June 4, 2018


Please find the proceedings here.


September 29, Saturday
9:00 – 9:15 Introduction
9:15 – 10:15 Keynote speaker
Prof. Silvia Rossi, PhD
User Profiling and Behavior Adaptation for Socially Assistive Robotics: the case of the UPA4SAR project
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break + setup SECURE PhD students posters
10:45 – 11:15 First Session (2 presentations of 15mn each)

  • Tanja Heuer, Ina Schiering and Reinhard Gerndt
    Transparency for Social Robots
  • Petr Švarný, Zdeněk Straka and Matěj Hoffmann
    Toward safe separation distance monitoring from RGB-D sensors in human-robot interaction
11:15 – 11:30 Introduction of SECURE project
11:30 – 12:00 SECURE presentations (5 teasers of 5 mn each)

  • ESR1Grigorios Skaltsas
    Measuring Habituation during Human-Robot Interaction as part of the requirements for a PhD within SECURE project.
  • ESR2 – Alessandra Rossi, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Kheng Lee Koay and Michael L. Walters
    Investigating human perceptions of trust and social cues in robots for safe HRI in home environments
  • ESR4 – Francois Foerster and Jeremy Goslin
    Virtual Reality as a Tool to Study Embodied Cognition
  • ESR5 – Chandrakant Bothe, Sven Magg, Cornelius Weber and Stefan Wermter
    Progress Report: Language Learning for Safety during Human-Robot Interaction
  • ESR6 – Egor Lakomkin
    Speech Emotion Recognition for Human-Robot Interaction with Deep Neural Networks
12:00 – 12:30 Poster session 1
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch + setup SECURE PhD students posters
13:30 – 14:00 SECURE presentations (5 teasers of 5 mn each)

  • ESR7 – Mohammad Ali Zamani, Sven Magg, Cornelius Weber and Stefan Wermter
    Progress Report: Language-modulated Actions using Deep Reinforcement Learning for Safer Human-Robot Interaction
  • ESR8 – Dong Hai Phuong Nguyen, Matej Hoffmann, Ugo Pattacini and Giorgio Metta
    Learning peripersonal space in Humanoid Robot and its application on safe Human-robot Interaction
  • ESR9 – Marie Charbonneau, Valerio Modugno, Francesco Nori, Giuseppe Oriolo, Daniele Pucci and Serena Ivaldi
    Learning robust task priorities of optimization based whole-body torque-controllers
  • ESR11 – Chih-Hsuan Chen
    Dense 3D Environment Reconstruction with an RGB-D Camera for Mobile Robot
  • ESR12 – Alexis Billier
    Design of a robotic finger combining a linkage-based design and the push-pull cable technology
14:00 – 14:30 Poster session 2
14:30 – 17:00 Discussion tables
17:00 Finish
September 30, Sunday
9:00 Introduction
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote speaker
Prof. Dana Kulic, PhD
Learning for improved human-robot collaboration
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break + setup SOCRATES PhD students posters
10:30 – 10:45 Introduction of SOCRATES project
10:45 – 11:30 SOCRATES presentations (8 teasers of 5 mn each)

  • ESR1 – Henrique Siqueira
    An Adaptive Neural Approach Based on Ensemble and Multitask Learning for Affect Recognition
  • ESR2 – Alexander Sutherland
    Toward Emotion Recognition From Early Fused Acoustic and Language Features Using Recursive Neural Networks
  • ESR3 – Vesna Poprcova
    Can body motion properties be used as potential indicators of depression in elderly?
  • ESR4 – Michele Persiani
    Text-Based Inference of Object Affordances for Human-Robot Interaction
  • ESR5 – Cagatay Odabasi
    Learning Optical Flow For Action Classification
  • ESR6 – Maitreyee Tewari and Suna Bensch
    Natural Language Communication with Social Robots for Assisted Living
  • ESR7 – André Potenza
    Towards measuring mental workload from facial expressions
  • ESR8 – Aleksandar Taranović
    Multimodal Robot Feedback While Learning a Novel Cognitive Exercise From a Human Teacher
11:30-12:00  Poster session 3
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch + Setup SOCRATES PhD students posters
13:00 – 13:40 SOCRATES presentations (7 teasers of 5 mn each)

  • ESR9 – Antonio Andriella
    Are you playing with me? On the importance of Detecting and Recovering Disengagement in Mild Dementia Patients playing Brain-Training Exercises
  • ESR10 – Samuel Olatunji
    Increasing the Understanding between a Dining Table Robot Assistant and the User
  • ESR11 – Truong Giang Vo and Simone Kilian
    Service Assistant to Support the Elderly with Mobility Issues
  • ESR12 – Antonella Camilieri
    Analyzing Explicit(Speech) Modalities from Human-Human Interactions for building Context about a Robot-Assisted Dressing Task.
  • ESR13 – Neziha Akalin
    A First Step Towards Understanding the Effect of an Interactive Robot on User Experience in Motivational Interview
  • ESR14 – Anouk van Maris
    The Effect of Affective Robot Behaviour on the Level of Attachment After One Interaction
  • ESR15 – Naomi Yvonne Mbelekani
    Emotion-Motion Interaction as a baseline for understanding non-verbal expression of computational empathy and users’ expectations
13:40 – 14:10 Poster Session 4
14:10 – 14:40 Conclusions