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Special issue on Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI)


Guest Editors
Bradley Hayes, University of Colorado Boulder
Maya Cakmak, University of Washington
Stephanie Rosenthal, Chatham University

Aim and Scope: The application of Artificial Intelligence to Human-Robot Interaction domains has proven to be a powerfully effective mechanism for achieving robust, interactive, and autonomous systems with applications ranging from personalized tutors to smart manufacturing collaborators to healthcare assistants and nearly everything in-between.

Developing such systems often involves innovations and integrations between many deep and diverse technical areas, including but not limited to task and motion planning, learning from demonstration, dialogue synthesis, activity recognition and prediction, human behavior modeling, and shared control. For this special issue we are soliciting high quality, original articles that present the design and/or evaluation of novel computational techniques and systems at the intersection of artificial intelligence and human-robot interaction research. We aim to bring together a wide variety of articles to showcase the state-of-the-art in AI-HRI within a single issue of the world's leading journal of Human-Robot Interaction research. 

 Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): 
  • Human behavior modeling and activity recognition
  • Human intent recognition
  • Learning from human teachers
  • Preference learning
  • Human-robot dialogue systems
  • Safe navigation around humans
  • Planning and decision-making under uncertainty
  • Intelligent systems for training/teaching humans
  • Intelligent manufacturing
  • Human-robot collaboration

Important Dates

Apr 16, 2018: 
Deadline for submissions of full length papers 
Jun 1, 2018: 
Notification of initial reviews 
Jul 1, 2018: 
Deadline for revisions 
Aug 1, 2018: 
Notification of Final Reviews 
Sep 1, 2018: 
Submission of final camera-ready manuscripts


Submission Process

ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, open-access journal using an online submission and manuscript tracking system. To submit your paper, please:

1.    Go to and login or follow the "Create an account" link to register.
2.    After logging in, click the "Author" tab.
3.    Follow the instructions to "Start New Submission

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