HRI2015 Workshop


The full-day workshop will be organized along two main perspectives:

1) The Robotic perspective: cognitive architectures for interaction and;
2) The Human perspective: investigating the basis of social cognition.

Both perspectives address the question of how humans acquire social cognitive abilities. The first perspective uses robots as a model to implement developmental mechanisms aiming, among other cognitive skills, to learn to communicate naturally with human caregivers. From the second perspective, the fundamental elements of cognition needed for the development of fluid human-human and human-robot interaction are investigated. In this context robots might be used as displays of behaviors to human subjects to quantify, for example, the influence of social signals such as gaze and gestures on the perception of the robotic device as a cognitive, social agent. The interaction of these approaches facilitates the understanding of human social cognition and the development of a similar cognitive model in robots.