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Social Reception of Humanoid Robots

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Peter Gloor, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, USA
Aleksandra Przegalińska
, Koźmiński University, Poland / MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, USA
Francesca Grippa, Northeastern University, USA
Andrea Fronzetti Colladon
, Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy / MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, USA


Humanoid robots, similar to bots, perform certain activities as a substitute for humans, with the goal to imitate human behavior. The Turing test is an experiment that was conceived as a way of determining the machine's ability to use natural language and indirectly to prove its ability to think in a way similar to humans. With this collection of papers, we hope to fill the gap in HCI (Human Computer Interaction) research, which has not yet paid attention to the socio-cognitive nature of human-humanoid interaction, especially in the context of building a shared work environment. This Special Issue aims at exploring also philosophical questions about the boundaries of humanity, as well as issues concerning Searle's “Chinese room” paradox redefined in the context of machine learning, deep-learning and development of complex aware systems with a broadly defined humanoid interface.


The topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Papers presenting qualitative and quantitative methodologies of measuring human-machine interaction.
  • Affective computing applied in assessing humanoid bots’ and robots’ interaction with humans.
  • Text mining and natural language processing as well as social network analysis tools related to measuring and accessing human-machine interaction. Neural network based humanoid agents and their interaction capacities with humans.
  • Business-oriented papers (including such topics as: artificial intelligence supporting business processes, humanoid machines performance in a workplace in the company).
  • Exploring the topic of human robot cooperation and trust.

Authors are requested to submit their full revised version of papers to the Topical Issue complying the general scope of the journal. The submitted papers will undergo the standard peer-review process before they can be accepted. Notification of acceptance will be communicated as we progress with the review process.


Before submission authors should carefully read the Instruction for Authors:
All submissions to the Topical Issue must be made electronically via online submission system Editorial Manager: http://www.editorialmanager.com/paladyn/
All manuscripts will undergo the standard peer-review process (single blind, at least two independent reviewers). When entering your submission via online submission system please choose the option “TI on Social Reception of Humanoid Robots”.

Submissions for the Topical Issue are now open.
The deadline for submission is 15 December 2018 but individual papers will be reviewed and published online on an ongoing basis (5-7 months after submission).

Contributors to the Topical Issue will benefit from:

  • Fair and constructive peer review provided by experts in the field
  • No space constraints
  • NO submission and publication FEES
  • Convenient, web-based paper submission and tracking system – Editorial Manager
  • Free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions
  • Fast online publication of articles (continuous publication model)
  • Open Access to your article for all interested readers
  • Indexation in SCOPUS
  • Long-time preservation (articles archived in Portico)
  • Extensive post-publication promotion

We are looking forward to your submission.
If you have any question, please contact us at A.Przegalinska@gmail.com (Dr Aleksandra Przegalińska, lead GE) or Justyna.Zuk@degruyteropen.com (Dr Justyna Żuk, ME of Paladyn. JBR).