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

This workshop will be a full day event on 29 August 2022, in conjunction with the IEEE RO-MAN 2022 conference, held in Naples, Italy.

Statement of Objectives

People's ability of accepting and trusting robots is fundamental for a fruitful and successful coexistence between humans and people. While advanced progresses are reached in studying and evaluating the factors affecting acceptance and trust of people in robots in controlled or short-term (repeated interactions) setting, developing service and personal robots, that are accepted and trusted by people where the supervision of operators is not possible, still presents an open challenge for scientists in robotics, AI and HRI fields. In such unstructured static and dynamic human-centred environments scenarios, robots should be able to learn and adapt their behaviours to the situational context, but also to people’s prior experiences and learned associations, their expectations, and their and the robot’s ability to predict and understand each other's behaviours. This workshop focuses on addressing the challenges and development of the dynamics between people and robots in order to foster short interactions and long-lasting relationships in different fields, from educational, service, collaborative, companion, care-home and medical robotics. Although the previous editions valued the participation of leading researchers in the field and several exceptional invited speakers who tackled down some fundamental points in this research domains, we wish to continue to further explore the role of trust in robotics to present groundbreaking research to effectively design and develop socially acceptable and trustable robots to be deployed "in the wild".

Target Audience

The workshop will be open to a broad audience from academia and industry researching social robotics, machine learning, robot behavioural control, and user-profiling. We will foster the exchange of insights on past and ongoing research and contribute to the discussion of innovative ideas for tackling unresolved issues by providing new and inspirational directions of research. We, again, expect a vibrant and successful event with a similarly high number of participants as in the previous editions.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Impact of Social Cues on Trust in HRI
  • Measuring Trust in HRI
  • 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
  • XAI in HRI
  • Legal Frameworks for Trustworthy Robotics

Invited Speakers

The following speakers have agreed to give a keynote talk:

  • Alan Wagner, Penn State University, USA
  • Moojan Ghafurian, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Takayuki Kanda, Kyoto University, Japan

Moreover, the following people will join our panel discussion:

  • Alessandro Di Nuovo, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Kerstin Sophie Haring, University of Denver, USA
  • Guillem Alenyà, Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, Spain


  • 22-05-24: Alessandro Di Nuovo, Kerstin Sophie Haring and Guillem Alenyà confirmed for a panel session at SCRITA.
  • 22-04-04: Workshop date confirmed as 29 August 2022.
  • 22-03-07: The fifth iteration of SCRITA Trust, Acceptance and Social Cues in Human-Robot Interaction has been accepted at RO-MAN 2022 in Naples, Italy.
  • 22-01-07: All three keynote speakers have confirmed their participation in the workshop.