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*ICSR 2020 Workshop on Child-Robot Interaction: Present and Future
Relationships      *

*Key Dates:*

Submission Deadline: October 16, 2020 (11:59 pm Anywhere on Earth)
Acceptance Notification: October 23, 2020
Camera-ready Deadline: October 30, 2020


[Online] Golden, Colorado, US

*Workshop Website:*


Robots will become more pervasive in society,  playing different roles from
tutors to physical therapy assistants to playmates, to name a few. The
relationship between children and robots starts before the actual
interaction. Researchers are faced with the question of when to involve
children in this process. Children are cognitively immature, and their
perspectives on robots are different from adults. How are children’s
perceptions, expectations, and perspectives influencing the field, and how
is CRI  impacting children’s cognitive development? This half-day workshop
aims to bring researchers,  practitioners,  and  pioneers from relevant
disciplines to this platform to have in-depth discussions on various
aspects of CRI, such as potentials, challenges, and related opportunities
to keep children in the loop. In addition, what do experts in the field
think about CRI’s future, the impact of growing up with robots, and the
effects of this interaction in design and development. This workshop’s
primary objective is to establish an interdisciplinary debate and have
philosophical discussions about the present and future relationship between
children and robots.

The workshop will bring forward and discuss:

   -  Children's perceptions and expectations:  How do children's
   perceptions, perspectives, and involvement affect the design and
   development of robots?
   -  Relationship between children and robots: What children expect when
   robots are integrated into their lives? How do children envision their
   relationship with robots in the future?
   -  Impact on children: What are the impacts of robots on children's
   cognitive development?
   -  Ethical concerns: What are the present and future ethical concerns
   that emerge in CRI?
   -  Encourage collaborations between the participants beyond the duration
   of the workshop.
   -  Disseminate the results from the discussions on a workshop report and
   editing a special issue.

*Topics of Interest:*

–Experiments involving children and robots

–Challenges of safe child-robot interaction

–Robot designs for child-robot interactions

–Children’s involvement in design and development.

–Children’s perception of the Robot (measuring, evaluating, and

–Children’s taking the robot’s perspective (Spatial, Affective, and

–Future relationships with robots

–Children’s expectations for future interactions

–The impact of a robot on children’s cognitive development–Ethical Concerns

*Publications: *

All accepted papers will be published on the workshop website during the
ICSR 2020 conference.

In addition, authors of selected contributions may be invited to submit
full-length papers to be included after independent peer-review in a
special issue.

*Keynote Speakers: *

Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn
<>, Social
And Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory
<>, University
of Waterloo <>

Professor Takayuki Kanda <>, Intelligent
Robotics and Communication Laboratory,  Kyoto University

*Organizing Committee:*

Dr. Shruti Chandra - Social And Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory
<>, University
of Waterloo <>

Dr. Marta Couto -  GAIPS Lab <>, Instituto
Superior Técnico <>

Elmira Yadollahi <> -  CHILI
<> & GAIPS Lab <>,
  <>Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
<> & Instituto Superior Técnico


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