Building Adaptive Robotic Collaborators

Building Adaptive Robotic Collaborators

In physical interactions, humans naturally monitor the pace and workload of their partners and adapt their handovers accordingly. In this project, we investigated how robots designed to engage in physical collaborations may achieve similar adaptivity in performing...
Strategies for Instructional Robots

Strategies for Instructional Robots

We developed an autonomous robot system that gives people step-by-step instruction on physical tasks, such as assembling a set of pipes, different instructional and communication strategies. We explored two instructional strategies: grouping and summarizing. Grouping...
Gaze Aversion in Robots

Gaze Aversion in Robots

We developed a model of gaze aversion, the intentional redirection of gaze away from the face of a conversational partner, for robots to signal cognitive effort, regulate a conversation’s intimacy level, and manage the conversational floor. The implementation of the...