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!