Robots are increasingly being used as collaborative technologies.
In all of these cases lives are at risk and hinge on the ability to effectively deploy robots. Unfortunately, advances in robotics have far exceeded our understanding of how these collaborative technologies can be leveraged.
My research in this area explores highly significant questions at the dawn of an era of human-robot collaboration. As robots become increasingly central to our society it seems timely and important to understand how to effectively employ these robot. This research has the high-impact potential to reshape what we know about collaborative work.
Research Papers on Human-Robot Collaboration
You, S. and Robert, L. P. (2017). A Working Framework for Human-Robot Teamwork accepted to the Robots in Groups and Teams Workshop at 20th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2017), Portland OR. Link to the paper: http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/135719
You, S. and Robert, L. P. (2016). Trust in Teams Working with Robots to be presented at the 2016 Annual SIG Cognitive Research Workshop, (IS-CORE 2016), Dublin, Ireland
You, S and Robert, L. P. (2016). Curiosity vs. Control: Impacts of Training on The Performance of Teams Working with Robots in the Proceedings of the companion publication of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2016)San Francisco, CA, (pdf). http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2818052.2869121 and the link to the copy provided by the author: http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/116395
Robert, L. P. and You, S. (2015). Subgroup Formation in Teams Working with Robots in the Extended Abstracts of the 33rd ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2015), April 18-23, 2015, Seoul, South Korea, (pdf). The link to the copy provided by the author: http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/111882 and the link to ACM Digital Library http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2702613.2732791
Kim, J., You, S., Kamat, V., Sanghyun Lee, S. and Robert, L. P. (2015). Evaluation of Human-Robot Collaboration in Construction Environments Using Immersive Virtual Environments in the International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, (CONVR 2015) (pdf)
Robert, L. P. and You, S. (2014). Human-Robot Interaction in Groups: Theory, Method, and Design for Robots in Groups in the 18th ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP 2014) (pdf). November 9–12, 2014, Sundial Island, FL, USA. The link to the copy provided by the author http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/116271 and the link to the ACM Digital Library http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2660398.2660426