Fostering collaboration, not only between robots and humans, but also across different scientific and research disciplines. All areas of knowledge, including a lot of the "soft sciences" like psychology, sociology and anthropology need to be brought to bear on the challenge of creating effective robotics that can work cooperatively with humans in every day work and domestic settings.
"This work shop on collaborative robots and human-robot interactions - to be held as part of the 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems - 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 refereed workshop that fosters closer inter action among researchers from multiple relevant disciplines, including robotics, human-robot interaction, design, cognitive science, psychology, computer science, anthropology, human-computer interaction, as well as user communities, and to pro vide a forum in which they can exchange their findings and ideas. "
CFP: Workshop on Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction, CTS 2011