HRI Pioneers Workshop 2014

The Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Pioneers Workshop has become an integral piece of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction over the past eight years. Continuing this tradition, the 2014 workshop will be held in conjunction with the 9th annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on HRI on March 3, 2014 in Bielefeld, Germany.

Event dates: 3rd of March 2014

The primary goal of the workshop is to provide young researchers with a forum to share their current research and perspectives with a diverse group of peers and experts from HRI. This encourages the formation of collaborative relationships across disciplines (e.g. cognitive science, computer science/engineering, psychology, robotics, human factors, human-computer interaction, and communications) and geographic boundaries. Participants will gain knowledge on current research conducted by their colleagues, awareness of diverse interdisciplinary methodologies, and understanding of emerging themes in HRI.

To facilitate this, the workshop’s format includes:
- oral presentations from selected attendees, poster presentations from all attendees (goal: share research, receive feedback on own work, gain perspective on the field)
- short presentations on the work of one other participant of the group (goal: encourage interdisciplinary exchange)
- keynote lecture by a renowned HRI researcher
- panel discussion with senior HRI researchers, 2 presentations of previous participants (academia and industry who share insights about their own careers, answer career path questions, provide insight into the interdisciplinary nature of the HRI community)

Furthermore, the workshop is student organized and led, providing students with leadership experience, and acting as a stepping stone to continued leadership opportunities within the HRI community.

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