The workshop is organized as part of MuC conference

Mensch und Computer 2022
4 – 7 September in Darmstadt

Robots are an emerging area in human- computer interaction. Although different types of robots have been around for automation and maintenance tasks, they are now emerging more and more towards use cases with social interaction, bringing new opportunities and challenges for the designers. Robots are being integrated into different work and service domains, including office work, healthcare and education. When designing interactive technologies, we need to take into account different user groups, use contexts, and even cultural sensitivities to achieve good user experiences. With robots, also tangible interaction, the form factor, and physical appearance are part of the interactive system design. This workshop addresses interaction with robots, focusing especially on the user experience and social interaction side of it. The workshop invites researchers and practitioners to present their work, or position papers, on the topic and to discuss about related case studies, applications, research methods, and experiences.

The workshop invites researchers and practitioners with background in, but not limited to, HCI, computer science, design, and psychology and social science related to technology use. The workshop invites submissions of case studies, applications, methodological notes, as well as position papers, related to topics such as

  • interaction with social robots
  • use of robots in a societal interactions
  • social robots as mediators of human interactions
  • service concepts integrating robots as part of the service experience
  • user experience with automation robots
  • emotions and affect with robots
  • user experience with robots in healtcare, education, rescue or other professional contexts
  • telepresence or robots as avatars
  • interaction with robots in cross-cultural contexts
  • ethics in human-robot interaction

Important dates

Submission: 06.06.2022

Notification: 01.07.2022

Final submission: 08.07.2022

Workshop 04.09.2022

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Workshop program

Will be updated closer to the conference.

Workshop Organizers:

Jonna Häkkilä, University of Lapland, Finland
Kaisa Väänänen, Tampere University, Finland
Markus Löchtefeld, Aalborg University, Denmark
Aino Ahtinen, Tampere University, Finland
Kirsikka Kaipainen, Tampere University, Finland
Matthias Rehm, Aalborg University, Denmark
Siiri Paananen, University of Lapland, Finland
Petri Hannula, Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Ashley Colley, University of Lapland, Finland