Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction

AAAI Fall Symposium Series

November 17-19, 2022

Hybrid Event: Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, VA, USA and Online


11/19/2022 — We successfully had our first in-person (and online) AI-HRI symposium since 2019. Thanks for everyone's participation!

10/06/2022 — We are pleased to announce that we have worked with AAAI to obtain a number of complimentary registrations for under-represented members of our community! If you feel this applies to you, please fill out this application form so we can allocate the registrations.

08/4/2022 — We have another confirmed speakers: Hatice Gunes!

07/29/2022 — Due to multiple requests, the submission deadline is now August 15 (Monday). We look forward to your contributions!

07/25/2022 — We have two confirmed speakers so far: Cynthia Matuszek and Matthew Gombolay!

06/17/2022 — Call for paper for AI-HRI 2022 is out!


The Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Symposium has been a successful venue of discussion and collaboration on AI theory and methods aimed at HRI since 2014. This year, after a review of the achievements of the AI-HRI community over the last decade in 2021, we are focusing on a visionary theme: exploring the future of AI-HRI. Accordingly, we added a Blue Sky Ideas track to foster a forward-thinking discussion on future research at the intersection of AI and HRI. As always, we appreciate all contributions related to any topic on AI/HRI and welcome new researchers who wish to take part in this growing community.

With the success of past symposia, AI-HRI impacts a variety of communities and problems, and has pioneered the discussions in recent trends and interests. This year's AI-HRI Fall Symposium aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from around the globe, representing a number of university, government, and industry laboratories. In doing so, we hope to accelerate research in the field, support technology transition and user adoption, and determine future directions for our group and our research.


Invited Speakers

Cynthia Matuszek
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Matthew Gombolay
Georgia Tech
Hatice Gunes
University of Cambridge

Important Dates

Submissions Due: July 31 August 15, 2022

Notification of acceptance: September 16, 2022

Camera-ready version of Accepted Submissions: October 15, 2022

Registration deadline: October 14, 2022 (for authors), November 19, 2022 (for participants), Register Here.

The symposium will be held on November 17-19, 2022.

Submission Instructions

Authors may submit under one of the following paper categories:
(The listed page limits are excluding references.)

Symposium participants presenting their work are encouraged to include a perspective on the reproducibility and ethics in HRI, though all research on AI-HRI will be considered.

All accepted papers will be presented orally and published in the proceedings through ArXiv. Authors will be notified as to whether they have been assigned a “full-length” or “lightning” presentation slot.

Please see the AAAI Author Kit for paper templates to ensure that your submission has the proper formatting.

Contributions may be submitted through the AAAI EasyChair site now!

For any extenuating circumstances that may result in a delayed submission, please contact us.


Find our full proceedings on arXiv here:

Please find the schedule below. All times listed are in Eastern Time (GMT-4). Please consider the following for the time allocation for each type of presentations:

  • Full papers: 10 min presentation + 5 min Q&A

  • Short papers: 5 min presentation + 2 min Q&A

  • Tool papers: 5 min presentation + 2 min Q&A

  • Blue Sky papers: 7 min presentation + 5 min Q&A

  • Thursday, November 17 (all times EST)

    9:00 - 10:00 Keynote by Cynthia Matuszek: "Robots, Language, and the World: Language Grounding and Human-Robot Interaction in VR "
    10:00 - 11:00 Breakout session
    11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
    11:30 - 12:30 Paper Presentations 1
    12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 15:00 Invited talk by Matthew Gombolay: “Are Humans Amazing or…Not? Insights for Robot Learning from Human Demonstration”
    15:00 - 16:00 Breakout session
    16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
    16:30 - 17:00 Paper Presentations 2
    17:00 - 18:00 Poster session
    18:00 - 19:00 Reception

    Friday, November 18 (all times EST)

    9:00 - 10:00 Invited talk by Hatice Gunes: "Affective Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction Research: Lessons Learned along the Journey"
    10:00 - 11:00 Breakout session
    11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
    11:30 - 12:30 Paper Presentations 3: Blue sky paper
    12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
    14:00 - 15:00 Panel discussion on AI-HRI as a conference, moderated by Ross Mead
    15:00 - 16:00 Breakout session
    16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
    16:30 - 17:00 Paper Presentations 4
    17:00 - 18:00 Poster session
    18:00 - 19:00 FSS Plenary session

    Saturday, November 19 (all times EST)

    9:00 - 12:30 Continued discussion on AI-HRI as a conference

    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

    To support attendees from under-represented groups (URGs), AI-HRI will be providing a limited number of complimentary registrations. This includes but is not limited to those who identify as Women, African American/Black, Hispanic/Latine, Indigenous, persons with a disability, and/or LGBTQI+. To express your interest in receiving a complimentary registration, please fill out this form.

    We are also looking to expand our ability to award complimentary registrations and are looking for sponsors to help. If you or your company is interesting in supporting our D&I initiative, please contact us.

    If you have any other suggestions on how we can further promote diversity and inclusion at AI-HRI, please contact us at

    Organizing Committee

    Zhao Han
    General Co-Chair
    Colorado School of Mines, USA
    Emmanuel Senft
    General Co-Chair
    Idiap Institute, Switzerland
    Muneeb I. Ahmad
    Communication Co-Chair
    Swansea University, UK
    Shelly Bagchi
    Communication Co-Chair
    National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
    Amir Yazdani
    Publicity Chair
    University of Utah Robotics Center, USA
    Jason R. Wilson
    Diversity & Sponsorship Chair
    Franklin & Marshall College, USA
    Boyoung Kim
    Program Co-Chair
    George Mason University, USA
    Ruchen Wen
    Program Co-Chair
    Colorado School of Mines, USA
    Justin W. Hart
    University of Texas Austin, USA
    Daniel Hernández García
    Heriot-Watt University, UK
    Matteo Leonetti
    King's College London, UK
    Ross Mead
    Semio. USA
    Reuth Mirsky
    Bar Ilan University, Israel
    Ahalya Prabhakar
    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
    Megan L. Zimmerman
    National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

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