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.
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.
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 wasgenerously provided by the Experimental Psychology Society.