Online Industry Talks Session

How is the robotics industry furthering the field of human-robot interaction?
Let’s learn more from ARM, Cambridge Consultants, Google, Honda Research Lab, MDPI Journal, MIT Press, the ID Lab and EXGwear.

Date and Time:
Fri, April 3, 2020
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT

UPDATE: Video of the talk session can be seen on the Sponsors page.


Full conference booklet (pdf).

Original Conference schedule

Day 1 (workshop day): Monday 23 March
(list of workshops)
8:00 Registration
9:00 Workshops (morning session)
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Workshops (morning continued)
12:45 Lunch
13:45 Workshops (afternoon session)
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Workshops (afternoon continued)
17:30 End of Workshop day
19:00 Welcome reception at the Corn Exchange
Day 2: Tuesday 24 March
8:00 Registration
9:00 Welcome and Opening Plenary
9:30 Keynote: Ayanna Howard
Are We Trusting AI Too Much? Examining Human-Robot Interactions in the Real World
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Session 1: Trust

Taxonomy of Trust-Relevant Failures and Mitigation Strategies Suzanne Tolmeijer, Astrid Weiss, Marc Hanheide, Felix Lindner, Thomas M. Powers, Clare Dixon, Myrthe L. Tielman

Why Should We Gender? The Effect of Robot Gendering and Occupational Stereotypes on Human Trust and Perceived Competency De’Aira Bryant, Jason Borenstein, Ayanna Howard

Examining Profiles for Robotic Risk Assessment: Does a Robot’s Approach to Risk Affect User Trust? Tom Bridgwater, Manuel Giuliani, Anouk van Maris, Greg Baker, Alan Winfield, Tony Pipe

Effects of Anthropomorphism and Accountability on Trust in Human Robot Interaction Manisha Natarajan, Matthew Gombolay

When Humans Aren’t Optimal: Robots that Collaborate with Risk-Aware Humans Minae Kwon, Erdem Biyik, Aditi Talati, Karan Bhasin, Dylan P. Losey, Dorsa Sadigh

Behavioural Responses to Robot Conversational Failures Dimosthenis Kontogiorgos, Andre Pereira, Boran Sahindal, Sanne van Waveren, Joakim Gustafson
12:20 Lunch
13:20 Session 2: Robots in the Real World & Longitudinal HRI

Working with a Social Robot in School: A Long-Term Real-World Unsupervised Deployment Daniel P. Davison, Frances M. Wijnen, Vicky Charisi, Jan van der Meij, Vanessa Evers, Dennis Reidsma

The Persistence of First Impressions: The Effect of Repeated Interactions on the Perception of a Social Robot Maike Paetzel, Giulia Perugia, Ginevra Castellano

In Storage, Yet on Display: An Empirical Investigation of Robots’ Value as Social Signals Matthew Beane

Robots in the Danger Zone: Exploring Public Perception through Engagement David A. Robb, Muneeb I. Ahmad, Carlo Tiseo, Simona Aracri, Alistair C. McConnell, Vincent Page, Christian Dondrup, Francisco J. Chiyah Garcia, Hai-Nguyen Nguyen, Èric Pairet, Paola Ardón Ramírez, Tushar Semwal, Hazel M. Taylor, Lindsay J. Wilson, David Lane, Helen Hastie, Katrin Lohan
14:15 Late Breaking Reports, Student Design Competition, Demonstrations, HRI Pioneers #1
15:15 Session 3: Reproducability and HRI

A Three-Site Reproduction of the Joint Simon Effect with the NAO Robot Megan Strait, Florian Lier, Jasmin Bernotat, Sven Wachsmuth, Friederike Eyssel, Robert Goldstone, Selma Šabanović

CoWriting Kazakh: Learning a New Script with a Robot Anara Sandygulova, Wafa Johal, Zhanel Zhexenova, Bolat Tleubayev, Aida Zhanatkyzy, Aizada Turarova, Zhansaule Telisheva, Anna CohenMiller, Thibault Asselborn, Pierre Dillenbourg

JESSIE: Synthesizing Social Robot Behaviors for Personalized Neurorehabilitation and Beyond Alyssa Kubota, Emma I. C. Peterson, Vaishali Rajendren, Hadas Kress-Gazit, Laurel D. Riek

Effects of Different Interaction Contexts when Evaluating Gaze Models in HRI André Pereira, Catharine Oertel, Leonor Fermoselle, Joe Mendelson, Joakim Gustafson

On-Road and Online Studies to Investigate Beliefs and Behaviors of Netherlands, US and Mexico Pedestrians Encountering Hidden-Driver Vehicles Jamy Li, Rebecca Currano, David Sirkin, David Goedicke, Hamish Tennent, Aaron Levine, Vanessa Evers, Wendy Ju
16:20 Coffee break
16:50 Session 4: Health and Wellness

Social Robot for Rehabilitation: Expert Clinicians and Post-stroke Patients’ Evaluation following a Long-term Intervention Ronit Feingold Polak, Shelly Levy Tzedek

A Social Robot as Therapy Facilitator in Interventions to Deal with Dementia-related Behavioral Symptoms Dagoberto Cruz-Sandoval, Arturo Morales-Tellez, Eduardo Benitez Sandoval, Jesus Favela

Vestibular Feedback on a Virtual Reality Wheelchair Driving Simulator: A Pilot Study Guillaume Vailland, Yoren Gaffary, Louise Devigne, Valérie Gouranton, Bruno Arnaldi, Marie Babel

Is More Autonomy Always Better? Exploring Preferences of Users with Mobility Impairments in Robot-assisted Feeding Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee, Ethan K. Gordon, Rosario Scalise, Anat Caspi, Maya Cakmak, Siddhartha S. Srinivasa

Session 5: Prosocial and Antisocial Interaction

An Escalating Model of Children’s Robot Abuse Sachie Yamada, Takayuki Kanda, Kanako Tomita

Defense Against the Dark Cars: Design Principles for Griefing of Autonomous Vehicles Dylan Moore, Rebecca Currano, Michael Shanks, David Sirkin

Prompting Prosocial Human Interventions in Response to Robot Mistreatment Joe Connolly, Viola Mocz, Nicole Salomons, Joseph Valdez, Nathan Tsoi, Brian Scassellati, Marynel Vázquez
18:30 End Day 1
Day 3: Wednesday 25 March
8:00 Registration
9:00 Keynote: Stephanie Dinkins
Community, Art and the Vernacular in Technological Ecosystems
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Session 1: Robots and the Performing Arts

Comedians in Cafes Getting Data: Evaluating Timing and Adaptivity in Real-World Robot Comedy Performance John Vilk, Naomi T. Fitter

Designing Social Interactions with a Humorous Robot Photographer Timothy Adamson, C. Burton Lyng-Olsen, Kendrick Umstattd, Marynel Vázquez

Live Dance Performance Investigating the Feminine Cyborg Metaphor with a Motion-activated Wearable Robot Kate Ladenheim, Reika McNish, Wali Rizvi, Amy LaViers

Robot Role Design for Implementing Social Facilitation Theory in Musical Instruments Practicing Heqiu Song, Zhiping Zhang, Emilia I. Barakova, Jaap Ham, Panos Markopoulos

Session 2: Morphology

The Uncanny Valley Effect in Zoomorphic Robots: The U-Shaped Relation Between Animal-Likeness and Likeability Diana Löffler, Judith Dörrenbächer, Marc Hassenzahl

Does Trait Loneliness Predict Rejection of Social Robots? The Role of Reduced Attributions of Unique Humanness (Exploring the Effect of Trait Loneliness on Anthropomorphism and Acceptance of Social Robot) Sijia Li, Liying Xu, Feng Yu, Kaiping Peng

What Should Robots Feel Like? Factors that Influence the Perception of Robot-Skin Conor McGinn, Dylan Dooley
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Session 3: Groups and Teams

Not Some Random Agent: Multi-person Interaction with a Personalizing Service Robot Samantha Reig, Michal Luria, Janet Z. Wang, Danielle Oltman, Elizabeth Jeanne Carter, Aaron Steinfeld, Jodi Forlizzi, John Zimmerman

Multi-Armed Bandits with Fairness Constraints for Distributing Resources to Human Teammates Houston Claure, Yifang Chen, Jignesh Modi, Malte Jung, Stefanos Nikolaidis

Strategies for the Inclusion of Human Members within Human-Robot Teams Sarah Strohkorb Sebo, Ling Liang Dong, Nicholas Chang, Brian Scassellati

Planning with Partner Uncertainty Modeling for Efficient Information Revealing in Teamwork Shih-Yun Lo, Elaine Schaertl Short, Andrea L. Thomaz

Decision-Making for Bidirectional Communication in Sequential Human-Robot Collaborative Tasks Vaibhav V. Unhelkar, Shen Li, Julie A. Shah

Designing Social Cues for Collaborative Robots: The Role of Gaze and Breathing in Human-Robot Collaboration Yunus Terzioglu, Bilge Mutlu, Erol Şahin
14:30 Late Breaking Reports, Student Design Competition, Demonstrations, HRI Pioneers #2
15:30 Session 4: Human Behavior Analysis

Autonomously Learning One-To-Many Social Interaction Logic from Human-Human Interaction Data Amal Nanavati, Malcolm Doering, Dražen Brščić, Takayuki Kanda

LESS is More: Rethinking Probabilistic Models of Human Behavior Andreea Bobu, Dexter R. R. Scobee, Jaime F. Fisac, S. Shankar Sastry, Anca D. Dragan

Plug-and-Play Gesture Control Using Muscle and Motion Sensors Joseph DelPreto, Daniela Rus

Do Humans Imitate Robots? An Investigation of Strategic Social Learning in Human-Robot Interaction Debora Zanatto, Massimiliano Patacchiola, Jeremy Goslin, Serge Thill, Angelo Cangelosi
16:30 Coffee break
17:00 Session 5: Child-Robot Interaction

Varied Human-Like Gestures for Social Robots: Investigating the Effects on Children’s Engagement and Language Learning Jan de Wit, Arold Brandse, Emiel Krahmer, Paul Vogt

Using Self-Determination Theory in Social Robots to Increase Motivation in L2 Word Learning Peggy van Minkelen, Carmen Gruson, Pleun van Hees, Mirle Willems, Jan de Wit, Rian Aarts, Jaap Denissen, Paul Vogt

Creativity Encounters between Children and Robots Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, Patrícia Arriaga, Matthew A. Cronin, Ana Paiva

Impact of Interaction Context on the Student Affect-Learning Relationship in Child-Robot Interaction Huili Chen, Hae Won Park, Xiajie Zhang, Cynthia Breazeal

Patricc: A Platform for Triadic Interaction with Changeable Characters Omer Gvirsman, Yaacov Koren, Tal Norman, Goren Gordon

Design Patterns for an Interactive Storytelling Robot to Support Children’s Engagement and Agency Mike E.U. Ligthart, Mark A. Neerincx, Koen V. Hindriks
18:20 Videos

Kinetic AR: Robotic Motion Planning and Programming using Augmented Reality Interfaces Anna Fusté, Benjamin Reynolds, James Hobin, Valentin Heun, Andrea Braga

YOLO – Your Own Living Object Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, Patrícia Arriaga, Ana Paiva, Guy Hoffman

Defense Against the Dark Cars: How People Grief Autonomous Vehicles Dylan Moore, Rebecca Currano, Michael Shanks, David Sirkin

Jon the Robot Goes Hollywood John Vilk, Naomi T. Fitter

Guiding Task through Route Description in the MuMMER Project Phani-Teja Singamaneni, Amandine Mayima, Guillaume Sarthou, Yoan Sallami, Guilhem Buisan, Kathleen Belhassein, Jules Waldhart, Aurélie Clodic

SONŌ Mads Bering Christiansen, Jonas Jørgensen

Learning Traffic Rules with a Social Robot in Pakistan Muneeb Imtiaz Ahmad, Maira Abid, Muhammad Shahrukh, Yashfa Iftikhar, Tayyaba Zainab, Syeda Maria Hussain, Suleman Shahid

Semi-Ethnographic Study on Human Responses to a Help-Seeker Robot Abrar Fallatah, Bohkyung Chun, Sogol Balali, Heather Knight

CoWriting Kazakh: Learning a New Script with a Robot – Video Zhanel Zhexenova, Bolat Tleubayev, Aida Zhanatkyzy, Aizada Turarova, Zhansaule Telisheva, Thibault Asselborn, Wafa Johal, Pierre Dillenbourg, Anara Sandygulova
19:30 Banquet
Day 4: Thursday 26 March
8:00 Registration

9:00 Keynote: Lola Cañamero
Embodied Affect for Real-World Human-Robot Interaction
10:00 Coffee break

Track 1: Corn Exchange
Track 2: Guildhall
10:30 Session 1: Affect

Session: Industry Talks

“Are You Sad, Cozmo?” How Humans Make Sense of a Home Robot’s Emotion Displays Hannah R. M. Pelikan, Mathias Broth, Leelo Keevallik
ARM, Cambridge Consultants, EXGwear, Furhat Robotics

Teachers’ Disappointment: Theoretical Perspective on the Inclusion of Ambivalent Emotions in Human-Robot Interactions in Education Anna Dobrosovestnova, Glenda Hannibal

MoveAE: Modifying Affective Robot Movements Using Classifying Variational Autoencoders Michael Suguitan , Randy Gomez , Guy Hoffman

Using the Geneva Emotion Wheel to Measure Perceived Affect in Human-Robot Interaction Adam K. Coyne, Andrew Murtagh, Conor McGinn

Session 2: Telepresence

Closeness is Key over Long Distances: Effects of Interpersonal Closeness on Telepresence Experience Naomi T. Fitter, Luke Rush, Elizabeth Cha, Thomas Groechel, Maja J. Matarić, Leila Takayama

Supporting Perception of Weight through Motion-induced Sensory Conflicts in Robot Teleoperation Pragathi Praveena, Daniel Rakita, Bilge Mutlu, Michael Gleicher

Effects of Onset Latency and Robot Speed Delays on Mimicry-Control Teleoperation Daniel Rakita, Bilge Mutlu, Michael Gleicher

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Session 3: Social Norms

Session: Industry Talks

Human Perceptions of a Curious Robot that Performs Off-Task Actions Nick Walker, Kevin Weatherwax, Julian Allchin, Leila Takayama, Maya Cakmak
Halodi Robotics, Semio, Toyota Research Institute, RFN Technology Corporation

Would You Mind Me if I Pass by You? Socially-Appropriate Behaviour for an Omni-based Social Robot in Narrow Environment Emmanuel Senft, Satoru Satake, Takayuki Kanda

Interacting with a Social Robot Affects Visual Perception of Space Carlo Mazzola, Alexander Mois Aroyo, Francesco Rea, Alessandra Sciutti

Exploring the Role of Gender in Perceptions of Robotic Noncompliance Ryan Blake Jackson, Tom Williams, Nicole Smith

Intonation in Robot Speech: Does it work the same as with people? Ella Velner, Paul P.G. Boersma, Maartje M.A. de Graaf

Can a Robot Handle Customers with Unreasonable Complaints? Daichi Morimoto, Jani Even, Takayuki Kanda

14:30 Break HRI Pioneers #3
15:00 Session 4: Perceiving Robots

Session: alt.HRI

Death of a Robot: Social Media Reactions and Language Usage when a Robot Stops Operating Elizabeth J. Carter, Samantha Reig, Xiang Zhi Tan, Gierad Laput, Stephanie Rosenthal, Aaron Steinfeld
Arts + Health: New Approaches to Arts and Robots in Health Care Damith Herath, Jennifer McFarlane, Elizabeth Ann Jochum, Janie Busby, Patrick Tresset

What’s in a Name?: Effects of Category Labels on the Consumers’ Acceptance of Robotic Products Jun San Kim, Sonya S. Kwak, Dahyun Kang, JongSuk Choi
Robonomics: The Study of Robot-Human Peer-to-Peer Financial Transactions and Agreements Irvin Steve Cardenas, Jong-Hoon Kim

A Robot by Any Other Frame: Framing and Behaviour Influence Mind Perception in Virtual but not Real-World Environments Sebastian Wallkötter, Rebecca Stower, Arvid Kappas, Ginevra Castellano
Dog Sit! Domestic Dogs (Canis familiaris) Follow a Robot’s Sit Commands Meiying Qin, Yiyun Huang, Ellen Stumph, Laurie Santos, Brian Scassellati

Effects of a Social Robot’s Self-Explanations on How Humans Understand and Evaluate Its Behavior Sonja Stange, Stefan Kopp
The Confucian Matador: Three Defenses Against the Mechanical Bull Tom Williams, Qin Zhu, Ruchen Wen, Ewart J. de Visser
16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Session 5: Learning and Inference

Session: alt.HRI

Interactive Tuning of Robot Program Parameters via Expected Divergence Maximization Mattia Racca, Ville Kyrki, Maya Cakmak
Adapting to a Robot: Adapting Gardening and the Garden to fit a Robot Lawn Mower Guri B. Verne

See What I See: Enabling User-Centric Robotic Assistance Using First-Person Demonstrations Yeping Wang, Gopika Ajaykumar, Chien-Ming Huang
Four Years in Review: Statistical Practices of Likert Scales in Human-Robot Interaction Studies Mariah L. Schrum, Michael Johnson, Muyleng Ghuy, Matthew C. Gombolay

Teaching a Robot Tasks of Arbitrary Complexity via Human Feedback Guan Wang, Carl Trimbach, Jun Ki Lee, Mark K. Ho, Michael L. Littman
Avatar Work: Telework for Disabled People Unable to Go Outside by Using Avatar Robots “OriHime-D” and Its Verification Kazuaki Takeuchi, Yoichi Yamazaki, Kentaro Yoshifuji

Joint Goal and Strategy Inference across Heterogeneous Demonstrators via Reward Network Distillation Letian Chen, Rohan Paleja, Muyleng Ghuy, Matthew Gombolay
Would You Turn Off a Robot because It Confronts You with your Own Mortality? Nicolas Spatola
17:30 Awards

18:00 End Conference

The information for presenters can be found here.