Multi-cultural human-robot interaction workshop

Jessica R. Cauchard, Anna Wojciechowska

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This hands-on workshop brings together researchers and practitioners to discuss the cultural aspects of Human-Robot Interaction design. An increasing body of work [2–4, 7] shows that the one-fits-all model of interaction might be obsolete, especially when considering natural interactions where people use gesture and voice that are culturally dependent [6]. In the first part of the workshop, each attendee will present their accepted position paper on the topic. As a group, we will discuss ideas around social robot designs and leverage everyone’s expertise to discuss cultural aspects when designing effective and enjoyable interactions. We encourage the exchange of research results and ideas for future research attempts. The second part of the workshop will be a hands-on activity involving a participatory design task for a cross-cultural robot. The workshop goal is to develop a road-map for cross cultural interactions with robots.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd African Conference for Human Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationThriving Communities, AfriCHI 2018
EditorsIzak van Zyl, Dharm Singh Jat, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, Naska Goagoses, Rita Orji, Elefelious G. Belay, Anicia Peters
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450365581
StatePublished - 3 Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd African Conference for Human Computer Interaction, AfriCHI 2018 - Windhoek, Namibia
Duration: 3 Dec 20187 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference2nd African Conference for Human Computer Interaction, AfriCHI 2018


  • Drone
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Multi-cultural
  • Social robot
  • Uav

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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