Special session 3:

Extended reality to support human-robot interaction

Extended reality (XR), which combines the real and the virtual worlds, can boost a new level of collaboration between human beings and robots. Soon, robots and humans will cooperate synergistically sharing human and robot abilities. Robots will play an important role both in improving workers’ health and safety and in supporting human beings in everyday activities.

This special session aims to identify the main strengths and weaknesses of extended reality used to support human–robot collaborative scenarios, as well as novel approaches to achieve an efficient human-robot interaction. One of the key goals of this call for papers is to truly analyze the effectiveness of XR from a user-centered perspective, with particular interest in complete user studies (verified through proper statistical data analysis methodologies).

This may include (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • XR to enhance human-robot trust
  • XR and Digital twins
  • XR in industrial robotics
  • XR in service robotics
  • XR to support maintenance, repair and assembly of robots or with collaborative robots
  • XR interfaces to improve remote control and telerobotics

XR user-centered design for human-robot interaction

Organized by:

Andrea Sanna

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Andrea Sanna received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 1993 and 1997, respectively. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Control and Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. He has authored and coauthored several papers in the areas of human–machine interaction, computer graphics, scientific visualization, augmented and virtual reality, distributed computing, and computational geometry.

Andrea Sanna serves as a member of several scientific committees and as a reviewer for journals and conferences. He is a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery.

 

contact: andrea.sanna@polito.it

Federico Manuri

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Federico Manuri received the B.Sc., M.Sc. and PH.D. degrees in computer engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2008, 2011, and 2017 respectively. He is currently a postdoctoral research assistant in the Department of Control and Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. He has authored and coauthored papers in the areas of augmented and virtual reality, human–machine interaction and scientific visualization.

Federico Manuri also serves as a reviewer for both international journals and conferences.

 

contact: federico.manuri@polito.it