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EPSRC Reference: EP/L010534/1
Title: International Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction
Principal Investigator: Belpaeme, Professor T
Other Investigators:
Demiris, Professor Y Amirabdollahian, Professor F Dautenhahn, Professor K
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Department: Sch of Computing & Mathematics
Organisation: University of Plymouth
Scheme: Training Schools (Non-FEC)
Starts: 26 August 2013 Ends: 25 September 2013 Value (£): 12,000
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Human-Computer Interactions Robotics & Autonomy
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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The International Summer School on Human-Robot Interaction (26-30 August 2013, Cambridge, UK) is a 5 day event for young researchers offering a range of talks, lectures, tutorials and ateliers on the scientific and technical aspects of social Human-Robot Interaction. A carefully selected panel of lecturers will offer a current overview of a particular topic, with the aim of giving the summer school participants a balanced introduction. Tutorials will introduce techniques and technologies, such as software architectures, hardware platforms or experimental techniques. Finally, ateliers give the participants the opportunity to engage with hands-on activities, such as designing solutions or implementing prototypes.

Speakers and topics include: Fuhimide Tanaka (University of Tsukuba), child robot interaction; Brian Scassellati (Yale), social robotics; Maja Pantic (Imperial College), social signal processing; Kim Bard (University of Southampton), social interaction in primates and lessons for HRI; Mark Neerincx and Rosemarijn Looije (TNO), HRI experimental procedures; Karl MacDorman (Indiana University), Attitudes to human-like robots; Ben Kröse (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Smart environments for social HRI; Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová (DFKI), Natural Language Interaction for HRI; Bram Vanderborght (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Robot Assisted Therapy; Takayuki Kanda (ATR), long-term HRI with young users; Jean-Christophe Baillie (Aldebaran Robotics), the Nao robot platform; Aardman Animations; Designing life from lifeless material.

All speakers are internationally recognised scholars, who in addition are engaging speakers, able to inspire a young generation of researchers and entrepreneurs.

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