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Lionel Robert <[log in to unmask]>
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Lionel Robert <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:07:12 -0400
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Social robots, also called companion robots (or service robots), are a
physical humanoid robot that connects through a network infrastructure to
online services that enhance traditional robot
functionalities. Unfortunately, advances in robotics have far outpaced our
understanding of the social implications of their use (You and Robert
2018). Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) is a research area whose purpose is to
address the large and important questions at the heart of designing and
evaluating robots for use by or with humans. This special issue will set
the baseline for understanding how HRI is likely to influence and change
our business practices and lifestyle. This special issue calls for research
papers in the emerging area of the use of companion robots in different
business application domains (e.g., customer service, healthcare
management, etc.).

In addition to this public call for papers, this special issue also invites
selected best papers from the minitracks “Human-Robot Interactions” and
"Social Robots - Robotics and Toy Computing" from the Hawaii International
Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Each invited paper will be requested
to substantially extend its proceedings version by introducing (30% or
more) new materials. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three

*Submission Instructions *

Manuscripts must be submitted in PDF format to the ISF-Springer online
submission system at and the authors
need to select "Special Issue: Social Robotics Business and Computing"
during the submission process.

*Important dates*
Paper submission deadline: February 1, 2021
Notification of first-round reviews: April 1, 2021
Revised manuscripts due: May 1, 2021
Notification of second-round reviews: July 1, 2021
Revised manuscripts due: August 1, 2021
Notification of final decision: October 1, 2021
Final version due: November 1, 2021

*Guest editors*
Lionel P. Robert Jr., University of Michigan, USA
Marcelo Fantinato, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Sangseok You, HEC Paris, France
Patrick C. K. Hung, Ontario Tech University, Canada

* Link to CFP below:*

Best regards,


*New Robotics and AI Paper(s):*

Esterwood, C. and *Robert, L. P. *(2020). *Personality in Healthcare Human
Robot Interaction (H-HRI): A Literature Review and Brief Critique*,
of the 8th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction *(*HAI 2020*),
November 10-13, Sydney, Australia.

*Robert, L. P., *Gaurav, B., & Lütge, C. (2020). *ICIS 2019 SIGHCI
Workshop Panel Report: Human–Computer Interaction Challenges and
Opportunities for Fair, Trustworthy and Ethical Artificial Intelligence,* *AIS
Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction,* (pdf
12(2), 96-108. AIS Digital Library:
accepted author's copy:

*Robert, L. P.,* Pierce, C., Marquis, E., Kim, S., Alahmad, R. (2020).
Fair AI for Managing Employees in Organizations: A Review, Critique, and
Design Agenda*, *Human-Computer Interaction*, (pdf
*Robert, L. P.*, Alahmad, R., Zhang, Q., Kim, S., Esterwood, C., and You,
S. (2020). *A Review of Personality in Human Robot Interactions*. *Foundations
& Trends in Information Systems, *(pdf
4(2), 107–210. author's copy:

Lionel P. Robert Jr.
Associate Professor, School of Information
Core Faculty, Michigan Robotics Institute
Affiliate Faculty, National Center for Institutional Diversity
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Hybrid Intelligence Systems
Affiliate Faculty, IU Center for Computer-Mediated Communication
Director of MAVRIC <>
Co-Director of DOW Lab
University of Michigan
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