This year, two IMG papers will be presented at the 2021 HRI Conference, the top venue for basic and applied human-robot interaction research.
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.
Both papers describe work funded by the National Science Foundation, and the top one about deploying robots during a pandemic is a collaboration with the Yale Social Robotics Lab. Congratulations to all the authors!