Extended abstract and position papers should reflect on how a developmental perspective play a role in the interaction between robots and children.

Topics include but are not limited to:


  • Developmentally appropriate robot design (e.g., how to take into account children’s sensorimotor, cognitive and perceptual development in robot design?)
  • Interaction design challenges (e.g., how to incorporate a developmental perspective?)
  • Technical challenges
  • Long-term child-robot interaction and children’s development (e.g, evaluating the impact of robots on children’s development)
  • Robots for non-typically developing children (assessing impacts on non-typical developing children, involving therapists to guarantee developmentally appropriate child-robot interaction)
  • Developmental paradigms and theoretical approaches for effective design and evaluation for CRI
  • New Perspectives in understanding children’s behavior and development within the context of CRI
  • Constructivism and CRI
  • CRI in education (e.g.,  implication on children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development, changes, advances and challenges for the primary and secondary education)
  • Robot supported collaborative interaction: impact on children’s socio-emotional development
  • Generative methods to include children into the design of robots / child-robot interaction / or evaluate systems (co-design, participatory design)
  • Ethical issues concerning child-robot interaction and its effect on children’s development (e.g., what boundaries poses a developmental perspective)