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About The Webcast

A panel of experts will compare latest worldwide research in Human-Robot Interaction:

  • Robots for health care
  • Brain disorders
  • Service robots
  • Robots and social norms
  • Deployment and interfaces
Prof. Manuela Veloso (Chair)

The World Technology Evaluation Center, Inc. (WTEC), the nation's leading organization for conducting international technology assessments, has recruited a panel of U.S. experts to study the advances in Human-Robot Interaction Research and Development. The panel includes:

  • Prof. Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University (Chair)
  • Dr. Mindy Aisen, Chief Medical Officer Rancho los Amigos and University of Southern California
  • Prof. Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Prof. Chad Jenkins, Brown University
  • Prof. Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Prof. Brian Scassellati, Yale University

The panel will report on the status of Human- Robot Interaction around the world based on their visits to some 30 key academic and industrial institutions in Asia. The panel will also compare findings with the latest research in the United States.

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Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
Final Workshop

National Science Foundation,
Stafford II, room 555
December 2, 2011
DRAFT Agenda

9:30 - 10:00
Registration, brunch will be available throughout meeting

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome from WTEC and NSF

10:10 - 10:30
Executive Summary and introduction of panelists (Manuela Veloso)
All the presentations should be 30 minutes plus 15 minutes for discussion

10:30 - 11:15 Robots and Cognitive Modeling (Brian Scassellati)

11:15 - 12:00 Robots for Assistive Care (Mindy Aisen)

12:00 - 12:15 Break

12:15 - 1:00 Service Indoor Robots (Ayanna Howard)

1:00 - 1:45 Applications of HRI (Bilge Mutlu)

1:45 - 2:30 Components and Development (Chad Jenkins)

3:00 Adjourn

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