MISR 2017 is a frontier workshop that is dedicated to create a taxonomy of gestures, postures and micro-interactions for social robots to sustain their social interactions with humans. The result will be a library of gestures, and for each gesture a textual and visual description. This workshop is focusing on small robotics; additional workshops will follow in order to build a database of modes of interaction for social robotics.
We would like to propose a half day workshop divided into two parts. In the first part three invited speakers will present some aspects of how to design and understand modes of interactions for social robots. In the second part the audience, together with the speakers and the organizers teams, are going to describe and film as many micro-interactions as possible with robots (provided by the organizers). A list of micro-interactions will be handled to each team (e.g. waiting position, listening position, handling an object, and so on). Each team will present their short films to find a common sense validation for each micro-interaction. The results of the workshop will be summarized and published on the website.
For this first edition of the workshop, the organizers will provide small robots (Nao robots) and technical support to operate the robots. The following three scenarios will be discussed with the audience: