Goals of the special session

The goal of the Socially Assistive Robots special session is to bring together researchers working in robotics and artificial intelligence and applying the results in real-world environments. This meeting is oriented towards sharing the ideas of the participants with different backgrounds ranging from robotics and machine learning to psychology. The aim of the special session is to identify new concepts and challenges in designing socially assistive robots that can increase the quality of life of humans.

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List of Topics

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Affective computing for socially interactive robots
  • Ambient Assisted Living
  • Artificial intelligence and socially interactive robots
  • Autonomy in social robotics
  • Control architectures for social robotics
  • Interaction and collaboration among robots, humans and environment
  • Personal robots for the home
  • Rehabilitation and medical robots
  • Robot applications in education, entertainment and gaming
  • Robot learning
  • Robots that can adapt to different users
  • Socially assistive robots to improve quality of life

Important dates

Paper submission: April 22, 2018
Notification of acceptance: May 20, 2018
Camera ready papers: June 20, 2018
Conference date: August 23-25, 2018

Main Organizer

Gergely Magyar
Department of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence
Technical University of Kosice


Kaori Yoshida
Department of Human Intelligence Systems
Kyushu Institute of Technology

Raffaele Limosani
The Biorobotics Institute
Scuola Superiore Sant\‘ Anna