Program

DAY 1: Thursday, November 11th

9:00-9:05 Welcome and Symposium Overview
9:05-9:45 Invited Keynote: Cynthia Breazeal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
9:45-10:30 Introductions
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Oral Session: Communicative Mechanisms (Moderator: Bilge Mutlu)
11:00-11:15 Collaborative Discourse, Engagement and Always-On Relational Agents – Charles Rich, Candace Sidner
11:15-11:30 On the Challenges and Opportunities of Physically Situated Dialog – Dan Bohus, Eric Horvitz
11:30-11:45 Joint Attention in Human-Robot Interaction – Chien-Ming Huang, Andrea Thomaz
11:45-12:00 Toward integrating natural-HRI into spoken dialog – Takayuki Kanda
12:00-12:10 Basic communicative acts (BCAs): A strategy for implementing context-sensitive dialogue in social robots – Wendelin Reich
12:10-12:20 Meta-Analysis of User Age and Service Robot Configuration Effects on Human-Robot Interaction in Healthcare Application – Manida Swangnetr, Biwen Zhu, David Kaber, Kinley Taylor
12:20-12:30 Emotive Non-Anthropomorphic Robots Perceived as More Calming, Friendly, and Attentive for Victim Management – Cindy Bethel, Robin Murphy
12:30-2:00 Lunch Break
2:00-3:30 Themed Discussion: Getting Physical: Challenges at the Crossroads of Robotics and Dialog Research (Moderator: Eric Horvitz, Slides for Framing Remarks)
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-5:30 Oral Session: Human-Robot Dialog Systems and Experiments (Moderator: Dan Bohus)
4:00-4:15 Mixed-Initiative Long-Term Interactions with an All-Day-Companion Robot – Stephanie Rosenthal, Manuela Veloso
4:15-4:30 Framework of Communication Activation Robot Participating in Multiparty Conversation – Yoichi Matsuyama, Hikaru Taniyama, Shinya Fujie, Tetsunori Kobayashi
4:30-4:45 The role of Embodiment and Perspective in Direction-Giving Systems – Dai Hasegawa, Justine Cassell, Kenji Araki
4:45-5:00 Is Silence Golden in Human-Robot Dialogue? – Robert Ross
5:00-5:10 Do You Really Want to Know? Display Questions in Human-Robot Dialogues – Maxim Makatchev, Reid Simmons
5:10-5:20 Instruction Taking in the TeamTalk System – Alex Rudnicky, Aasish Pappu, Peng Li, Matthew Marge
5:20-5:30 Towards a storytelling humanoid robot – Christophe D’Alessandro, Quok Anh le, Olivier Deroo, David Doukhan, Rodolphe Gelin, Jean-Claude Martin, Catherine Pelachaud, Albert Rilliard, Sophie Rosset
6:00-7:30 AAAI 2010 Fall Symposia Reception

DAY 2: Friday, November 12th

9:00-10:30 Oral Session: Learning through Interaction (Moderator: Eric Horvitz)
9:00-9:15 Toward Fast Mapping for Robot Adjective Learning – Allison Petrosino, Kevin Gold
9:15-9:30 Crowdsourcing HRI through Online Multiplayer Games – Sonia Chernova, Jeff Orkin, Cynthia Breazeal
9:30-9:45 Preparing to talk: interaction between a linguistically enabled agent and a human teacher – Caroline Lyon, Chrystopher Nehaniv, Joe Saunders
9:45-10:00 Robots That Learn to Communicate: A Developmental Approach to Personally and Physically Situated Human-Robot Conversations – Naoto Iwahashi, Komei Sugiura, Ryo Taguchi, Takayuki Nagai, Tadahiro Taniguchi
10:00-10:10 Acquiring vocabulary through human robot interaction – a learning architecture for grounding words with multiple meanings – Aneesh Chauhan, Luís Seabra Lopes
10:10-10:20 Eye Spy: Improving Vision through Dialog – Adam Vogel, Karthik Raghunathan, Dan Jurafsky
10:20-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 Invited Keynote: “Talk and its timing,” Herbert H. Clark, Stanford University
11:45-12:30 Oral Session: Situated Language Understanding (Moderator: Antoine Raux)
11:45-12:00 Putting Things in Context: Situated Language Understanding for Human-Robot Dialog(ue) – Robert Ross
12:00-12:10 Enhanced Visual Scene Understanding through Human-Robot Dialog – Matthew Johnson-Roberson, Gabriel Skantze, Jeannette Bohg, Joakim Gustafson, Rolf Carlson, Danica Kragic
12:10-12:20 Task Identification Based on Subspaces  Extracted from Visual Scene and Spoken Dialog – Masashi Kimura, Shinta Sawada, Yurie Iribe, Kouichi Katsurada, Tsuneo Nitta
12:20-12:30 The Role of Audio-Visual Communication in a Two Person Gross Motion Manipulation Task – Sarangi Parikh, Joel Esposito, Jeremy Searock
12:30-2:00 Lunch Break
2:00-2:45 Oral Session: Situated Language Understanding (continued) (Moderator: Antoine Raux)
2:00-2:15 Ambiguities in Spatial Language Understanding in Situated Human Robot Dialogue – Changsong  Liu, Jacob Walker, Joyce Chai
2:15-2:30 Visual Salience and Reference Resolution in Situated Dialogues: A Corpus-based Evaluation – Niels Schuette, John Kelleher, Brian Mac Namee
2:30-2:45 A Probabilistic Approach for Understanding  Natural Language Commands – Thomas Kollar, Nicholas Roy, Stefanie  Tellex
2:45-3:30 Themed Discussion: Action, Collaboration, and Communication (Moderator: Charles Rich)
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-5:00 Poster Session
Learnable controllers for adaptive dialogue processing management – Geert-Jan Kruijff, Hans-Ulrich Krieger
Turn Taking for Human-Robot Interaction – Crystal Chao, Andrea Thomaz
The Social Medium is the Message – Vasant Srinivasan, Robin Murphy, Victoria Groom, Clifford Nass, Cindy  Bethel
Learning grounded communicative intent from human-robot dialog – Joseph Modayil
Grounding New Words on the Physical World in Multi-Domain Human-Robot Dialogues – Mikio Nakano, Naoto Iwahashi, Takayuki Nagai, Taisuke Sumii, Xiang Zuo, Ryo Taguchi, Takashi Nose, Akira Mizutani, Tomoaki Nakamura, Muhanmad Attamim, Hiromi Narimatsu, Kotaro Funakoshi, Yuji Hasegawa
Situating Spatial Templates for Human-Robot Interaction – Robert Ross, John Kelleher, Brian Mac Namee, Colm Sloan
A Toolkit for Exploring the Role of Voice in Human-Robot Interaction – Zachary Henkel, Victoria Groom, Vasant Srinivasan, Robin Murphy, Clifford Nass
Inconsistency in Behaviors of Virtual Agents and Robots: Case Studies on its Influences into Dialogues with Humans – Tatsuya Nomura
A Platform for Human-Robot Dialogue Systems Research – Rodney Nielsen, Richard Voyles, Daniel Bolanos, Mohammad Mahoor, Wilson Pace, Katie Siek, Wayne Ward
Towards Effective Communication with Robotic Assistants for the   Elderly: Integrating Speech, Vision and Haptics – Barbara Di Eugenio, Milos Zefran, Jezekiel Ben-Arie, Mark Foreman
SIROS: A Framework for Human-Robot Interaction Research in Virtual Worlds – Antoine Raux
5:00-6:00 AAAI 2010 Theater
6:00-7:30 AAAI 2010 Fall Symposia Plenary

DAY 3: Saturday, November 13th

9:00-9:45 Invited Keynote: Candy Sidner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
9:45-10:30 Oral Session: Models of Human-Robot Dialog (Moderator: Takayuki Kanda)
9:45-10:00 Unified Model for Verbal and Non-Verbal Human-Robot Collaboration – Laetitia Matignon, Abir-Beatrice  Karami, abdel-illah Mouaddib
10:00-10:15 Active Learning for Generating Motion and Utterances in Object Manipulation Dialogue Tasks – Komei Sugiura, Naoto Iwahashi, Hisashi Kawai, Satoshi Nakamura
10:15-10:30 Modeling human-robot interaction based on generic interaction patterns – Julia Peltason, Britta Wrede
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 Oral Session: Models of Human-Robot Dialog (continued) (Moderator: Takayuki Kanda)
11:00-11:15 Natural Programming of a Social Robot by Dialogs – Javi Gorostiza, Miguel Salichs
11:15-11:25 Policy activation for open-ended dialogue management – Pierre Lison, Geert-Jan Kruiff
11:25-11:35 State Summarization for Autonomous Robots – Abraham Shultz, Dan  Brooks, Holly Yanco,
11:35-12:30 Themed Discussion: Research Directions with Dialog with Robots (Moderator: Bilge Mutlu, Slides for Framing Remarks)
12:30-12:45 Wrap-up