Pelikan: Why Autonomous Driving Is So Hard

Pelikan is presenting a paper at HRI 2021 on how autonomous buses must coordinate with pedestrians and other everyday road users in the social world of traffic. Abstract: Why Autonomous Driving Is So Hard: The Social Dimension of Traffic. Smooth traffic presupposes fine coordination between different actors, such as pedestrians, cyclists and car drivers. When …

Pelikan et al.: Sound in human-robot interaction

Pelikan, Robinson, Keevallik, Velonaki, Broth, and Brown are organizing a workshop on Sound in human-robot interaction at HRI 2021. https://doi.org/10.1145/3434074.3444871 Abstract: Robot sound spans a wide continuum, from subtle motor hums, through music, bleeps and bloops, to human-inspired vocalizations, and can be an important means of communication for robotic agents. This first workshop on sound …

Pelikan: EMCA and research through design

Pelikan is presenting a workshop paper discussing the ways EMCA and technological design can mutually inform each other, at Research Through Design Approaches in Human-Robot Interaction, which is held in conjunction with the 16th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. Abstract: Research through design papers often point out that there is a gap between theory and …

Pelikan: HRI Companion: Social robots

Kontogiorgos and Pelikan presented at the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI ’20 Companion), March 23–26, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Their paper was entitled 'Towards Adaptive and Least-Collaborative-Effort Social Robots'.  https://doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3378249 Abstract: In the future, assistive social robots will collaborate with humans in a variety of settings. Robots will not only follow human orders but will …

Löfgren: ECCA: Song versus talk during depictions

Löfgren presented at the European Conference on Conversation Analysis, June 30, 2020: Song versus talk during depictions in proposal sequences at opera rehearsals - Intersubjectivity and vocal modality. Abstract The aim of the present paper is to explore singing as a resource in singer proposals duringscenic opera rehearsals. It will be shown how singing within …

Linguistweets: Hofstetter: Interactionally situating the power scream

Hofstetter will be presenting at Linguistweets 2020, December 5th, on "Interactionally situating the power scream: Bodily motivated vocalizations." Abstract: Everyday interaction is filled with sounds that are connected to bodily events: breathing, sniffing (Hoey, 2020), crying (Hepburn, 2004), grunting, and so on. Most linguistic theories, however, exclude the body from consideration, arguing its contributions are …

Social Psychology: Wiggins: Plenary on eating practices

Wiggins is giving a plenary talk at the Finnish Annual Social Psychology Conference (Tampere University): "On how the psychological becomes the social in everyday eating practices", May 7th, 2020. Abstract: In this presentation, I will discuss the ways in which psychological concepts associated with eating practices, such as food preferences, become social in everyday interaction. …

ECCA: Pelikan: Coordinating Actions with a Mobile Embodied AI

Pelikan will present a poster at ECCA2020 on 'Coordinating actions with a mobile embodied AI'. Abstract: This paper explores human coordination with an embodied and mobile artificial intelligence (AI) in the form of a toy robot. Focus lies on a face recognition activity that requires humans to remain oriented to the robot for several seconds, …

Pelikan et al.: Workshop on autonomous buses

Pelikan, Broth & Keevallik are presenting a workshop on taking human social action into account when designing for autonomous buses. The workshop will occur at HRI 2020. The workshop abstract is available here! "Designing for Incidental Encounters with Autonomous Buses: An Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Approach"