Lab updates
  2017
    Post Doc Beth Phillips, paper accepted to Journal of HRI.

    • Phillips E., & Jentsch F. (in revision). Supporting situation awareness through robot-to-human information sharing under conditions of visuospatial perspective taking. Journal of Human-Robot Interaction.
    Post Doc Beth Phillips and Grad Student Danny Ullman, paper accepted to Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems

    • Baker, A. L., Phillips E., Ullman, D., & Keebler J. R. (in revision). Toward an understanding of trust repair in human-robot interaction: Current research and future directions. ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS).TiiS
    Post Doc Beth Phillips, HFES paper won 1st place in Best Student Paper Competition, Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making Technical Group, at the Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

    • Odette, K., Rivera, J., Phillips, E., Jimenez, C., & Jentsch, F. (in press). Robot self-assessment and expression: A framework. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.
    Post Doc Beth Phillips gave a talk at MIT’s AgeLab on July 26th.

    • Phillips, E. (2017, July). Designing Humanity Centered Robots for Aging. Invited presentation given at AgeLab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
    Post Doc Beth Phillips, two papers accepted to the International Symposium on Robotics Research.

    • Rosen, E., Whitney, D., Phillips E., Chen, G., Tompkin, J., Konidaris, G., & Tellex S. (Accepted). Communicating robot arm motion intent through mixed reality head-mounted displays. International Symposium on Robotics Research

    • Whitney, D., Rosen, E., Phillips, E., Konidaris, G., & Tellex, S. (Accepted). Comparing robot grasping teleoperation across desktop and virtual reality with ROS Reality. International Symposium on Robotics Research
    Post Docs Beth Phillips and Maartje de Graaf participated in the Women in Robotics Workshop at the Robotics Society and Systems Conference on July 15th.
    Xuan Zhao successfully defended her dissertation, “When Do We Take Other People's Perspectives? An Investigation into the Contextual Triggers of Perspective Taking ” She will be joining the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago as a postdoc researcher. In addition to conducting research independently and collaborating with world-class researchers, she will be collaborating with the Second City improv company to explore new ways to bridge acting and improvisation techniques with behavioral research.
    Xuan Zhao will be giving a talk titled, "A Heart for Cooperation: Feeling Another Human’s Heartbeat Promotes Prosocial and Cooperative Behaviors" at the 2017 Science of Philanthropy Initiative at the University of Chicago on Sept 6-7. (July 13, 2017)
    Xuan Zhao will be giving a talk titled, "A Heart for Cooperation: Feeling Another Human’s Heartbeat Promotes Prosocial and Cooperative Behaviors" at the 2017 Psychology of Technology Conference at UC Berkeley on Nov 4-5. (July 3, 2017)
    Bertram, Stuti Thapa Magar (our ex lab manager), and collaborator Matthias Scheutz from Tufts had a paper on “AI in the Sky” accepted at the International Conference on Robot Ethics and Safety Standards (ICRESS). Bertram will present the paper in October in Lisbon.
    In September, Bertram will present a paper on “What do people's moral judgments of robots tell us about the expected moral capacities of autonomous vehicles?” at the multidisciplinary workshop "The Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles" at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAST) in Toulouse, France.
    Our postdoc Maartje de Graaf and Bertram had a full paper accepted at the AAAI Fall Symposium AI-HRI on “How People Explain Action (and Autonomous Intelligent Systems Should Too)” to be presented in November in DC.
    Bertram is co-authoring a paper (with Vasanth Sarathy and Matthias Scheutz) that was accepted at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive InfoCommunications. The paper is entitled “Learning Behavioral Norms in Uncertain and Changing Contexts” and describes the next stage of developing an algorithm that learns human norm networks.
    Bertram presented the following paper at CogSci in London:

    • Sarathy, V., Scheutz, M., Kenett, Y., Allaham, M. M., Austerweil, J. L., & Malle, B. F. (2017). Mental representations and computational modeling of context-specific human norm systems. Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1035-1040). London, UK, July 2017.
    Our Research Assistant, Nina Diepenbrock, won summer UTRA award to work on the HeartBeat project in our lab!
    Steve Guglielmo (Brown Ph.D. 2012, Assistant Professor at Macalester College) and Bertram published a paper in PSPB:

    • Guglielmo, S., & Malle, B. F. (2017). Information-acquisition processes in moral judgments of blame. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 957–971.
    Andrew Monroe (Brown Ph.D. 2012, Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University) published a paper with a student and Bertram in SPPS:

    • Monroe, A. E., Brady, G. L., & Malle, B. F. (2017). This isn’t the free will worth looking for: General free will beliefs do not influence moral judgments, agent-specific choice ascriptions do. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 191–199.
    Andrew Monroe and Bertram also published a paper in JEP-General:

    • Monroe, A. E., & Malle, B. F. (2017). Two paths to blame: Intentionality directs moral information processing along two distinct tracks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, 123-133.
    We presented two posters at HRI in Vienna:

    • Malle, B. F., & Thapa Magar, S. (2017). What kind of mind do I want in my robot? Developing a measure of desired mental capacities in social robots. Proceedings of the Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI ’17 (pp. 195–196). New York, NY: ACM.

    • Ullman, D., & Malle, B. F. (2017). Human-robot trust: Just a button press away. Proceedings of the Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI ’17 (pp. 309–310). New York, NY: ACM.
    Xuan Zhao won the Grand Travel Award at the first Psychology of Technology preconference at the Society of Personality and Social Psychology 2017 (Jan 18, 2017)