Call for Abstracts
Workshop on Behavior Coordination between Humans, Animals and Robots
@ IEEE ICDL-EPIROB 2014
Oct. 13, 2014
DEADLINE: Sept. 15, 2014
Research Centre on Complex Systems / Department of Human and Social Sciences, University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
Italian Institute of Technology, iCub Facility, Genoa, Italy
This workshop intends to bring together specialists investigating one or more aspects of behavior coordination in three different research domains: human-human interaction, human-animal interaction, human-robot interaction.
The aim is to develop an interdisciplinary dialogue directed towards cross-fertilization between these fields, and to stimulate front line research engaged in (a) deepening the scientific understanding of the natural mechanisms underlying behavioral coordination through their robotic modeling; (b) facilitating and enhancing human-robot cooperation on the basis of the implementation of these mechanisms in human-robot interaction.
The workshop aims at involving in this bi-directional transmission of knowledge between the domain of the ‘natural’ and the domain of the ‘artificial’ all the disciplines included in the traditional and in the synthetic study of behavior coordination: cognitive sciences, developmental psychology, developmental anthropology, developmental robotics, primatology, the sciences and the epistemology of self-organization, the sciences and the epistemology of complex systems, social robotics, HRI, etc.
The interdisciplinary discussion on behavior coordination that will take place during the workshop will focus on dyadic behavior, conceived as the basic systemic unit of coordinated behavior, and on some of the key mechanisms for effective coordination currently under exploration, such as joint attention, action observation, task-sharing, action coordination, perception of agency, motor synchronization.
Some of the questions on which the forum will focus are:
- What are the differences and similarities between human-human and human-animal behavior coordination?
- What are the underlying mechanisms for behavior coordination?
- Which aspects of behavior coordination influence human social perception?
- How can aspects of natural behavior coordination be productively used to facilitate naturalistic Human-Robot Interaction?