HAI2017 workshop (Oct 17, 2017 @ Bielefeld)

Individuals with anxiety can cause lifelong challenges. There are a variety of therapeutic and educational approaches, any such therapeutic or educational contribution benefits some, but not all individuals with anxiety. As such, there is an urgent need for more efficacious interventions whose realistic application will yield more substantial impact on the anxiety with individuals. Advances in recent years have enabled robots to fulfill a variety of functions. Given recent rapid technological advances, it has been argued that specific robotic applications could be effectively harnessed to provide innovative clinical treatments for individuals with anxiety. There are few exchanges between clinicians including psychiatrists, and psychologists and HAI/HRI researchers. In this workshop, we introduce new research and clinical application of agents for individuals with anxiety. We discuss about the potential application of an artificial agents.


Under existing circumstances, we are going to organize workshop from four categories:
 (a) interview exercise using humanoid robot 
 (b) ICT system for filtering social emotional signals 
 (c) The possibility of android robot that enables to facilitate negative self-disclosure 
 (d) Review exploring trends and considerations in intervention. 

Of course, additional proposals from a variety of fields are welcome.


9:00-9:10 Introduction

9:10-9:50 Keynote 1: Tatsuya Nomura (Ryukoku University) 
"Technophobia and Agents: Negative Attitudes and Anxiety"

9:50-10:30 Keynote 2: Friederike Eyssel (Bielefeld University)
"Psychological aspects of successful human-robot interaction"

10:3011:00  Coffee break

11:00-11:20 Hirokazu Kumazaki (Kanazawa University)
"Impact of android robot-mediated mock job interview sessions for young adults with autism spectrum disorder and social anxiety"

11:20-11:40 Kazunori Terada (Gifu University)
"A Personal Space Robot for Assisting People with Social Anxiety"

11:40-12:00 Hiroko Kamide (Nagoya University), K. Ogawa, I. Doi, H. Ishiguro, T. Ikegami
"Positive Human-like Robot and Negative Human-like Robot"

12:00-12:30 General discussion

Submission and Review:
* Please write your mansuscript based on SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format (2016) 
* Each paper will be reviewed by two PC members
* Please submit the extended abstract to the following e-mail address!

Important dates:
Submission deadline: Sep 7, 2017. 
Acceptance Notification: Sep 17, 2017.
Workshop date: Oct 17, 2017 (half day).

Hirokazu Kumazaki - Kanazawa University
Hideyuki Takahashi - Osaka University
Kazunori Terada - Gifu University
Tatsuya Nomura - Ryukoku University