Ro-Man 2013 Workshop on
Enhancement/Training of Social Robotics Teleoperation and its Applications

Date: August 26 (Mon), 2013
Time: 13:30 - 17:00
Location: Gyeongju Hilton, Gyeongju, Korea
Room: Oak Room


13:30-13:35 Opening
13:35-14:00 Kaiko Kuwamura, Shuichi Nishio and Takashi Minato
The Theory of Active Co-Presence
14:00-14:25 Shuichi Nishio
Factors for Enhancing Sense of Telepresence
14:25-14:50 Sara S. K. Hedegaard and Lene Moselund
Comparative Studies with Japan
14:50-15:10 Break
15:10-15:35 Tsutomu Fujinami, Masaru Nishikawa and Osamu Jareo
Human Encounter in Distance
15:35-16:00 Marco Nørskov
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
16:25-16:55 Discussion
16:55-17:00 Closing

Theme of the workshop

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.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Submission Guideline

Manuscripts must be in English, max. 6 pages following the Templates.
Submit by sending the pdf to: ryuji-y _ (replace '_' (underscore) with atmark)

Important Dates

June 28, 2013: Paper submission deadline
July 15, 2013: Notification


For questions/submissions, please contact: Ryuji Yamazaki [ryuji-y _; replace '_' (underscore) with atmark]