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Robots in Public Spaces 2013 : ICSR 2013 Workshop on Robots in Public Spaces


When Oct 27, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013
Where Bristol
Submission Deadline Aug 19, 2013
Notification Due Sep 2, 2013
Categories    social robotics   human-robot interaction

Call For Papers

Call for Contributions and Abstracts

ICSR 2013: full-day workshop on
Robots in public spaces: towards multi-party, short-term, dynamic human-robot interaction

27 October 2013, Bristol, UK

The development of robots capable of interacting with humans has made tremendous progress in the last decade, leading to an expectation that in the near future, robots will be increasingly deployed in public spaces, for example as receptionists, shop assistants, waiters, or bartenders. In these scenarios, robots must necessarily deal with situations that require socially appropriate human-robot interactions of a specific nature: interactions that are short and dynamic, and where the robot has to be able to deal with multiple persons at once. In order to do so, robots typically require specific skills, including robust video and audio processing, fast reasoning and decision making mechanisms, and natural and safe output path planning algorithms. As a result, research on public space robots is often fundamentally different from other work in social robotics and HRI that focuses on long-term, robot companions who interact with humans in one-on-one interactions. This workshop aims to bring together researchers from diverse disciplines, in order to explore this research area from different perspectives.

Invited Speakers
Don Bohus (Microsoft Research)
Jon Barker (University of Sheffield)

Potential participants are invited to submit either a full-length technical paper, or a short position paper or extended abstract. Technical papers must be no longer than 10 pages in length, including references and figures. Short submissions and extended abstracts can be up to 4 pages in length and describe a position on a topic of the workshop. Submissions are accepted in PDF format only, using the ICSR formatting guidelines ( and including author names. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Authors should send their papers to

Important Dates
19 August 2013, Full / short paper submission
02 September 2013, Notification of acceptance
27 October 2013, Workshop at ICSR 2013

Organizing Committee
Manuel Giuliani (fortiss, Munich)
Ron Petrick (University of Edinburgh)

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