Monday, March 2 – Workshops

Time Workshop Title
8:00 – 17:00 Registration Open
9:00 – 17:00 Workshops

Tuesday, March 3 – Start of Main Conference

Time Title Author(s)
8:00 – 17:00 Registration Open
9:00 HRI 2015 Welcome General Chairs:
Julie Adams
Bill Smart
Program Chairs:
Bilge Mutlu
Leila Takayama
9:30-10:30 Keynote 1 Takeo Igarashi
10:30 – 11:20 Session A: Designing Robots for Everyday Interaction Session Chair:
Mark Neerincx, Delft University of Technology & TNO
10:30 – 10:50 Design and Evaluation of a Peripheral Robotic Conversation Companion Guy Hoffman (IDC Herzliya)
Oren Zuckerman (IDC Herzliya)
Gilad Hirschberger (IDC Herzliya)
Michal Luria (IDC Herzliya)
Tal Shani Sherman (IDC Herzliya)
10:50 – 11:00 Mechanical Ottoman: How Robotic Furniture Offers and Withdraws Support David Sirkin (Stanford University)
Brian Mok (Stanford University)
Stephen Yang (Stanford University)
Wendy Ju (Stanford University)
11:00 – 11:10 Communicating Directionality in Flying Robots Daniel Szafir (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
Mutlu Bilge (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
Fong Terry (NASA Ames Research Center)
11:10 – 11:20 The Privacy-Utility Tradeoff for Remotely Teleoperated Robots Daniel Butler (University of Washington)
Justin Huang (University of Washington)
Franziska Roesner (University of Washington)
Maya Cakmak (University of Washington)
11:20 – 11:50 Session A: Full Paper Poster Session Coffee Break
11:50 – 12:30 Session B: Robot Motion Session Chair:
Andrea Thomaz, Georgia Institute of Technology
11:50 – 12:10 May I Help You? – Design of Human-Like Polite Approaching Behavior Yusuke Kato (ATR)
Takayuki Kanda (ATR)
Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University)
12:10 – 12:20 Robot Form and Motion Influences Social Attention Alvin X. Li (University of California, San Diego)
Maria Florendo (University of California, San Diego)
Luke E. Miller (University of California, San Diego)
Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University)
Ayse Pinar Saygin (University of California, San Diego)
12:20 – 12:30 Effects of Robot Motion on Human-Robot Collaboration Anca Dragan (Carnegie Mellon University)
Shira Bauman (Carnegie Mellon University)
Jodi Forlizzi (Carnegie Mellon University)
Siddhartha Srinivasa (Carnegie Mellon University)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:40 Session C: Robots & Children Session Chair:
Selma Šabanović, Indiana University
13:30 – 13:50 Escaping from Children’s Abuse of Social Robots Drazen Brscic (ATR)
Hiroyuki Kidokoro (ATR)
Yoshitaka Suehiro (ATR)
Takayuki Kanda (ATR)
13:50 – 14:00 The Robot Who Tried Too Hard: Social Behaviour of a Robot Tutor Can Negatively Affect Child Learning James Kennedy (Plymouth University)
Paul Baxter (Plymouth University)
Tony Belpaeme (Plymouth University)
14:00 – 14:10 Emotional Storytelling in the Classroom: Individual versus Group Interaction between Children and Robots Iolanda Leite (Yale University)
Marissa McCoy (Yale University)
Monika Lohani (Yale University)
Daniel Ullman (Yale University)
Nicole Salomons (Yale University)
Charlene Stokes (Yale University)
Susan Rivers (Yale University)
Brian Scassellati (Yale University)
14:10 – 14:20 When Children Teach a Robot to Write: An Autonomous Teachable Humanoid Which Uses Simulated Handwriting Deanna Hood (EPFL)
Séverin Lemaignan (EPFL)
Pierre Dillenbourg (EPFL)
14:20 – 14:30 Can Children Catch Curiosity from a Social Robot? Goren Gordon (MIT)
Cynthia Breazeal (MIT)
Susan Engel (Williams College)
14:30 – 14:40 Comparing Models of Disengagement in Individual and Group Interactions Iolanda Leite (Yale University)
Marissa McCoy (Yale University)
Daniel Ullman (Yale University)
Nicole Salomons (Yale University)
Brian Scassellati (Yale University)
14:40 – 15:10 Sessions B & C: Full Paper Poster Session Coffee Break
15:10 – 16:40 Panel:
Human-Robot Interaction:
Law on the Home Front
Panel Chairs:
Gerhard Sagerer, University of Bielefeld
Michael Goodrich, Bringham Young University
Ryan Calo, University of Washington
16:40 – 17:40 Extended Abstracts – Poster Session I  Late Breaking Reports Co-Chairs:
Guy Hoffman
Manja Lohse
Demonstrations – Session I Demonstration Co-Chairs:
Dylan Glas
James Young
17:40 – 19:20 Reception

Wednesday, March 4

Time Title Author(s)
8:00 – 17:00 Registration Open
9:00-10:00 Keynote 2  Antonio Bicchi
10:00 – 11:00 Session D: Perceptions of Robots Session Chair:
Guy Hoffman, IDC Herzliya
10:00 – 10:20 Rabble of Robots Effects: Number and Form of Robots Modulates Attitudes, Emotions, and Stereotypes Marlena Fraune (Indiana University)
Steven Sherrin (Indiana University)
Selma Šabanović (Indiana University)
Eliot Smith (Indiana University)
10:20 – 10:40 Sacrifice One For the Good of Many? People Impose Different Norms on Human and Robot Agents Bertram Malle (Brown University)
Matthias Scheutz (Tufts University)
John Voiklis (Brown University)
Thomas Arnold (Harvard University)
Corey Cusimano (Brown University)
10:40 – 10:50 Poor Thing! Would You Feel Sorry for a Simulated Robot? A Comparison of Empathy Toward a Physical and a Simulated Robot Stela H. Seo (University of Manitoba)
Denise Geiskkovitch (University of Manitoba)
Masayuki Nakane (University of Manitoba)
Corey King (ZenFri Inc.)
James E. Young (University of Manitoba)
10:50 – 11:00 Observer Perception of Dominance and Mirroring Behavior in Human-Robot Relationships Jamy Li (Stanford University)
Wendy Ju (Stanford University)
Cliff Nass (Stanford University)
11:00 – 11:30 Session D: Full Paper Poster Session Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:40 Session E: Robots as Social Agents Session Chair:
Tony Belpaeme, Plymouth University
11:30 – 11:50 Would You Trust a (Faulty) Robot? Effects of Error, Task Type, and Personality on Human-Robot Cooperation and Trust Maha Salem (University of Hertfordshire)
Gabriella Lakatos (University of Hertfordshire)
Farshid Amirabdollahian (University of Hertfordshire)
Kerstin Dautenhahn (University of Hertfordshire)
11:50 – 12:00 Moderating a Robot’s Ability to Influence People Through its Level of Sociocontextual Interactivity Sonja Caraian (University of Technology, Sydney)
Nathan Kirchner (University of Technology, Sydney)
Peter Colborne-Veel (University of Technology, Sydney)
12:00 – 12:10 Effects of Culture on the Credibility of Robot Speech: A Comparison Between English and Arabic Sean Andrist (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Micheline Ziadee (American University of Science and Technology)
Halim Boukaram (American University of Science and Technology)
Bilge Mutlu (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Majd Sakr (Carnegie Mellon University)
12:10 – 12:20 Evidence that Robots Trigger a Cheating Detector in Humans Alexandru Litoiu (Yale University)
Daniel Ullman (Yale University)
Jason Kim (Yale University)
Brian Scassellati (Yale University)
12:20 – 12:30 Will People Keep the Secret of a Humanoid Robot? — Psychological Intimacy in HRI Peter Kahn (University of Washington)
Takayuki Kanda (ATR)
Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University)
Brian Gill (Seattle Pacific University)
Solace Shen (University of Washington)
Heather Gary (University of Washington)
Jolina Ruckert (University of Washington)
12:30 – 12:40 Robot Presence and Human Honesty: Experimental Evidence Guy Hoffman (IDC Herzliya)
Jodi Forlizzi (Carnegie Mellon University)
Shahar Ayal (IDC Herzliya)
Aaron Steinfeld (Carnegie Mellon University)
John Antanitis (Carnegie Mellon University)
Guy Hochman (Duke University)
Eric Hochendoner (Carnegie Mellon University)
Justin Finkenaur (Carnegie Mellon University)
12:40 – 13:40 Lunch
13:40 – 15:00 Session F: Human-Robot Teams Session Chair:
James Young, University of Manitoba
13:40 – 14:00 Efficient Model Learning from Joint-Action Demonstrations for Human-Robot Collaborative Tasks Stefanos Nikolaidis (MIT)
Ramya Ramakrishnan (MIT)
Keren Gu (MIT)
Julie Shah (MIT)
14:00 – 14:10 Bounds of Neglect Benevolence in Input Timing for Human Interaction with Robotic Swarms Sasanka Nagavalli (Carnegie Mellon University)
Shih-Yi Chien (University of Pittsburgh)
Michael Lewis (University of Pittsburgh)
Nilanjan Chakraborty (Stony Brook University)
Katia Sycara (Carnegie Mellon University)
14:10 – 14:20 Interactive Hierarchical Task Learning from a Single Demonstration Anahita Mohseni-Kabir (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Charles Rich (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Sonia Chernova (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Candace Sidner (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Daniel Miller (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
14:20 – 14:30 How Robot Verbal Feedback Can Improve Team Performance in Human-Robot Task Collaborations Aaron St. Clair (University of Southern California)
Maja Mataric (University of Southern California)
14:30 – 14:40 OPTIMo: Online Probabilistic Trust Inference Model for Asymmetric Human-Robot Collaborations Anqi Xu (McGill University)
Gregory Dudek (McGill University)
14:40 – 14:50 Using Robots to Moderate Team Conflict: The Case of Repairing Violations Malte Jung (Cornell University)
Nikolas Martelaro (Stanford University)
Pamela Hinds (Stanford University)
14:50 – 15:00 Face the Music and Glance: How Nonverbal Behaviour Aids Human Robot Relationships Based in Music Louis McCallum (Queen Mary University of London)
Peter McOwan (Queen Mary University of London)
15:00 – 15:30 Sessions E & F: Full Paper Poster Session  Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30 Video Session Video Co-Chairs:
Hirotaka Osawa
Iolanda Leite
16:30 – 17:30 Extended Abstracts – Poster Session II Late Breaking Reports Co-Chairs:
Guy Hoffman
Manja Lohse
Demonstrations – Session II Demonstration Co-Chairs:
Dylan Glas
James Young

Thursday, March 5

Time Title Author(s)
8:00 – 17:00 Registration Open
9:00 – 10:00
Keynote 3  Daniel H. Wilson
10:00 – 11:10 Session G: Multi-modal Capabilities Session Chair:
Yukie Nagai, Osaka University
10:00 – 10:20 Shaking Hands and Cooperation in Tele-Present Human-Robot Negotiation Chris Bevan (University of Bath)
Danae Stanton Fraser (University of Bath)
10:20 – 10:30 Speech and Gesture Emphasis Effects For Robotic and Human Communicators – a Direct Comparison Paul Bremner (University of the West of England)
Ute Leonards (University of Bristol)
10:30 – 10:40 Haptic Human-Robot Affective Interaction in a Handshaking Social Protocol Mehdi Ammi (University of Paris 11)
Virginie Demulier (University of Paris 11)
Sylvain Caillou (University of Paris 11)
Yoren Gaffary (University of Paris 11)
Yacine Tsalamlal (University of Paris 11)
Jean-Claude Martin (LIMSI-CNRS)
Adriana Tapus (ENSTA-ParisTech)
10:40 – 10:50 Embodied Collaborative Referring Expression Generation in Situated Human-Robot Interaction Rui Fang (Michigan State University)
Malcolm Doering (Michigan State University)
Joyce Chai (Michigan State University)
10:50 – 11:00 Bringing the Scene Back to the Tele-operator: Auditory Scene Manipulation for Tele-Presence Systems Chaoran Liu (ATR)
Carlos Ishi (ATR)
Hiroshi Ishiguro (ATR)
11:00 – 11:10 Environment Perception in the Presence of Kinesthetic or Tactile Guidance Virtual Fixtures Samuel Schorr (Stanford University)
Zhan Fan Quek (Stanford University)
William Provancher (University of Utah)
Allison Okamura (Stanford University)
11:10 – 11:40 Session G: Full Paper Poster Session Coffee Break
11:40 – 12:20 Session H: Human Behaviors, Activities, and Environments – Part 1 Session Chair:
Maha Salem, University of Hertfordshire
11:40 – 12:00 Robot-Centric Activity Prediction from First-Person Videos: What Will They Do to Me? Michael S. Ryoo (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Thomas J. Fuchs (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Lu Xia (Amazon)
J. K. Aggarwal (University of Texas at Austin)
Larry Matthies (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
12:00 – 12:10 Mutual Modelling in Robotics: Inspirations for the Next Steps Séverin Lemaignan (EPFL)
Pierre Dillenbourg (EPFL)
12:10 – 12:20 Learning to Interact with a Human Partner Mayada Oudah (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology)
Vahan Babushkin (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology)
Tennom Chenlinangjia (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology)
Jacob Crandall (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology)
12:20 – 13:20 Lunch
13:20 – 14:00 Session I: Human Behaviors, Activities, and Environments – Part2 Session Chair:
Malte Jung, Cornell University
13:20 – 13:30 Robots in the Home: Qualitative and Quantitative Insights into Kitchen Organization Elizabeth Cha (Carnegie Mellon University)
Jodi Forlizzi (Carnegie Mellon University)
Siddhartha Srinivasa (Carnegie Mellon University)
13:30 – 13:40 Are Robots Ready for Administering Health Status Surveys? First Results from an HRI Study with Subjects with Parkinson’s Disease Priscilla Briggs (Tufts University)
Matthias Scheutz (Tufts University)
Linda Tickle-Degnen (Tufts University)
13:40 – 13:50 Measuring the Efficacy of Robots in Autism Therapy: How Informative are Standard HRI Metrics? Momotaz Begum (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
Richard Serna (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
David Kontak (Crotched Mountain Rehab Center)
Jordan Allspaw (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
James Kuczynski (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
Jacob Suarez (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
Holly Yanco (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
13:50 – 14:00 Interaction Expands Function: Social Shaping of the Therapeutic Robot PARO in a Nursing Home Wan-Ling Chang (Indiana University)
Selma Šabanović (Indiana University)
14:00 – 14:30 Sessions H & I: Full Paper Poster Session Coffee Break
14:30 – 15:30 Extended Abstracts – Poster Session III Late Breaking Reports Co-Chairs:
Guy Hoffman
Manja Lohse
Demonstrations – Session III Demonstration Co-Chairs:
Dylan Glas
James Young
15:30 – 16:30 Town Hall Meeting Program Chairs:
Bilge Mutlu
Leila Takayama
16:30 – 17:00 Awards and Closing