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Events ■ RO-MAN 2015

Workshop on Learning for Human-Robot Collaboration, 24th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man'2015)

ro man 2015Once isolated behind safety fences, the new emerging generation of robots endowed with more precise and sophisticated sensors, as well as better actuators, are materializing the idea of having robots working alongside people not only on manufacturing production lines, but also in spaces such as houses, museums, and hospitals. In this context, one of the next frontiers is the collaboration between humans and robots, which raises new challenges for robotics. A collaborative robot must be able to assist humans in a large diversity of tasks, understand its collaborator's intentions as well as communicate its own intentions, and decide when it can lead the task or when just follow its human counterpart. All these aspects demand the robot to be endowed with an adaptation capability so that it can satisfactorily collaborate with humans. In this sense, learning is a crucial feature for creating robots that can execute different tasks, and rapidly adapt to its human partner's actions and requirements. This workshop is aimed not only at bringing together researchers from human-robot interaction, robot control and machine learning fields, but also at creating valuable collaborations, and attracting more roboticists into this growing community.

Topics of interest include (but are NOT limited to) the following:

  • Learning from demonstration
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Active learning
  • Force and impedance control
  • Physical human-robot interaction
  • Human-robot coordination
  • Recognition and prediction of human actions
  • Reactive and proactive behaviors
  • Roles allocation
  • Haptic communication
  • Cooperative human-human interaction
  • Human activity understanding

Invited speakers:

Call for contributions:

        We welcome prospective participants to submit either full papers (up to 6 pages, to be orally presented) or extended abstracts (up to 2 pages, to be presented as poster). The manuscripts should use the IEEE RO-MAN two-column format. Please submit a PDF copy of your manuscript through our EasyChair platform at

      before May 22nd, 2015. Each paper will receive a minimum of two reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contributions, technical clarity, and presentation. Accepted papers require that at least one of the authors register to the workshop.

Important dates:

Submission deadline: May 22, 2015
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2015
Final submission: August 10, 2015
Workshop date: August 31, 2015

Accepted papers

  • "Performance Evaluation of Developed Intuitive Teaching Systems for Robot Manipulators", G. Capi, D. Hossain, S. Kaneko and K. Bode
  • "Learning Robot Skills from Human Feedback for Human-Robot Interaction Tasks", A. G. Kupcsik, D. Hsu and W. S. Lee
  • "Automated Interpretations of Unsupervised Learning-Derived Clusters for Activity Recognition", R. Freedman and S. Zilberstein
  • "Modeling of Human Postural Adaptations Using Reinforcement Learning", C. E. Sezener, L. Peternel, J. Camernik, J. Babic and E. Oztop
  • "Learning to Interact with Humans Using Goal-Directed and Habitual Behaviors", E. Renaudo, S. Devin, B. Girard, R. Chatila, R. Alami, M. Khamassi and A. Clodic


Tentative Program

Time Event
9:00 – 9:10 Opening by the organizers
9:10 – 9:45 Il Hong Suh
9:45 – 10:20 Heni Ben Amor
10:20 – 10:30 Poster teasers
10:30 – 10:50 Poster session + Coffee break
10:50 – 11:25 Dongheui Lee
11:25 – 12:00 Ayşe Küçükyılmaz
12:00 – 12:20 Discussion and wrap-up
12:20 – 14:00 Lunch break



Leonel Rozo (Main organizer)
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Via Morego, 30. 16163. Genoa, Italy.
Tel: +39 010 717 81 722
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Sylvain Calinon
Idiap Research Institute
Centre du Parc, Rue Marconi 19. CH-1920 Martigny, Switzerland.
Tel: +41 27 721 77 61
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Last Updated on Monday, 20 July 2015 08:37


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