RO-MAN 2020 - International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

From 31 Aug, 2020 08:00 until 4 Sep, 2020 16:00

At Hotel Royal Continental, Naples, Italy Via Partenope, 38/44, 80121 Napoli NA, Italy

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AUGUST 31 TO SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 | Hotel Royal Continental, Naples, Italy

The Ro-MAN 2020 is a leading forum where state-of-the-art innovative results, the latest developments as well as future perspectives relating to robot and human interactive communication are presented and discussed. The conference covers a wide range of topics related to Robot and Human Interactive Communication, involving theories, methodologies, technologies, empirical and experimental studies. Papers related to the study of the robotic technology, psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, human factors, ethics and policies, interaction-based robot design and other topics related to human-robot interaction are welcome.

Robots with Heart, Mind, and Soul
The fruitful interaction of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics is currently leading the Robot and Human Interactive Communication community towards new frontiers where perceptual, reasoning, manipulation, and interaction capabilities are effectively deployed in real word applications. Still, there are several research challenges to be addressed. Firstly, the robot mind can be enhanced by a heart, so social and emotional capabilities are required to complement every single robotic functionality. It is not just a matter of performing an interaction task correctly, but mainly of performing such tasks in a way that is believable and acceptable to humans. The user's experience with the robot is key to its large-scale adoption. Companies need to build solutions rooted in a deeper analysis of humans' specificities.

At the same time, academia needs to nurture the development of an extended research community with a set of interdisciplinary skills to investigate the required robot's capabilities for interactive communication with human beings, for defining decision, machine learning algorithms, and cognitive architectures to appropriately adapt the robot's behavior to the social context.
Finally, such new bootstrap in robotic technologies for everyday life will require a soul, so to address social, legal, and ethical issues that arise by the uptake robots in personal domains, as such skills are fundamental to achieve technological innovation which aligns with social, ethical and legal values, in the direction of an ELSE (Ethical, Legal, Social, and Economic) Robotics. Works that address open research problems with a clear view of the practical application, both from the point of view of a direct realization in the market and from the point of view of possible implications of such technologies are welcome.


Topics of Interest

  • Human-robot Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Humanoid robots 
  • Communication
  • Cognitive Robotics
  • Cognitive science
  • Autonomous Robots
  • Educational robots
  • Intelligent robots
  • Rehabilitation robotics
  • Service robots

Important Dates

15 March 2020- Call for Papers Deadline

27 May 2020 - Notification of Acceptance Date

29 May 2020 - Final Paper Submission Date


Financially co-Sponsored by IEEE RAS

2020-08-31 08:00:00
2020-09-04 16:00:00

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