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  • It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2011). HRI is a single-track, highly selective annual conference that showcases the very best research and thinking in human-robot interaction. HRI is inherently interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, reflecting work from researchers in robotics, psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, linguistics, artificial intelligence, organizational behavior, and anthropology. The theme of HRI 2011 is "Real World HRI." The theme is intended to highlight HRI in which basic scientific research is further tested in real world settings or applied to questions that arise in real world settings. One central aspect of this type of research, in contrast to other realms of applied research, is that it is theoretically driven and feeds back to our theoretical understandings. As such, real world research fortifies our understanding of people, robots, and interaction between the two. This year's conference seeks to take up grand challenges of deploying real world human-robot systems. This year we have three keynote speakers. They will discuss their work on gesture (Sotaro Kita), biologically inspired computational vision (Randy O'Reilly), and cognitive robotics (Angelo Cangelosi). We also have a panel to highlight the conference theme: HRI in the real world. This panel brings together leaders from business and industrial robotics that are relying on current robotic technology to accomplish work in the world today. The call for papers attracted 149 full paper submissions (eight page papers) from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. The program committee conducted a rigorous review process for full papers, accepting 33 full papers for oral presentation and publication in the proceedings. This year, taking advantage of having both ACM and IEEE as the sponsor, all papers are archived in both the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore. Furthermore, 123 late-breaking reports (two page brief papers) were screened for relevance and lightly reviewed; 99 were accepted for presentation at the HRI conference as posters, exposing a broader perspective of solutions, challenges and issues in HRI. They will be made available in the IEEE Xplore as well as the ACM Digital Library. Finally, a total of 18 videos (out of 36 submissions) were accepted based on importance, novelty and entertainment value. Four videos will be shown throughout the conference and the remaining videos will be shown in a special video ession. Presented papers describe novel interaction techniques, the design of new robots, experimental evaluations of people and robots, and robots in real-world settings. This year the local hosts will provide three research laboratory tours during the lunch breaks. We hope that visitors enjoy the opportunity to experience the research ideas of the local hosts.

author list (cited authors)

  • Peschel, J. M., & Murphy, R. R.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • January 2011