RAS Second International Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction

From 24 Aug, 2015 08:00 until 28 Aug, 2015 18:00

The 2nd International Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction welcomes PhD students and young researchers for an intensive five days of lectures and ateliers covering a wide range of topics in social HRI. It follows up from the 1st Summer School held at Christ's College, Cambridge, UK.

The summer school will be held in Mariehamn, Finland from Monday 24 August to Friday 28 August 2015.

The summer school will have a wide-ranging programme of lectures, discussions and hands-on ateliers on topics such as social signal processing, robotics and autism, child-robot interaction, multi-modal communication, natural language interaction, smart environments, robot assisted therapy, interaction design for robots, tools and technologies, and ethics. The school is for participants who seek a background and hands-on experience in the interdisciplinary science and technology supporting social human-robot interaction.

Interested students need to candidate to the summer school by sending an email to socialhri2015@gmail.com with in one pdf a motivation letter, CV and contact details of a referee person (more details on website, under registration).

Applications are accepted until 21 April 2015. Due to the support of IEEE-RAS Summer Schools programme, EU project DREAM and ROBOT-ERA we could reduce the participation and accommodation fees (690 shared room 810 single room). Maximum 60 participants will be accepted.

Application deadline is 21 April 2015.

For more information seehttp://hrisummerschool.org/

Organizing Committee
The summer school will be organised by a team with a mix of young and senior researchers, all collaborators in the aforementioned project DREAM, from different backgrounds relevant to social HRI.
Dr Serge Thill (University of Skövde, Sweden)
Professor Bram Vanderborght (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
Professor Tony Belpaeme (Plymouth University,UK)

Partial funding provided by IEEE RAS

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