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Advanced Robotics

For a Special Issue on

Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Manuscript deadline
28 February 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Kazuhiro Nakadai, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
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Emilia Barakova, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Ki-Uk Kyung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

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Robot and Human Interactive Communication

The main purpose of this special issue is to publish state-of-the-art innovative results, the latest developments as well as future perspectives relating to robot and human interactive communication. Based on this idea, the special issue is open to all the thematic areas related to human-robot interaction. It will also carry revised and substantially extended versions[1] of selected papers presented at the main conference and workshops of the 32nd IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2023).

The special issue covers a wide range of topics related to human-robot interactive communication, involving theories, methodologies, technologies, empirical and experimental studies. Papers related to the study of the robotic technology, psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, human factors, interaction-based robot design and other topics related to human-robot interaction are welcome to be submitted. The topic of the special issue includes, but are not limited to:

  • Androids
  • Applications of Social Robots
  • Cognitive and Sensorimotor Development
  • Cognitive Skills and Mental Models
  • Computational Architectures
  • Cooperation and Collaboration in Human-Robot Teams
  • Creating Human-Robot Relationships
  • Curiosity, Intentionality and Initiative in Interaction
  • Degrees of Autonomy and Teleoperation
  • Detecting and Understanding Human Activity
  • Embodiment, Empathy and Intersubjectivity
  • Ethical Issues in Human-robot Interaction Research
  • Evaluation Methods and New Methodologies
  • Haptic Interaction Design
  • HRI and Collaboration in Manufacturing Environments
  • HRI for Sustainability
  • Innovative Robot Designs
  • Interaction Kinesics
  • Interaction with Believable Characters
  • Linguistic Communication and Dialogue
  • Long-term Experience and Longitudinal HRI Studies
  • Machine Learning and Adaptation
  • Monitoring of Behaviour and Internal States of Humans
  • Motion Planning and Navigation in Human-Centered Environments
  • Motivations and Emotions in Robotics
  • Multimodal Interaction and Conversational Skills
  • Multi-modal Situation Awareness and Spatial Cognition
  • Narrative and Story-telling in Interaction
  • Non-verbal Cues and Expressiveness
  • Novel Interfaces and Interaction Modalities
  • Personalities for Robotic or Virtual Characters
  • Philosophical Issues in Human-Robot Coexistence
  • Robot Companions and Social Robots
  • Robot Perception for Interaction and Communication such as Robot Audition, Robot Vision, etc.
  • Robotic Etiquette
  • Social Intelligence for Robots
  • Social Learning and Skill Acquisition Via Teaching, Imitation, and demonstration
  • Social Presence for Robots and Virtual Humans
  • Soft and Compliant Robot Design
  • Sound Design for Robots
  • Story-telling in HRI
  • Trust, Transparency, and Explainability in HRI
  • User-centered Design of Robots
  • Virtual and Augmented Tele-presence Environments for robots and humans
  • Assistive Robotics; Robots in Education, Therapy and Rehabilitation, Medical and Surgical Applications, Robots in art and entertainment, and Art pieces supported by robotics

[1] In order for avoiding the copyright violation, please change the title of your paper from the one in the conference as well as include the conference paper to the reference. Also please summarize the novelty of your manuscript (usually after discussing the conference paper) in introduction. You may better revise the figures slightly from the conference paper.

Submission Instructions

  1. The full-length manuscript (either PDF file or MS word file) should be sent by to the office of Advanced Robotics, the Robotics Society of Japan through the homepage of Advanced Robotics ( by selecting special issue title "Robot and Human Interactive Communication” when submitting your paper to Submission Portal.
  2. Details of different types of papers that will be accepted is Full paper, Short paper, or Survey paper. Please select the paper category from Special Issue - Full paper, Special Issue - Short paper, and Special Issue - Survey paper when you submit your manuscript.
  3. Sample form of the manuscript as well as the Instruction for Authors is available at the homepage.
  4. Expected publication dates: October 2024 (Advanced Robotics vol. 38, issue 19)

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