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Tue, 17 Dec 2019 02:57:28 -0500
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Workshop on Mental Models of Robots
at HRI 2020 in Cambridge, UKCall for Submissions to Mental Models of Robots
Workshop 2020 (Half-day)

People often hold inaccurate or overly presumptuous mental models about
robots, likely due to a lack of experience and the strong influence of
robot design (e.g., appearance). Thus, there is often a mismatch between
user mental models, or expectations of robots, and actual robot
capabilities. This mismatch can lead to ambiguous perceptions and improper
trust estimations of robot actions, wrongful accusations of errors,
ineffective human-robot collaboration, or even discontinued use. As robotic
systems become increasingly complex and their presence more commonplace,
HRI researchers should find ways to give users a window into what the robot
is “thinking”, “feeling”, and “intending”. We envision a future in which
robots can automatically detect and correct inaccurate mental models held
by users. This workshop will develop a multidisciplinary vision for the
next few years of research in pursuit of that future.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers interested in helping
users understand robotic systems. Our aim is to create a clearer picture of
what mental model research looks like, what the different sub-areas and
problems are, and how different disciplines can contribute to making robot
actions more interpretable. In this light, we welcome interdisciplinary
contributions from those working on estimating aspects of users’ mental
models, designing communicative robot actions or other interventions, and
developing decision making systems that connect all these elements to
create autonomous robot behavior.

Please send submissions to: [log in to unmask]
Important Dates
January 15th, 2020 (Wednesday) Submission deadline
January 27th, 2020 (Monday) Notification of acceptance
February 14th, 2020 (Friday) Camera-ready deadline
March 23rd, 2020 (Monday) Mental Models of Robots Workshop

Best regards,


*New Paper(s):*
Eglash, R.,  *Robert, L. P*., Bennett, A., Robinson, K. P., Lachney, M.
Babbitt, W., (2019). *Automation for the Artisanal Economy: Enhancing the
Economic and Environmental Sustainability of Crafting Professions with
Human-Machine Collaboration*, *AI & Society*, (pdf
), link provided the author:

You, S. and *Robert, L. P. * (2019). *Subgroup Formation in Human-Robot
Teams*, *Proceedings of* *the* *38th* *International Conference on
Information Systems* (*ICIS 2019*), (*Acceptance rate: 28%*), (pdf
Dec 15-18, München, Germany. Copy provided by the author:

Eglash, R.,  *Robert, L. P.*, Bennett, A., Robinson, K. P., Lachney, M.
and  Babbitt, W. (2019). *AI for a Generative Economy: Intelligent Systems
and Work in a Just and Sustainable Future* presented at *AAAI Fall
Symposium on **AI and Work, *(pdf
)*, *Arlington, Virginia USA, November 7-9, 2019.

Lionel P. Robert Jr.
Associate Professor, School of Information
Core Faculty, Michigan Robotics Institute
Affiliate Faculty, National Center for Institutional Diversity
Affiliate Faculty, Michigan Interactive and Social Computing
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Hybrid Intelligence Systems
Affiliate Faculty, IU Center for Computer-Mediated Communication
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University of Michigan
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