Trust, Acceptance and Social Cues in Human-Robot Interaction - SCRITA

This workshop is currently anticipated to be a half day event in conjunction with IEEE RO-MAN 2020, Naples, Italy, 31 August - 04 September, 2020. The workshop will be held on September 4th, 2020.

Statement of Objectives

The SCRITA workshop is a continuation of two successful previous workshops at the RO-MAN conference in 2018 and 2019. This workshop focuses on investigating users' trust in robots. Although the previous editions had the pleasure to welcome the participation of leading researchers in the field, and several exceptional invited speakers, who identified some of the principal points in this research direction, current research still presents several limitations. For this reason, we continue to further explore the role of trust in social robotics to effectively support the design and development of socially acceptable and trustable service robots. In this context, a deeper exploration of trust in HRI approached from a multidisciplinary perspective (from AI to Psychology, passing through Ethics and Law) is required. Therefore, this workshop will analyse the different aspects of human-robot interaction that can affect, enhance, undermine, or recover humans' trust in robots, such as the use of social cues, behaviour transparency (goals and actions), etc.

As the previous workshops were followed by special issues in Interaction Studies and the International Journal of Social Robotics. We will follow up this year's workshop with a special issue in Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics.

Target Audience

We are seeking papers covering all the different aspects of Human-Robot Interaction that can affect, enhance, undermine and recovery of humans' trust and acceptance in robots. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Impact of Social Cues on Trust in Human-Robot Interaction
  • Measuring Trust in Human-Robot Interaction
  • Trust Violation and Recovery Mechanism in HRI
  • Effects of Humans' Acceptance on Trust of Robots
  • Humans Sense of Control and Trust in Robots
  • Trust and Assistive Robotics
  • Overtrust in Robots
  • Antecedent of Trust and Robot Trust
  • Enhancing Humans Trust in Robots
  • Enhancing Trust in a Robot Companion
  • Privacy implications on Trust in HRI
  • Mental models and Trust in HRI
  • Trust and Safety in HRI
  • Ethics implications on Trust in HRI
  • Trustworthy AI
  • Legal frameworks for trustworthy robotics

Invited Speakers

  1. Prof Dana Kulić, Monash University
  2. Prof Ana Paiva, University of Lisbon (to be confirmed)