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Human-Friendly Robotics 2019

12th International Workshop

  • Federica Ferraguti
  • Valeria Villani
  • Lorenzo Sabattini
  • Marcello Bonfè
Conference proceedings HFR 2019

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics book series (SPAR, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Boris Gromov, Luca Gambardella, Alessandro Giusti
    Pages 1-14
  3. Beatrice Capelli, Lorenzo Sabattini
    Pages 15-28
  4. Matteo Saveriano, Dongheui Lee
    Pages 43-57
  5. Fotios Dimeas, Theodora Kastritsi, Dimitris Papageorgiou, Zoe Doulgeri
    Pages 58-72
  6. Florian Stuhlenmiller, Rodrigo J. Velasco-Guillen, Stephan Rinderknecht, Philipp Beckerle
    Pages 73-87
  7. Tim van der Grinten, Steffen Müller, Martin Westhoven, Sascha Wischniewski, Andrea Scheidig, Horst-Michael Gross
    Pages 88-102
  8. Jonathan Cacace, Fabio Ruggiero, Vincenzo Lippiello
    Pages 125-138
  9. Irfan Hussain, Zubair Iqbal, Monica Malvezzi, Domenico Prattichizzo, Gionata Salvietti
    Pages 139-153
  10. Fabio Fruggiero, Marcello Fera, Alfredo Lambiase, Valentina Di Pasquale
    Pages 154-185
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 199-200

About these proceedings


This book covers a wide range of topics related to human–robot interaction, both physical and cognitive, including theories, methodologies, technologies, and empirical and experimental studies.

The International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics (HFR) is an annual meeting that brings together academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to present their latest, original findings on all aspects concerning the introduction of robots into everyday life. 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 that operate in close proximity to humans or directly interact with them in a wide range of contexts. The technological shift from classical industrial robots, which are safely kept away from humans in cages, to robots that are used in close collaboration with humans, is faced with major challenges that need to be overcome. The objective of the workshop was to stimulate discussion and exchange knowledge on design, control, safety and ethical issues concerning the introduction of robots into everyday life. The 12th installment was organized by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and took place in Reggio Emilia, Italy.


Human-Robot Interaction Human Computer Interaction Human Machine Interfaces Safety issues in: Service Robotics AI and Cognitive Robotics Medical Robotics Industrial Robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Federica Ferraguti
    • 1
  • Valeria Villani
    • 2
  • Lorenzo Sabattini
    • 3
  • Marcello Bonfè
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Sciences and Methods for EngineeringUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaReggio EmiliaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Sciences and Methods for EngineeringUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaReggio EmiliaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Sciences and Methods for EngineeringUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaReggio EmiliaItaly
  4. 4.Department of EngineeringUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Human-Friendly Robotics 2019
  • Book Subtitle 12th International Workshop
  • Editors Federica Ferraguti
    Valeria Villani
    Lorenzo Sabattini
    Marcello Bonfè
  • Series Title Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Intelligent Technologies and Robotics Intelligent Technologies and Robotics (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-42025-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-42272-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-42026-0
  • Series ISSN 2511-1256
  • Series E-ISSN 2511-1264
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 200
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 77 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Robotics and Automation
    Computational Intelligence
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