May 17 - 21, 2010
The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Workshop on Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction (CR-HRI 2010)


As part of
The 2010 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS 2010)

Submission Deadline:  January 18, 2010

The presence of robotic technologies (from small unmanned ground sensors to multi-ton unmanned vehicles) and concurrent existence of research and development programs is growing in many field applications, both in civilian and military operational environments.  In the near future, we anticipate that robots will be increasingly employed collaboratively to achieve common goals.  The interaction among collaborative robots as well as between robots and their human operators is critical to the successful employment of robots, and, therefore, needs careful examination. 
This workshop on collaborative robots and human-robot interactions - to be held as part of the 2010 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems, May 17-21, 2010, at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA - will focus on the areas of human-robot interaction and human-robot collaborative technologies.  We invite original contributions from researchers in academia, research laboratories, and the computer industry on these emerging and important areas of information technology.  Our goals are to provide a dedicated workshop that fosters closer interaction among researchers and user communities, and to provide a forum in which researchers and users can exchange their findings and ideas.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
Collaborative Robots and Unmanned Vehicles (CR & UV)

Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to collaborative robots, autonomous vehicles and human robot interactions.  Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.  Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses.  Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words.  The full manuscript should be at most 10 pages using the two-column IEEE format.  Additional pages will be charged at additional fee.  In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author is responsible for correspondence must be indicated.  For non-electronic submission, please send four copies of the manuscript to one of the workshop co-organizers.  Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.  Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via email to the Workshop organizers at , , and .

Only PDF files will be accepted, sent by email to the workshop organizers.  Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation.  Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted.  Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop. 

Accepted papers will be published in the Symposium proceedings.  Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2010 Symposium web site later.  It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference.  The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly. 

Paper submission Deadline     January 18, 2010
Notification of Acceptance February 9, 2010
Registration and Camera Ready Manuscript Due March 1, 2010

Dr. Kuo-Chi "Kurt" Lin
Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering
University of Central Florida
P.O. Box 162450
Orlando, FL 32816-2450         USA
Voice: (407) 823-0137
Fax:    (407) 823-0208
Dr. Jessie Chen
Army Research Laboratory- Human Research & Engineering Directorate
12423 Research Parkway
Orlando, FL 32826         USA
Voice: (407) 384-5435
Fax:    (407) 384-5454

Mr. Louis Chan
Integrated Demonstrations and Applications Laboratory (IDAL)
Sensors Directorate
Air Force Research Laboratory
Bldg 620, 2241 Avionics Circle
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433       USA
Voice:  (937) 904-9597

Technical Program Committee:
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2010.  (Pending)

If you have questions regarding workshop paper submission or the workshop content, please contact the workshop organizers.   

For information or questions about Symposium's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral consortium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Symposium's web site at URL:   or contact one of the Symposium's Co-Chairs: Bill McQuay at and Waleed W. Smari at


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