HICSS-53: Human-Robot Interactions Submission Deadline

When:  Jun 15, 2019 from 11:58 PM to 11:59 PM (HAST)
HICSS-53, January 8-10, 2020
Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

Mini-track Title: Human-Robot Interactions
General Research Track: Collaboration Systems and Technologies

*This is new mini-track that has been add for HICSS 53.*

Robots are increasingly being adopted in private and public spaces, leading to a proliferation of human‒robot interactions in the home, workplace, and other public settings. Robots in the home are performing household chores and acting as home companions and home health care providers. Robots at work are fulfilling traditional human roles in logistics, transportation, and manufacturing, serving as both co- workers and supervisors. Robots are also being utilized as tour guides, janitors, and security officers in public spaces such as museums and airports. Although these interactions are often collaborative, they are by no means always cooperative.

Robot interactions with humans across this array of roles and settings pose interesting questions to scholars in various fields such as information systems, robotics, psychology, and sociology. Interaction with robots is distinct from that with other artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled technologies in that robots have a physical body that allows them to manifest physical actions. People cannot only talk to robots but also touch and be touched by robots. This distinguishes interactions with robots from interactions with disembodied AI agents, such as voice agents like Siri by Apple and Alexa by Amazon. Thus, research on human‒robot interaction can differ significantly from that of human interaction with disembodied AI agents.

The minitrack welcomes research papers that explore human‒robot interaction and robot design at any level (i.e. individual, team, organizational, and societal). This minitrack also covers human‒robot interaction as much as possible beyond the notion of "robots as teammates." Thus, we encourage submissions that examine many facets of interactions in any context (e.g., homes, work, and public services) and role (e.g., companion, co-worker, boss, and adversary).

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Promoting cooperative and collaborative interaction with robots
  • Examining uncooperative and adversarial human interactions with robots
  • The role of adoption and appropriation in human‒robot interactions
  • Empirical studies examining the cognitive, psychological, emotional, and social aspects of human‒robot interactions
  • The impact of haptic feedback and touch on human‒robot interaction
  • The role of robot attractiveness on human‒robot interaction
  • Ethics on human‒robot interactions
  • Social-emotional models of human‒robot interaction
  • Theoretical frameworks for human‒robot interaction
  • Case studies of human‒robot interaction
  • Design implications for robot interactions at home, work and public spaces
  • Human-oriented practices that promote human‒robot interactions
  • New methodological approaches to studying human‒robot interactions

Important Dates:

Submission Opens: April 15, 2019
Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. HST
Notice of Acceptance: August 17, 2019
Mini-track Co-Chairs:
Sangseok You, HEC Paris, you@hec.fr 
Lionel Robert, University of Michigan, lprobert@umich.edu