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2nd International Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction, 24-28 August 2015, Åland, Finland

The 2nd International Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction welcomes PhD students and young researchers for an intensive five days of lectures and ateliers covering a wide range of topics in social HRI. It follows up from the 1st Summer School held at Christ’s College, Cambridge, UK.

The school receives support from the FP7 DREAM project, the FP7 Robot-Era project and the IEEE RAS Summer Schools programme.

The summer school will be held at Käringsund Resort & Conference (, Åland, Finland from Monday 24 August to Friday 28 August 2015.

The summer school will have a wide-ranging programme of lectures, discussions and hands-on ateliers on topics such as social signal processing, robotics and autism, child-robot interaction, multi-modal communication, natural language interaction, smart environments, robot assisted therapy, interaction design for robots, tools and technologies, and ethics. The school is for participants who seek a background and hands-on experience in the interdisciplinary science and technology supporting social human-robot interaction.

Interested students need to apply to the summer school, see here for details (deadline 21 April 2015). Applicants will be notified after the selection process.

The school also features a rich cultural and social programme (including a farewell party) and, since we are in Finland, saunas are included.


  • Tony Belpaeme (Plymouth University, UK)
  • Serge Thill (University of Skövde, Sweden)
  • Bram Vanderborght (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)


Information will be updated regularly on this website. for other questions you can contact the organizers

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