Expressivity is a core component of human social Interactions. With the use of multiple, non-verbal, modalities to convey or augment the communication of internal states and intentions humans achieve sustained, meaningful and effective social interactions.
With the advent of social robotics, studying expressivity in contexts of artificial agents has become a highly relevant topic, leading to explicit considerations of how robots can leverage these abilities in sustained and repeated social interactions.
This workshop provides a unique and timely forum for scientists, designers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to come together and advance the state of the art in developing expressive robots for long-term interaction.
Research on this is diverse, and covers aspects such as animation, robot design, mechanics, as well as cognitive science, developmental psychology, and cross-cultural studies with robots.