The Near Future of Children’s Robotics

IDC2018 Workshop

Trondheim, Norway

19 June 2018

Interaction Design and Children (IDC2018) Workshop

The Near Future of Children’s Robotics

Robotics is a multidisciplinary and highly innovative field. Despite increasing public interest in robots, including robots for children, child-robot interaction research remains highly fragmented and lacks regular cross-disciplinary venues for discussion and dissemination.

This workshop will bring together researchers with diverse scientific backgrounds. It will serve as a venue in which to reflect on the current circumstances in which child-robot research is conducted, articulate emerging and “near future” challenges, and discuss actions and tools with which to meet those challenges and consolidate the field.

We invite researchers from all disciplinary backgrounds to participate in the workshop, and submit an extended abstract to contribute to this discussion.

The contributed papers are now available from the Accepted Papers tab.

We are delighted to announce that prof. Brian Scassellati (Yale University) will join the workshop as an invited expert.

IDC2018 and Workshop Venue

Interaction Design and Children (IDC) is an interdisciplinary international community focusing on the promises and challenges of leveraging technology so as to enable children to participate in nurturing and empowering experiences and bring children’s voice and sentiments into this process. The mission of the IDC conference is to bring together researchers, designers, and educators from the cognitive sciences, human-computer interaction, learning sciences, and the various formal and informal educational settings, to explore new forms of technology, design and engaged learning among children.

IDC2018, as the 17th event in an annual series starting in 2002 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, is the premier venue for research addressing the design, development and use of interactive technologies for children. The conference and the workshops will be hosted at Elektrobygget (“the Electro Building”), at Gløshaugen campus, NTNU in Trondheim. Gløshaugen campus has WiFi coverage via Eduroam or you can use the open NTNU guest network (you just need to put an email). Gløshaugen campus is a 10-15 minute walk from the city center.

For more information about the conference and the workshop venue please visit the IDC2018 Webpage (link).


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