HRI and NIPS Papers

Congratulations to four University of Wisconsin computer science students who recently had papers accepted at HRI and NIPS! Chien-Ming Huang and Bilge Mutlu’s paper “Robot Behavior Toolkit: Generating Effective Social Behaviors for Robots”, and Vijay...

Boy Scouts Visit

Boy Scouts from Pack 53, Den 1 in Madison visited the HCI lab on Saturday to learn about how robots communicate with humans and how our research is improving that interaction. In addition, several of the scouts asked questions about how robots will be used in the...

Grandparent’s University 2011

A Social Robotics course was offered for the first time this summer as part of the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s Grandparent’s University. In each two day session, grandparents and grandkids learned about what it means to be social, how our behavior...

Laura Haas Visits

Laura Haas – an IBM research fellow at Almaden Research Center – visited our University last week. She gave a talk focusing on the problems faced by both database and HCI researchers and how the two groups should aim to work together to help one another....

Students at HRI 2011

Three of our students (Jon, Irene, and Kohei) recently visited Lausanne, Switzerland for HRI 2011. Jon presented his paper on human-robotic proxemics, which won the best paper award. Irene went as part of the HRI Pioneers Workshop, where she presented a poster on...