We are robotic researchers and engineers in Academia and the Industry! And we want to try to close the gap between academia and industry in the field of Human-Robot Interaction. Our workshop series aim at creating a space where fellow researchers can meet and exchange ideas, whether you are a researcher in academia interested in discussing your work with robotics and AI companies or you are an engineer in the industry trying to look for inspiration based on academic contribution.

Previous Events

19th to 22nd of November 2019

at SoftBank Robotics Europe HQ, Paris, France

Intended Audience

The intended audience is made of researchers who work on developing autonomous and algorithmic solutions for HRI and robotics and solving innovative challenges related to that. We also aim at attracting researchers who are interested in connecting with researchers and engineers from the industry and who work on the deployed solutions found in most robotics platforms. In addition, we would like to encourage researchers to submit work they have done but perhaps did not lead to significant results and would like to have some feedback and review and share it with the community.

  • Social Intelligence,

  • Human-Robot Interaction

  • Group Interaction

  • Affective Computing

  • Emotional Expressions

  • Social Navigation

  • Explainable AI

  • Robot Collaboration

  • Into the Wild Studies

More about our workshops:

The aim is to provide a forum to bring together a large community of researchers working on autonomous and innovative challenges inherent to Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) in order to improve and increase the presence of robots in real-world scenarios, including public places such as hospitals, schools, retail stores to even work places and homes. As the state of the art in HRI seems to be expanding and growing, one would expect that the presence of robots in everyday encounters would spread at a similar rate. However that does not seem to be the case. There is a considerable need for a central venue within which researchers can get together and engage in sustained community building at this important intersection of HRI in academia and HRI in industry. This would allow further discussions on autonomous solutions that could be implemented on robots placed outside of labs and into the wild and thus helping bring the world of robotics and specifically HRI forward.

We would like to explore and enrich the bridging of the world of robotics in academia and industry together. In addition, we hope to create a space and place where researchers can also talk and present work that did not lead to significant results. This is important for other researchers to learn from the community. Moreover, in his/her turn the fellow researcher would have a place where he/she can receive feedback on his/her attempt.