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HRI 学生デザインコンペとは

 

HRI 2021 学生デザインコンペティション(略称:SDC)は、友好的な国際コンペティションであり、高校生および大学レベルの学生の小さなチーム(またはあなた一人だけでも!)が参加できます。インタラクティブロボットを発明・設計し、2021 年 3 月にオンラインで開催される,国際的な研究者の聴衆が集まる HRI2021 会議中に,それを前面に提示します。


技術、アート/デザイン、社会科学のいずれの分野でも、すべての国籍とバックグラウンドの学生をチャレンジに招待します。

 

 

 

 

期日

Submission Deadline: 10 December 2020

Acceptance Notification: 8 January 2021

Camera-ready Deadline: 18 January 2021

会議が近くなったら、プレゼンテーション資料を提出して下さい。プロジェクトと設計プロセスを紹介するビデオ、またオプションで、作成したロボットの追加のインタラクティブなプレゼンテーションです。これらの提出物に関する追加の詳細は、プロジェクトの承認後に提示されます。ただし、最初から設計プロセスを文書化して(ビデオ)記録することを忘れないでください!

デザインの課題と背景

COVID-19 によって引き起こされた特殊な状況を認識し、大胆な人間とロボットの相互作用という会議のテーマに基づいて、今年の学生デザインコンペのテーマは「ロックダウン/社会封鎖を通じて私たちをサポートするロボット」です。このテーマを解釈するのはあなた次第です。あなたのやり方で! (そして、すでに明確なアイデアをお持ちの場合は、それを更に少し超えてください!)

 

例えば...:

  • 愛する人達との連絡を容易にするロボット
  • 音や香りで落ち着きを提供するロボット
  • 落ち込んだときに一緒に踊ってくれるロボット
  • 検疫中の隣人へのメッセージを運ぶロボット
  • 家族や家事を助けるロボット

 

もちろん、これらは単なる例です!私たちはあなたがあなた自身の、クレイジーで創造的なアイデアを思いついてください!!

参加者には、ロボットを作成するプロセスに集中することをお勧めします。ロボットが私たちにもたらすものはなにか/その背後にあるアイデアと原則は何か/ロボットがどのように設計されているか/どのように感じられるか(テクスチャ、素材、形状、色、音など)どのように生活環境に「存在する」か(場所、役割、他のオブジェクトや場所との相互作用)、そしてもちろん、それが人間とどのように相互作用するか。このために、特定の相互作用の状況に焦点を合わせて、ロボットが関係する人間の生活の中でどのように適合するかを説明するシナリオを作成してください.

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ロボットの作成にあたって

参加者はリサイクル素材(シリアルカードボックス、ストロー、衣類など)を使用したり、地元の店舗(IKEA,MUJI 等)から小さな製品を調達したり、おもちゃをハッキングしたり、自宅やラボから日常の物を使用してそれらを作動させたりすることでしょう.そして購入した、または自家製のハードウェアとソフトウェアを使用して(おそらくオープンソースツールを使用して)、動き、視覚的インジケーター、または音を追加して、ロボットが自分自身を表現したり、その使用法や目的を伝えたりできるようにすることでしょう。提案に制限はないので,存分に創造性を発揮してください。このコンペティションは、技術的な熟練度のデモンストレーションではなく、刺激、驚き、喜びをもたらすアイデアの設計プロセスに重点を置いています。

 

SDC 2021 への参加

 

チームを編成し(最大5人ですが、個人として参加することもできます)、2020年12月10日までに HRI Web サイトから提出する最初の提出物を準備します。最初の提出物の提出により,学生チームがコンテストに参加し,プロジェクトに取り組んでいることを示すこととなります。最初の提出はそれぞれ、次の情報を含む1〜2ページのドキュメントです:

 

    • プロジェクトのタイトルと作成者(名前、学校/大学、および電子メールアドレス)

  • 100語以下の要約

 

  • 設計またはアプリケーションシナリオの簡単な説明:誰がロボットと対話するか?どこ?ロボットと人間はどのような活動を一緒に行うか?技術的および/または行動について記載する。写真や図面の追加は自由
  • デザインプロセスの簡単な説明:どのようにしてアイデアを想起したか?実装にどう挑み,再検討するか?(最終的なものだけでなく)調査したさまざまなロボットのアイデア/概念を含めるために,アイデアの写真を追加したり、図面、3Dモデル、ポストイットなどのビデオを追加して良い

Jury and Awards

The HRI community is very diverse, including researchers and practitioners from computer science and engineering, social science, art and design, and a goal of the competition is to recognize outstanding contributions from any of these disciplines.

We expect that there will be several awards along several categories that include interaction, design, creativity, and implementation. This year, we will be paying special attention to the design process that the teams engaged in to create a social robot.

The award-winning teams will have a social time with experts in the field of HRI. During this time, teams can ask questions, connect, and network with renowned researchers in HRI.

Competition Guidelines

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Procedure

Teams (or individuals) should design, build, and document their projects during the time frame prior to the HRI 2021 Conference. We strongly encourage to photograph and video record their design and development process of the robot, to include during final video presentations. 

Participants

We invite students from all stages of their university careers, from undergraduate to postgraduate, and high school students from any disciplinary focus area. While not required, we encourage multidisciplinary, even international, team membership.

Team size

Please form teams of no more than 5 members. If your team has reason to exceed this number, please check with the SDC Chairs at sdc2021@humanrobotinteraction.org first. Individual applications are also welcome.

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Registration

Registration for the competition itself is free, although at least 1 member of each team must register for, and attend, the HRI 2021 conference. Individual participations will need to register for the conference.

Submission

There is no limit to the number of entries per university, school, or organization. We encourage each student to focus on a single team entry, although students are permitted to join multiple teams.

Expenses

We are communicating with conference organizers now, but thus far, there is no sponsorship or reimbursement available for competition costs, such as developing design prototypes, or conference registration. We will post an update to this site if funding becomes available.

Submission and Presentations

Initial Submissions: Participants should prepare an initial submission and submit it via the “paper submission and review” website (deadline: 10 December 2020). Creating and submitting an initial submission is how student teams enter the competition and indicate that they are working on a project.

 

Camera-Ready Submissions: Teams whose submissions are accepted should submit a 1–2-page camera-ready version, updated to reflect the team’s progress to that date, for inclusion in the ACM digital library and IEEE Xplore. The camera-ready version should follow the double-column IEEE Proceedings Template. 

 

Presentations: During the conference, the SDC session will be a virtual art exhibition of the robot competitions that will include:

  • Videos of the teams showing their process of making a robot. 

  • Teams are encouraged to showcase and demo their robot live during the session as the most informative and entertaining representation of their work. This will provide opportunities for the audience to better understand how their robot should be used and was envisioned to interact with people.

 

There will be interaction sessions during the SDC in zoom in which teams and audience will be assigned different breakout rooms to engage in discussions about the process of making their robot. This will serve to share experience with the conference audience.

Frequently Asked

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What are “robots”?

We want to encourage a broad interpretation of what an interactive robot might be to each team. They could be custom-built objects or components, repurposed products or furnishings, hacked toys or appliances, or whatever teams have on-hand. We recommend letting the context, people, and interaction guide the design.

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Can teams use any hardware or software on their project?

Teams may use any physical platform for their interactive robots, and should choose based on their chosen interaction context, the people involved, and the activities in which their objects will engage. To control their robots, teams may use any software platform, open or closed source, or even no software if that suits their design.

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Is there any sponsorship for expenses to develop interactive everyday objects, or to attend the HRI conference?

We are trying to arrange a way to cover (or to offset) teams’ development expense, and/or attendance expense, but it is still not certain. We will post updates here as we learn more.

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Can any student be a member of more than one team?

Students may join more than 1 team and teams should be constituted of maximum 5 elements. Individual submissions are also welcome.

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Is there a social platform or service for finding teammates?

We do not have a platform set up to help teams form, although you’re welcome to take the initiative. Let us know, and we will post details on the website. If we receive enough interest from individuals or small teams, we may collect and send your email addresses to each other.

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Can student members join or leave teams after submitting a proposal?

Individual members may be added or removed from teams up until 2 weeks prior to the conference. To make such changes, please email the Chairs at sdc2021@humanrobotinteraction.org as soon as possible.

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Can someone who isn’t a student participate?

 The HRI 2021 Student Design Competition is only open to students, although students at any university level (bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD) may participate.

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Can other people, or advisors, help with the competition project?

 It is alright to seek external help for bugs and other issues, however, people external to the team should not contribute significantly to the project’s ideas or implementation. Advisors may advise on ideas, designs and approach, but team members should be the primary source of conceptual and execution effort in developing the project.

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Can a team withdraw after submitting a proposal?

Teams are able to withdraw. In this case, please notify the Student Design Competition Chairs at sdc2021@humanrobotinteraction.org at least 2 weeks prior to the conference. For team members seeking reimbursement for conference registration fees, please contact the Finance Chairs at financechairs2021@humanrobotinteraction.org

Student Design Competition Organizers 

sdc2021@humanrobotinteraction.org
Patricia Alves-Oliveira (University of Washington, USA)
Séverin Lemaignan (Bristol Robotics Lab, United Kingdom)