Social Robots

A European Research Council funded Social Neuroscience Research Project

the emerging social neuroscience of human-robot interaction



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Combing brains and robots

As interest grows among social neuroscientists, psychologists, and roboticists to understand how humans interact with artificial agents, it will become increasingly important for constructive dialogue and collaboration across these domains. The aim of this workshop was to bring together individuals working within and across a range of disciplines to discuss the latest findings, current challenges and exciting possibilities in human-robot interaction. Together, we explored social robotics questions using an interdisciplinary lens and discussed several of the major themes attracting increased research attention in this emerging field, from the technical and theoretical foundations of social robotics to the neural mechanisms and developmental and clinical implications of human-robot interactions. Students and researchers from social and developmental psychology, social neuroscience, artificial intelligence, law, virtual reality and robotics attended this small-scale meeting of diverse minds.


Keynote speakers

Martin Giese University of Tübingen

Ayşe Saygin University of California, San Diego

Thierry Chaminade Aix-Marseille University

Goren Gordon Tel-Aviv University


Additional Confirmed Speakers

Agnieszka Wykowska Italian Institute of Technology

Mary Ellen Foster University of Glasgow

Tom Ziemke University of Skôvde

Laura Aymerich-Franch University of Barcelona

Fulvio Mastrogiovanni University of Genoa

Hatice Gunes University of Cambridge

Emily Cross Bangor University

Be part of the discussion

The workshop was a small scale meeting to encourage discussion, debate and idea exchange between participants of all levels, from undergrads to professors.

Organising committee

This workshop was organized by Ruud Hortensius and Emily Cross and is part of the Social Robots project, a European Research Council-funded Social Neuroscience Research Project. Additional funding was generously provided by the Experimental Psychology Society.

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