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ICR Seminar Special - August 21 from 16h00 to 17h30

Reyhan Aydoğan from Özyeǧin University and the Delft University of Technology will give a talk on:

Research Challenges in Human-Robot Negotiation

In the past few decades, there has been a growing interest in automated negotiation, where software agents facilitate negotiation on behalf of their users and try to reach joint agreements. It has been studied extensively in e-commerce settings, but it can also be addressed more generally as a paradigm for solving coordination and cooperation problems in multiagent systems, e.g., for task allocation. This presentation will mainly focus on research challenges when designing agents that can negotiate with their human counterparts. Unlike automated negotiation, designing such agents requires considering additional factors such as emotional state, gestures, appearance, and arguments. During this talk, we will overview our group's research on emotion-aware negotiation strategy and our study examining the effect of gestures and appearance.

As usual, the seminar will take place in hybrid format. So those of you who aren't around will be able to participate remotely. Note that the seminar will take place in our meeting room on the third floor.

About ICR

The Individual and Collective Reasoning Group (ICR) is an interdisciplinary research team at the University of Luxembourg which is driven by the insight that intelligent systems (like humans) are characterized not only by their individual reasoning capacity, but also by their social interaction potential. Its overarching goal is to develop and investigate comprehensive formal models and computational realizations of individual and collective reasoning and rationality.

ICR is anchored in the Lab for Intelligent and Adaptive Systems (ILIAS) of the Department of Computer Science (DCS), and involved in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT). The group, which is led by Leon van der Torre, currently counts more than 15 researchers and is strongly engaged in international cooperation.

Our areas are normative multi-agent systems, autonomous cognitive agents, computational social choice, and the foundations of logic-based knowledge representation and reasoning.