ARC Students at the 8th Annual Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop

Two ARC students will be involved in the upcoming 8th annual Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop. Steve Vozar is on the HRI Pioneer committee and Justin Storms was selected as an HRI Pioneer.

The Workshop will be held in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, 3 March 2013. HRI Pioneers is a premier venue for up-and-coming researchers and will take place in conjunction with the 2013 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2013). This highly selective workshop is designed to bring together a cohort of the world’s top student researchers. The HRI Pioneers Workshop fosters creativity, communication and inspiration surrounding important issues and open-challenges in the diverse field of human-robot interaction.

The workshop is student-organized and led, providing students and postdocs with leadership and service experiences, and opening up opportunities for continued leadership roles within the HRI community. The primary goal of the workshop is to provide student researchers with a forum to share their current research and perspectives with a diverse group of peers and a panel of experts. The workshop includes student presentations, group brainstorming activities and a poster session. A keynote address and discussion panel will also take place with established senior researchers who will provide invaluable insights into the current and future developments and practice of HRI.