We are starting a weekly reading group on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) and related topics. The group will focus on recent trends in HRI Research, including but not limited to user studies, design, algorithms and AI for HRI, as well as broader subjects such as ethics and HRI, communication in HRI, design principles and more. We believe it will be a good opportunity to tackle higher-level issues and subjects in HRI that we don't necessarily think about while doing our research. The papers we suggest will be there to direct the discussion, but we will encourage the discussions to branch out away from the direct scope of the papers.

Kim Baraka (baraka.kim@gmail.com) & Filipa Correia (filipaincorreia@gmail.com)


The weekly hour-long session will be a round-table discussion where everyone is encouraged to contribute and share ideas. The discussion will be guided and moderated by us, to facilitate the flow of ideas and ensure we get somewhere by the end of each session. Readings and meeting minutes will be posted online for your reference or in case you have to miss one of the sessions.


Date and time: Fridays 3:45pm - 5:00pm (From now on we will start 15 minutes earlier!)
Location: 2N7.1 (IST - Taguspark)

Paper Schedule

Week 1 (23 Feb 2018)

Liu, P., Glas, D.F., Kanda, T. and Ishiguro, H., 2016. Data-driven HRI: Learning social behaviors by example from human-human interaction. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 32(4), pp.988-1008.


Week 2 (2 Mar 2018)

Gnatzig, S., Schuller, F. and Lienkamp, M., 2012, September. Human-machine interaction as key technology for driverless driving-A trajectory-based shared autonomy control approach. In RO-MAN, 2012 IEEE (pp. 913-918). IEEE.


Week 3 (16 Mar 2018)

Huang, C.M. and Mutlu, B., 2016, March. Anticipatory robot control for efficient human-robot collaboration. In The Eleventh ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (pp. 83-90). IEEE Press.


Week 4 (23 Mar 2018)

Admoni, H., Weng, T., Hayes, B. and Scassellati, B., 2016, March. Robot nonverbal behavior improves task performance in difficult collaborations. In The Eleventh ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (pp. 51-58). IEEE Press.


Week 5 (6 Apr 2018)

Kwon, M., Huang, S.H. and Dragan, A.D., 2018, February. Expressing Robot Incapability. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 87-95). ACM.


Week 6 (13 Apr 2018)

Barnlund, D.C., 2011. Communication: The context of change. In Communication theory (pp. 6-24).


Week 7 (20 Apr 2018)

Kahn Jr, P.H., Kanda, T., Ishiguro, H., Gill, B.T., Shen, S., Gary, H.E. and Ruckert, J.H., 2015, March. Will people keep the secret of a humanoid robot?: Psychological intimacy in hri. In Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 173-180). ACM.


Week 8 (4 May 2018)

Fong, T., Nourbakhsh, I. and Dautenhahn, K., 2003. A survey of socially interactive robots. Robotics and autonomous systems, 42(3-4), pp.143-166.


Week 9 (11 May 2018)

Turkle, S., 2007. Authenticity in the age of digital companions. Interaction studies, 8(3), pp.501-517.


Week 10 (18 May 2018)

Calo, M.R., 2011. 12 Robots and Privacy. Robot ethics: The ethical and social implications of robotics, p.187.


Week 11 (25 May 2018)

Sharkey, A. and Sharkey, N., 2012. Granny and the robots: ethical issues in robot care for the elderly. Ethics and information technology, 14(1), pp.27-40.


Week 12 (8 Jun 2018)

Wang, L., Rau, P.L.P., Evers, V., Robinson, B.K. and Hinds, P., 2010, March. When in Rome: the role of culture & context in adherence to robot recommendations. In Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-robot interaction (pp. 359-366). IEEE Press.


Week 13 (15 Jun 2018)

Fraune, M.R., Kawakami, S., Sabanovic, S., De Silva, P.R.S. and Okada, M., 2015. Three's company, or a crowd?: The effects of robot number and behavior on HRI in Japan and the USA. In Robotics: Science and Systems.


Week 14 (22 Jun 2018)

Kehoe, B., Patil, S., Abbeel, P. and Goldberg, K., 2015. A survey of research on cloud robotics and automation. IEEE Transactions on automation science and engineering, 12(2), pp.398-409.


Week 15 (29 Jun 2018, ALAMEDA, Pav. Informática III, Room F8)

Zeglin, G., Walsman, A., Herlant, L., Zheng, Z., Guo, Y., Koval, M.C., Lenzo, K., Tay, H.J., Velagapudi, P., Correll, K. and Srinivasa, S.S., 2014, September. HERB's Sure Thing: A rapid drama system for rehearsing and performing live robot theater. In Advanced robotics and its social impacts (ARSO), 2014 IEEE Workshop on (pp. 129-136). IEEE.

If you want have an active role in the selection of the papers, please let us know!