Trip report: RO-MAN2010

RO-MAN 2010 took place in Viareggio, Italy. It was the 19th IEEE International Symposium in Robot and Human interactive Communication. The specific focus of this year’s conference was on synergistic systems between human and machines who are thinking and acting together.


I presented two papers at the conference: “A Methodological Adaptation for Heuristic Evaluation of HRI” (Astrid Weiss, Daniela Wurhofer, Regina Bernhaupt, Martin Altmaninger and Manfred Tscheligi) and “User Perception of Usability Aspects in Indirect HRI-A Chain of Translations” (Astrid Weiss, Judith Igelsböck, Paolo Pierro, Roland Buchner, Carlos Balaguer, and Manfred Tscheligi). The first one was nominated for a best paper award, unfortunately we did not get it, but probably net time ;-).

The special session on “Rethinking HRI” (organized by Prof. Marti and Prof. Dautenhahn) was most informative for my personal research.

In general I had a nice time in Italy (28 degrees compared to 15 in Salzburg …) and discussions about everything under the sun (thanks to colleagues from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).