Notice after Workshop

1. We have included the videos of the workshop in the website.

2. We have included more information about the special issue that we are preparing in the International Journal of Social Robotics (IJSR or SORO). It will be open in 01 May 2023.

Workshop Format

Full-day workshop. The workshop will run in a hybrid format and we will accept both in-person and online attendants and presenters.


Nowadays, with the advance of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, there is a growing move to use AI-enabled robots for human-robot interaction to do wide range of diverse tasks combining the best abilities of humans and robots to achieve success. The problem is that social interaction is complex as it depends not only on physics but also on a multitude of psychological, sociological, and other factors. This makes reasoning and learning about it incredibly challenging. Therefore, nowadays most HRI researchers focus on how to design interactions in specific situations, but if we envision service robots that will be able to collaborate efficiently with humans, these robots need to learn how to interact in general with humans in a socially suitable manner. Furthermore, this workshop is co-organized by researcher from the Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction (AI4HRI) trilateral project lead lead from LAAS, CNRS, France by Aurélie Clodic and Rachid Alami (; HRI Lab., Kyoto University, Japan by Takayuki Kanda (; and IAI, Bremen University, Germany by Michael Beetz ( The goal of the AI4HRI project is to combine joint action planning and execution, social interaction learning, and knowledge reasoning and representation into a unified architecture for human-robot interaction. In this way, more intelligent robot’s behaviors for human-robot collaboration to accomplish joint goals can be achieved. 


The main objective of the workshop is to bring together a community of researchers interested in making human-robot social interaction more competent with the help of artificial intelligence. We hope to form new collaborations in the future to improve the research in this field by combining the best of our abilities, as we have in the AI4HRI project.


Then, if you are interested in set-up future projects and some of the organizers or speakers field of research fits in the complementary skills that you need, please! Contact us. In the web, you have all the pages and google-scholar links that include the emails to contact with us. In addition, you can talk with us directly during the workshop.

Other objectives of this workshop are:

  • To exchange the most recent works in the field, including those of several invited speakers, all of whom have interesting works combining Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Human-Robot Interaction (HRI).
  • To talk more closely with experienced researchers in this field, by asking questions or exchanging ideas.
  • To have interesting discussions from different points of view about our vision for the future of Artificial Intelligence for Social Robots collaborating with humans. We envision two 1-hour panel-discussion sessions, each with half of the invited speakers, in which we can discuss our vision of the future for AI for HRI, including multiple interactions between different robots and humans (with distinct roles) and the possibility of both short- and long-term interactions.
  • To hold a poster session where other researchers can show some interesting works in the field, selected from the submitted papers to the workshop. (call for Extended posters)
  • To spread the knowledge acquired through this workshop to as many people as possible. If the speakers also agree and the conference allows it, it would be good to include videos of their talks on the web.
  • To support gender equality by having a (nearly) equal number of male and female Invited Speakers in this field. If we include the initial talk of the workshop, equality would be 100%. We have also tried to invite people from various locations, including US, Europe, UK, and Japan, to have more diverse representation of cultures.
  • To deliver our main message to the targeted audience - that HRI should be combined with AI to obtain more capable, useful, humanlike robot behaviors. With AI, robots can adapt to different situations based on previous experience, learn new interaction behaviors or information from scratch to improve future human-robot collaboration, work together with humans to accomplish common goals, evaluate their behaviors to improve the ways to fulfil these goals, consider the behaviors and interests of their human partners to involve them in their objectives, etc.

Topics of interest:

The general topic of the workshop is Artificial Intelligence for Social Robots Interacting with Humans in the Real World, and the workshop sub-topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Human-robot joint action planning and execution
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning for HRI
  • Learning of social interaction in HRI tasks
  • Robots interacting with multiple humans and multiple robot HRI
  • Applications of mobile service robots in social environments with human interaction
  • Evaluation of the quality of human-robot interaction
  • Human-robot collaboration models to achieve better results more quickly
  • Design of robots with humanlike behavior and cognition for HRI
  • Design more predictable or humanlike robot behaviors for HRI
  • Facilitate mutual recognition of behaviors between robots and humans
  • Short- and long-term HRI
  • Ontologies or Knowledge bases for HRI
  • Detection and use of social cues for HRI
  • Use of social practices for HRI
  • HRI in Navigation, task planning, manipulation, etc.


The workshop is supported by the trilateral French-German-Japanese project AI4HRI (Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction - ANR ANR-20-IADJ-0006 Project website:



This workshop is endorsed by the IEEE RAS Technical Committee for Cognitive Robotics.



This workshop will take place during the IROS 2022 conference. IROS 2022

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