Workshop activities

The aim of this full-day workshop is to provide a forum to share and learn about recent research on requirements for artificial agents’ explanations as well as the implementation of transparent, predictable and explainable robotic systems. Extended time for discussions will highlight and document promising approaches and encourage further work. A large part of this effort is to bring together a community of researchers, strengthen existing connections, and build new ones.

The invited talks by Rachid Alami, Joanna Bryson, Bradley Hayes, and Alessandra Sciutti will be mixed with lightning talk session that each end with extended discussions on the session theme. The late afternoon will be devoted to break-out sessions to discuss the next steps in research and development of explainable and transparent robotic systems.

Schedule of the workshop

09.00 – 09.15 Introduction by Workshop Organizers
09.15 – 09.45 Invited talk: Joanna Bryson
09.45 – 10.30 Short presentations and discussions I: Intentionality
Holder et al: Intent in a H-R natural language interaction context
– Selveraj et al: Vision-based explanation of robot’s state
Hellstrom et al: Modeling interaction for understanding in HRI
Gong et al: Robot signaling its intentions in H-R teaming
10.30 – 10.50 Coffee Break
10.50 – 11.30 Short presentations and discussions II: Content Selection
Thellman et al: Observant constrains for robot action explanations
Avrunin et al: Coverage-based explanation reduction
Bekele et al: Explanatory biases for person re-identification
Huang et al: Establishing (appropriate) trust via critical states
11.30 – 12.00 Invited talk: Bradley Hayes
12.00 – 13.00 Short presentations and discussions III: Interpretability
Korpan et al: Natural explanations for a robot’s navigation plans
Garcia et al: Explain yourself
Ghayoumi et al: Cognitive-based emotion model for robots
Erel et al: Interpreting non-anthropomorphic robots’ social gestures
Gutierrez et al: Understanding task decomposition
– Desmukh et al: Shaping robot gestures
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.30 Invited talk: Alessandra Sciutti
14.30 – 15.30 Short presentations and discussions IV: Applications
Hastie et al: The ORCA hub
Racca et al: Designing transparency for learning robots
Fischer: Being honest about transparency
– Amant et al: Schematic concepts for explaining robot navigation
Broz et al: Robot-assisted social skill training for adults with ASD
15.30 – 15.50 Coffee Break
15.50 – 16.30 Short presentations and discussions V: Attitudes and Perceptions
Kwon et al: Implicit attitudes towards robots
Marmpena et al: Emotional context affects robot expressions
Wang et al: Explanations and the perception of a robot teammate
Oliveira et al: Making Robot’s Atitudes Predictable
16.30 – 17.30 Group discussion
17.30 – 18.00 Closing and action points for future