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Lionel Robert <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:02:27 -0400
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*Work in the Age of Intelligent Machines Workshop

This all-day workshop aims to bring together researchers from diverse
disciplines who share an interest in the future of work, particularly how
humans and intelligent machines will collaborate together. We define
intelligent machines as both material (e.g., robots) and immaterial (e.g.,
algorithms) computing technologies that can be characterized by autonomy,
the ability to learn, and the ability to interact with other systems and
with humans.

The workshop has three goals centered on the theme of convergence: "the
deep integration of knowledge, techniques, and expertise from multiple
fields to form new and expanded frameworks."

1) Identify specific, interdisciplinary research problems around work and
intelligent machines.
2) Develop a common language base that can facilitate interdisciplinary
dialogue and collaboration.
3) Identify information and cyber-infrastructure needs to support the
resulting research collaborations.

A key distinguishing feature of convergence research is that it is centered
around a challenging real-world problem. Therefore, an initial goal of the
workshop is to discuss and come to some consensus about specific important
and challenging transdisciplinary research problems. Second, we want to
start to develop an integrated language base about the problems, phenomena,
and issues surrounding work and intelligent machines, which can act as a
boundary object to connect researchers and research done in disparate
disciplines. Third, we want to define and use cases for technology, shared
data and resources and cyber-infrastructure that support convergence
research within the GROUP
<>community and beyond.

Work in the Age of Intelligent Machines Workshop

Call for Participation
Participation is open to anyone interested in the topic, with a limit of 25
people. To be considered, please provide us with a 1000-word essay in
response to the following prompts:

1) Articulate what you consider to be a challenging problem related to work
at the human-technology frontier.
2) Provide an empirical example (or two) of this problem.
3) Imagine how we might design a research project (or two) to address this

We will use this material as a basis for group activities throughout the

Email your position papers to [log in to unmask] by November 17, 2017.
Notifications will be determined by December 1, 2017.

This workshop will take place as a part of Group 2018
<> in Sanibel Island
<> near Ft. Myers Florida, USA.

Best regards,


*New Paper(s): Robots are Here...:) *

You, S., Ye, T., Robert, L. P. (2017). *Team Potency and Ethnic Diversity
in Robot-Supported Dyadic Teams*, *Proceedings of the 38th International
Conference on Information Systems* (*ICIS 2017*), Dec 10-13, Seoul, Korea.
Link to copy provided by the author

You, S. and Robert, L. P. (accepted in 2017). *Emotional Attachment,
Performance, and Viability in Teams Collaborating with Embodied Physical
Action (EPA) Robots*, *Journal of the Association for Information Systems*,
(*JAIS*), link to the preprint version

You, S. and Robert, L. P. (2017). *Teaming Up with Robots: An IMOI
(Inputs-Mediators-Outputs-Inputs) Framework of Human-Robot Teamwork*,
International Journal of Robotic Engineering, (*IJRE*), 2(3), link to the
preprint version

*Robert, L. P.* (2017). *The Growing Problem of Humanizing Robots*,
Robotics & Automation Journal,* (*IRAJ*), 3(1), Article 43,, link to the author's copy

Lionel P. Robert Jr.
Associate Professor
School of Information <>
Core Faculty, Robotics Institute <>
Director of MARVIC <>
Co-Director of SIT Lab
University of Michigan
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