On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 16 th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2007, it is a great honor and pleasure to welcome you to the Symposium, which will be held at the Shilla Jeju Hotel, Jeju Island , Korea from August 26 to 29, 2007.
The IEEE RO-MAN07 is sponsored by IEEE Industrial Electronics society (IES), IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMC), IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ), and Korea Robotics Society (KRS).
Also, this symposium addresses fundamental issues of co-existence of human and intelligent machines such as robots and recent advancements of technological as well as psychological researches on every aspect of interactive communication and collaboration between robots and humans. Interactive communication and collaboration in human/robots as well as human/robot/humans will be crucial issues to enrich our human welfare and happiness in networked society.
This symposium will provide an international forum to present and discuss significant progresses in research, development, and application of these areas and will focus on the up-to-date theories, technologies, and studies for human-robot interaction and the related issues such as artificial intelligence/emotion, human factors, and social relationship.
We hope that this symposium will be an informative and enjoyable experience and to create an opportunity for old friends and colleagues to get together, and more importantly, to become acquainted with new peers from the robotics field.
We cordially invite you to join us and to share friendships at RO-MAN 2007, and we hope that you will take this chance to explore one of the most exciting and wonderful islands in the world.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Jeju , Korea.