This year, two papers by my research group will be presented at the 2021 HRI Conference, the top venue for basic and applied human-robot interaction research. The papers are:
Challenges Deploying Robots During a Pandemic: An Effort to Fight Social Isolation Among Children. Tsoi, N., Connolly, J., Adénı́ran Emmanuel, Hansen, A., Pineda, K.T., Adamson, T., Thompson, S., Ramnauth, R., Vázquez, M., and Scassellati, B. (2021). Proceedings of the 2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI).
Perceptions of Conversational Group Membership based on Robots’ Spatial Positioning: Effects of Embodiment. Connolly, J., Tsoi, N., and Vázquez, M. (2021). Companion of the 2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.
Congratulations to all the authors and thanks to the National Science Foundation for funding our work!