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Related Workshops, Funding Opportunities, and Positions

There are a number of workshops and funding opportunities related to various aspects of human-robot interaction.  In the interest of promoting interdisciplinary work, we provide links to some of them.  To suggest others, please contact the email address below.


  • A two-year Postdoctoral position is available in the MIT Humans and Automation Laboratory  with a flexible достопримечательности Питера start date (but no later than summer 2007).  Details about the position are available here.
  • The Robotics Institute at CMU is accepting applications.  Details about the position are available here.
  • Maja Mataric is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of socially assistive robotics.  Details of the position are available at the Interaction Lab's website.
Funding Opportunities
Currently, these funding opportunities are limited to US researchers.  Please send information for other funding sources to mike at .

  • The NSF Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering, Division of Information & Intelligent Systemshas announced that HRI is a cross-cutting technical area for 2006.  Program information is available here.

Upcoming Events
  • CTS 2007: The 2007 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems special session on Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction.  May 21-25, 2007, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • RO-MAN 06: The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication - Sept 6-8, 2006, Hatfield, United Kingdom.
  • AAAI 2007 Spring Symposium: Interaction Challenges for Intelligent Assistants -- March 26-28, 2007, Stanford University, CA, USA.
  • AAAI 2007 Spring Symposium: Multidisciplinary Collaboration for Socially Assitive Robotics -- March 26-28, 2007, Stanford University, CA, USA.
Previous Information
  • Rescue Robotics Camp.  Workshop and classes for graduate and PhD students.  October 30 - November 3rd, 2006, Rome, Italy.
  • Call for Papers. IEEE Transactions on Robotics: Special Issue on Human-Robot Interaction -- Due September 30, 2006.
  • ONR, AFOSR and ARO have announced the MURI topics for 2007. Several  topics in this announcement pertain to HRI, but topics #8, #16, and #22 are  particularly relevant. Details are available here.
  • AAAI Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition: Human Robot Interaction - July 16-20, 2006, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Robotics Systems and Sciences 2: Workshop on Intuitive Human-Robot Interaction for Getting the Job Done Workshop -- August 18, 2006, Philadelphi, PA, USA. 
  • HRI2006 -- Images, news artcles, and plenary 1 podcast available - March 2-4, 2006, Utah, USA
  • AAAI Spring Symposium, To Boldly Go Where No Human-Robot Team has Gone Before - March 27-29, 2006, California, USA.
  • 3rd Annual Workshop on the Human Factors of UAV's - May 24-26, 2006, Arizona, USA.