AAAI Spring 2023 Symposium “HRI in Academia and Industry: Bridging the Gap”

Consider submitting a paper to attend the “HRI in Academia and Industry: Bridging the Gap” Symposium in San Francisco, California on March 27-29, 2023. The goal of the symposium is to bring together HRI researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to find common ground, understand the different constraints at play, and figure out how to effectively work together. It is part of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence 2023 Spring Symposium Series.

The use of robots that operate in spaces where humans are present is growing at a dramatic rate. We are seeing more and more robots in our warehouses, on our streets, and even in our homes. All of these robots will interact with humans in some way. In order to be successful, their interactions with humans will have to be carefully designed. The field of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) has been growing at the intersection of robotics, AI, psychology, and a number of other fields, for over a decade. However, until quite recently, it has been a largely academic area, with university researchers proposing, implementing, and reporting on experiments at a limited scale. With the current increase of commercially-available robots, HRI is starting to make its way into the industry in a meaningful way.

Themes that will be highlighted include: 

  • Constraints and Needs of HRI in Industry
  • Relevance and Innovation of Academic HRI
  • Interaction between Academic and Industrial HRI: Publications, Conferences, Tools/Technology Resources, and Experiments
  • HRI Education and Training: What does Academia and Industry Need?

Important Dates

  • January 17, 2023 — Contributed paper deadline
  • January 31, 2023 — Contributed paper notifications
  • February 21, 2023 — Camera ready papers due
  • March 27, 2023 – March 29, 2023 — Symposium

For more information including how to submit a paper by the 1/17 deadline, see the symposium website here.