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Schedule of Events

Registration and Workshop Materials

Please pick up nametags and materials before the workshop. Designated registration area will be in the following locations:

  • Wednesday, January 24, 5-7 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center lobby near the hotel front desk
  • Thursday, January 25, 8-9am in the Holmes Student Center Capitol Room

Day One (Thursday): Learning and Sharing

Time Event
7:30-9 a.m. Breakfast and registration
9-9:30 a.m. Greetings and introduction
9:30-11 a.m.

Sociable, educational robots for young children (Lead: Y. Kim)

  • Presented by Breazeal, Y. Kim and Lixiao
11-11:15 a.m. Break (coffee and snack)
11:15 a.m. -12:45 p.m.

Child development and learning theories(Lead: Han)

  • Embodied cognition (Han)
  • Group cognition (Xie and K. Kim)
  • Social, emotional learning (Daro)
  • Early science learning (Yoon)
12:45-1 p.m. Break
1-2 p.m. Lunch
2-3:30 p.m.

Visual processing and embodiment (Lead: Qi)

  • Presented by Qi, Kline and Ramani)
3:30-3:45 p.m. Break (coffee and snack)
3:45-5:15 p.m.

Speech and dialogue (Lead: Alexander)

  • Learning sciences research on speech and dialog (Dorsey)
  • Speech recognition (Alwan)
  • Speech diarization (Alexander)
  • Dialog generation (Walker and Zhao)
5:15-5:30 p.m. Break
5:30-6 p.m. Ethnographic observations (Johnson)
6:30-8:30 p.m. Dinner

Day Two (Friday): Planning Future Work

Time Event
7:30-9 a.m. Breakfast and networking
9-9:30 a.m.

NSF Funding priorities

  • Presented by D’Angelo
9:30 a.m.-noon

Breakout groups by topic/problem areas (Lead: Johnson)

  • Goals/objectives
  • Major activities and outcomes
  • Collaboration plan (expertise and timeline)
  • Each group needs a scribe, discussion leader and spokesperson
Please submit group discussion notes to the workshop committee at
noon-1 p.m. Lunch
1 -2 p.m. Breakout group reports and wrap-up (Lead: Johnson)
2-2:30 p.m. Post-workshop survey
2:30-4 p.m. Organizing committee meeting