We invite submissions in the following domains:
- Social cognition models and their implementation for human-robot interaction: neuro-robotics
and artificial neural networks; theory of mind and simulation theory; narrative-practice
hypothesis; enactive theory, interaction theory, and participatory sense-making; mirror
neurons and embodied simulation; artificial consciousness and awareness; the frame
problem, sensitivity to context, and social decision making.
- Social psychological aspects of human-robot interaction: anthropomorphism; mind attribution,
perception of agency and goal recognition; intentions and emotions identification;
biases and stereotype formation.
- Non-verbal communication and embodied/enactive models of the mind: applications of
the embodied/enactive/interactive theory to developmental, evolutionary, and situated
robotics; implementation of embodied communication through gaze, touch, gesture.
- Robots in education, tourism, and entertainment industry: narrative practices; teaching
methodologies; learning through interaction; gamification; imagination, creativity,
and procedural art; skill acquisition and exercise; machine learning.
- Robots in healthcare and assistive technologies: cognitive models of autism and other
behavioral syndromes; robot therapy; tele-presence; sensors and diagnostic software;
domotics, lifestyle, and mental health.
- Robot ethics and machine ethics: algorithmic solutions to moral dilemmas; autonomous
agents and responsibility; formalization of codes of conduct; moral and legal obligations
towards artificial companions; public policy, self-regulation of the developers, and
- The social impact of robotics: future trends in the job market and technological unemployment;
trust; expertise and automation; public policy and autonomous agents; AI in public
administration and e-finance; robots, smart cities, and the Internet of things.