Robots are becoming part of people’s everyday social lives – and will increasingly become so. In future years, robots may become caretaking assistants for the elderly, or academic tutors for our children, or medical assistants, day care assistants, or psychological counsellors. Robots may become our co-workers in factories and offices, or maids in our homes. They may become our friends. As we move to create our future with robots, hard problems in human-robot interaction (HRI) exist, both technically and socially. The Annual Conference on HRI seeks to take up grand technical and social challenges in the field – and speak to their integration. HRI is a single-track, highly selective annual conference that seeks to showcase the very best research in human-robot interaction with roots in robotics, psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, organizational behavior, anthropology, and many other fields. We invite broad participation.

Past HRI Conferences

Archive Location Acceptance Rate
(Accepted/Submitted)
Attendance Publications
HRI ’16 Christchurch, NZ 45/181 = 25% Proceedings
HRI ’15 Portland, OR, US 43/169 = 25% 364 Proceedings
Companion
HRI ’14 Bielefeld, DE 32/132 = 24% 342 Proceedings
HRI ’13 Tokyo, JP 26/107 = 24% 344 Proceedings
HRI ’12 Boston, MA, US 34/137 = 25% 386 Proceedings
HRI ’11 Lausanne, CH 33/149 = 22% 290 Proceedings
HRI ’10 Osaka, JP 26/124 = 21% 174 Proceedings
HRI ’09 San Diego, CA, US 23/120 = 19% 166 Proceedings
HRI ’08 Amsterdam, NL 48/134 = 36% 252 Proceedings
HRI ’07 Arlington, VA, US 22/101 = 22% 172 Proceedings
HRI ’06 Salt Lake City, UT, US 41/140 = 29% 147 Proceedings
Overall 373/1494 = 25%

HRI Attendance