Online registration form: aaaiconf.cventevents.com/fss21.
10/11 — Most papers are linked to their PDFs in Program.
9/23 — Program is updated and most is confirmed.
9/23 — Our special issue was accepted to ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI)! The deadline is Apr 15, 2022. We will provide more details soon.
The Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Symposium has been a successful venue of discussion and collaboration since 2014. During that time, these symposia provided a fertile ground for numerous collaborations and pioneered many discussions revolving trust in HRI, XAI for HRI, service robots, interactive learning, and more. This year, we aim to review the achievements of the AI-HRI community in the last decade, identify the challenges facing ahead, and welcome new researchers who wish to take part in this growing community.
Taking this wide perspective, this year there will be no single theme to lead the symposium and we encourage AI-HRI submissions from across disciplines and research interests. Moreover, with the rising interest in AR and VR as part of an interaction and following the difficulties in running physical experiments during the pandemic, this year we specifically encourage researchers to submit works that do not include a physical robot in their evaluation, but promote HRI research in general. In addition, acknowledging that ethics is an inherent part of the human-robot interaction, we encourage submissions of works on ethics for HRI.
Over the course of the two-day meeting, we will host a collaborative forum for discussion of current efforts in AI-HRI, with additional talks focused on the topics of ethics in HRI and ubiquitous HRI.
- Ubiquitous HRI, including AR and VR
- Ethics in HRI
- Trust and Explainability in HRI
- Architectures and systems supporting autonomous HRI
- Interactive task learning
- Interactive dialog systems and natural language
- Field studies, experimental, and empirical HRI
- Tools for autonomous HRI
- Robot planning and decision-making
- AI for social robots
- Fielding and deployment, and experimentation for autonomous robots
- Knowledge representation and reasoning to support HRI and robot tasking
Panelists & Moderator
Colorado School of Mines
University of Washington
Plus One Robotics
Submission: August 13, 2021
Notification of acceptance: September 6, 2021
Camera-ready version of Accepted Submissions: October 9, 2021
Registration deadline: October 15, 2021. Register here.
The symposium will be held on November 4-6, 2021.
Please contact us if you require additional time to submit your contribution or have any questions.
Authors may submit under one of the following paper categories:
(The listed page limits are excluding references.)
- Full papers (6-8 pages) highlighting state-of-the-art AI-HRI-oriented research.
- Short papers (2-4 pages) outlining new or controversial views on AI-HRI research or describing ongoing AI-oriented HRI research.
- Tool papers (2-4 pages) describing novel software, hardware, or datasets of interest to the AI-HRI community.
Papers are to be submitted through the AAAI EasyChair site. Our review process is single blind, so submissions do not need to be anonymized. Please see the AAAI Author Kit for paper templates to ensure that your submission has proper formatting.
Proceedings will be published through arXiv by each individual author. A special issue has been accepted to ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI) for extended versions of the symposium submissions.
Authors will be notified as to whether they have been assigned a full-length or 'lightning' presentation slot. Authors assigned to lightning talks will be invited to participate in a poster session. Additionally, all submitting authors will be added to the reviewer pool and may be asked to contribute to the peer-review process.
For any extenuating circumstances that may result in a delayed submission, please contact us.
ProgramPlease find the schedule below. All times listed are in Eastern Time (GMT-4). Full-length talks are 15 minutes and short "poster" talks are 5 minutes (not including questions).
Thursday, November 4
|10:00 - 10:30||Introductions and Announcements|
|10:30 - 11:30||Keynote on AI-HRI (Sonia Chernova)|
|11:30 - 11:45||Coffee Break|
|11:45 - 12:30||Ice-Breaker|
|12:30 - 13:30||Paper Presentations 1
|13:30 - 14:30||Lunch|
|14:30 - 15:30||Invited Talk on Ubiquitous HRI (Justin Hart)|
|15:30 - 15:45||Coffee Break|
|15:45 - 16:45||Paper Presentations 2
|16:45 - 17:30||Moderated Discussions|
|17:30 - 17:45||General Discussion|
Friday, November 5
|10:00 - 11:00||Paper Presentations 3
|11:00 - 11:45||Moderated Discussions|
|11:45 - 12:00||Coffee Break|
|12:00 - 13:00||Keynote on Ethics in AI-HRI (Tom Williams)|
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 - 15:00||Paper Presentations 4
|15:00 - 15:45||Moderated Discussions|
|15:45 - 16:00||Coffee Break|
|16:00 - 17:00||Paper Presentations 5
|17:00 - 17:15||General Discussion|
Saturday, November 6
|10:00 - 11:00||Panel on the Future of AI-HRI|
|11:00 - 12:00||Paper Presentations 6
|12:00 - 12:15||Coffee Break & Poster Session|
|12:15 - 13:00||Moderated Discussions|
|13:00 - 13:45||Wrap-Up and Discussion on Future Topics|
Diversity & Inclusion at AI-HRI
AI-HRI is committed to growing the diversity of our community and is actively pursuing ways to make our community more inclusive. Our efforts include diversifying the participation among our program committee, invited speakers, paper authors, and symposium attendees.
If you are having difficulties, please contact us at email@example.com.
Reuth Mirsky (University of Texas, Austin),
Megan L. Zimmerman (National Institute of Standards and Technology),
Muneeb I. Ahmad (Swansea University, UK),
Shelly Bagchi (National Institute of Standards and Technology),
Felix Gervits (US Army Research Lab),
Zhao Han (Colorado School of Mines),
Justin W. Hart (University of Texas Austin),
Daniel Hernández García (Heriot-Watt University),
Matteo Leonetti (King's College London),
Ross Mead (Semio),
Emmanuel Senft (University of Wisconsin, Madison),
Jivko Sinapov (Tufts University),
Jason R. Wilson (Franklin & Marshall College)
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.