Special Issue "Human-Robot Interaction and Sensors for Social Robotics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2020).
Interests: human–computer interaction; intelligent tutoring systems; intelligent interfaces; human-centered design; UX; serious games; gamification; digital culture
In recent years, there is an increasing interest in the human factors related to robots in the area of human–robot interaction (HRI). There are different topics of interest that are of interest to researchers in HRI, such as robot emotions and personalities, intelligent electronic sex hardware, affective, gender, psychological, sociological, and philosophical approaches, morality and ethics, among others. The utilization of robots for interaction and communication with humans in recent decades has motivated different therapies and applications in healthcare and education. For example, there are different initiatives to introduce robotics into hospitals for socioemotional and educational attention. Among the different studies on the use of social robots to support children in hospital contexts, those that stand out are about using the robots NAO, IROMEC, Pleo, Robovie, MOnarCH, and Paro. These studies show the positive benefits of their use and good acceptance by children, their families, health professionals, and educators.
This Special Issue will cover all aspects of social robotics, including user studies, design frameworks, techniques and strategies, methodologies, tools and applications, analysis and assessment, and systems integrations and architectures, as well as any work in progress.
We welcome submissions from all topics of social robotics applied to health and education, including but not limited to the following Topics:
- User studies
- Design frameworks
- Interaction with social robots
- Sensors, tools, and applications
- Affective computing
- Intelligent social approaches
- Systems integrations
- Ethical and moral approaches
- Cognition and sensing
- Human–robot interaction
Prof. Dr. Carina González
Dr. Carina Soledad González-González
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- social robots
- human–robot interaction
- affective computing
- intelligent social robotics