Lately, there has been a growing interest in making autonomous robots able to interact with people. This challenging goal has opened many new research issues regarding the social capabilities robots should perform, for instance assisting people in public spaces or helping ageing people in homes. Furthermore, interest in flying-robots is growing significantly, and they are becoming more autonomous, meaning that their interaction and close collaboration with humans is the next step in terms of research and technical challenges. Therefore, this workshop deals with human-robot-interaction with UAVs, specifically the existing challenges and the frontiers found by researchers.
Specifically, the main objectives of this workshop are two-fold. First, we will highlight recent developments in HRI with UAV's. We will compare state-of-the-art approaches and the current challenges researchers are working on. Moreover, we will introduce the frontiers authors have recently found during their investigations, encouraging discussions among participants to identify the current challenges and unsolved problems.
Second, we will motivate our expert speakers to describe (1) which kind of tasks these social flying robots may solve and how they may assist and help people, and (2) how to open new avenues to build flying robots with greater capability to interact with people.
Institut de robòtica i informàtica industrial, CSIC-UPC, (IRI) firstname.lastname@example.org
Researcher Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Senior IEEE Member
Directeur de Recherche LAAS / CNRS , (LAAS)
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Group
Idiap Research Institute (Idiap)
Senior IEEE Member
Scientific Director of the “Unity of Excellence Maria Maeztu”
Institut de robòtica I informàtica industrial, CSIC-UPC, (IRI)
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