Amélie Lecornec

2nd edition (SSIR-HRI) Solutions for Socially Intelligent HRI in Real-World Scenarios at HRI 2021

ANIMATAS’s ESR Natalia and Rebecca are co-organising a side-event at the HRI 2021.


We are delighted to present for its 2nd edition (SSIR-HRI) Solutions for Socially Intelligent HRI in Real-World Scenarios at HRI 2021 on March 12, 2021!

The aim is to provide a forum to bring together a large community of researchers working on autonomous and innovative challenges inherent to Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) in order to improve and increase the presence of robots in real-world scenarios, including public places such as hospitals, schools, retail stores to even work places and homes.

 There is a considerable need for a central venue within which researchers can get together and engage in sustained community building at this important intersection of HRI in academia and HRI in industry. This would allow further discussions on autonomous solutions that could be implemented on robots placed outside of labs and into the wild and thus helping bring the world of robotics and specifically HRI forward.

Keynote Speakers:

Sean Andrist from Microsoft Research AI

Tathagata Chakraborti from IBM Research AI


Paper Submission:

➊ Accepting Technical papers and Short papers and extended abstracts

🅓 Submission Deadline : 15 February 2021

🅐  Acceptance Notification: 1 March 2021

🅒 Camera-ready Deadline: 6 March 2021


Topics of Interest:

  • Social Intelligence,
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Group Interaction
  • Affective Computing
  • Emotional Expressions
  • Social Navigation
  • Explainable AI
  • Robot Collaboration
  • Into the Wild Studies


Panel Discussion:

Panellists,along with our keynote speakers, to be announced soon! Stay tuned !

You may submit your topics and panelists of interest here:


Registration Conference:

Do not forget to register to the HRI conference to be able to attend all available workshops, link available here


Acknowledgement: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No


We are looking forward to meeting you there!