Our lab has presented two papers at the Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) 2013 Conference, held in Tokyo, Japan. The first paper, led by Irene Rae and in collaboration with Leila Takayama from Willow Garage, Inc., explored how the height of robotic telepresence systems affects interaction outcomes in remote collaboration. The second paper, led by Sean Andrist, developed a linguistic model of rhetorical ability and evaluated how it might improve the persuasiveness of the messages of a robot.

  1. Andrist, S., Spannan, E., & Mutlu, B. (2013). Rhetorical Robots: Making Robots More Effective Speakers Using Linguistic Cues of Expertise. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2013), Tokyo, Japan.
  2. Rae, I., Takayama, L., & Mutlu, B. (2013). The Influence of Height on Robotic Communication Products. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2013), Tokyo, Japan.

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