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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 research 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:

Manuscripts can be written in TeX, LaTeX (strongly recommended) - the journal’s LATEX template. Please note that we do not accept papers in Plain TEX format. Text files can be also submitted as standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) which is acceptable if the submission in LATEX is not possible. For an initial submission, the authors are strongly advised to upload their entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file.

All submissions to the Special Issue must be made electronically via online submission system Editorial Manager: 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”.

The deadline for submission is now extended to 31st March 2019 but individual papers will be reviewed and published online on an ongoing basis.

Contributors to the Topical Issue will benefit from:

  • indexation in SCOPUS
  • NO submission and publication FEES
  • fair and constructive peer review provided by experts in the field
  • no space constraints
  • convenient, web-based paper submission and tracking system – Editorial Manager
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions
  • quick online publication upon completing the publishing process (continuous publication model)
  • better visibility due to Open Access
  • long-term preservation (content archiving with Portico)
  • extensive post-publication promotion for selected papers

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