From the 11th to the 13th of March 2015 the European Robotics Forum took place in Vienna. I participated in our group workshop on Natural Interaction with Social Robots. It was fused with two other workshops proposed for ERF 2015, (1) On Robot’s Social Intelligence and (2) Natural Interaction Capabilities with End User Development (for Social Robots). In the second session I gave a talk on “User involvement as key to success for natural HRI with social robots?” The talk covered of user involvement, underlying the need to develop user-centered robots that are able to understand context. I presented our work on the HOBBIT project as example; pointing out the fact that our exploitation team win the “Commercial Viability Award” at the i2c innovation event (www.informatik.tuwien.ac.at/i2c/start-academy). A summary of the whole workshop can be found here: http://homepages.stca.herts.ac.uk/~comqkd/TG-NaturalInteractionWithSocialRobots.html).
European Robotics Forum