Programme

The workshop will consist of three types of sessions. We plan on having one keynote presentation that is dedicated to shaping the discussion around acceptance and trust in social robotics from the experience of a senior researcher in the field. We will also feature short presentations of accepted position papers leading into a discussion at the end of the workshop.

Finally, we will have a group discussion session, where participants will be divided into smaller groups, each revolving around fixed topics - selected by the committee based on the position papers and as recognised by recent trends in literature. Participants and attendees will also be invited, before the workshop, to submit the aspects they believe affect people's trust in robots the most. During the group discussion activity, each group will discuss the main issues and questions revolving around the preselected topics, including factors affecting acceptance and trust in social robotics. The session will be closed with a roundtable discussion involving all groups, concluding the findings of each small group, and identifying the key take-home messages.

The group discussion activity will have attendees, the keynote speaker, presenters and organisers involved in a dynamic conversation around the use of tools in HRI, and about the relevant challenges of effectively supporting the design, development and assessment of socially acceptable and trustworthy robots. We will shuffle participants between groups to enhance inclusion, diversity and equity. This will also give the opportunity to early career researchers to learn and share their ideas and knowledge with more experienced members. The discussion will be then made available in a special section on the workshop website, and we aim to publish the final results in a high-impact journal.

Short Overview

This half-day workshop will consist of three types of sessions as detailled below.

  1. We will have one keynote talk.

  2. We will feature short presentations of accepted position papers to lead into the discussion session.

  3. Finally, we will have a group discussion session, where groups revolve around fixed topics - selected by the committee based on the position papers and as recognised by recent trends in literature.

Preliminary Schedule

Time Speaker Title
tbd Organisation committee Welcome & introduction

This page will be updated with the a more detailed schedule and the final programme soon.