Technical Programme

Oral Sessions

All oral sessions will take place in the CITEC Lecture Hall

Session 1: Education I

Chair: Yugo Hayashi

  • Investigating Design Implications towards a Social Robot as a Memory Trainer
    • Linda Hirsch (Uppsala University), Anton Björsell (Uppsala University), Mikael Laaksoharju (Uppsala University), Mohammad Obaid (Uppsala University)
  • Proposal of a Parameterized Atmosphere Generation Model in a Virtual Classroom
    • Masato Fukuda (Ritsumeikan University), Hung-Hsuan Huang (Ritsumeikan University), Naoki Ohta (Ritsumeikan University), Kazuhiro Kuwabara (Ritsumeikan University)

Session 2: Education II

Chair: Mohammad Obaid

  • Book Introduction Robot Designed by Children for Promoting Interest in Reading
    • Takuya Sato (Tsukuba University), Yusuke Kudo (Tsukuba University), Hirotaka Osawa (Tsukuba University)
  • Indirect Control of User’s E-learning Motivation by Controlling Activity Ratio of Multiple Agents
    • Tomoko Yonezawa (Kansai University & A.I.L. Limited), Naoto Yoshida (Kansai University & JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists), Kaoru Maeda (Kansai University)
  • Effects of a Listener Robot with Children in Storytelling
    • Yumiko Tamura (ATR-IRC), Mitsuhiko Kimoto (ATR-IRC), Masahiro Shiomi (ATR-IRC), Takamasa Iio (ATR-IRC & Osaka University), Katsunori Shimohara (Doshisha University), Norihiro Hagita (ATR-IRC)

Session 3: Novel perspectives of HAI

Chair: Tetsuo Ono

  • Scientometric Analysis of the HAI Conference
    • Omar Mubin (Western Sydney University), Max Manalo (Western Sydney University), Muneeb Ahmad (Western Sydney University), Mohammad Obaid (Uppsala University)
  • Using Rapid Prototyping to Explore Design Implications for a Pill-Dispensing Social Agent
    • Julia Deneke (Uppsala University), Alexandra Kandler (Uppsala University), Darren Lehane (Uppsala University), Tom Menchini (Uppsala University), Mikael Laaksoharju (Uppsala University), Mohammad Obaid (Uppsala University)
  • A Social Robot in a Human-Animal Relationship at Home: A Field Study
    • Haruka Kasuga (Hokkaido University), Daisuke Sakamoto (Hokkaido University), Nagisa Munekata (Hokkaido University), Tetsuo Ono (Hokkaido University)

Session 4: Mobility

Chair: Sven Wachsmuth

  • Driver Agent for Encouraging Safe Driving Behavior for the Elderly
    • Takahiro Tanaka (Nagoya University), Kazuhiro Fujikake (Nagoya University), Takashi Yonekawa (Nagoya University), Misako Yamagishi (Nagoya Univeristy), Makoto Inagami (Nagoya University), Fumiya Kinoshita (Nagoya University), Hirofumi Aoki (Nagoya University), Hitoshi Kanamori (Nagoya University)
  • Exploring Proxemics for Human-Drone Interaction
    • Alexander Yeh (Chalmers University of Technology), Photchara Ratsamee (Osaka University), Kiyoshi Kiyokawa (Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)), Tomohiro Mashita (Osaka University), Yuki Uranishi (Osaka University), Haruo Takemura (Osaka University), Morten Fjeld (Chalmers University of Technology), Mohammad Obaid (Uppsala University)
  • Social Drone Companion for the Home Environment: a User-Centric Exploration
    • Kari Daniel Karjalainen (Chalmers University of Technology), Anna Elisabeth Sofia Romell (Chalmers University of Technology), Photchara Ratsamee (Osaka University), Asım Evren Yantac (Koç University), Morten Fjeld (Chalmers University of Technology), Mohammad Obaid (Uppsala University)

Session 5: Algorithms and Learning I

Chair: Katrin Lohan

  • Autonomous Self-Explanation of Behavior for Interactive Reinforcement Learning Agents
    • Yosuke Fukuchi (Keio University), Masahiko Osawa (Keio University & Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science), Masahiko Osawa (Keio University & Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science), Hiroshi Yamakawa (Dwango Artificial Intelligence Laboratory & Whole Brain Architecture Initiative), Hiroshi Yamakawa (Dwango Artificial Intelligence Laboratory & Whole Brain Architecture Initiative), Michita Imai (Keio University)
  • Active perception based on energy minimization in multimodal human-robot interaction
    • Takato Horii (Osaka University), Yukie Nagai (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Minoru Asada (Osaka University)
  • Regulating Highly Automated Robot Ecologies: Insights from Three User Studies
    • Wen Shen (University of California), Alanoud Al Khemeiri (Masdar Institute), Abdulla Almehrzi (Masdar Institute), Wael Al Enezi (Masdar Institute), Iyad Rahwan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Jacob W. Crandall (Brigham Young University)

Session 6: Algorithms and Learning II

Chair: Alessandra Sciutti

  • Comparison of Behaviour-Based Architectures for a Collaborative Package Delivery Task
    • Melanie Remmels (Universität Hamburg), Nicolás Navarro-Guerrero (Universität Hamburg), Stefan Wermter (Universität Hamburg)
  • PAPAc: A Pick and Place Agent Based on Human Behavioral Dynamics
    • Maurice Lamb (University of Cincinnati), Tamara Lorenz (University of Cincinnati), Stephen J. Harrison (University of Connecticut), Rachel Kallen (University of Cincinnati), Ali Minai (University of Cincinnati), Michael J. Richardson (University of Cincinnati)
  • Emotion Recognition from Body Expressions with a Neural Network Architecture
    • Nourhan Elfaramawy (University of Hamburg), Pablo Barros (University of Hamburg), German I. Parisi (University of Hamburg), Stefan Wermter (Universität Hamburg)

Session 7: Conversational Agents I

Chair: Lars Schillingmann

  • Adaptive Behavior Generation for Conversational Robot in Human-Robot Negotiation Environment
    • Miguel Gomez Lopez (Keio University), Komei Hasegawa (Keio University), Michita Imai (Keio University)
  • The Communicative Activity of ‘Making Suggestions’ as an Interactional Process: Towards a Dialog Model for HAI
    • Christiane Opfermann (University of Duisburg-Essen), Karola Pitsch (University of Duisburg-Essen), Ramin Yaghoubzadeh (University of Bielefeld), Stefan Kopp (University of Bielefeld)
  • The Impact of Personalisation on Human-Robot Interaction in Learning Scenarios
    • Nikhil Churamani (Universität Hamburg), Paul Anton (Universität Hamburg), Marc Brügger (Universität Hamburg), Erik Fließwasser (Universität Hamburg), Thomas Hummel (Universität Hamburg), Julius Mayer (Universität Hamburg), Waleed Mustafa (Universität Hamburg), Hwei Geok Ng (Universität Hamburg), Thi Linh Chi Nguyen (Universität Hamburg), Quan Nguyen (Universität Hamburg), Marcus Soll (Universität Hamburg), Sebastian Springenberg (Universität Hamburg), Sascha Griffiths (Universität Hamburg), Stefan Heinrich (Universität Hamburg), Nicolás Navarro-Guerrero (Universität Hamburg), Erik Strahl (Universität Hamburg)

Session 8: Conversational Agents II

Chair: Masahiro Shiomi

  • Prediction of Next-Utterance Timing using Head Movement in Multi-Party Meetings
    • Ryo Ishii (NTT Corporation), Shiro Kumano (NTT Corporation), Kazuhiro Otsuka (NTT Corporation)
  • Lexical entrainment toward conversational agents: An experimental study on top-down processing and bottom-up processing
    • Masahiro Hoshida (Ritsumeikan University), Masahiko Tamura (Ritsumeikan University), Yugo Hayashi (Ritsumeikan University)
  • Proposal of a Model to Determine the Attention Target for an Agent in Group Discussion with Non-verbal Features
    • Seiya Kimura (Ritsumeikan University), Hung-Hsuan Huang (Ritsumeikan University), Qi Zhang (Ritsumeikan University), Shogo Okada (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Naoki Ohta (Ritsumeikan University), Kazuhiro Kuwabara (Ritsumeikan University)

Session 9: Emotion

Chair: Kazunori Terada

  • Emotional or Social?: How to Enhance Human-Robot Social Bonding
    • Naoki Koyama (Osaka University), Kazuaki Tanaka (Osaka University), Kohei Ogawa (Osaka University), Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University)
  • Designing Emotionally Expressive Robots: A Comparative Study on the Perception of Communication Modalities
    • Christiana Tsiourti (University of Geneva), Astrid Weiss (TU Wien), Katarzyna Wac (University of Geneva), Markus Vincze (TU Wien)
  • Designing Elements for a Gaze Sensitive Object: Meet the CoffeePet
    • Siti Aisyah binti Anas (Eindhoven University of Technology), Matthias Rauterberg (Eindhoven University of Technology), Jun Hu (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Session 10: Collaboration and Human Factors I

Chair: Anna-Lisa Vollmer

  • Personal Influences on Dynamic Trust Formation in Human-Agent Interaction
    • Hsiao-Ying Huang (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Masooda Bashir (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Trust Lengthens Decision Time on Unexpected Recommendations in Human-agent Interaction
    • Hiroyuki Tokushige (University of Tokyo), Takuji Narumi (University of Tokyo), Sayaka Ono (Toyota Motor Corporation), Yoshitaka Fuwamoto (Toyota Motor Corporation), Tomohiro Tanikawa (University of Tokyo), Michitaka Hirose (University of Tokyo)
  • I’m Sorry, Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That: Chatbot Perception and Expectations
    • Jennifer Zamora (Google)

Session 11: Collaboration and Human Factors II

Chair: Hirotaka Osawa

  • Agent Autonomy and Locus of Responsibility for Team Situation Awareness
    • Erik Lagerstedt (University of Skövde), Maria Riveiro (University of Skövde), Serge Thill (Plymouth University & University of Skövde)
  • Investigation of Approach to Others for Modeling of Physical Interaction by Communication Needs
    • Genta Yoshioka (Shizuoka University), Yugo Takeuchi (Shizuoka University)
  • Effect of an Agent’s Contingent Responses on Maintaining an Intentional Stance
    • Yoshimasa Ohmoto (Kyoto University), Shunya Ueno (Kyoto University), Toyoaki Nishida (Kyoto University)

Session 12: Robot Applications

Chair: Marc Hanheide

  • From Tools Towards Cooperative Assistants
    • Matti Krüger (Honda Research Institute Europe), Christiane B. Wiebel (Honda Research Institute Europe), Heiko Wersing (Honda Research Institute Europe)
  • Humanoid Robot Instructors for Industrial Assembly Tasks
    • Thomas Quitter (SemVox GmbH), Ahmed Mostafa (University of Calgary), D’Arcy Norman (University of Calgary), André Miede (Saarland University of Applied Sciences), Ehud Sharlin (University of Calgary), Patrick Finn (University of Calgary)
  • Development of Evaluation Indexes for Human-Centered Design of a Wearable Robot Arm
    • Koki Nakabayashi (Waseda University), Yukiko Iwasaki (Waseda University), Hiroyasu Iwata (Waseda University)

Session 13: Virtual Agent Applications

Chair: Takanori Komatsu

  • Two-Dimensional Mind Perception Model of Humanoid Virtual Agent
    • Tetsuya Matsui (National Institute of Informatics), Seiji Yamada (National Institute of Informatics)
  • Trip Together: A Remote Pair Sightseeing System Supporting Gestural Communication
    • Minghao Cai (Waseda University), Jiro Tanaka (Waseda University)

Poster Sessions

Poster Session I

  • Exploring Gaze-Activated Object With the CoffeePet
    • Siti Aisyah binti Anas (Eindhoven University of Technology), Matthias Rauterberg (Eindhoven University of Technology), Jun Hu (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  • Collaborative Robots Learning Spatial Language for Picking and Placing Objects on a Table
    • Ruth Schulz (University of Stuttgart)
  • Interaction Model for Incremental Information Presentation
    • Birte Carlmeyer (Bielefeld University), Monika Chromik (Bielefeld University), Britta Wrede (Bielefeld University)
  • Dealing with Long Utterances: How to Interrupt the User in a Socially Acceptable Manner?
    • Katharina Cyra (University of Duisburg-Essen), Karola Pitsch (University of Duisburg-Essen)
  • Impact of Spontaneous Human Inputs during Gesture based Interaction on a Real-World Manufacturing Scenario
    • Clemens Pohlt (Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg), Sebastian Hell (Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg), Thomas Schlegl (Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg), Sven Wachsmuth (Bielefeld University)
  • A Graphical Digital Personal Assistant that Grounds and Learns Autonomously
    • Casey Kennington (Boise State University), Aprajita Shukla (Boise State University)
  • Qualitative Review of Object Recognition Techniques for Tabletop Manipulation
    • Christopher D. Wallbridge (Plymouth University), Séverin Lemaignan (Plymouth University), Tony Belpaeme (Plymouth University)
  • Speech-to-Gesture Generation: A Challenge in Deep Learning Approach with Bi-Directional LSTM
    • Kenta Takeuchi (Aoyama Gakuin University), Dai Hasegawa (Aoyama Gakuin University), Shinichi Shirakawa (Yokohama National University), Naoshi Kaneko (Aoyama Gakuin University), Hiroshi Sakuta (Aoyama Gakuin University), Kazuhiko Sumi (Aoyama Gakuin University)
  • Towards the Analysis of Movement Variability in Human-Humanoid Imitation Activities
    • Miguel P Xochicale (University of Birmingham), Chris Baber (University of Birmingham)
  • Continuous Multi-Modal Interaction Causes Human-Robot Alignment
    • Sebastian Wallkötter (Plymouth University), Michael Joannou (Plymouth University), Samuel Westlake (Plymouth University), Tony Belpaeme (Plymouth University)
  • A Multimodal Interactive Storytelling Agent Using the Anthropomorphic Robot Head Flobi
    • Lilian Schröder (Bielefeld University), Victoria Buchholz (Bielefeld University), Victoria Helmich (Bielefeld University), Lukas Hindemith (Bielefeld University), Britta Wrede (Bielefeld University), Lars Schillingmann (Bielefeld University)
  • Human-Assisted Learning of Object Models through Active Object Exploration
    • Robin Rasch (Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences), Matthias König (Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences)
  • Interactional Dynamics in User Groups: Answering a Robot’s Question in Adult-Child Constellations
    • Karola Pitsch (University of Duisburg-Essen), Timo Dankert (Bielefeld University), Raphaela Gehle (University of Duisburg-Essen), Sebastian Wrede (Bielefeld University)
  • Building a Bridge with a Robot: A System for Collaborative On-table Task Execution
    • Ruth Schulz (University of Stuttgart), Philipp Kratzer (University of Stuttgart), Marc Toussaint (University of Stuttgart)
  • Conversational Agent Learning Natural Gaze and Motion of Multi-Party Conversation from Example
    • Shuai Zou (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Kento Kuzushima (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Hironori Mitake (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Shoichi Hasegawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Modeling player activity in a Physical Interactive Robot Game scenario
    • Ewerton Oliveira (Politecnico di Milano), Davide Orrù (Politecnico di Milano), Tiago Nascimento (Federal University of Paraíba), Andrea Bonarini (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Symbol Grounding from Natural Conversation for Human-Robot Communication
    • Ye Kyaw Thu (Okayama Prefectural University), Takuya Ishida (Okayama Prefectural University), Naoto Iwahashi (Okayama Prefectural University), Tomoaki Nakamura (University of Electro-Communications), Takayuki Nagai (University of Electro-Communications)
  • Can Children Take Advantage of Nao Gaze-Based Hints During GamePlay?
    • Eunice Mwangi (Eindhoven University of Technology), Marta Diaz (Technical University of Catalonia), Emilia Barakova (Eindhoven University of Technology), Andreu Catala (Technical University of Catalonia), Matthias Rauterberg (Eindhoven University of Technology)
  • Motion Analysis of Human-Human and Human-Robot Cooperation During Industrial Assembly Tasks
    • Johannes Höcherl (Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg), Britta Wrede (Bielefeld University), Thomas Schlegl (Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg)
  • The Role of Social Dialogue and Errors in Robots
    • Gale M. Lucas (University of Southern California), Jill Boberg (University of Southern California), David Traum (University of Southern California), Ron Artstein (University of Southern California), Jon Gratch (University of Southern California), Alesia Gainer (University of Southern California), Emmanuel Johnson (University of Southern California), Anton Leuski (University of Southern California), Mikio Nakano (Honda Research Institute Japan Co.)

Poster Session II

  • What Is It Like to Be a Bot? Toward More Immediate Wizard-of-Oz Control in Social Human–Robot Interaction
    • Sam Thellman (Linköping University), Jacob Lundberg (Linköping University), Mattias Arvola (Linköping University), Tom Ziemke (Linköping University)
  • Stationery holder robot that encourages office workers to tidy their desks
    • Akihiro Ogasawara (Tohoku Gakuin University), Manabu Gouko (Tohoku Gakuin University)
  • Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover: A Study of the Social Acceptance of NAO vs. Pepper
    • Sofia Thunberg (Linköping University), Sam Thellman (Linköping University), Tom Ziemke (Linköping University)
  • A coaster robot that encourages office workers to drink water
    • Manabu Gouko (Tohoku Gakuin University), Yuka Arakawa (Sendai city employee)
  • Improving Relationships Based on Positive Politeness Between Humans and Life-Like Agents
    • Tomoki Miyamoto (Tokyo Polytechnic University), Daisuke Katagami (Tokyo Polytechnic University), Yuka Shigemitsu (Tokyo Polytechnic University)
  • Appearance of a Robot Influences Causal Relationship between its Touch Sensation and the Personality Impression
    • Yuki Yamashita (Osaka University), Hisashi Ishihara (Osaka University), Takashi Ikeda (Kanazawa University), Minoru Asada (Osaka University)
  • Endocrinological Responses to a New Interactive HMI for a Straddle-type Vehicle – A Pilot Study
    • Takashi Suegami (Yamaha Motor Co.), Hidenobu Sumioka (Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International), Fuminao Obayashi (Yamaha Motor Co.), Kyonosuke Ichii (Yamaha Motor Co.), Yoshinori Harada (Yamaha Motor Co.), Hiroshi Daimoto (Yamaha Motor Co.), Aya Nakae (Osaka University), Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University)
  • When should the health promotion agent recommend the user to walk? – Approach for searching an appropriate walking pattern for the user –
    • Ryo Otsuki (Ritsumeikan University), Osamu Sugiyama (Kyoto University Hospital), Kohei Matsumura (Ritsumeikan University), Masahiro Tada (Kindai University), Haruo Noma (Ritsumeikan University), Tomohiro Kuroda (Kyoto University)
  • Virtual Character Agent for Lowering Knowledge-sharing Barriers on Q&A Websites
    • Hao Yin (Kyoto Institute of Technology), Keiko Yamamoto (Kyoto Institute of Technology), Itaru Kuramoto (Osaka University), Yoshihiro Tsujino (Kyoto Institute of Technology)
  • Does an Animation Character Robot Increase Sales?
    • Reo Matsumura (ATR-IRC/karakuri Products), Masahiro Shiomi (ATR-IRC), Norihiro Hagita (ATR-IRC)
  • Development of Interest Estimation Tool for Effective Human Agent Interaction
    • Ryoma Hida (Tamagawa University), Tetsuji Yamada (Brain Science Institute), Masahiro Miyata (Tamagawa University), Takashi Omori (Tamagawa University)
  • 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
    • Sichao Song (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI)), Seiji Yamada (National Institute of Informatics)
  • Communication Fundamentals within a Triadic Interaction in a Cooperative Play Mediated by INAMO
    • Masato Kagawa (Toyohashi University of Technology), Nihan Karatas (Toyohashi University of Technology), Michio Okada (Toyohashi University of Technology)
  • Engage/Disengage: Control Triggers for Immersive Telepresence Robots
    • Do Yeon Kim (Hanyang University), Irvin Steve Cardenas (Kent State University), Jong-Hoon Kim (Kent State University)
  • A Study of Good and Evil Using 1 DOF Sticks
    • Eitetsu Ishikawa (Gifu University), Kazunori Terada (Gifu University)
  • Physiological Expression of Robots Enhancing Users’ Emotion in Direct and Indirect Communication
    • Naoto Yoshida (Kansai University & JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists), Tomoko Yonezawa (Kansai University & A.I.L. Limited)
  • Expectations and First Experience with a Social Robot
    • Kristiina Jokinen (University of Helsinki & AIRC AIST), Graham Wilcock (University of Helsinki & CDMInteract Oy)
  • Construction of Recommender System based on Cognitive Model for “Self-Reflection”
    • Yoshimasa Tawatsuji (Waseda University), Yuki Yasuda (Waseda University), Tatsunori Matsui (Waseda University)
  • Tactile interaction and social touch: Classifying human touch using a soft tactile sensor
    • Jiong Sun (University of Skövde), Sergey Redyuk (University of Skövde), Erik Billing (University of Skövde), Dan Högberg (University of Skövde), Paul Hemeren (University of Skövde)
  • Competitive Agents for Intelligent Home Automation
    • Timo Michalski (Bielefeld University), Marian Pohling (Bielefeld University), Patrick Holthaus (Bielefeld University)