CFP_Humanoids-WS-2015: The First International Workshop on "Towards Intelligent Social Robots – Current Advances in Cognitive Robotics" - Seoul - South Korea

A Full Day Workshop on:

" Towards Intelligent Social Robots – Current Advances in Cognitive Robotics"

In Conjunction with Humanoids 2015 - Seoul - South Korea






Robots are coming to be omnipresent in human social life, which requires them to be able to behave appropriately to the context of interaction and to have an accepted appearance for a human user. The problematic requirements of robot behavior and appearance for creating a successful long term human-robot relationship constitute major challenges in current cognitive science and robotics research. The complementary relationship between cognitive science and robotics defines the aspects of cognitive robotics research, which focuses on endowing robots with advanced cognitive abilities in order to perceive, reason, and behave autonomously in a similar intelligent manner to humans.

Robots are gradually filling the gap separating theoretical research and real world applications. The use of robots side by side with cognitive science allows for modeling the hypotheses and theories of cognition so as to provide a clear conceptualization for cognitive functions considering the effect of the environment. This opens the door to several cognitive-social applications that require intelligent embodied robot behaviors, such as: defining the involved mechanisms in language/action evolution so as to make the robot able to build its own verbal/nonverbal output during interaction with a human user autonomously, understanding and generating multimodal affective behaviors, understanding a broad spectrum of cognitive developmental disorders (e.g., autism), elderly assisted living, in addition to public interactive applications (e.g., receptionist robot, museum tour-guide robot, and education).

This workshop aims at shedding light on the intersection of cognitive science and robotics from the theoretical and technical aspects, covering the basic research in addition to the industrial and commercial applications. Besides, it discusses the important impact of cognitive science on the social applications of robotics. The recent advances and the future scope of cognitive robotics including the new methodologies, applied technologies, and robots are principal topics of discussion during the workshop.

List of Topics

The scope of the workshop includes – but not limited to – the following topics:

Multimodal behavior development.
Cognitive modeling and experimental predictions.
Evolution/Development of language and language generation.
Motor-skills development and action generation.
Audio and visual perception.
Human-robot interaction.
Human behavior modeling.
Robot companions and social robots.
Assistive robotics for elderly people and people with cognitive disorders.
Applications of social robots in entertainment.


1- Dr. Amir Aly – ENSTA ParisTech – France.
2- Dr. Sascha Griffiths – Queen Mary University – England.
3- Dr. Francesca Stramandinoli – Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Italy.
4- Prof. Adriana Tapus – ENSTA ParisTech – France.
5- Prof. Francesco Nori – Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Italy.

Keynote Speakers

1- Dr. Amit Kumar Pandey – Aldebaran Robotics (A-Lab) – France.
2- Prof. Jun Tani – Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) - South Korea.
3- Prof. Sonya S. Kwak – Ewha Womans University - South Korea.
4- Prof. Yukie Nagai – Osaka University – Japan.

Important Dates

1- Submission Deadline: 6-October-2015
2- Notification of Acceptance: 16-October-2015
3- Workshop: 3-November-2015

Submitted papers should be 4-6 pages maximum, more instructions about paper submission are available at:

Dr. Amir Aly
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Unité d'Informatique et Ingénierie des Systèmes - Groupe de Recherche Robotique et Vision
Tel : +33 1 81 87 20 45

ENSTA ParisTech
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