Technical Programme

Oral Sessions

Session 1: Education I

  •  Investigating Design Implications towards a Social Robot as a Memory Trainer
  •  Proposal of a Parameterized Atmosphere Generation Model in a Virtual Classroom

Session 2: Education II

  • Book Introduction Robot Designed by Children for Promoting Interest in Reading
  • Indirect Control of User’s E-learning Motivation by Controlling Activity Ratio of Multiple Agents
  • Effects of a Listener Robot with Children in Storytelling

Session 3: Novel perspectives of HAI

  • Scientometric Analysis of the HAI Conference
  • Using Rapid Prototyping to Explore Design Implications for a Pill-Dispensing Social Agent
  • A Social Robot in a Human-Animal Relationship at Home: A Field Study


Session 4: Mobility

  • Driver Agent for Encouraging Safe Driving Behavior for the Elderly
  • Exploring Proxemics for Human-Drone Interaction
  • Social Drone Companion for the Home Environment: a User-Centric Exploration

Session 5: Algorithms and Learning I

  • Autonomous Self-Explanation of Behavior for Interactive Reinforcement Learning Agents
  • Active perception based on energy minimization in multimodal human-robot interaction
  • Regulating Highly Automated Robot Ecologies: Insights from Three User Studies


Session 6: Algorithms and Learning II

  • Comparison of Behaviour-Based Architectures for a Collaborative Package Delivery Task
  • PAPAc: A Pick and Place Agent Based on Human Behavioral Dynamics
  • Emotion Recognition from Body Expressions with a Neural Network Architecture

Session 7: Conversational Agent I

  • Adaptive Behavior Generation for Conversational Robot in Human-Robot Negotiation Environment
  • The Communicative Activity of ‘Making Suggestions’ as an Interactional Process: Towards a Dialog Model for HAI
  • The Impact of Personalisation on Human-Robot Interaction in Learning Scenarios

Session 8: Conversational Agent II

  • Prediction of Next-Utterance Timing using Head Movement in Multi-Party Meetings
  • Lexical entrainment toward conversational agents: An experimental study on top-down processing and bottom-up processing
  • Proposal of a Model to Determine the Attention Target for an Agent in Group Discussion with Non-verbal Features

Session 9: Emotion

  • Emotional or Social?: How to Enhance Human-Robot Social Bonding
  • Designing Emotionally Expressive Robots: A Comparative Study on the Perception of Communication Modalities
  • Designing Elements for a Gaze Sensitive Object: Meet the CoffeePet

Session 10: Collaboration and Human Factors I

  • Personal Influences on Dynamic Trust Formation in Human-Agent Interaction
  • Trust Lengthens Decision Time on Unexpected Recommendations in Human-agent Interaction
  • I’m Sorry, Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That: Chatbot Perception and Expectations

Session 11: Collaboration and Human Factors II

  • Agent Autonomy and Locus of Responsibility for Team Situation Awareness
  • Investigation of Approach to Others for Modeling of Physical Interaction by Communication Needs
  • Effect of an Agent’s Contingent Responses on Maintaining an Intentional Stance

Session 12: Robot Applications

  • From Tools Towards Cooperative Assistants
  • Humanoid Robot Instructors for Industrial Assembly Tasks
  • Development of Evaluation Indexes for Human-Centered Design of a Wearable Robot Arm

Session 13: Virtual Agent Application

  • Two-Dimensional Mind Perception Model of Humanoid Virtual Agent
  • Trip Together: A Remote Pair Sightseeing System Supporting Gestural Communication

Poster Sessions

Poster Session I

  • Exploring Gaze-Activated Object With the CoffeePet
  • Collaborative Robots Learning Spatial Language for Picking and Placing Objects on a Table
  • Interaction Model for Incremental Information Presentation
  • Dealing with Long Utterances: How to Interrupt the User in a Socially Acceptable Manner?
  • Impact of Spontaneous Human Inputs during Gesture based Interaction on a Real-World Manufacturing Scenario
  • A Graphical Digital Personal Assistant that Grounds and Learns Autonomously
  • Qualitative Review of Object Recognition Techniques for Tabletop Manipulation
  • Speech-to-Gesture Generation: A Challenge in Deep Learning Approach with Bi-Directional LSTM
  • Towards the Analysis of Movement Variability in Human-Humanoid Imitation Activities
  • Continuous Multi-Modal Interaction Causes Human-Robot Alignment
  • A Multimodal Interactive Storytelling Agent Using the Anthropomorphic Robot Head Flobi
  • Human-Assisted Learning of Object Models through Active Object Exploration
  • Interactional Dynamics in User Groups: Answering a Robot’s Question in Adult-Child Constellations
  • Building a Bridge with a Robot: A System for Collaborative On-table Task Execution
  • Conversational Agent Learning Natural Gaze and Motion of Multi-Party Conversation from Example
  • Modeling player activity in a Physical Interactive Robot Game scenario
  • Symbol Grounding from Natural Conversation for Human-Robot Communication
  • Can Children Take Advantage of Nao Gaze-Based Hints During GamePlay?
  • Motion Analysis of Human-Human and Human-Robot Cooperation During Industrial Assembly Tasks
  • The Role of Social Dialogue and Errors in Robots

Poster Session II

  • What Is It Like to Be a Bot? Toward More Immediate Wizard-of-Oz Control in Social Human-Robot Interaction
  • Stationery holder robot that encourages office workers to tidy their desks
  • Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover: A Study of the Social Acceptance of NAO vs. Pepper
  • A coaster robot that encourages office workers to drink water
  • Improving Relationships Based on Positive Politeness Between Humans and Life-Like Agents
  • Appearance of a Robot Influences Causal Relationship between its Touch Sensation and the Personality Impression
  • Endocrinological Responses to a New Interactive HMI for a Straddle-type Vehicle – A Pilot Study
  • When should the health promotion agent recommend the user to walk? – Approach for searching an appropriate walking pattern for the user –
  • Virtual Character Agent for Lowering Knowledge-sharing Barriers on Q&A Websites
  • Does an Animation Character Robot Increase Sales?
  • Development of Interest Estimation Tool for Effective Human Agent Interaction
  • Exploring Mediation Effect of Mental Alertness for Expressive Lights: Preliminary Results of LED Light Animations on Intention to Buy Hedonic Products and Choose between Healthy and Unhealthy Food
  • Communication Fundamentals within a Triadic Interaction in a Cooperative Play Mediated by INAMO
  • Engage/Disengage: Control Triggers for Immersive Telepresence Robots
  • A Study of Good and Evil Using 1 DOF Sticks
  • Physiological Expression of Robots Enhancing Users’ Emotion in Direct and Indirect Communication
  • Expectations and First Experience with a Social Robot
  • Construction of Recommender System based on Cognitive Model for “Self-Reflection”
  • Tactile interaction and social touch: Classifying human touch using a soft tactile sensor
  • Competitive Agents for Intelligent Home Automation