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April 21, 2021



An introduction by Merle Fairhurst  and the organising commitee

10:00 KEYNOTE  Philipp Kellmeyer (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany):Trust in human-AI / human-robot interactions

11:00 Katsumi Watanabe (Waseda University, Japan): Explicit and implicit aspects of human-human and human-machine interactions

11:30 Pantelis Analytis (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark):  In vino veritas: Can wine recommender systems be more informative than renowned wine critics?

12:00 Raul Hakli (University of Helsinki, Finland): Social interaction with robots?


13:30 Derek Lomas (TU Delft, Netherlands): Positive AI for society: wellbeing feedback loops in large and complex sociotechnical systems

14:00 Jurgis Karpus (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany): The unforeseen plight of a benevolent robotaxi

14:30 Maki Rooksby (University of Glasgow, UK): Proxemic perception during virtual approach by NAO robot


15:30 Antonia Hamilton (University College London, UK): Being social: what do we know about how humans do it, and can machines match them? 

16:00 Silvia Milano (University of Oxford, UK): Evaluating recommender systems: from AI personal assistants to social planners

16:30 Hirokazu Shirado (Carnegie Mellon University, USA): Bot interventions in networked human cooperation

17:00 KEYNOTE  Gordon Cheng (Technical University of Munich, Germany): The what and why of humanoid AI



April 22, 2021


10:00 KEYNOTE  Michael Winikoff (Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand): AI myths & misperceptions - what AI experts wish everyone knew

11:00 Maximilian Moll (Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany): Learning for computers and humans: a case study in reinforcement learning for probabilistic selection tasks?

11:30 Emily Cross (University of Glasgow, UK): Mind meets machine: reflections on what the cognitive and brain sciences can contribute to our understanding of social robotics

12:00 Nathan Caruana (Macquarie University, Australia): Using human and artificial agents in VR to understand the mechanisms of social interaction and information processing: Applications for HRI research


13:30 Stefan Kopp (Universität Bielefeld, Germany): Artificial social intelligence for truly cooperative human-agent interaction 

14:00 Ruud Hortensius (Utrecht University, Netherlands): How do real interactions with robots shape everyday social cognition?

14:30 Niccolò Pescetelli (Max Planck institute for Human Development, Germany): The interaction of human and machine biases in hybrid groups


15:30 KEYNOTE  Katie Winkle (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden):Working with [robots/humans] to make better [humans/robots]

16:30 John Michael (BPP University, UK): The sense of commitment in joint action: perspectives from research on human-robot interaction

17:00 Pii Telakivi (University of Helsinki, Finland): AI-extenders and moral responsibility



April 23, 2021


10:00  KEYNOTE  Gregory M. Reichberg (PRIO - Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway): AI applications in the military domain; ethical opportunities and risks

11:00 Caterina Giannetti, Lorenzo Cominelli (University of Pisa, Italy): Social robots in team-work

11:30 Ana Tajadura-Jiménez (University College London, UK): The multisensorial body in a technology-mediated world

12:00 Radu Uszkai, Anda Zahiu (University of Bucharest, Romania): You’ll never work alone: AI, robots, and the future of meaningful coaching in football


13:30 KEYNOTE  Matthias Uhl (Technical University of Munich, Germany): The behavioral ethics of human-machine interaction

14:30 Anna Strasser (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany): Artificial agents in our social world


15:30 KEYNOTE Iyad Rahwan (Max Planck institute for Human Development, Germany): How to trust a machine?

16:30 Mareile Kaufmann (PRIO - Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway): Predictive policing beyond tools. When data, tools and humans meet

17:00 Sebastian Krügel (Technical University of Munich, Germany): AI-powered moral advisors

17:30 Closing greetings