About this Research Topic
This Research Topic aims to bring together interdisciplinary researchers from fields, including human-robot interaction, affective computing, emotion recognition, deep learning, and healthcare communities. Some key research questions that we would like to address include, but are not limited to:
● How to perceive unimodal or multimodal affective human behavior adaptively/accurately in HRI?
● How to efficiently generate natural and affective robot behavior in HRI?
● How to advantageously facilitate human users’ mental and physical well-being with affective HRI applications?
In collaboration with the workshop series on affective human-robot interaction (AHRI) at the International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), this Research Topic focuses on the social-emotional dimension of human-robot interaction and collaboration. We welcome workshop participants and external contributions alike. If you are submitting an extended version of your workshop papers, please include at least 30% new content. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
• Affective and emotion-aware human-robot interaction
• Contextual factors in human-robot interaction and collaboration in-the-wild
• Graph Neural Networks for human behavior understanding
• Graph representation learning for human behavior understanding
• Theory of mind and imitation learning in empathic robots
• Multimodal emotion recognition in-the-wild
• Microexpression recognition and generation
• Robust affect and personality recognition
• Verbal/nonverbal emotional behavior generation for robots and intelligent agents
• Affection for human-robot trust and transparency
• Affective and social intelligence in healthcare and elderly care robot
• Artificial emotions in robots and intelligent agents
• Personalized and adaptive robots in longitudinal interaction
• Ethical considerations of affective systems and robotic applications
Keywords: Human-Robot Interaction, HRI, Affective Computing, Social Robots, Emotions
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