Workshop: „The Forgotten in HRI“


At this year's International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction the iTec, in cooperation with David Sirkin from Stanford University, organizes a workshop on encounters with robots in public spaces. 

  Sketch of a transport robot

Content of the workshop

Under the title "The Forgotten in HRI: Incidental Encounters with Robots in Public Spaces", it will be discussed, using the example of delivery robots in urban space, how not only users but also the often forgotten group of randomly present people can be taken into account in human-robot interaction. In this context, approaches from the social sciences and humanities as well as from computer science, engineering and design will be included. Until 31 January 2020 scientists from different disciplines were invited to submit their contributions.
During the one-day workshop on 23 March 2020 in Cambridge, we look forward to lively discussions and two presentations:

  • Dr. Astrid Weiss, Technical University Vienna: "Bystanders as informants for HRI in public space
  • Dr. Dylan James Moore, Stanford University: "The Design of Implicit Pedestrian-Autonomous Vehicle Interactions

The organizers

The workshop is organized by Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten, Laura Platte and Anna Abrams from iTec at RWTH Aachen University together with David Sirkin from the Center for Design Research at Stanford University.

The conference

At the 4-day International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, the scientific community of human-robot interaction research meets. In addition to the workshop, the iTec is also represented with a Late Breaking Report. In addition, MoBi – an interactive robotic system that teaches children how to handle garbage – will be presented as part of the Student Design Competition.