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"

Pelikan et al: How humans make sense of robot emotions

Pelikan, Broth and Keevallik will be publishing the following paper at HRI 2020. You can also see a video presentation of it! Hannah R. M. Pelikan, Mathias Broth, and Leelo Keevallik. 2020. ’Are You Sad, Cozmo?’ How Humans Make Sense of a Home Robot’s Emotion Displays. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on …

CMD Löfgren – Mixing song and speech when proposing at opera rehearsals

Löfgren presented 'Mixing song and speech when proposing at opera rehearsals' at the Copenhagen Multimodality Day, 4 October, Copenhagen. This paper explores the interplay between aesthetic performance and social interaction by targeting suggestion sequences at an opera rehearsal. Suggestions in this setting are mostly made by the director, who is ultimately responsible for the dramatic …

IPrA Keevallik – Grammatical coordination of embodied action in Pilates classes

Keevallik presented at IPrA2019 in Hong Kong on 'Grammatical coordination of embodied action in Pilates classes', as part of a panel she organized with Pekarek Doehler. Abstract: Language is but one resource of sense-making and action formation. As interacting human beings we cannot merely rely on our earlier experiences of lexicon and grammar, because this …

MuCC Pelikan: How robot sounds are oriented to in everyday home interactions

Pelikan will be presenting at Mensch und Computer Conference 2019, Sept. 9, in Hamburg, Germany on: "A Stubborn Child” – How Robot Sounds are Oriented to in Everyday Situated Interaction at Home". This will be part of a workshop on "Interacting with Robots and Virtual Agents? Robotic Systems in Situated Action and Social Encounters" Abstract: …

CHI Pelikan: Interactional challenges with social robots using multimodal CA

Pelikan will be giving a workshop paper as part of the CHI 2019 Workshop 'The challenges of working on social robots that collaborate with people'. Glasgow, May 4th, 2019. Tackling Interactional Challenges in Social Robots: A Multimodal Conversation Analytic Approach The field of social robotics has grown considerably in recent years and social and collaborative …

IPrA 2019: Panel – Grammar-body interface in social interaction

Leelo Keevallik & Simona Pekarek-Doehler are organising a panel at the upcoming IPrA conference in Hong Kong, concerning how the body and grammar are intertwined. Abstract: During the past two decades, the increased focus on naturally occurring language use, facilitated through the availability of audio and video recorded data for linguistic analysis, has led to …