Clothes for Robots:
An Interactive Workshop on how clothes can be functional for robots
Call for Participation
Clothes for robots: An interactive workshop on how clothes can be functional for robots
Half-day Morning Remote Workshop at HRI2021
This workshop aims to gather designers, researchers, academics and practitioners with a background in human-robot interaction design, fashion design, psychology, design, and design research to discuss a future of clothes for robots. Half the workshop will consist of hands on design (materials list provided on website), while the other half will consist of discussion.
For more details, see this document.
How to participate:
To participate, submit a 2-3 page CHI abstract in the form of PDF to the email firstname.lastname@example.org. If the paper is accepted participants will be asked to prepare a poster, which should include perspectives on robot clothing and any prior work relevant to this topic. Here are some topics which applicants might focus on:
The role of aesthetics in HRI
Relevant theory or research methods in design
Relevant best practices in robot/fashion design
Psychology of fashion
Art practice of fashion design
Textile affordances for user experience
Papers will be reviewed by the workshop organizers and evaluated based on their novelty, quality, and relevance to the workshop themes. Posters and papers can be created by one or more participants; however, at least one author of the accepted poster is required to register for the workshop.
Please assemble the following list of materials (at least one from each category). It is not required, but will likely enhance the workshop experience. Many materials can be found at home, and we encourage creativity and flexibility in selecting the materials from the home (i.e, soap dispenser as robot form, old pillow cases, etc.). If you do not have access to any of the following, please let us know by February 28th.
robot or robot stand in (i.e., large soap dispenser, jointed lamp)
yarn, ribbon, and/or trim
fabric remnants, plastics, or other scrap materials (contents of your recycling bin)
scissors or pinking sheers
Attachment methods or adhesives
adhesive velcro or zip ties
ball point pins
needle and thread
Hot glue gun (optional)
tape and/or staples
sharpies or other colored markers