PROGRAM

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All times are in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT in USA and Canada)

Note:  HopIn access will no longer be available starting at 8 p.m. (MT) on March 11, 2021

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Day 1 – March 09

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9:00 – 9:30 MT

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Opening Plenary

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9:30 - 11:00 MT

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Paper Session 1: Motion

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PDFs of the Proceedings: https://humanrobotinteraction.org/2021/proceedings/

Lane Change Decision Making for Automated Driving (Best Paper Candidate)

Tabea Blenk, Stephanie Cramer

Aerial Flight Paths for Communication: How Participants Perceive and Intend to Respond to Drone Movements

Alisha Bevins, Brittany A. Duncan

Co-designing Socially Assistive Sidekicks for Motion-based AAC

Stephanie Valencia, Michal Luria, Amy Pavel, Jeffrey P. Bigham, Henny Admoni

Human-inspired Motion Planning for Omni-directional Social Robots

Ryo Kitagawa, Yuyi Liu, Takayuki Kanda

Charting Sequential Person Transfers Between Devices, Agents, and Robots

Xiang Zhi Tan, Michal Luria, Aaron Steinfeld, Jodi Forlizzi

Smooth Operator: Tuning Robot Perception Through Artificial Movement Sound (Best Paper Candidate)

Frederic Anthony Robinson, Mari Velonaki, Oliver Bown

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11:00-11:30 MT

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11:30-13:00 MT

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Paper Session 2: Ethics & Trust

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PDFs of the Proceedings: https://humanrobotinteraction.org/2021/proceedings/

Blaming the Reluctant Robot: Parallel Blame Judgments for Robots in Moral Dilemmas across U.S. and Japan

Takanori Komatsu, Bertram F. Malle, Matthias Scheutz

Using Trust To Determine Decision Making & Task Outcome During A Human-Agent Collaborative Task

Sarita Herse, Jonathan Vitale, Benjamin Johnston, Mary-Anne Williams

Influencing Moral Behavior Through Mere Observation of Robot Work: Video-based Survey on Littering Behavior

Risa MAEDA, Dražen BRŠČIĆ, Takayuki Kanda

Can You Trust Your Trust Measure? (Best Paper Candidate)

Meia Chita-Tegmark, Theresa Law, Nicholas Rabb, Matthias Scheutz

Assessing and Addressing Ethical Risk from Anthropomorphism and Deception in Socially Assistive Robots

Katie Winkle, Praminda Caleb-Solly, Ute Leonards, Ailie Turton, Paul Bremner

Challenges and Opportunities for Replication Science in HRI: A Case Study in Human-Robot Trust (Best Paper Candidate)

Daniel Ullman, Salomi Aladia, Bertram F. Malle

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13:00-13:30 MT

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13:30-14:30 MT

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14:30-16:00 MT

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Industry Session

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16:00-17:10 MT

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Keynote

By Hiroshi Ishiguro

Constructive Approach for Interactive Robots and the Fundamental Issues

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17:10 MT

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Day 2 – March 10

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9:00 - 10:45 MT

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Paper Session 3: Perception

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PDFs of the Proceedings: https://humanrobotinteraction.org/2021/proceedings/

Uncanny, Sexy, and Threatening Robots: The Online Community’s Attitude to and Perceptions of Robots Varying in Humanlikeness and Gender

Quirien R. M. Hover, Ella Velner, Thomas Beelen, Mieke Boon, Khiet P. Truong

Perceptions of Infidelity with Sex Robots in Monogamous Relationships

Nina J. Rothstein, Dalton H. Connolly, Ewart J. de Visser, Elizabeth Phillips

"I think you are doing a bad job!": The Effect of Blame Attribution by a Robot in Human-Robot Collaboration

Diede P.M. Van der Hoorn, Anouk Neerincx, Maartje M.A. de Graaf

Effects of Social Factors and Team Dynamics on Adoption of Collaborative Robot Autonomy

Mariah L. Schrum, Glen Neville, Michael Johnson, Nina Moorman, Rohan Paleja Karen M. Feigh, Matthew C. Gombolay

Flailing, Hailing, Prevailing: Perceptions of Multi-Robot Failure Recovery Strategies

Samantha Reig, Elizabeth J. Carter, Terrence Fong, Jodi Forlizzi, Aaron Steinfeld

You're Wigging Me Out! Implications of Telepresence Robot Personalizations on Viewer Perception

Naomi T. Fitter, Megan Strait, Eloise Bisbee, Maja J. Mataric, Leila Takayama

What's The Point? Tradeoffs Between Effectiveness and Social Perception When Using Mixed Reality to Enhance Gesturally Limited Robots

Jared Hamilton, Thao Phung, Nhan Tran, Tom Williams

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10:45-11:15 MT

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11:15-13:00 MT

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Paper Session 4: Teaching, Learning, & Health 

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PDFs of the Proceedings: https://humanrobotinteraction.org/2021/proceedings/

Why We Should Build Robots That Both Teach and Learn

Timothy Adamson, Debasmita Ghose, Shannon C. Yasuda, Lucas Jehu Silva Shepard, Michal A. Lewkowicz, Joyce Duan, Brian Scassellati

Effects of Gaze and Arm Motion Kinesics on a Humanoid’s Perceived Confidence, Eagerness to Learn, and Attention to the Task in a Teaching Scenario

Pourya Aliasghari, Moojan Ghafurian, Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, Kerstin Dautenhahn

The Effects of a Robot's Performance on Human Teachers for Learning from Demonstration Tasks

Erin Hedlund, Michael Johnson, Matthew Gombolay

Feature Expansive Reward Learning: Rethinking Human Input (Best Paper Candidate)

Andreea Bobu, Marius Wiggert, Claire Tomlin, Anca D. Dragan

“Is this all you can do? Harder!”: The Effects of (Im)Polite Robot Encouragement on Exercise Effort

Daniel J. Rea, Sebastian Schneider, Takayuki Kanda

Challenges Deploying Robots During a Pandemic: An Effort to Fight Social Isolation Among Children (Best Paper Candidate)

Nathan Tsoi, Joe Connolly, Emmanuel Adeniran, Amanda Hansen, Kaitlynn Taylor Pineda, Timothy Adamson, Sydney Thompson, Rebecca Ramnauth, Marynel Vázquez, Brian Scassellati

Exploring the Design Space of Therapeutic Robot Companions for Children

Cara O’Brien, Molly O’Mara, Johann Issartel, Conor McGinn

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Paper Session 5: Theory and Methods

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PDFs of the Proceedings: https://humanrobotinteraction.org/2021/proceedings/

Exploring an Architectural Framework for Human-Building Interaction via a Semi-Immersive Cross-Reality Methodology

Binh Vinh Duc Nguyen, Adalberto L. Simeone, Andrew Vande Moere

Deconstructed Trustee Theory:Accounting for Robot Identity Performance and Body-Identity Trust Dissociation in Multi-Robot Distributed Systems

Tom Williams, Daniel Ayers, Camille Kaufman, Jon Serrano, Sayanti Roy

A Theoretical and Empirical Reflection on Technology Acceptance Models for Autonomous Delivery Robots

Anna M. H. Abrams, Pia S. C. Dautzenberg, Carla Jakobowsky, Stefan Ladwig, Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten

Connecting Human-Robot Interaction and Data Visualization

Daniel Szafir, Danielle Albers Szafir

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15:30-16:00 MT

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Keynote

By Mary-Anne Williams

Designing Human-Robot Interaction with Social Intelligence

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17:10 MT

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Day 3 – March 11

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8:00 - 9:00 MT

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Paper Session 6: Games & Groups

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PDFs of the Proceedings: https://humanrobotinteraction.org/2021/proceedings/

Magic iCub: a humanoid robot autonomously catching your lies in a card game

Dario Pasquali, Jonas Gonzalez-Billandon, Francesco Rea, Giulio Sandini, Alessandra Sciutti

Robot Gaze Can Mediate Participation Imbalance in Groups with Different Skill Levels (Best Paper Candidate)

Sarah Gillet, Ronald Cumbal, André Pereira, José Lopes, Olov Engwall, Iolanda Leite

Excluded by Robots: can Robot-Robot-Human Interaction lead to Ostracism? (Best Paper Candidate)

Hadas Erel, Yoav Cohen, Klil Shafrir, Sara Daniela Levy, Idan Dov Vidra, Tzachi Shem Tov, Oren Zuckerman

Small Group Interactions with Voice-User Interfaces: Exploring Social Embodiment, Rapport, and Engagement

Anastasia K. Ostrowski, Vasiliki Zygouras, Hae Won Park, Cynthia Breazeal

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10:00-11:00 MT

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Paper Session 7: Intent and Recovery

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PDFs of the Proceedings: https://humanrobotinteraction.org/2021/proceedings/

Human vs Humanoid. A behavioral investigation of the individual tendency to adopt the intentional stance

Serena Marchesi, Nicolas Spatola, Jairo Perez-Osorio, Agnieszka Wykowska

Practical Guidelines for Intent Recognition: BERT with Minimal Training Data Evaluated in Real-World HRI Application

Matthew Huggins, Sharifa Alghowinem, Sooyeon Jeong, Pedro Colon-Hernandez, Cynthia Breazeal, Hae Won Park

Explainable AI for Robot Failures: Generating Explanations that Improve User Assistance in Fault Recovery (Best Paper Candidate)

Devleena Das, Siddhartha Banerjee, Sonia Chernova

How to Overcome the Difficulties in Programming and Debugging Mobile Social Robots?

Yuya Kaneshige, Satoru Satake, Takayuki Kanda, Michita Imai

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11:00-11:15 MT

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11:15-12:30 MT

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Alt. HRI

PDFs of the Proceedings: https://humanrobotinteraction.org/2021/proceedings/

Boosting Robot Credibility and Challenging Gender Norms in Responding to Abusive Behaviour: A Case for Feminist Robots
  • Dr Katie Winkle Division of Robotics, Perception and Learning, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Gaspar Isaac Melsión Robotics, Perception and Learning, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Donald McMillan Department of Computer and System Sciences, Stockholm University , Stockholm, Sweden
  • Iolanda Leite Department of Robotics Perception and Learning, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Who Wants to Grant Robots Rights?
  • Maartje M.A. de Graaf Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Frank Hindriks Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Koen Hindriks VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Robots as Moral Advisors: The Effects of Deontological, Virtue, and Confucian Ethics on Encouraging Honest Behavior
  • Boyoung Kim George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, United States
  • Elizabeth Phillips George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, United States
  • Qin Zhu Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, United States
  • Ruchen Wen MIRRORLab, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, United States
  • Tom Williams MIRRORLab, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, United States
Sex robots in care: Setting the stage for a discussion on the potential use of sexual robot technologies for persons with disabilities
  • Dr. Eduard Fosch-Villaronga eLaw Center for Law and Digital Technologies, Leiden University, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
  • Adam Poulsen School of Computing and Mathematics, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst & Port Macquarie, Australia
Fake It to Make It: Design explorations as research contributions in HRI
  • Zamfirescu-Pereira, J.D. UC Berkeley
  • David Sirkin, Stanford University
  • David Goedicke, Cornell Tech
  • RAY LC, City University of Hong Kong
  • Natalie Friedman, Cornell Tech
  • Ilan Mandel, Cornell Tech
  • Nikolas Martelaro, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Wendy Ju, Cornell Tech
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12:30-13:00 MT

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Paper Session 8: Design

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PDFs of the Proceedings: https://humanrobotinteraction.org/2021/proceedings/

Should Robots Chicken? How Anthropomorphism and Perceived Autonomy Influence Trajectories in a Game-Theoretic Problem

Ilaria Torre, Alexis Linard, Anders Steen, Jana Tumová; Iolanda Leite

The Six Hug Commandments: Design and Evaluation of a Human-Sized Hugging Robot with Visual and Haptic Perception

Alexis E. Block, Sammy Christen, Roger Gassert, Otmar Hilliges, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker

Designerly Ways of Knowing in HRI. Broadening the scope of design-oriented HRI through the concept of intermediate-level knowledge (Best Paper Candidate)

Maria Luce Lupetti, Cristina Zaga, Nazli Cila

Children as Robot Designers (Best Paper Candidate)

Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, Patrícia Arriaga, Ana Paiva, Guy Hoffman

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14:00-14:30 MT

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Keynote

By Mark Billinghurst

Empathic Computing and Human Robot Interaction

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15:50-17:10 MT

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Video Session and Student Design Competition

PDFs of the Proceedings: https://humanrobotinteraction.org/2021/proceedings/

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Closing and Awards

Contact Us!

Questions about Conference Program: 
Program Chairs: programchairs2021@humanrobotinteraction.org

Elizabeth Broadbent (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
David Feil-Seifer (University of Nevada Reno, USA)
Daniel Szafir (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)

Questions about Hopin Access and Virtual Events
Local Arrangements Chairs: local2021@humanrobotinteraction.org

Dan Grollman (Plus One Robotics, USA)
Brad Hayes (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
Tom Williams (Colorado School of Mines, USA)

Questions or Suggestions about information on this website
Web Chair: web2021@humanrobotinteraction.org

Nhan Tran (Robust AI, USA)