From 21st to the 23rd of June, 2023, the University of Milano-Bicocca will host the INTERNATIONAL CHILD ROBOT INTERACTION CONFERENCE.

The Conference will be devoted to the study of child-robot interaction, focusing on the methodologies, the technologies, the psycho-pedagogical applications, the ethical ramifications, the philosophical, social, and cultural presuppositions and implications of this emerging research area.  It will host peer-reviewed contributions, plenary talks by outstanding scholars in the field, and symposia.


ORGANIZER: the University of Milano-Bicocca, INDIRE, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Yunik.

SUBMISSIONS are invited to CRI23. Extended abstracts can be submitted throughout

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: 19th December 2022

TOPICS OF INTEREST: robotics and early childhood education; robotics and children with special educational needs; robotics and autism; robotic technologies and interfaces for child-robot interaction; robotics and learning at school; robotics and development of scientific reasoning; methods for designing and conducting child-robot interaction activities; philosophical (epistemological, ethical, ontological) issues concerning child-robot interaction; psychological implications of child-robot interaction; psycho-pedagogical assumptions of the didactic use of robots; robotics and stages of cognitive development; robotic programming and construction strategies; styles of explanation and description of the behaviour of robots by children; training of teachers and educators; robotics, programming languages and citizenship education.


  • December 19th 2022: submission deadline;
  • February 10th, 2023: notification of acceptance/rejection/revision
  • February 28th, 2023: deadline for submitting revised abstracts
  • April 15th, 2023: final notification of acceptance/rejection
  • May 1st, 2023: publication of the conference program

PLENARY TALKS will be given by Professor Agnieszka Wykowska, who leads the unit “Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction” at the Italian Institute of Technology (Genoa, Italy); Professor Dirk Ifenthaler, Chair, and Professor for Learning, Design, and Technology at University of Mannheim (Germany), and Professor Marina Umaschi Bers from the Lynch School of Education and Human Development with a secondary appointment in the Computer Science Department at Boston College.

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