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Mitesh Patel <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 21 Dec 2010 10:24:20 +1100
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Final Call
2011 Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Pioneers Workshop

Held in conjunction with HRI 2011:
Location and dates: Lausanne, Switzerland, March 6, 2011
Workshop URL and Program:

The 2011 HRI Pioneers Workshop will provide a forum for graduate
students and select postdocs to learn about the current state of HRI,
to present their work and to network with one another and with select
senior researchers in a setting that is less formal and more
interactive than the main conference. Workshop participants will
discuss important issues and open challenges in the field, encouraging
the formation of collaborative relationships across disciplines and
geographic boundaries.

Approximately twenty graduate students and postdocs will be invited to
attend the workshop. The format of the workshop will include several
types of participation: student introductions, student presentations,
a breakout session, group presentations and a poster session.  At the
beginning of the day, all workshop attendees will present an overview
of their work. A select number of participants will each then give a
15-30 minute presentation, enabling them to share their research and
receive feedback from students and senior researchers in an informal
setting. After lunch, all workshop attendees will be given an
opportunity to present their work in a poster session format.
Workshop attendees will also be addressed by a panel of four senior
researchers and will participate in a breakout session.

  *Dr. Greg Trafton (Section Head for Intelligent Systems, Naval
  Research Laboratory, Washington D.C., USA)

  *Dr. Peter Kahn (Associate Professor, University of Washington,
  Washington State, USA)

  *Dr. Vanessa Evers (Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam, The

  *Dr. Takayuki Kanda (Senior Research Scientist, ATR Intelligent
  Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Japan)

29 December 2010 - Application Deadline
29 January 2011 - Notification of Acceptance
7 February 2011 - Submission of Final Manuscript
6 March 2011 - HRI Pioneers Workshop
6-9 March 2011 - HRI 2011 Conference
Potential participants are encouraged to submit an abstract of their
current research, a statement of motivation and their curriculum vitae
(CV). A letter of recommendation should be sent by their graduate
adviser directly [log in to unmask] All materials should be
received by 29th December 2010.

The HRI Pioneers workshop will strive to provide participants with
reimbursement for travel and accommodation.

*Thomas Kollar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
*Dr. Astrid Weiss, University of Salzburg, Austria
*Mitesh Patel, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
*Elena Gribovskaya, EPFL, Switzerland
*Dr. Anja Austermann, SOKENDAI, Japan
*David Lu, Washington University of Saint Louis, USA
*Chandan Datta, University of Auckland, New Zealand
*Richard Kelley, University of Nevada, USA
*Dr. Hirotaka Osawa, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
*Lanny Lin, Brigham Young University, USA
*Jason Monast, University of Denver, USA
For more information, please visit the workshop website:  or [log in to unmask]

Mitesh Patel
Post Graduate Research Student
ARC Center of Excellence for Autonomous Systems (CAS)
University of Technology Sydney, Australia

UTS CRICOS Provider Code:  00099F
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