Conference program available

The HRI2012 conference program is now available. Small changes might still occur, but they will be announced at the conference.

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Student Volunteer Application

We are pleased to announce that there is funding available to partially support travel to HRI2012 for Student Volunteers. Students receiving support will be expected to volunteer time to help with on-site registration and with general duties, as needed, from 5 March (early on-site registration, tutorials, and workshops) through 8 March, 2012.

Being a Student Volunteer is a great way to enter the HRI research community, meet other students in your field, and attend one of most important conferences in HRI. We are looking to include students with diverse backgrounds in HRI and from all parts of the world. Note: You do not have to have an accepted paper/poster at HRI2012 to be considered for financial support, although students with accepted work will be given priority.

The deadline for applying for Student Volunteer funds by submitting the requested information is February 3, 2012. Please apply here!

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Workshops and Tutorials Available

Workshops and tutorials will take place on March 5, 2012 at the listed times. More information on each workshop can be found on the Workshops and Tutorials page.

Workshop 1: Human-Agent-Robot Teamwork
Workshop 2: Advances in tactile sensing and touch HRI
Workshop 3: Gaze in HRI From Modeling to Communication

Tutorial 1: ROS and Rosbridge Roboticists out of the loop
Tutorial 2: Cognitive Science and Socio-Cognitive Theory

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Conference Registration Now Open

Conference registration is now available at the registration site. Information on registration deadlines and rates is below.

Early Registration, Dec 14, 2011 – Jan 31, 2012
Late Registration, Feb. 1, 2012 – Feb 29, 2012
On-site Registration, Mar. 5, 2012 – Mar. 8, 2012

Registration fees, to be collected in US Dollars (USD), are as follows:

Deadlines ACM/SIG/IEEE/ HFES/AAAI member Student member Non-member Student non-member
Early registration 575 USD 250 USD 675 USD 300 USD
Late registration 675 USD 350 USD 775 USD 400 USD
On-site registration 775 USD 450 USD 875 USD 500 USD

Registration rates for tutorials and workshops are given below. If you have any questions about the registration, please contact the Registration Chairs, Kate Tsui ( and Selma Sabanovic (

Full-day workshop/tutorial: 130 USD (before March 1), 200 USD (on-site)
Half-day workshop/tutorial: 65 USD (before March 1), 100 USD (on-site)

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Reminder: Late Breaking Reports and Video Deadline

A reminder that the deadline for Late Breaking Reports and Videos is December 1 (the date has changed since the posting of the original flyer at the HRI 2011 conference).

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HRI 2012 Rebuttal period is now open

The HRI 2012 review system is now open for author rebuttals. You
should now be able to see reviews for your submission(s) and enter
your rebuttal(s) from the HRI 2012 submission website.

The rebuttal period will close on Friday November 4 at 12:00pm Eastern
Standard Time
. This is a hard deadline and no extensions will be

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Full paper rebuttal period rescheduled: Oct 31-Nov 3

The author rebuttal period for HRI 2012 has been moved to start on Monday October 31 and end Thursday November 3 (11:59pm PST). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope you can use this time effectively.

Once the rebuttal process starts, you will be able to see reviews for your submission(s) and enter your rebuttal(s) from the HRI 2012 submission website.

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Submissions are open

Submissions are now open via the submission and review site, please check the information for HRI authors for further details.

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Robotics is growing increasingly multidisciplinary as it moves towards realizing capable and collaborative robots that meet both human needs of society and technical challenges inherent in real world settings. A joining of the disciplines is essential for enabling robots to help people in their efforts to be more productive and enjoy a high quality of life. In particular, human-robot interaction (HRI) requires advancement of the state-ofthe-art in the empirical, algorithmic, mathematical, social, and engineering aspects of robotics in an integrated manner.

The Seventh Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2012) is dedicated to “Robots in the Loop,” which highlights the importance of autonomously capable robots in enhancing the experiences of human users in everyday life and work activities. HRI 2012 will emphasize embodied robotic systems that operate, collaborate with, learn from, and meet the needs of human users in real-world environments.

The HRI Conference is a highly selective annual international conference that aims to showcase the very best interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in human-robot interaction with roots in robotics, social psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, engineering, and many more. We invite broad participation.

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