The workshop will be organised along three main perspectives in human robot interaction:
1) To create an harmonious relationship between memory and emotion in social cognitive robots.
2) How a positive lifelong relation between human and robot can be formed in that way that the robot is being more socially acceptable.
3) How a synchronic design between biological neural mechanisms and robotic memory can evoke a socially acceptable robotic agents.

The first perspective addresses the question of how robots can acquire social cognitive abilities by means of emotions. From the second perspective robots are used as displays of social cues to human subjects to investigate and quantify, for example, how humans perceive social signals such as facial expressions and gestures and whether robots can be tuned towards being more acceptable as social partners. The third perspective intends to develop robotic interaction partners based on the knowledge of biological neural mechanisms. The three approaches are crucial for the advancement of socially acceptable robotic agents. The workshop program will consist of invited keynotes, oral presentations of accepted papers and a discussion in the end of the workshop.

August 25, 2014
13:30 - 13:35 Opening (Micael S. Couceiro)
13:35 - 14.15 Invited talk by Dr. Matthias Rolf
14:20 - 14:35 A learning and memory architecture for robot companions based on incremental associative learning (Matthias U. Keysermann and Patricia A. Vargas)
14:35 - 14:50 Does a robot companion for elderly people need to understand emotions? (Adeline Chanseau and Katrin S. Lohan)
14:50 - 15:05 Implementing a Data Mining Approach to Emotional Memory Modelling for RoboCup Players (Christopher Allan, Ruby Valverde Ibanez, Matthias U. Keysermann and Patricia A. Vargas)
15:05 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:10 Invited talk by Prof. Joao Filipe Ferreira
16:10 - 16:25 Understanding Firefighters Behavior for Human-Robot Cooperation in Urban Fires (Micael S. Couceiro and Rui P. Rocha, Member)
16:25 - 16:40 Towards "Skynet" via Heterogeneous Robotic MANETs (Francois Francezon, Micael S. Couceiro and Patricia A. Vargas)
16:40 - 16:55 Design of Flying Robot Swarms without Implicit and Explicit Communication (Barnali Das, Micael S. Couceiro and Patricia A. Vargas)
16:55 - 17:00 Closing Remarks and Discussion (Ruby Valverde Ibanez)