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We are glad to invite contributions for the 2nd Edition of the GenR Workshop (*GenR 2022*) *Gendering Robots: Intersectional Feminist Perspectives on Gender in Social Robotics* which will be held as part of the IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2022) on August 29th, 2022 in hybrid form.
This year we do not invite full papers but contributions in many different formats - e.g., text, videos, pictorials, images (deadline: June 24th). We would like potential contributors to describe their out of the box ideas, visions, and reflections on the topic of the workshop in the format they prefer.
Below, you can find our call for contributions, as well as the link to our website and the submission form.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions and to circulate the call within your network. Kindest regards,
[CFP] Call for Contributions - GenR 2022 Workshop @RO-MAN 2022 - Gendering Robots: Intersectional Feminist Perspectives on Gender in Social Robotics [ website https://sites.google.com/view/ro-man-genr-workshop/home]
This year’s GenR workshop aims to provide a space for collaborative discussion, critical reflection, and creativity to find opportunities to break with normative research practices in robotics methodology and robot design from an intersectional perspective.
Our spotlight theme for this year’s workshop is Intersectional Feminism. Kimberle Crenshaw first introduced intersectionality as a term to describe the discriminatory effects of race and gender, which cannot be understood in isolation as they amplify and resonate with each other. Crenshaw and other feminists have since developed intersectionality as a framework to understand the interaction of social markers such as gender, race, class, disability, and their effects on social phenomena. The HRI literature has extensively shown that social robots, especially humanoid ones, are exposed to the same social categorisation processes that affect humans. The integration of social robots in the political dimensions and social categories of society demands a deeper engagement with their potential dangers and opportunities.
Instead of a regular call for papers, the GenR 2022 workshop team invites contributions describing ambitious, out of the box ideas to break with normative practices in Social Robotics and HRI, as well as creative visions for the future of social robotics and critical reflections about its present from an intersectional lens.
We invite you to submit EITHER a one-page written submission describing an idea, reflection, or vision (no template or pre-defined format), OR a media (i.e., short 5-min videos, pictorial, drawing, sketch, design) depicting an idea, reflection, or vision in a more artistic way. We do not set any limit to creativity, but rather invite you to experiment!
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Gendering practices in social robotics -
Intersectional feminist robotics -
Robot’s gender design -
Norm-critical design -
Queer design in HRI -
Sex Robots -
Ethics of gendered robots -
Societal implications and applications of gendered robots -
Performative arts encompassing a reflection on gender in robotics -
LGBTQIA+ perspectives on robot gender -
Marginalised perspectives on gender in HRI -
Queering Robots -
Queer identities in HRI -
Black in Robotics -
Race in Robotics -
Disability in Robotics -
Research methods to foster gender diversity in HRI studies -
Critical design of gendered robots
June 24th - submission deadline -
August 5th - notification of selection -
August 29th - workshop day (morning CEST)
Written and media contributions can be submitted at the following link https://htionline.tue.nl/limesurvey2/index.php/999913?lang=en
Submissions will be checked for alignment to the workshop’s themes and goals. In case we receive more submissions than we can showcase, we will perform a light review of the contributions. The selected contributors will be invited to participate in round table sessions or spotlight presentations on the day of the workshop.
Dr. Giulia Perugia, Eindhoven University of Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Katie Winkle, Uppsala University, email@example.com
Dominika Lisy, Linköping University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Maike Paetzel-Prüsmann, Potsdam University, email@example.com