|13:35-14:00||Kaiko Kuwamura, Shuichi Nishio and Takashi Minato|
|The Theory of Active Co-Presence|
|Factors for Enhancing Sense of Telepresence|
|14:25-14:50||Sara S. K. Hedegaard and Lene Moselund|
|Comparative Studies with Japan|
|15:10-15:35||Tsutomu Fujinami, Masaru Nishikawa and Osamu Jareo|
|Human Encounter in Distance|
|Human-Robot-Interaction: A Philosophical Dilemma?|
|16:00-16:25||Ryuji Yamazaki, Shuichi Nishio and Kaiko Kuwamura|
|Identity Construction of the Hybrid of Robot and Human|
The aim of this half-day workshop is to introduce and discuss the current works related to social robotic teleoperation, focusing on a) methods to enhance / train teleoperation of robots, and b) its new applications.
Recently there have been growing needs for teleoperation, especially after the Fukushima disaster including the nuclear energy plant explosion. Since then, many studies as well as products have emerged in the field of teleoperated robots. However, the focus have been placed on product development and mostly no efforts have been given on the training and enhancement of teleoperation. Besides, there are emerging usage of teleoperated robotics, especially in the social interaction field such as elderly care.
In this workshop, we will gather novel works on this emerging field and discuss future research directions.