Contributions to the HRI 2020 Workshop “The Forgotten in HRI” are now online

08/04/2020

While the workshop “The Forgotten in in HRI: Incidental encounters with Robots in Public spaces” could not take place at this year’s HRI conference, you can now find the workshop contributions on our website for download. 

  Drawing of a delivery robot Copyright: © Laura Platte

The workshop “The Forgotten in in HRI: Incidental encounters with Robots in Public spaces” was developed by Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten, David Sirkin, Anna Abrams, and Laura Platte. Going beyond the scope of most established HRI research, this workshop proposal focused not on primary users, but on people happen to be there”. This group of people will in some scenarios, e.g., delivery robots, even make up the majority of a robot’s encounters. We refer to this often-forgotten group as “InCoPs”, i.e. “incidentally copresent persons”.

We want to make the valuable contributions we received from authors from a variety of disciplines available to the HRI community and beyond. The contributions range from concepts exploration and ethnographic approaches to laboratory and virtual reality studies as well as technical approaches to trajectory planning and social collision avoidance. You can find more information on the topic of InCoPs as well as all workshop papers for download in the page of the workshop.