, Brandon D. Northcutt, Gita Sukthankar

Teacher-Aware Active Robot Learning

Mattia Racca, Antti Oulasvirta, Ville Kyrki

Characterizing Input Methods for Human-to-robot Demonstrations

Pragathi Praveena, Guru Subramani, Bilge Mutlu, Michael Gleicher

The Assistive Multi-Armed Bandit

Lawrence Chan, Dylan Hadfield-Menell, Siddhartha Srinivasa, Anca Dragan

12:00 Lunch

SESSION 10 : Keeping Distance and HRI in the Wild  – Chair: Chung Hyuk Park (George Washington University)

Effects of Distinct Robot Navigation Strategies on Human Behavior in a Crowded Environment

Christoforos Mavrogiannis, Alena M. Hutchinson, John Macdonald, Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, Ross A. Knepper

Comparing Human-Robot Proxemics between Virtual Reality and the Real World

Rui Li, Marc van Almkerk, Sanne van Waveren, Elizabeth Carter, Iolanda Leite

The Effects of Proactive Release Behaviors During Human-Robot Handovers

Zhao Han, Holly Yanco

Stop doing it! Approaching Strategy for a Robot to Admonish Pedestrians

Kazuki Mizumasu, Satoru Satake, Takayuki Kanda, Tetsuo Ono

Robots for Joy, Robots for Sorrow: Community Based Robot Design for Dementia Caregivers

Sanika Moharana, Alejandro E. Panduro, Hee Rin Lee, Laurel D. Riek

SAIL: Simulation-Informed Active In-the-Wild Learning

Elaine Schaertl Short, Adam Allevato, Andrea L. Thomaz

14:30 Break

SESSION 11 : Robots Engaging Children – Chair: Tony Belpaeme (Ghent University, Belgium / University of Plymouth, UK)

Robots for Inter-generational Interactions: Implications for Nonfamilial Community Settings

Swapna Joshi, Selma Šabanović

A Bayesian Theory of Mind Approach to Nonverbal Communication

Jin Joo Lee, Fei Sha, Cynthia Breazeal

Second Language Tutoring using Social Robots: A Large-Scale Study

Paul Vogt, Rianne van den Berghe, Mirjam de Haas, Laura Hoffmann, Junko Kanero, Ezgi Mamus, Jean-Marc Montanier, Cansu Oranç, Ora Oudgenoeg-Paz, Daniel Hernández García, Fotios Papadopoulos, Thorsten Schodde, Josje Verhagen, Christopher D. Wallbridge, Bram Willemsen, Jan de Wit, Tony Belpaeme, Tilbe Göksun, Stefan Kopp, Emiel Krahmer , Aylin C. Küntay, Paul Leseman, Amit Kumar Pandey

Children’s Responding to Humanlike Robots Reflects an Uncanny Valley

Megan Strait, Heather L. Urry, Paul Muentener

16:00 Break

SESSION 12 : THRI – Chair: Selma Šabanović (Indiana University), James E. Young (University of Manitoba)

17:00 Awards
17:30 End