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** Our apologies for cross postings **

Call for Participation to the half-day HRI 2021 Workshop on Lifelong
Learning and Personalization in Long-Term Human-Robot Interaction (LEAP-HRI)
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*Website:* https://leap-hri.github.io/
*Workshop: *March 8, 2021, 8 am – 12 pm MST
*Location:* Virtual (Zoom), as part of the 16th ACM/IEEE International
Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2021). Zoom link will be
accessible from the Hopin platform after registration.
*Registration to workshop (mandatory):*
https://humanrobotinteraction.org/2021/registration/
Registration to the main conference is not required, however, registration
to a workshop is required to attend.


**OVERVIEW**

While most of the research in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) focuses on
short-term interactions, long-term interactions require bolder developments
and a substantial amount of resources, especially if the robots are
deployed in the wild. Robots need to incrementally learn new concepts or
abilities in a lifelong fashion to adapt their behaviors within new
situations and personalize their interactions with users to maintain their
interest and engagement.

The “Lifelong Learning and Personalization in Long-Term Human-Robot
Interaction (LEAP-HRI)” Workshop aims to take a leap from the traditional
HRI approaches towards addressing the developments and challenges in these
areas and create a medium for researchers to share their work in progress,
present preliminary results, learn from the experience of invited
researchers and discuss relevant topics. The workshop extends the topics
covered in the “Personalization in Long-Term Human-Robot Interaction
(PLOT-HRI)” Workshop at the 2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on
Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) and “Lifelong Learning for Long-term
Human-Robot Interaction (LL4LHRI)” Workshop at the 29th IEEE International
Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), and
focuses on studies on lifelong learning and adaptivity to users, context,
environment, and tasks in long-term interactions in a variety of fields
(e.g., education, rehabilitation, elderly care, collaborative tasks,
customer-oriented service and companion robots).

**SCHEDULE**

8:00 - 8:10  Opening remarks,* coordinator: Bahar Irfan*
8:10 - 8:45  Keynote #1: *Oliver Lemon*, *chair: Hatice Gunes*
8:45 - 9:15  Full paper talks #1, *chair: Sinan Kalkan*

   - 8:45 - 8:55  “Increasing Personalization in Long-Term Interactions
   with a Workplace Companion Robot”, Rhian Preston and Naomi Fitter
   - 8:55 - 9:05  “Evaluating Conversational Question Generation:
   CoffeeBot”, Jelte van Waterschoot and Mariet Theune
   - 9:05 - 9:15  “Adapting Language Complexity for AI-Based Assistance”,
   Michelle Zhao, Reid Simmons and Henny Admoni

9:15 - 9:50  Keynote #2: *Michelle Zhou*, *chair: Aditi Ramachandran*
9:50 - 10:00  Coffee break
10:00 - 10:30  Full paper talks #2, *chair: German I. Parisi*

   - 10:00 - 10:10  “Towards Fair Affective Robotics: Continual Learning
   for Mitigating Bias in Facial Expression and Action Unit Recognition”,
   Ozgur Kara, Nikhil Churamani and Hatice Gunes
   - 10:10 - 10:20  “Improving Human Motion Prediction through Continual
   Learning”, Mohammad Samin Yasar and Tariq Iqbal
   - 10:20 - 10:30  “Situational Confidence Assistance for Lifelong Shared
   Autonomy”, Matthew Zurek, Andreea Bobu, Daniel Brown and Anca Dragan

10:30 - 11:30  Panel with *Cristina Conati*, *Iolanda Leite*, *Ognjen
Rudovic*, *Alessandra Sciutti*, and *Gabriel Skantze*, *moderator: Bahar
Irfan, chair: Samuel Spaulding*
11:30 - 11:50  Break-out session
11:50 - 12:00  Closing remarks, *coordinator: Bahar Irfan*

More details about the speakers and the panelists are available on the
website. The panel will focus on the topics of the workshop and consist of
Q&A with the invited panelists, based on the questions from the organizers
and the audience. The workshop attendees will be divided into smaller
groups for the break-out session after the panel to follow up on the
discussions. The workshop proceedings (accepted papers) will be available
on the website on March 6.

**ORGANIZERS**

* Bahar Irfan, *University of Plymouth, UK*
* Aditi Ramachandran, *Vän Robotics, USA *
* Samuel Spaulding, *MIT Media Lab, USA*
* Sinan Kalkan,* Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey*
* German I. Parisi, *University of Hamburg, Germany*
* Hatice Gunes, *University of Cambridge, UK*

We look forward to seeing you at the LEAP-HRI workshop!

If you have any comments or questions, please contact bahar.irfan AT
plymouth.ac.uk

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