Affective Human-Robot Interaction

AHRI 2023: Second Workshop on Affective Human-Robot Interaction at ACII 2023


In recent years, robotic applications have seen an increasing real-world deployment. It is common in these applications that a user interacts directly with a robot. In such Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), trust and mutual adaptation is established and maintained through a positive social relationship between the robot and the human interactor, and relies on the perceived competence of a robot on the social-emotional dimension. How a user perceives a robot's social intelligence and their social relationship with the robot can have a direct influence on the outcomes of an HRI system. Moreover, in many HRI applications, social-emotional interaction with the intended users is the main goal of the system or a core strategy to achieve the desired outcomes. Such affective HRI applications require emotion-awareness and social-emotional competence in the robot's functions to deliver acceptable services. 

Following the success in 2022, the second AHRI workshop will continue to provide a communication and collaboration platform for researchers working on affective computing, HRI, social robotics, and AI and robotics application. In alignment with the ACII 2023’s theme in “Affective Computing: Context and Multimodality”, we especially welcome submissions on HRI in multimodal and naturalistic interaction contexts. This workshop will focus on discussing the following topics: 


Our workshop will bring together researchers from the disciplines of HRI, affective computing, healthcare, and various related fields to facilitate discussion and future collaborations. We expect that this will greatly advance the benefits of affective computing systems for healthcare applications and affective HRI research. 





Dr. Leimin Tian

Monash University 

Dr. Chuang Yu

University College London

Dr. Siyang Song

University of Cambridge

Dr. Zhao Han

University of South Florida

Dr. Jingting Li

Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Dr. Meiying Qin

York University


Prof. Xiaofeng Liu

Hohai University 

Prof. Aiguo Song

Southeast University

Prof. Adriana Tapus

Institut Polytechnique de Paris


Prof. Angelo Cangelosi

University of Manchester