Theme and Topics



The theme of the RO-MAN 2021 Virtual Conference is Trustworthiness and Cooperation


Topics of Interest

Topics of Interest Include (but are not restricted to):

  • Androids
  • Anthropomorphic Robots and Virtual Humans
  • Applications of Social Robots
  • Assistive Robotics
  • Cognitive Skills and Mental Models
  • Cognitive and Sensorimotor Development
  • Computational Architectures
  • Cooperation and Collaboration in Human-Robot Teams
  • Creating Human-Robot Relationships
  • Curiosity, Intentionality and Initiative in Interaction
  • Degrees of Autonomy and Teleoperation
  • Detecting and Understanding Human Activity
  • Embodiment, Empathy and Intersubjectivity
  • Ethical Issues in Human-robot Interaction Research
  • Evaluation Methods and New Methodologies
  • HRI and Collaboration in Manufacturing Environments
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Innovative Robot Designs
  • Interaction Kinesics
  • Interaction with Believable Characters
  • Linguistic Communication and Dialogue
  • Long-term Experience and Longitudinal HRI Studies
  • Machine Learning and Adaptation
  • Medical and Surgical Applications
  • Monitoring of Behaviour and Internal States of Humans
  • Motion Planning and Navigation in Human-Centered Environments
  • Motivations and Emotions in Robotics
  • Multi-modal Situation Awareness and Spatial Cognition
  • Multimodal Interaction and Conversational Skills
  • Narrative and Story-telling in Interaction
  • Non-verbal Cues and Expressiveness
  • Novel Interfaces and Interaction Modalities
  • Personalities for Robotic or Virtual Characters
  • Philosophical Issues in Human-Robot Coexistence
  • Programming by Demonstration
  • Robot Companions and Social Robots
  • Robotic Etiquette
  • Robots in Education, Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Social Intelligence for Robots
  • Social Learning and Skill Acquisition Via Teaching and Imitation
  • Social Presence for Robots and Virtual Humans
  • User-centered Design of Robots
  • Virtual and Augmented Tele-presence Environments
  • Robots in art and entertainment
  • Art pieces supported by robotics
  • Sound design for robots
  • Story-telling in HRI