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The 12th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics (HFR 2019) will be organized on October 24-25, 2019, by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and will take place at the Hotel Posta, Reggio Emilia, Italy

The growing need to automate daily tasks, combined with new robot technologies, is driving the development of human-friendly robots, i.e., safe and dependable machines, operating in the close vicinity to humans or directly interacting with them in a wide range of domains. The technological shift from classical industrial robots, which are safely kept away from humans in cages, to robots, which are used in close collaboration with humans, is facing major challenges that need to be overcome.
 
The objective of the workshop is to create a focused single-track workshop and bring together researchers so to share knowledge on design, control, safety and ethical issues, concerning the introduction of robots into everyday life. 
 
More details on registration, accommodation and other organizational aspects will appear soon on this website. A short video about the Workshop organization, location and local chairs can be downloaded from here.
 

Important Dates

Submission of contributed papers June 24, 2019
Notification of paper acceptance August 25, 2019
Submission of final papers September 15, 2019
HFR 2019 Workshop October 24-25, 2019