30th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication VIRTUAL, AUGUST 8 – 12, 2021
2021 30th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)
August 8-12, 2021, All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)

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Last updated on August 3, 2021. This conference program is tentative and subject to change

Technical Program for Monday August 9, 2021

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Opening Remarks Plenary Session
Keynote 1 - Yiannis Demiris Keynote Session
Chair: Dautenhahn, KerstinUniversity of Waterloo
09:00-10:00, Paper MoK1N.1 
Personal Assistive Robots

Demiris, YiannisImperial College London
Motion Planning and Navigation in Human-Centered Environments 1 Interactive Session
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T1.1 
Multi-Robot Information Gathering Subject to Resource Constraints

Redwan Newaz, Abullah AlNorth Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Alam, TauhidulLouisiana State University Shreveport
Mondello, JosephLouisiana State University Shreveport
Johnson, JonathanLouisiana State University Shreveport
Bobadilla, LeonardoFlorida International University
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T1.2 
Hierarchical Human-Motion Prediction and Logic-Geometric Programming for Minimal Interference Human-Robot Tasks

Le, An ThaiUniversity of Stuttgart
Kratzer, PhilippUniversity of Stuttgart
Hagenmayer, SimonUniversity of Stuttgart
Toussaint, MarcTu Berlin
Mainprice, JimMax Planck Institute
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T1.3 
Human-Aware RRT-Connect: Motion Planning for Safe Human-Robot Collaboration

Rajendran, VidyasagarUniversity of Waterloo
Carreno, PamelaMonash University
Fisher, WesleyUniversity of Waterloo
Kulic, DanaMonash University
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T1.4 
A Deep Learning Approach to Multi-Context Socially-Aware Navigation

Banisetty, Santosh BalajeeUniversity of Nevada, Reno
rajamohan, vineethUniversity of Nevada, Reno
Vega, FaustoUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
Feil-Seifer, DavidUniversity of Nevada, Reno
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T1.5 
Towards a Seamless Experimental Protocol for Human Arm Impedance Estimation in an Interactive Dynamic Task

Fortineau, VincentLaboratoire Des Signaux Et Systèmes, Université Paris-Saclay, CN
Makarov, MariaL2S, CentraleSupélec
Rodriguez-Ayerbe, PedroSUPELEC Systems Sciences (E3S)
Siegler, Isabelle AnneUniv. Paris-Sud
Cooperation in Human-Robot Teams and Creating Human-Robot Relationships Interactive Session
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T2.1 
''Programming - It's Not for Normal People'': A Qualitative Study on User-Empowering Interfaces for Programming Collaborative Robots

Giannopoulou, GeorgiaAkasha Imaging
Borrelli, Elsi-MariABB Research Baden-Daettwil
McMaster, FionaInnovia Technology, United Kingdom
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T2.2 
Predicting Individual Human Performance in Human-Robot Teaming

Kolb, JackGeorgia Institute of Technology
Kishore, MayankGeorgia Institute of Technology
Shaw, KennethGeorgia Institute of Technology
Ravichandar, HarishGeorgia Institute of Technology
Chernova, SoniaGeorgia Institute of Technology
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T2.3 
Towards Safe Human-To-Robot Handovers of Unknown Containers

Pang, Yik LungQueen Mary University of London
Xompero, AlessioQueen Mary University of London
Oh, ChangjaeQueen Mary University of London
Cavallaro, AndreaQueen Mary University of London
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T2.4 
POP Cart: Product Recommendation System by an Agent on a Shopping Cart

Takada, RyosukeKobe City College of Technology
Hoshimure, KenyaOsaka University
Iwamoto, TakuyaCyberAgent
Baba, JunCyberAgent, Inc
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T2.5 
Self-Disclosure of Personal Information, Robot Appearance, and Robot Trustworthiness

Barfield, JessicaUniversity of Tennessee
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T2.6 
A Basic Study for Acceptance of Robots As Meal Partners: Number of Robots During Mealtime, Frequency of Solitary Eating, and past Experience with Robots

Fujii, AyakaUniversity of Tokyo
Okada, KeiThe University of Tokyo
Inaba, MasayukiThe University of Tokyo
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T2.7 
Effect of Domestic Trainee Robots' Errors on Human Teachers' Trust

Aliasghari, PouryaUniversity of Waterloo
Ghafurian, MoojanUniversity of Waterloo
Nehaniv, ChrystopherUniversity of Waterloo
Dautenhahn, KerstinUniversity of Waterloo
Robots' Emotions and Social Intelligence Interactive Session
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T3.1 
Facial Expression Generation of 3D Avatar Based on Semantic Analysis

Mukashev, DinmukhammedNazarbayev University
Kairgaliyev, MereyNazarbayev University
Alibekov, UlugbekNazarbayev University
Oralbayeva, NurziyaNazarbayev University
Sandygulova, AnaraNazarbayev University
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T3.2 
Modeling Human-Like Robot Personalities As a Key to Foster Socially Aware Navigation

Sorrentino, AlessandraScuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Khalid, OmairScuola Superiore Di Sant'Anna
Coviello, LuigiThe Biorobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Cavallo, FilippoUniversity of Florence
Fiorini, LauraUniversity of Florence
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T3.3 
Factor Exploration of Gestural Stroke Choice in the Context of Ambiguous Instruction Utterances: Challenges to Synthesizing Semantic Gesture from Speech Alone

DePalma, NickMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Hodgins, JessicaCarnegie Mellon University
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T3.4 
Enabling Robots to Adhere to Social Norms by Detecting F-Formations

Kollakidou, AvgiUniversity of Southern Denmark
Naik, LakshadeepUniversity of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Palinko, OskarUniversity of Southern Denmark
Bodenhagen, LeonUniversity of Southern Denmark
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T3.5 
Engagement Intention Estimation in Multiparty Human-Robot Interaction

Zhang, ZhijieNanyang Technological University
Zheng, JianminNanyang Technological University
Thalmann, Nadia MagnenatNanyang Technological University
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T3.6 
GCExp: Goal-Conditioned Exploration for Object Goal Navigation

Kumar, GulshanInternational Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
Narasimhan, Sai ShankarIIIT Hyderabad
Didwania, HimansuInternational Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
Roychoudhury, Ruddra devTCS Research & Innovation
Bhowmick, BrojeshwarTata Consultancy Services
Krishna, MadhavaIIIT Hyderabad
Programming by Demonstration and Social Learning Via Teaching and Imitation Interactive Session
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T4.1 
Learning Task Constraints in Visual-Action Planning from Demonstrations

ESPOSITO, FRANCESCOKTH Royal Institute of Technology
Pek, ChristianKTH Royal Institute of Technology
Welle, Michael C.KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Kragic, DanicaKTH
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T4.2 
Automatic Learning of Cognitive Exercises for Socially Assistive Robotics

Suárez-Hernández, AlejandroCSIC-UPC
Andriella, AntonioIRI, CSIC-UPC
Taranović, AleksandarInstitut De Robòtica I Informàtica Industrial, CSIC-UPC
Segovia-Aguas, JavierInstitut De Robòtica I Informàtica Industrial (IRI), CSIC-UPC
Torras, CarmeCsic - Upc
Alenyà, GuillemCSIC-UPC
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T4.3 
ICONS: Imitation CONStraints for Robot Collaboration

Gonzalez, GlebysPurdue University
Wachs, JuanPurdue University
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T4.4 
Demonstrating Cloth Folding to Robots: Design and Evaluation of a 2D and a 3D User Interface

Waymouth, BenjaminMonash University
Cosgun, AkanselMonash University
Newbury, RhysMonash University
Tran, TinMonash University
Chan, Wesley PatrickMonash University
Drummond, TomMonash University
Croft, ElizabethMonash University
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T4.5 
Attention Deep Learning Based Model for Predicting the 3D HumanBody Pose Using the Robot Human Handover Phases

Laplaza, JavierUniversitat Politècnica De Catalunya
Pumarola, AlbertInstitut De Robòtica I Informàtica Industrial (IRI)
Moreno-Noguer, FrancescCSIC
Sanfeliu, AlbertoUniversitat Politècnica De Cataluyna
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T4.6 
Analytical Solution of Pepper's Inverse Kinematics for a Pose Matching Imitation System

Stoeva, DarjaTU Wien
Frijns, HelenaTU Wien
Gelautz, MargritTU Wien
Schürer, OliverVienna University of Technology
10:00-11:00, Paper MoI1T4.7 
Investigating Transparency Methods in a Robot Word-Learning System and Their Effects on Human Teaching Behaviors

Hirschmanner, MatthiasTU Wien
Gross, StephanieAustrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Zafari, SetarehVienna University of Technology
Krenn, BrigitteAustrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Neubarth, FriedrichAustrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Vincze, MarkusVienna University of Technology
Exploring Social Credibility and Trust in HRI Special Session
Chair: Holthaus, PatrickUniversity of Hertfordshire
Co-Chair: Cangelosi, AngeloUniversity of Manchester
Organizer: Rossi, AlessandraUniversity of Naples Federico II
Organizer: Holthaus, PatrickUniversity of Hertfordshire
Organizer: Cangelosi, AngeloUniversity of Manchester
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T1.1 
Do You Still Trust Me? Human-Robot Trust Repair Strategies (I)

Esterwood, ConnorUniversity of Michigan
Robert, LionelUniversity of Michigan
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T1.2 
Trust Me! I Am a Robot: An Affective Computational Account of Scaffolding in Robot-Robot Interaction (I)

Kirtay, MuratHumboldt Universität Zu Berlin
Oztop, ErhanOsaka University / Ozyegin University
Asada, MinoruOpen and Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives, Osaka Universit
Hafner, Verena VanessaHumboldt-Universität Zu Berlin
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T1.3 
Validation of Robot Interactive Behaviors through Users Emotional Perception and Their Effects on Trust (I)

Cucciniello, IleniaUniversità Degli Studi Di Napoli Federico II
Sangiovanni, SaraUniversità Degli Studi Di Napoli Federico II
Maggi, GianpaoloUniversità Della Campania L. Vanvitelli
Rossi, SilviaUniversita' Di Napoli Federico II
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T1.4 
Human-Agent Trust Evaluation in a Digital Twin Context (I)

Doroftei, DanielaRoyal Military Academy
De Vleeschauwer, TomBelgian Defence
Lo Bue, SalvatoreRoyal Military Academy
Dewyn, MichaëlRoyal Military Academy
Vanderstraeten, Frik Gaston EmielRMA
De Cubber, GeertRoyal Military Academy of Belgium
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T1.5 
Affective, Cognitive and Behavioural Engagement Detection for Human-Robot Interaction in a Bartending Scenario (I)

Rossi, AlessandraUniversity of Naples Federico II
Raiano, MarioUniversity of Naples Federico II
Rossi, SilviaUniversita' Di Napoli Federico II
Robots in Education, Therapy and Rehabilitation Panel Session
Chair: chandra, shrutiUniversity of Waterloo
Co-Chair: Alhaddad, Ahmad YaserQatar University
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T2.1 
The CAR Approach: Creative Applied Research Experiences for Master’s Students in Autonomous Platooning

Sidorenko, GalinaHalmstad University
mostowski, WojciechHalmstad University
Vinel, AlexeyHalmstad University
Sjöberg, JeanetteHalmstad University
Cooney, MartinHalmstad University
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T2.2 
Gesture-Based Teleoperated Grasping for Educational Robotics

Koenig, AlexanderTechnical University of Munich
Rodriguez y Baena, FerdinandoImperial College, London, UK
Secoli, RiccardoImperial College London
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T2.3 
If You Cheat, I Cheat: Cheating on a Collaborative Task with a Social Robot

Ayub, AliThe Pennsylvania State University
Hu, HuiqingThe Pennsylvania State University
Zhou, GuangweiJohns Hopkins University
Fendley, CarterPenn State University
Ramsay, CrystalThe Pennsylvania State University
Jackson, KathyThe Pennsylvania State University
Wagner, Alan RichardPenn State University
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T2.4 
Human or Robot University Tutor? Future Teachers’ Attitudes and Learning Outcomes

Velentza, Anna MariaUniversity of Macedonia
Fachantidis, NikoloasUniversity of Macedonia
Lefkos, IoannisUniversity of Macedonia
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T2.5 
Detecting Compensatory Motions and Providing Informative Feedback During a Tangible Robot Assisted Game for Post-Stroke Rehabilitation

Guneysu Ozgur, ArzuEPFL
Khodr, HalaEPFL
Bruno, BarbaraSwiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)
Gandar, NicolasEPFL
Wessel, Maximilian JonasEPFL
Hummel, Friedhelm ChristophEPFL
Dillenbourg, PierreEPFL
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T2.6 
Effects of an Adaptive Robot Encouraging Teamwork on Students' Learning

Baghaei Ravari, ParastooUniversity of Waterloo
Lee, Ken JenUniversity of Waterloo
Law, EdithUniversity of Waterloo
Kulic, DanaMonash University
HRI and Collaboration in Manufacturing Environments Panel Session
Chair: Jouaiti, MelanieUniversity of Waterloo
Co-Chair: Camilleri, AntonellaUniversity of the West of England, Bristol Robotics Laboratory
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T3.1 
Social Robots As Leaders: Leadership Styles in Human-Robot Teams

Lopes, Sara L.ISCTE-IUL
Gumarães Rocha, José BernardoIST-UTL and INESC-ID
Ferreira, AristidesIscte - Instituto Universitário De Lisboa
Prada, RuiINESC ID, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade De Lisboa
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T3.2 
Designing Interface Aids to Assist Collaborative Robot Operators in Attention Management

Henrichs, CurtUniversity of Wisconsin - Madison
Zhao, FangyunUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Mutlu, BilgeUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T3.3 
Why Talk to People When You Can Talk to Robots? Far-Field Speaker Identification in the Wild

Humblot-Renaux, GaladrielleAalborg University
Li, ChenAalborg University
Chrysostomou, DimitriosAalborg University
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T3.4 
Estimating Robot Body Torque for Two-Handed Cooperative Physical Human-Robot Interaction

Møgster, JohannesWestern Norway University of Applied Sciences
Stoelen, Martin F.University of Plymouth
Kyrkjebø, ErikWestern Norway University of Applied Sciences
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T3.5 
A Human-Driven Control Architecture for Promoting Good Mental Health in Collaborative Robot Scenarios

Lavit Nicora, MatteoCNR
André, ElisabethUniversität Augsburg
Berckmans, DanielDivision Animal and Human Health Engineering, M3-BIORES: Measure
Carissoli, ClaudiaUniversità Degli Studi Di Milano
D'Orazio, TizianaCNR
Delle Fave, AntonellaUniversity of Milano
Patrick, GebhardGerman Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Marani, RobertoInstitute of Intelligent Industrial Technologies and Systems For
Mira, Robert MihaiItalian Council of National Research
Negri, LucaUniversità Degli Studi Di Milano
Nunnari, FabrizioGerman Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Peña Fernández, AlbertoBioRICS NV, Technologielaan 3, Heverlee, Belgium
Scano, AlessandroInstitute of Technology and Industrial Automation-CNR
Reni, GianluigiScientific Institute, IRCCS E. Medea, Bosisio Parini, Lecco, Ita
Malosio, MatteoNational Research Council of Italy
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T3.6 
A Study of Cobot Practitioners Needs for Augmented Reality Interfaces in the Context of Current Technologies

Zieliński, KrzysztofInstitute of Control, Robotics and Information Engineering, Pozn
Walas, Krzysztof, TadeuszPoznan University of Technology
Heredia Mena, Juan EstebanUniversity of Southern Denmark
Mikkel, KjærgaardUniversity of Southern Denmark
Motion Planning and Navigation in Human-Centered Environments 2 Panel Session
Chair: Koay, Kheng LeeUniversity of Hertfordshire
Co-Chair: Sandygulova, AnaraNazarbayev University
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T4.1 
How Experts Explain Motion Planner Output: A Preliminary User-Study to Inform the Design of Explainable Planners

Brandao, MartimKing's College London
Canal, GerardKing's College London
Krivic, SenkaKing's College London
Luff, Paul KeithKing's College London
Coles, AmandaKing's College London
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T4.2 
Joint Stiction Avoidance with Null-Space Motion in Real-Time Model Predictive Control for Redundant Collaborative Robots

Salt Ducaju, Julian MauricioLTH, Lund University
Olofsson, BjornLund University
Robertsson, AndersLTH, Lund University
Johansson, RolfLund University
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T4.3 
Spatial Language Understanding for Object Search in Partially Observed City-Scale Environments

Zheng, KaiyuBrown University
Bayazit, DenizBrown University
Mathew, RebeccaBrown University
Pavlick, EllieBrown University
Tellex, StefanieBrown
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T4.4 
Multi-Modal Proactive Approaching of Humans for Human-Robot Cooperative Tasks

Naik, LakshadeepUniversity of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Palinko, OskarUniversity of Southern Denmark
Bodenhagen, LeonUniversity of Southern Denmark
Krüger, NorbertUniversity of Southern Denmark
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T4.5 
RRT-SMP: Socially-Encoded Motion Primitives for Sampling-Based Path Planning

Henderson, MarkThe More-Than-One Robotics Lab, University of Prince Edward Isla
Ngo, Trung DungUniversity of Prince Edward Island
11:00-11:45, Paper MoP1T4.6 
Human-Aware Robot Navigation Based on Learned Cost Values from User Studies

Bungert, KiraUniversity of Bonn
Bruckschen, LilliUniversity of Bonn
Krumpen, StefanUniversity of Bonn
Rau, WitaliUniversity of Bonn
Weinmann, MichaelUniversity of Bonn
Bennewitz, MarenUniversity of Bonn
Keynote 2 -- Ryan Calo Keynote Session
Chair: Van der Loos, H.F. MachielUniversity of British Columbia (UBC)
, Paper MoK2N. 
Trust Falls with Robots: Law and Policy As Backdrop for Co-Robotics

Calo, RyanUniversity of Washington




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