This year, I am co-organizing with Heather
Knight the alt.HRI
event during the Human-Robot Interaction conference 2017.
alt.HRI is about offering a high-visibility venue for unconventional, radical,
thought-provoking (yet rigorous!) research on the future of human-robot interactions. With a special flavour
this year: we invited authors to discuss the Less Positive Side of Human-Robot Interaction.
With the help of a great international committee (Kate Darling, Seiichiro Katsura, Iolanda Leite, Angelica Lim, Hirotaka Osawa,
Ana Paiva, Bill Smart and Mary-Anne Williams), we have selected four contributions which will be presented during the
HRI 2017 conference next March in Vienna.
From a robot which physically takes control of your throat and dictates what you say to robots which
feel scared when they visit unknown places, I'm very excited with the programme!