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 is 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 will explore social robotics questions using an interdisciplinary lens and discuss 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. We invite students and researchers from social and developmental psychology, social neuroscience, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and robotics to attend 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
Harold Bekkering Radboud University Nijmegen
Emily Cross Bangor University
Be part of the discussion
The workshop will be a small scale meeting to encourage discussion between participants of all levels.
The registration fee £65 covers all refreshment breaks and the conference dinner.
Registration will remain open until 1 June 2017.
Call for posters
Poster submission is now open. Join the discussion and present your latest work within the diverse realms of social neuroscience and/or social robotics. A 200-word abstract should be submitted through the online submission form by the closing date of 1 June 2017
This workshop is 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 has been generously provided by the Experimental Psychology Society.