Toward Social Mechanisms of Android Science
A CogSci-2005 Workshop

25-26 July 2005 in Stresa, Italy


- 25 July 2005 -


2-2.30 pm (Plenary Talk)
Android Science: Toward a New Cross-Disciplinary Framework, Hiroshi Ishiguro (Adaptive Machine Systems, Osaka University), 1-6

Implemented Social Mechanisms

2.40 – 3.10 pm
Robot Science Meets Social Science: Embodied Computational Model of Social Referencing, Andrea Lockerd Thomaz, Matt Berlin, and Cynthia Breazeal (MIT Media Lab), 7-17

3.10 pm – 3.40 pm
The Social Robot Architecture: A Framework for Explicit Social Interaction, Brian R. Duffy, Mauro Dragone, and Gregory. M. P. O’Hare (Department of Computer Science, University College Dublin), 18-28

Behavioral Studies of Interaction

4 – 4.30 pm
The Influence of Subjects' Personality Traits on Predicting Comfortable Human-Robot Approach Distances, Michael L. Walters, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Kheng Lee Koay, Christina Kaouri, Sarah Woods, Chrystopher Nehaniv, Rene te Boekhorst, David Lee, and Iain Werry (Adaptive Systems Research Group, University of Hertfordshire), 29-37

4.30 – 5 pm
Prosodic Adaptation in Human-Computer Interaction, Noriko Suzuki and Yasuhiro Katagiri (ATR Media Information Science Laboratories), 38-44

5 – 5.30 pm
Synthesizing Affect with an Analog Vocal Tract: Glottal Source, Michael C. Brady (Indiana University), 45-49

6 – 6.30 pm
Interpersonal Perception and Android Design, Billy Lee (Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh), 50-55

Ethnographic Studies of Human-Robot Interaction

6.30 – 7.30 pm
An Interactive Robot in a Nursing Home: Preliminary Remarks, Will Taggart, Sherry Turkle (MIT Program in Science, Technology, and Society), and Cory D. Kidd (MIT Media Lab), 56-61

Relational Artifacts, Children, and Elders: The Complexities of CyberCompanions, Sherry Turkle (MIT Program in Science, Technology, and Society), 62-73

- 26 July 2005 -

Brain Processing during Interaction

9 – 9.30 am
Visual Attention, Facial Expression, and Brain Processing while Meeting a Virtual Other, Leonhard Schilbach, Kai Vogeley (Institute of Medicine, Research Center Juelich and Department of Psychiatry, University of Cologne), Jens R. Helmert, Sebastian Pannasch, Boris M. Velichkovsky (Applied Cognitive Research Unit, Dresden University of Technology), and Andreas Mojzisch (Institute of Psychology, University of Goettingen), 74-86

Embodiment and Social Learning

9.30 – 10 am
"Body-in-Motion" and Social Scaffolding: Implications for Human and Android Cognitive Development, Jessica Lindblom and Tom Ziemke (School of Humanities and Informatics, University of Skövde), 87-95

10 – 10.30 am
Moving Androids: On Cognitive Technology and Intersubjectivity, Morana Alac (Department of Cognitive Science, UCSD), invited talk only

The following paper is not scheduled for presentation:
Androids, Baboons and Babies: Epistemic Action and the Functions of Social Learning, Stephen J. Cowley, (Department of Psychology, University of Hertfordshire), 96-105

The Role of Appearance and Movement

11 – 11.30 am
Androids as an Experimental Apparatus, Karl F. MacDorman (Adaptive Machine Systems, Osaka University), 108-118 (Assessing Human Likeness by Eye Contact in an Android Testbed was presented at the main conference.)

11.30 am – 12 pm
Building Characters: Lessons Drawn from Virtual Environments, Vinoba Vinayagamoorthy, Anthony Steed, and Mel Slater (Department of Computer Science, University College London), 119-126

Philosophical Issues

2 – 2.30 pm
Fodor’s Version of the Frame Problem, Susan L. Schneider (Philosophy Department, Moravian College), invited talk only

Android Ethics

2.30 – 3 pm
Android Science and the Animal Right’s Movement: Are There Analogies, David J. Calverley (Center for Law, Science, and Technology, Arizona State University), 127-136

3 – 3.30 pm
"For the Sake of Others": The "Personal" Ethics of Human-Android Interaction, Christopher H. Ramey (Department of Psychology, Florida Southern College), 137-148

3.30 – 4 pm
Android Ethics: Bottom-up and Top-down Approaches for Modeling Human Moral Faculties, Wendell Wallach (WW Associates) and Colin Allen (Indiana University), 149-159



Stephen Cowley
Kerstin Dautenhahn
Hiroshi Ishiguro
Karl MacDorman

Program Committee

Morana Alac
Minoru Asada
Luc Berthouze
Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze
Aude Billard
Cynthia Breazeal
Joanna Bryson
Angelo Cangelosi
Gordon Cheng
Ron Chrisley
Thomas Christaller
Wayne Christensen
Andy Clark
William Clocksin
Stephen Cowley
Kerstin Dautenhahn
Yiannis Demiris
Brian Duffy
Robert French
Alastair Gill
Karl Grammer
Norihiro Hagita
Stevan Harnad
Margeret Heath
Angelique Hendriks
Kazuo Hiraki
Michita Imai
Hiroshi Ishiguro
Shoji Itakura
Takayuki Kanda
Cory Kidd
Kang Lee
Sarah Kiesler
Hiroshi Kobayashi
Yazuo Kuniyoshi
Billy Lee
Karl MacDorman
N. Michael Mayer
Takashi Minato
Javier Movellan
Jon Oberlander
Gregory. M. P. OfHare
Tetsuo Ono
Sebastian Pannasch
Frank Pollick
Ayse Pinar Saygin
David Spurrett
John Sutton
Noriko Suzuki
Sherry Turkle
Boris M. Velichkovsky
Manuela Veloso
Frank Van Overwalle
Vinoba Vinayagamoorthy
Michael Wheeler
Tom Ziemke

Local Organization

Enrica Morandin