Program Overview

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER, 2, 2016

CosmoCaixa, Isaac Newton, 26, Barcelona

9.30 ONE DAY WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

10.00 – 18.30, Sala Tau

Socially Assistive Robotics (SAR) Design: discovering new techniques in therapy and education to improve social skills of children

Beste Ozcan, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, National Research Council of Italy, Mehmet Sinan Bermek, University of Sapienza in Rome, Maria Alejandra Garcia-Corretjer, School of Engineering, La Salle Campus.

14.00 AFTERNOON PARALLEL WORKSHOPS REGISTRATION

14.30 – 18.30 Parallel Workshops

PROGRAM

14.30 Parallel Workshops

16.30 Coffee break

17.00 Parallel Workshops

14.30 – 18.30, Sala Agora,

Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Regarding Social Robots in Therapy and Education

Jo Bac, University of Aberdeen, Eduard Fosch Villaronga, School of Law University of Bologna, Christoph Lutzc, CIRSFID cBI Norwegian Business School, Aurelia Tamò, University of Zurich

14.30 – 18.30 Beta,

Social Robots in Education

Jordi Albo Canals, La Salle Ramon Llull University, Jacqueline Kory Westlund, MIT Media Lab, Wafa Johal, Rolex Learning Center, Elizabeth Broadbent, The University of Auckland

14.30- 18.30, Sala Pi,

Experiences with social robots in children

Alex Barco, La Salle – Ramon Llull University, Marcel Heerink, Windesheim Flevoland University for Applied Sciences

 

19.00 WELCOME & CONFERENCE OPENING

Auditorium, CosmoCaixa, Isaac Newton, 26

Presented by: Fundació Bancària “la Caixa” representative, La Salle University representative, Jordi Albó, conference Chair’s

Keynote

Robotics and Technology Fluency

Illah R. Nourbakhsh Professor of Robotics The Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University, USA

 


 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER, 3

Conference sessions

La Salle Campus Barcelona, Ramon Llull University, Building Sant Jaume, Lluçanès, 41 Barcelona

9.00 – Registration

9.30 Keynote

Robotic assistants: research challenges, ethics, and the role of fiction

Carme Torras, Research Professor at the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC). Head of the Perception and Manipulation group at the Robotics Institute in Barcelona.

10.30 Posters run & Coffee break

11.00  Oral Sessions 1

LAW & MARKET FOR SOCIAL ROBOTS

1. What Do Roboticists Need to Know about the Future of Robot Law?

Eduard Fosch Villaronga, CIRSFID, University of Bologna, Italy, Institute of Law and Technology, UAB, Barcelona, Spain

2. The Market of Social and Educational Robots for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Giovanni E. Pazienza, Jan Geert van Hall, VanPaz BV, The Hague, The Netherlands

3. Privacy Concerns and Social Robots in Healthcare and Therapy: Presenting New Empirical Research

Christoph Lutz, BI Norwegian Business School, Department of Communication, Culture and Language, Norway,  Aurelia Tamò, University of Zurich, Chair for Information & Communication Law Switzerland

4. Pet-Robots Assisted Therapy: Proposal For A New Standardized Nursing Intervention

Carla Álvaro i Rodero, Miguel García Fernández,Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona, Spain

12.20 lunch

13.15 Posters Session

1. Facial Expressions Interpretation for Human-Robot Interaction

 Vishwas Mruthyunjaya, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States

 2. Provoking Pleo – Child Life Specialists’ Reflections On The Use Of Robotic Playmates In Hospital Settings

 Saskia van Oenen, Rianne Meiring, Wanda van Oostrom, Melissa Wesselius and Marcel Heerink, Windesheim Flevoland University, Robotics research group

3. Cloud robotics in therapy and education: possibillities and challenges

 Ingmar Koningen, Paul Koot, Jelmer Stavenga and Tom Visser, Windesheim Flevoland University, Robotics research group

 4. Pleo rb social pet robot as positive emotional state facilitator to facilitate Learning

Naema Brazal-Alcaide and Nathalie P. Lizeretti, FPCEE Blanquerna Ramon Llull University Barcelona Spain, Olga Sans-Cope, Technical University of Catalonia Barcelona, Spain, and Jordi Albo-Canals, GRSETAD – La Salle, Ramon Lull University, Barcelona, Spain

5. Social Robotics In Education Involving ASD Children: A Collaborative Design Project

Saskia van Oenen, Hanno van Keulen and Marcel Heerink, Windesheim Flevoland University, Robotics research group

6. LEGO Robotics activities feeder for Social Robotics thorugh a Cloud-based Architecture

Frederick Sanson, Gabriel Aguirre, Mario Mejia and Victor Lopez, Technol. Univ. of Panama, Panama City, Jordi Albo-Canals, GRSETAD – La Salle, Ramon Lull University, Barcelona, Spain

7. KNXbot, A social robot full integrated to smart buildings

 Ignacio de Ros Viader, AdR Ingeniería S.L., Barcelona, Spain, Enric Gonzalez and Xavi Burruezo, Dynatech, Barcelona , Spain, Jordi Albo-Canals, GRSETAD – La Salle, Ramon Lull University, Barcelona, Spain

8. Designing Socially Assistive Robot (SAR) for Cognitive Child-Robot Interaction (CCRI) with children in Autism Spectrum Disorder – The case of +me

Beste Ozcan, Daniele Caligiore, Valerio Speratia and Gianluca Baldassarre, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy, Eduard Fosch-Villaronga, Institute for Governance Studies, University of Twente Enschede, The Netherlands, Tania Moretta, Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Italy

9. Social Robots in Education: Towards Versatility

Wafa Johal, CHILI/LSRO, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, Gaëlle Calvary, Nadine Mandan, and Sylvie Pesty, Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble, Grenoble-Alps University, France

10. Ethical concerns when developing social robots for care

 Ricardo Machado, Departament de Psicologia Social, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain,  Jordi Albo-Canals, GRSETAD – La Salle, Ramon Lull University, Barcelona, Spain

14.20 Oral Sessions 2

ENHANCING PERFORMANCE OF SOCIAL ROBOTS

1. A design of child-robot interaction in hospitals

Victor Gonzalez-Pacheco, Alvaro Castro-Gonzalez, Jose Carlos Castillo, Maria Malfaz and Miguel A. Salichs, Systems Engineering and Automation Dept., Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganés, Spain

2. Increasing the Robot’s Level of Autonomy in Social Human-Robot Interaction through Interactive

Gergely Magyar, Mária Virčíková and Peter Sinčák, Center for Intelligent Technologies, Department of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia

3. Automated Audio Data Monitoring for a Social Robot in Ambient Assisted Living Environments

Rosa Ma Alsina-Pages and Enric Casals, GTM – Grup de Recerca en Tecnologies Media, La Salle – Universitat Ramon Llul, Barcelona , Joan Navarro, GRITS – Grup de Recerca en Internet Technologies & Storage, La Salle – Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain

4. Adaptation of Robot Behavior According to Human Speech

Martina Szaboova, Kristina Machova and Peter Sinčák, Center for Intelligent Technologies, Department of Cybernetics and Artifical Intelligence, Faculty of EE and Informatics, Technical University of of Košice, Slovakia

15.40 Coffee break

16.10 Keynote

The benefits of companion robots for patients with chronic illness

Elizabeth Anne Broadbent, Associate Professor Auckland University, New Zealand

20.00 Dinner & Awards

 


 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER, 4

9.30 Keynote

The Ties that Bind: Social Skills and the Theory of Mind

Daniel J. Hannon, Professor of the Practice in Human Factors, Department of Mechanical Engineering TUFTs University, Boston, USA

10.30 Coffee break

11.00 Oral Sessions 3

ROBOT DESIGN

1. Design of a robotics and IoT software platform for enhancing Early Childhood Education experience

Chandan Datta, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Chandimal Jayawardena and Abdolhossein Sarrafzadeh, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

2. Hookie: A Cloud Client Robot for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Daniel de Cordoba and Jordi Albo-Canals, GRSETAD – La Salle, Ramon Lull University, Barcelona, Spain, Enric Gonzalez and Xavi Burruezo, Dynatech, Barcelona , Spain

3. Mini: A Social Assistive Robot For People With Mild Cognitive Impairment

Esther Salichs, Alvaro Castro-Gonzalez, María Malfaz and Miguel Angel Salichs, RoboticsLab, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain

4. CASPER Project: Social PET Robots facilitating tasks in Therapies with Children with ASD

Devyn Curley, Tufts University, Center for Engineering Ecucation and Outreach, Boston, USA, Alex Barco,  Sandra Pico, Pablo Gallego, Cecilio Angulo and Jordi Albó Canals, GR-SETADLa Salle, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Beste Ozcan, Institute of Cognitive  Sciences and Technologies, ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy, Julien Delvaux and Matthieu Lhoir,  Industrial Engineering HELha Haute École Louvain en Hainaut, Belgium

5. Social LSMaker: Educational Social Mobile Robot with an Arduino-based Audiovisual Interactive Platform

Rosa Ma Alsina-Pages, GTM – Grup de Recerca en Tecnologies Mèdia, La Salle – Universitat Ramon Llull,
Barcelona, Spain, Marcos Hervás  and Jordi Albo-Canals, (GR-SETAD) La Salle, Universitat Ramon Llull,
Barcelona

12.40 lunch

13.40 Oral Sessions 4

ROBOT INTERVENTIONS

1. Success factors for the implementation of Paro

Edith Hagedoren, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Research Centre Technology in Care, Centre of Expertise for Innovative Care and Technology (EIZT), Heerlen, the Netherlands, Geert Heling, Médoc Management Consulting & Research, Breda, the Netherlands

2. Empowering Robots with Empathy for Cognitive Stimulations Therapy towards personal Autonomy

Jainendra Shukla and Joan Oliver, Instituto de Robótica para la Dependencia, Barcelona, Spain

3. How To Introduce A New Technology Into Existing Health Care Practices And Evaluate Its Potential Experiences

Clara Moerman (¡), Marcel Heerink, Windesheim Flevoland University, Robotics research group, Rianne Jansens, Loek van der Heide and Luc de Witte, Zuyd University, Centre of Expertise for Innovative Care and Technology, Heerlen, the Netherlands, Loek van der Heide and Luc de Witte, Maastricht University, CAPHRI, School for Public Health and Primary Care, The Netherlands

4. Does interacting with a robot reduce your physiological stress response?

Raihah Aminuddina, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, Amanda Sharkeya, Faculty of Computer & Mathematical Sciences, MARA University of Technology, Malaysia

5. What I want to do the robot? Identifying needs for social robots in a pediatric hospital

Miguel García Fernández, Carla Álvaro i Rodero and Cristina Bustillo Alonso, Hospital Sant Joan de Deu,
Barcelona, Spain

15.20 Keynote

Title (TBC)

Fumihide Tanaka, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba, Japan

16.20 Oral Sessions 5

Special Session: SOCIAL ROBOTS IN EDUCATION

1. Attentive Robot Listener Engages Children in Language Learning

Mirko Gelsomini, Hae Won Park, Jin Joo Lee and Cynthia Breazeal, MIT Media Lab, USA, Mirko Gelsomini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

2. Considering Students Confidence When Building a Synthetic Tutoring System

Maria Blancas, Vasiliki Vouloutsi, Riccardo Zucca and Paul F.M.J. Verschure, SPECS, DTIC, N-RAS Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Paul F.M.J. Verschure, Catalan Institute of Advanced Studies (ICREA), Barcelona, Spain

3. What Do Children in Rural Schools Think and Feel About Companion Robots?

Elizabeth Broadbent, Dept of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand,
Danielle Alexis Feerst, Tufts University, Occupational Therapy, Boston, USA, Seung Ho Lee and Bruce
MacDonald, Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand,
Jordi Albo Canals, GRSETAD – La Salle, Ramon Lull University, Barcelona, Spain

4. Tutoring CLOQQ Online Platform for Non-Formal Education Through SOTA Social Robots

Dimitris Zervas, David Blazquez, Andres Contreras, Jordi Albo-Canals, Sergio Marco and Marc Alba,
NextGen – Innovation Disruptive Hub, EVERIS-NTT Data, Madrid, Spain

5. The Future is Nao: Teaching Mathematics to Young School Children Using Humanoid Robots

Ajinkya Bhat, Aleksandar Chojnacki, Edward Knapp, School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics, Plymouth University, United Kingdom

18.00 Closure and Goodbye reception