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The theme of this year for HRI’21 is “Bolder HRI”. Consequently, Alt.HRI
aims to be even bolder, i.e. “Bolder Square.” Alt.HRI track is looking for
the most audacious, creative and thought-provoking ideas supported by
rigorous research that does not fit elsewhere. We aim to reach our
colleagues from disciplines that aren't part of the mainstream of HRI yet
and ask for the unexpected, the controversial, the creative, and the
diverse. Alt.HRI 2021 aims to be unexpected, resilient, and bold according
to the 2020ies zeitgeist.

Alt.HRI studies can be described as radical, unique, provocative,
inspiring, controversial, nonobvious, rare, unusual, and also relevant,
rigorous, well-argued, and research-supported. Topics such as HRI and Art,
aestheticism in robotics, critical HRI, speculative HRI, historical studies
related to HRI, new methods in HRI, controversial methods in HRI, learning
from small samples, robots and gender, sexism in robotics,  feminism and
robotics, robots and COVID, HRI in the lockdown, robots and racism, social
justice, robot rights, robot ethics, robot laws, robot behaviours, robot
and politics,  robots and religion, against pseudoscience in HRI,  fun
studies in HRI,  novel robot designs and implementations are possible in
Alt.HRI. Of course, other controversial topics and approaches are also

Alt.HRI papers aim to trigger meaningful and respectful discussions in the
HRI community. Feel free to have a look at previously accepted papers in
Alt.HRI in the conference programs HRI’20
HRI’19 <>,
HRI’18 <>, HRI’17
HRI’16 <>.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 30th November 2020.

Notification of Acceptance: 7th January 2021.

Final Submission: 12th January 2021.

Submissions will be rigorously double-blind peer-reviewed by a cohort of
HRI experts from the most diverse backgrounds.

Papers must be submitted via PCS
Accepted papers will be presented at the digital conference and will be
archived in the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

The paper needs to be anonymized, 4-8 pages long and need to follow the ACM
SIG format. Authors should use the template files available from the
conference website. In addition, the ACM has partnered with Overleaf, where
authors can start writing using this link

Further details can be found in the HRI Conference website

Looking forward to hearing from the bolder researchers!


Kerstin Fischer, University of Southern Denmark, [log in to unmask]

Eduardo B. Sandoval, University of New South Wales [log in to unmask]

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