ScheduleThe workshop will take place in Room 1065, Murray Building (B58).
Keynote SpeakerDr. Omar Mubin
Senior Lecturer,Western Sydney University
In this talk, I will present two of my recent publications in the area of Human Robot Interaction, exemplifying the societal applications and perception of social robots. Lastly, I will also present some viewpoints and analysis towards building an academic career and publishing tips.
Study 1: In this paper, we present a Child-Robot Interaction (CRI) study that applies an emotion and memory model on a social robot in the wild in a mathematics learning scenario. We conducted an exploratory long-term study, where the robot used the personalisation mechanism based on our emotion and memory model to understand its effects in terms of improving children's learning and sustaining social engagement on a Mathematics task in a long-term interaction. Our results showed that in a condition, where our model was implemented on the social robot, children showed the higher level of social engagement.
Study 2: This study investigates the overall presence, nature and frequency of referrals of 18 popular science fiction robots in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library. We identified 121 relevant mentions, across 102 individual publications, in a time span from 1973 to 2017. These 121 mentions were then qualitatively analysed to determine the nature of the robot mentions. Our results indicate that the robot attributes of voice or dialogue were emerging as a popularly mentioned element. In addition, we find that research papers of philosophical nature mention sci-fi robots more frequently than papers of technical or theoretical nature.
Dr Omar Mubin is currently a Senior Lecturer in Human Computer Interaction at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. As a researcher and practitioner in state of the art Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Dr Mubin's research vision is to determine the impact and perception of technology in society at large. His current projects include investigations into Educational Robots, Research Impact Quantification and Scientometrics, Robots in Public Spaces and Interactive Technology for Rehabilitation. His current h-index according to Google Scholar is 14 with over 1000 citations.
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