27 May 2022. ICRA Workshop on Social Robot Navigation: Advances and EvaluationIt was great to see the community come together both in-person and virtually for our Social Robot Navigation workshop! Thanks to everybody who contributed to making this event happen, including the event co-organizers (Abhijat Biswas, Nathan Tsoi, Allan Wang & Aaron Steinfeld) and undergrad collaborators (Gustavo Silvera, Peter Yu, Xiao (Ivy) He and Liyao Fu).
06 May 2022. Bethany's Girls Exploring Math and Science ProgramThanks to the Bethany Community School for inviting me to present our research to female students in grades four through six.
19 Apr 2022. NSF NRI-FRR PI MeetingIt's exciting to see the meeting finally take place after many months of planning and coordination efforts in collaboration with K. Bekris (Rutgers), E. Plaku (NSF), J. Wachs (NSF), F. King (Vanderbilt), and J. Gigax (Vanderbilt). Thanks to all other faculty, industry officials, and federal officials who are also contributing in many ways to the meeting.
04 Apr 2022. 2022 NSF FRR CAREER Award!Thanks to NSF, we will keep working towards advancing group HRI, engaging the public with robotics and building a more diverse CS workforce.
05 Mar 2022. New HRI 2022 paperSarah Gillet will be presenting a collaborative project between IMG and KTH at HRI'22. The goal of the project is learning robot gaze policies for balancing participation in human groups.
07 Feb 2022. Social Navigation Symposium by Google+StanfordNathan Tsoi and I represented IMG at the symposium.
21 Jan 2022. Talk at Meta ResearchI presented our recent work in group HRI at the Meta Embodied AI Seminar.
30 Nov 2021. AI Ethics on the Global StageSasha Brown (DeepMind / Yale World Fellows Program), Wendell Wallach (Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics) and I participated in the first event of the Yale Kimball Smith Series.
29 Oct 2021. Talking RoboticsI presented our research in Group Human-Robot Interaction at the Talking Robotics series.
20 Jun 2021. New IMG work at CVPR 2021This week, Kevin Chen will be presenting our latest work in vision-and-language navigation at CVPR and I gave a keynote presentation at the 2nd JRDB Workshop.
05 May 2021. New 2020 Amazon Research Award!Our work on human-driven simulations receives support from Amazon.
05 Mar 2021. Our work is nominated for a Best Paper Award at HRI 2021!Our paper about deploying robots during a pandemic was nominated for a Best Paper Award at HRI 2021, the top conference on Human-Robot Interaction.
16 Jan 2021. Bleep-Bloop-Bleep! Say 'Cheese,' HumanAn article about IMG's robot photographer recently appeared in Yale News and was highlighted by the ACM TechNews.
04 Dec 2020. INFORMS en EspañolI participated in the INFORMS speaker series, which aims to connect the hispanic community with researchers in the United States.
13 Nov 2020. Our Social Environment for Autonomous Navigation (SEAN) is recognized at HAI 2020SEAN received the 1st Runner Up - Best Poster Award prize at the conference. Congratulations to all the authors!
04 Nov 2020. New WSJ article describes Yale IMG researchThe article describes a recent project about prosocial human behavior in Human-Robot Interaction.
15 Jul 2020. Science Robotics Focus ArticleA new article by IMG and the Yale Social Robotics Lab discusses the potential of socially assistive robots during disease outbreaks.
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