Report on the first international workshop on virtual, augmented, and mixed reality for human-robot interaction

Tom Williams, Daniel Szafir, Tathagata Chakraborti, Hani Ben Amor

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The first International Workshop on Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality for Human-Robot Interaction (VAM-HRI) was held in 2018 in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. This workshop brought together researchers from the fields of human-robot interaction (HRI), robotics, artificial intelligence, and virtual, augmented, and mixed reality to identify challenges and opportunities in mixed-reality interactions between humans and robots (Williams et al. 2018). Virtual, augmented, and mixed-reality technologies have been studied for many years in the broader human-computer interaction and computer graphics communities; however, there has been little prior integration with robotics. Recent industry developments are beginning to produce mature, con-sumer-grade VR and AR devices, and are thus providing a new opportunity for research that investigates how such technologies might improve human-robot interaction. This was the first workshop of its kind at an academic AI or robotics conference to explore the integration between mixed-reality technologies and autonomous systems. This inaugural workshop featured a keynote talk from Blair MacIntyre (Mozilla, Georgia Tech), a panel discussion, and 30 papers presented as lightning talks or posters. In this report, we provide a brief survey of the papers presented at the workshop.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-66
Number of pages3
JournalAI Magazine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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