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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