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Workshops

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8:30-9:00 – Welcome 8:30-9:00 – Videos 8:30-9:00 – THRI Flash Talks
9:00-9:45 – Keynote 1,       James Kennedy
9:00-9:45 – Keynote 2, Carolina Parada 9:00-9:45 – Keynote 3, Ryan Calo
9:45-10:45 BREAK
HRI Pioneers, LBRs I
9:45-10:45 BREAK
Short Contributions, LBRs III
9:45-10:15 BREAK
10:15-11:15
PAPER SESSION 3.A
Assistive Robotics
10:45-11:45
PAPER SESSION 1.A
Robots in the Real World
10:45-11:45
PAPER SESSION 2.A
Errors and Repair
11:15-12:15
PAPER SESSION 3.B
Emotion
11:45-12:45
Paper Session 1.B
Groups and Teams
11:45-12:45
Paper Session 2.B
Autonomy and Helping Hands
12:15-13:35
Lunch Break
12:45-14:05
Lunch Break
12:45-14:05
Lunch Break
13:35-14:35
PAPER SESSION 3.C
Proxemics and Navigation
14:05-15:20
PAPER SESSION 1.C
Ethics and Society
14:05- 15:10
PAPER SESSION 2.C
XAI and AVs
14:35-15:35
PAPER SESSION 3.D
Children
15:10 – 16:00
PAPER SESSION 2.D
Verbal Interaction
15:30-16:10
PAPER SESSION 1.D
Families
15:35-16:05 BREAK
16:00-17:00 BREAK
Late Breaking Reports IV and Demos II
16:10-17:10 BREAK
Student Design Competition,
LBRs II, Demos I
16:05-17:25
PAPER SESSION X
alt.HRI
17:00-18:20
PAPER SESSION 2.E
Non-verbal Interaction
18:30-20:30 * Welcome reception* at the Byron White Club
17:10-18:30
PAPER SESSION 1.E
Learning
17:25-18:00
Closing & Awards
18:20-19:00 BREAK
19:00-21:00 Conference Banquet
(Stadium Club)

Schedule Details

Tuesday
8:30-9:00 (UTC-6)

HRI 2024 Chair’s Welcome

Tuesday
9:00 – 9:45 (UTC-6)

Keynote 1: James Kennedy

Creating Expressive and Engaging Robotic Characters

Tuesday
9:45 – 10:45 (UTC-6)

Break

HRI Pioneers
Late Breaking Reports I

Tuesday
10:45 – 11:45 (UTC-6)

Session 1.A: Robots in the Real World

Session chair: Hae-Won Park

Constructing a Social Life with Robots: Shifting Away From Design Patterns Towards Interaction Ritual Chains

Waki Kamino, Cornell University
Malte F. Jung, Cornell University
Selma Sabanovic, Indiana University Bloomington

Iterative Robot Waiter Algorithm Design: Service Expectations and Social Factors

Heather Knight, Oregon State University
Deanna E. Flynn, Oregon State University
Theing Mwe Oo, Oregon State University
Julia Hansen, Oregon State University

Field Trial of an Autonomous Shopworker Robot that Aims to Provide Friendly Encouragement and Exert Social Pressure

Sachi Edirisinghe, Kyoto University, ATR
Satoru Satake, ATR
Dražen Brščić, Kyoto University, ATR
Yuyi Liu, Kyoto University, ATR
Takayuki Kanda, Kyoto University, ATR

Making Informed Decisions: Supporting Cobot Integration Considering Business and Worker Preferences

Dakota Sullivan, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Nathan Thomas White, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Andrew Schoen, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Imagination vs. Reality: Investigating the Acceptance and Preferred Anthropomorphism in Service HRI

Katharina Wzietek, Technische Universität Berlin
Felix Wilhelm Siebert, Technical University of Denmark
Eileen Roesler, George Mason University

Bridging HRI Theory and Practice: Design Guidelines for Robot Communication in Dairy Farming

Nazli Cila, Delft University of Technology
Irene González González, Delft University of Technology
Jan Jacobs, Lely
Marco Rozendaal, Delft University of Technology

Tuesday
11:45 – 12:45 (UTC-6)

Session 1.B: Groups and Teams

Session chair: TBD

Integrating Flow Theory and Adaptive Robot Roles: A Conceptual Model of Dynamic Robot Role Adaptation for the Enhanced Flow Experience in Long-term Multi-person Human-Robot Interactions

Huili Chen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sharifa Alghowinem, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cynthia Breazeal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Hae Won Park, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mind-Body-Identity: A Scoping Review of Multi-Embodiment

Karla Bransky, The Australian National University
Penny Sweetser, The Australian National University
Sabrina Caldwell, The Australian National University
Kingsley Fletcher, Defence Science and Technology Group

Navigating Real-World Complexity: A Multi-Medium System for Heterogeneous Robot Teams and Multi-Stakeholder Human-Robot Interaction

Pete Schroepfer, Georgia Institute of Technology, CNRS IRL 2958
Jan Philipp Gründling, Trier University
Nathalie Schauffel, Trier University
Simon Oehrl, RWTH Aachen University
Sebastian Pape, RWTH Aachen University
Torsten Wolfgang Kuhlen, RWTH Aachen University
Benjamin Weyers, Trier University
Thomas Ellwart, Trier University
Cedric Pradalier, CNRS IRL2958 GT-CNRS

Human Perception of Swarm Fragmentation

Aymeric Hénard, Univ Brest, CNRS, Lab-STICC
Etienne Peillard, IMT Atlantique, CNRS, Lab-STICC
Jérémy Rivière, Univ Brest, CNRS, Lab-STICC
Sébastien Kubicki, ENIB, CNRS, Lab-STICC
Gilles Coppin, IMT Atlantique, CNRS, Lab-STICC

Collabot: A Robotic System That Assists Library Users Through Collaboration Between Robots

Dahyun Kang, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Haeri Hwang, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Sonya S. Kwak, Korea Institute of Science and Technology

Towards Collaborative Crash Cart Robots that Support Clinical Teamwork

Angelique Taylor, Cornell Tech
Tauhid Tanjim, Cornell University
Huajie Cao, Michigan State University
Hee Rin Lee, Michigan State University

Tuesday
12:45 – 14:05 (GMT+1)

Lunch Break

Tuesday
14:05 – 15:20 (UTC-6)

Session 1.C: Ethics and Society

Session chair: Elizabeth Phillips

More Than Binary: Transgender and Non-binary Perspectives on Human Robot Interaction

Michael Stolp-Smith, Colorado School of Mines
Tom Williams, Colorado School of Mines

Investigating the Impact of Gender Stereotypes in Authority on Avatar Robots

Yuan-Chia Chang, Kyoto University
Daniel J. Rea, University of New Brunswick
Takayuki Kanda, Kyoto University

Anticipating the Use of Robots in Domestic Abuse: A Typology of Robot Facilitated Abuse to Support Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Human-Robot Interaction

Katie Winkle, Uppsala University
Natasha Mulvihill, University of Bristol

Evaluating the Impact of Personalized Value Alignment in Human-Robot Interaction: Insights into Trust and Team Performance Outcomes

Shreyas Bhat, University of Michigan
Joseph B. Lyons, Air Force Research Laboratory
Cong Shi, University of Miami
X. Jessie Yang, University of Michigan

The Power of Advice: Differential Blame for Human and Robot Advisors and Deciders in a Moral Advising Context

Alyssa Hanson, Colorado School of Mines
Nichole D. Starr, Colorado School of Mines
Cloe Emnett, Colorado School of Mines
Ruchen Wen, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Colorado School of Mines
Bertram F. Malle, Brown University
Tom Williams, Colorado School of Mines

Power in Human-Robot Interaction

Yoyo Tsung-Yu Hou, Cornell University
Eunjeong Cheon, Syracuse University
Malte F. Jung, Cornell University

Robots for Social Justice (R4SJ): Toward a More Equitable Practice of Human-Robot Interaction

Yifei Zhu, Colorado School of Mines
Ruchen Wen, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Colorado School of Mines
Tom Williams, Colorado School of Mines

Tuesday
15:20 – 16:10 (UTC-6)

 

Session 1.D: Families

Session chair: Sarah Sebo

Toward Family-Robot Interactions: A Family-Centered Framework in HRI

Bengisu Cagiltay, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Snitches Get Unplugged: Adolescents’ Privacy Concerns about Robots in the Home are Relationally Situated

Leigh M. Levinson, Indiana University Bloomington
Christena Nippert, Indiana University Bloomington
Randy Gomez, Honda Research Institute Japan
Selma Sabanovic, Indiana University Bloomington

“Give it Time:” Longitudinal Panels Scaffold Older Adults’ Learning and Robot Co-Design

Long-Jing Hsu, Indiana University
Philip B. Stafford, Indiana University
Weslie Khoo, Indiana University
Manasi Swaminathan, Indiana University
Kyrie Jig Amon, Indiana University
Hiroki Sato, Indiana University
Kate Tsui, Toyota Research Institute
David Crandall, Indiana University
Selma Sabanovic, Indiana University

Design and Evaluation of a Socially Assistive Robot Schoolwork Companion for College Students with ADHD

Amy O’Connell, University of Southern California
Ashveen Banga, Carnegie Mellon University
Jennifer Ayissi, University of Southern California
Nikki Yaminrafie,University of Southern California
Ellen Ko, University of Southern California
Andrew Le, University of Southern California
Bailey Cislowski, University of Southern California
Maja Matarić, University of Southern California

The Effects of Observing Robotic Ostracism on Children’s Prosociality and Basic Needs

Filipa Correia, ITI-LARSYS, Universidade de Lisboa
Isabel Neto, INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon
Soraia F. Paulo, Interactive Technologies Institute, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa
Patricia Piedade, Interactive Technologies Institute, University of Lisbon
Hadas Erel, Reichman University
Ana Paiva, INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon
Hugo Nicolau, ITI, LARSyS, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon

Tuesday
16:10 – 17:10 (UTC-6)

 

BREAK

Student Design Competition
Late Breaking Reports I

Demos Session I

An Adaptable, Safe, and Portable Robot-Assisted Feeding System

Ethan Kroll Gordon, University of Washington
Rajat Kumar Jenamani, Cornell University
Amal Nanavati, University of Washington
Ziang Liu, Cornell University
Haya Bolotski, University of Washington
Raida Karim, University of Washington
Daniel Stabile, Cornell University
Atharva Kashyap, University of Washington
Bernie Hao Zhu, University of Washington
Xilai Dai, Cornell University
Tyler Schrenk, The Tyler Schrenk Foundation
Jonathan Ko, Linko PLLC
Taylor Kessler Faulkner, University of Washington
Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee, Cornell University
Siddhartha Srinivasa, University of Washington

Accessible Tele-Operation Interfaces for Assistive Robots

Vinitha Ranganeni, University of Washington
Maya Cakmak, University of Washington

Sprout: Demonstration of Soft Expressive Robot

Amy Koike, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Michael Wehner, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Shutter: A Low-Cost and Flexible Social Robot Platform for In-the-Wild Deployments

Sydney Thompson, Yale University
Austin Narcomey, Yale University 
Alexander Lew, Yale University
Marynel Vázquez, Yale University

Tuesday
17:10 – 18:30 (UTC-6)

 

Session 1.E: Learning

Session chair: Kim Baraka

Modelling Experts’ Sampling Strategy to Balance Multiple Objectives During Scientific Explorations

Shipeng Liu, University of Southern California
Cristina G. Wilson, Oregon State University
Zachary I. Lee, Oregon State University
Feifei Qian, University of Southern California

Interactive Human-Robot Teaching Recovers and Builds Trust, Even With Imperfect Learners

Vivienne Bihe Chi, Brown University
Bertram F. Malle, Brown University

PREDILECT: Preferences Delineated with Zero-Shot Language-based Reasoning in Reinforcement Learning

Simon Holk, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Daniel Marta, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Iolanda Leite, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Online Behavior Modification for Expressive User Control of RL-Trained Robots

Isaac Sheidlower, Tufts University
Mavis Murdock, Tufts University
Emma Bethel, Tufts University
Reuben M. Aronson, Tufts University
Elaine Schaertl Short, Tufts University

Aligning Human and Robot Representations

Andreea Bobu, University of California Berkeley
Andi Peng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pulkit Agrawal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Julie Shah, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Anca Dragan, University of California Berkeley

Enhancing Safety in Learning from Demonstration Algorithms via Control Barrier Function Shielding

Yue Yang, Georgia Institute of Technology
Letian Chen, Georgia Institute of Technology
Zulfiqar Zaidi, Georgia Institute of Technology
Sanne van Waveren, Georgia Institute of Technology
Arjun Krishna, Georgia Institute of Technology
Matthew Gombolay, Georgia Institute of Technology

Modeling Variation in Human Feedback with User Inputs: An Exploratory Methodology

Jindan Huang, Tufts University
Reuben M. Aronson, Tufts University
Elaine Schaertl Short, Tufts University

Autonomous Assessment of Demonstration Sufficiency via Bayesian Inverse Reinforcement Learning

Tu Trinh, University of California, Berkeley
Haoyu Chen, University of Utah
Daniel S. Brown, University of Utah

Wednesday
8:30-9:00 (UTC-6)

 

Videos

Wednesday
9:00 – 9:45 (UTC-6)

Keynote 2: Carolina Parada
What do Foundation Models have to do with and for HRI?

Wednesday
9:45 – 10:45 (UTC-6)

Break

Short Contributions

Unlocking Human-Robot Dynamics: Introducing SenseCobot, a Novel Multimodal Dataset on Industry 4.0

Simone Borgh, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Federica Zucchi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Elisa Prati, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Andrea Ruo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Valeria Villani, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Lorenzo Sabattini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Margherita Peruzzini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, University of Bologna

A Lightweight Artificial Cognition Model for Socio-Affective Human-Robot Interaction

Andres A. Ramirez Duque, University of Glasgow
Alan Lindsay, Heriot-Watt University
Mary Ellen Foster, University of Glasgow
Ronald P. A. Petrick, Heriot-Watt University

A Long-Range Mutual Gaze Detector for HRI

Simone Arreghini, USI-SUPSI
Gabriele Abbate, USI-SUPSI
Alessandro Giusti, USI-SUPSI
Antonio Paolillo, USI-SUPSI

Wrapyfi: A Python Wrapper for Integrating Robots, Sensors, and Applications across Multiple Middleware

Fares Abawi, University of Hamburg
Philipp Allgeuer, University of Hamburg
Di Fu, University of Hamburg
Stefan Wermter, University of Hamburg

Benchmark Movement Data Set for Trust Assessment in Human Robot Collaboration

Matthias Rehm, Aalborg University
Kasper Hald, Aalborg University
Ioannis Pontikis, Aalborg University

Dataset and Evaluation of Automatic Speech Recognition for Multi-lingual Intent Recognition on Social Robots

Antonio Andriella, Pal Robotics
Raquel Ros, Pal Robotics
Yoav Ellinson, Bar-Ilan University
Sharon Gannot, Bar-Ilan University
Séverin Lemaignan, PAL Robotics

Evaluation Tools for Human-AI Interactions Involving Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairments

Daisy M. Kiyemba, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Jasmin Marward, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Elizabeth Jeanne Carter, Carnegie Mellon University
Adam Norton, University of Massachusetts Lowell

GARRY: The Gait Rehabilitation Robotic System

Benjamin O. Bestmann, University of California, San Diego
Alex Chow, University of California, San Diego
Alyssa Kubota, San Francisco State University
Laurel D. Riek, University of California, San Diego

Moving Horizon Planning for Human-Robot Interaction

Heiko Renz, TU Dortmund University
Maximilian Krämer, TU Dortmund University
Torsten Bertram, TU Dortmund University

OpenVP: A Customizable Visual Programming Environment for Robotics Applications

Andrew Schoen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin-Madison

PedSUMO: Simulacra of Automated Vehicle-Pedestrian Interaction Using SUMO To Study Large-Scale Effects

Mark Colley, Ulm University
Julian Czymmeck, Ulm University
Mustafa Kücükkocak, Ulm University
Pascal Jansen, Ulm University
Enrico Rukzio, Ulm University

Probabilistic Fusion of Persons’ Body Features: The Mr. Potato Algorithm

Séverin Lemaignan, PAL Robotics
Lorenzo Ferrini, PAL Robotics,Technische Universität Wien

REACT: Two Datasets for Analyzing Both Human Reactions and Evaluative Feedback to Robots Over Time

Kate Candon, Yale University
Nicholas C. Georgiou, Yale University
Helen Zhou, Yale University
Sidney Richardson, Yale University
Qiping Zhang, Yale University
Brian Scassellati, Yale University
Marynel Vázquez, Yale University

RW4T Dataset: Data of Human-Robot Behavior and Cognitive States in Simulated Disaster Response Tasks

Liubove Orlov Savko, Rice University
Zhiqin Qian, Rice University
Gregory Gremillion, Army Research Laboratory
Catherine Neubauer, Army Research Laboratory
Jonroy Canady, Army Research Laboratory
Vaibhav Unhelkar, Rice University

Sobotify: A Framework for Turning Robots into Social Robots

Heiko Hübert, HTW Berlin – University of Applied Sciences
Hae Seon Yun, Humboldt University of Berlin

Towards Reproducible Language-Based HRI Experiments: Open-Sourcing a Generalized Choregraphe Project

Uthman Tijani, University of South Florida
Hong Wang, University of South Florida
Zhao Han, University of South Florida

UASOS: An Experimental Environment for Assessing Mental Fatigue & Cognitive Flexibility during Drone Operations

Marcel F. Hinss, Université de Toulouse
Vincenzo Maria Vitale, Université de Toulouse
Phan Nhat Tien, Université de Toulouse
Raphaëlle N. Roy, Université de Toulouse
Anke M. Brock, Université de Toulouse

Understanding Fatigue Through Biosignals: A Comprehensive Dataset

Marta Gabbi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Luca Cornia, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Valeria Villani, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Lorenzo Sabattini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Using 3D Mice to Control Robot Manipulators

Varad Dhat, University of Washington
Nick Walker, University of Washington
Maya Cakmak, University of Washington

Wednesday
10:45 – 11:45 (UTC-6)

Session 2.A: Errors and Repair

Session chair: Filipa Correia

What a Thing to Say! Which Linguistic Politeness Strategies Should Robots Use in Noncompliance Interactions?

Terran Mott, Colorado School of Mines
Aaron Fanganello, Colorado School of Mines
Tom Williams, Colorado School of Mines

“Sorry to Keep You Waiting”: Recovering from Negative Consequences Resulting from Service Robot Unintended Rejection

Xiaoyu Chang, City University of Hong Kong
Yanheng Li, City University of Hong Kong
Sijia Liu, City University of Hong Kong
Ling Ma, City University of Hong Kong
Ray Lc, City University of Hong Kong

Zero-Shot Learning to Enable Error Awareness in Data-Driven HRI

Joshua Ravishankar, Kyoto University
Malcolm Doering, Kyoto University, ATR
Takayuki Kanda, Kyoto University, ATR

“Oh, Sorry, I Think I Interrupted You”: Designing Repair Strategies for Robotic Longitudinal Well-being Coaching

Minja Axelsson, University of Cambridge
Micol Spitale, Politecnico di Milano
Hatice Gunes, University of Cambridge

Can’t You See I Am Bothered? Human-inspired Suggestive Avoidance for Robots

Kanghui Du, Kyoto University, ATR
Drazen Brscic, Kyoto University, ATR
Yuyi Liu, Kyoto University, ATR
Takayuki Kanda, Kyoto University, ATR

Lie, Repent, Repeat: Exploring Apologies after Repeated Robot Deception

Kantwon Rogers, Georgia Institute of Technology
Reiden John Allen Webber, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jinhee C. Chang, Georgia Institute of Technology
Geronimo Gorostiaga Zubizarreta, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology, The Ohio State University

Wednesday
11:45 – 12:45 (UTC-6)

Session 2.B: Autonomy and Helping Hands

Session chair: Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee

A Taxonomy of Robot Autonomy for Human-Robot Interaction

Stephanie Kim, The University of Chicago
Jacy Reese Anthis, The University of Chicago
Sarah Sebo, The University of Chicago

A System for Human-Robot Teaming through End-User Programming and Shared Autonomy

Michael Hagenow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Emmanuel Senft, Idiap Research Institute
Robert Radwin, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Michael Gleicher, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Michael Zinn, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Fast Perception for Human-Robot Handovers with Legged Manipulators

Andreea Tulbure, ETH Zurich
Firas Abi-Farraj, ETH Zurich
Marco Hutter, ETH Zurich

Autonomy Acceptance Model (AAM): The Role of Autonomy and Risk in Security Robot Acceptance

Xin Ye, Univeristy of Michigan
Wonse Jo, University of Michigan
Arsha Ali, University of Michigan
Samia Cornelius Bhatti, University of Michigan
Connor Esterwood, University of Michigan
Hana Andargie Kassie, Addis Ababa University
Lionel Peter Robert, University of Michigan

Presentation of Robot-Intended Handover Position using Vibrotactile Interface during Robot-to-Human Handover Task

Muhammad Akmal Bin Mohammed Zaffir, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Takahiro Wada, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Workspace Optimization Techniques to Improve Prediction of Human Motion During Human-Robot Collaboration

Yi-Shiuan Tung, University of Colorado Boulder
Matthew B. Luebbers, University of Colorado Boulder
Alessandro Roncone, University of Colorado Boulder
Bradley Hayes:University of Colorado Boulder

Wednesday,
12:45 – 14:05 (GMT+1)

Lunch Break

Wednesday
14:05 – 15:10 (UTC-6)

Session 2.C: XAI and AVs

Session chair: Maartje de Graaf

When Do People Want an Explanation from a Robot?

Lennart Wachowiak, King’s College London
Andrew Fenn, King’s College London
Haris Kamran, King’s College London
Andrew Coles, King’s College London
Oya Celiktutan, King’s College London
Gerard Canal, King’s College London

Improving Explainable Object-induced Model through Uncertainty for Automated Vehicles

Shihong Ling, University of Pittsburgh
Yue Wan, University of Pittsburgh
Xiaowei Jia, University of Pittsburgh
Na Du, University of Pittsburgh

A Virtual Reality Framework for Human-Driver Interaction Research: Safe and Cost-Effective Data Collection

Luca Crosato, Northumbria University
Hubert P. H. Shum, Durham University
Edmond S. L. Ho, Glasgow University
Chongfeng Wei, Queen’s University Belfast
Yuzhu Sun, Queen’s University Belfast

A Social Approach for Autonomous Vehicles: A Robotic Object to Enhance Passengers’ Sense of Safety and Trust

Srivatsan Chakravarthi Kumaran, Reichman University
Toam Bechor, Reichman University
Hadas Erel, Reichman University

Reactive or Proactive? How Robots Should Explain Failures

Gregory LeMasurier, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Alvika Gautam, Texas A&M University
Zhao Han, University of South Florida
Jacob W. Crandall, Brigham Young University
Holly A. Yanco, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Towards Balancing Preference and Performance through Adaptive Personalized Explainability

Andrew Silva, Georgia Institute of Technology,Toyota Research Institute
Pradyumna Tambwekar, Georgia Institute of Technology
Mariah Schrum, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley
Matthew Gombolay, Georgia Institute of Technology

Wednesday
15:10 – 16:00 (UTC-6)

Session 2.D: Language and sound

Session chair: Kerstin Fischer

Generative Expressive Robot Behaviors using Large Language Models

Karthik Mahadevan, University of Toronto
Jonathan Chien, Google Deepmind
Noah Brown, Google Deepmind
Zhuo Xu, Google Deepmind
Carolina Parada, Google Deepmind
Fei Xia, Google Deepmind
Andy Zeng, Google Deepmind
Leila Takayama, Hoku Labs
Dorsa Sadigh, Google Deepmind

Preference-Conditioned Language-Guided Abstraction

Andi Peng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Andreea Bobu, Boston Dynamics AI Institute
Belinda Zou Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Theodore R Sumers, Princeton University
Ilia Sucholutsky, Princeton University
Nishanth Kumar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thomas L Griffiths, Princeton University
Julie Arnold Shah, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alchemist: LLM-Aided End-User Development of Robot Applications

Ulas Berk Karli, Yale University
Juo-Tung Chen, Johns Hopkins University
Victor Nikhil Antony, Johns Hopkins University
Chien-Ming Huang, Johns Hopkins University

Understanding Large-Language Model (LLM)-powered Human-Robot Interaction

Callie Y. Kim, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Christine P. Lee, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Dimensional Design of Emotive Sounds for Robots

Hannen E. Wolfe
Yiheng Su
Jue Wang

Wednesday
16:00 – 17:00 (UTC-6)

Break

Late Breaking Reports IV
Demos Session II: 

RainbowBot: Robotic Tableware for Children’s Dietary Habits

Sangmin Kim, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Dahyun Kang, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
JongSuk Choi, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Sonya S. Kwak, Korea Institute of Science and Technology

PATHWiSE: An AI-Assisted Teacher Authoring Tool for Creating Custom Robot-Assisted Learning Activities

Md Anisur Rahman, University of Illinois Chicago
Isaac Aurelio Felix, University of Illinois Chicago
Usman Shahid, University of Illinois Chicago
Joseph E Michaelis, University of Illinois Chicago

The Socially Therapeutic Assistive Robot (STAR) Therabot and Its Modular Sensor Collar

Zachary Henkel, Mississippi State University
Kenna Baugus Henkel, Mississippi State University
Jade Thompson, Mississippi State University
Kyler Smith, Mississippi State University
Megan Stubbs-Richardson, Mississippi State University
Cindy Bethel, Mississippi State University

A Humanoid Robot Platform for Efficient Gaze Interaction and Physical Manipulation

Oskar Palinko, University of Southern Denmark

Wednesday
17:00 – 18:20 (UTC-6)

Session 2.E: Nonverbal interaction and Multimodal interfaces

Session chair: Takayuki Kanda

(Gestures Vaguely): The Effects of Robots’ Use of Abstract Pointing Gestures in Large-Scale Environments

Annie Huang, Colorado School of Mines
Alyson Ranucci, Colorado School of Mines
Adam Stogsdill, RAISonance, Colorado School of Mines
Grace Clark, Colorado School of Mines
Keenan Schott, Colorado School of Mines
Mark Higger, Colorado School of Mines
Zhao Han, University of South Florida, Colorado School of Mines
Tom Williams, Colorado School of Mines

What Is Your Other Hand Doing, Robot? A Model of Behavior for Shopkeeper Robot’s Idle Hand

Xiang Pan, Kyoto University
Malcolm Doering, Kyoto University
Takayuki Kanda, Kyoto University

User-Designed Human-UAV Interaction in a Social Indoor Environment

Alisha Bevins, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Siya Kunde, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Brittany A. Duncan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Are You Sure? – Multi-Modal Human Decision Uncertainty Detection in Human-Robot Interaction

Lisa Scherf, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Lisa Alina Gasche, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Eya Chemangui, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Dorothea Koert, Technische Universität Darmstadt

RoboVisAR: Immersive Authoring of Condition-based AR Robot Visualisations

Rasmus Skovhus Lunding, Aarhus University
Mille Skovhus Lunding, Aarhus University
Tiare Feuchtner, University of Konstanz, Aarhus University
Marianne Graves Petersen, Aarhus University
Kaj Grønbæk, Aarhus University
Ryo Suzuki, University of Calgary

A Comprehensive User Study on Augmented Reality-Based Data Collection Interfaces for Robot Learning

Xinkai Jiang, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Paul Mattes, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Xiaogang Jia, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Nicolas Schreiber, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Gerhard Neumann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Rudolf Lioutikov, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

The Cyber-Physical Control Room: A Mixed Reality Interface for Mobile Robot Teleoperation and Human-Robot Teaming

Michael Edward Walker, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Maitrey Gramopadhye, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bryce Ikeda, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jack Burns, University of Colorado Boulder
Daniel Szafir, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Power of Opening Encounters in HRI: How Initial Robotic Behavior Shapes the Interaction that Follows

Hadas Erel, Reichman University
Agam Oberlender, Reichman University
Juna Khatib, Reichman University
Noam Freund, Riechman University
Omer Sadeh, Reichman University
Julian Waksberg, Reichman University
Elior Carsenti, Reichman University

Wednesday
18:20 – 19:00 (UTC-6)

Break

Wednesday
19:00 – 21:00 (UTC-6)

Conference Banquet

Stadium Club

Thursday
8:30-9:00 (UTC-6)

THRI Flash Talks

Thursday
9:00 – 9:45 (UTC-6)

Keynote 3: Ryan Calo
Social-Digital Vulnerability

Thursday
9:45 – 10:15 (UTC-6)

Break

Thursday
10:15 – 11:15 (UTC-6)

Session 3.A: Assistive Robotics

Session chair: Henny Admoni

Feel the Bite: Robot-Assisted Inside-Mouth Bite Transfer using Robust Mouth Perception and Physical Interaction-Aware Control

Rajat Kumar Jenamani, Cornell University
Daniel Stabile, Cornell University
Ziang Liu, Cornell University
Abrar Anwar, University of Southern California
Katherine Dimitropoulou, Columbia University
Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee, Cornell University

Independence in the Home: A Wearable Interface for a Person with Quadriplegia to Teleoperate a Mobile Manipulator

Akhil Padmanabha, Carnegie Mellon University
Janavi Gupta, Carnegie Mellon University
Chen Chen, Tsinghua University
Jehan Yang, Carnegie Mellon University
Vy Nguyen, Hello Robot Inc.
Douglas J Weber, Carnegie Mellon University
Carmel Majidi, Carnegie Mellon University
Zackory Erickson, Carnegie Mellon University

RABBIT: A Robot-Assisted Bed Bathing System with Multimodal Perception and Integrated Compliance

Rishabh Madan, Cornell University
Skyler Valdez, Cornell University
David Kim, Cornell University
Sujie Fang, Cornell University
Luoyan Zhong, Cornell University
Diego Virtue, Cornell University
Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee, Cornell University

Driving a Ballbot Wheelchair with Hands-Free Torso Control

Seung Yun Song, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nadja Marin, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chenzhang Xiao, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mahshid Mansouri, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joao Ramos, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Yu Chen, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Adam W. Bleakney, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Deana C. Mcdonagh, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
William R. Norris, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jeannette R. Elliott, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Patricia B. Malik, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Elizabeth T. Hsiao-Wecksler, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Intentional User Adaptation to Shared Control Assistance

Reuben M. Aronson, Tufts University
Elaine Schaertl Short, Tufts University

CARMEN: A Cognitively Assistive Robot for Personalized Neurorehabilitation at Home

Anya Bouzida, University of California, San Diego
Alyssa Kubota, San Francisco State University
Dagoberto Cruz-Sandoval, University of California, San Diego
Elizabeth W. Twamley, University of California, San Diego,VA San Diego Healthcare System
Laurel D. Riek, University of California, San Diego

Thursday
11:15 – 12:15 (UTC-6)

Session 3.B: Emotion

Session chair: Malte Jung

Sprout: Designing Expressivity for Robots Using Fiber-Embedded Actuator

Amy Koike, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Michael Wehner, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Artificial Emotions and the Evolving Moral Status of Social Robots

Arianna Sica, Østfold University College
Henrik S. Sætra, University of Oslo

Combining Emotional Gestures, Sound Effects, and Background Music for Robotic Storytelling – Effects on Storytelling Experience, Emotion Induction, and Robot Perception

Sophia C. Steinhaeusser, University of Würzburg
Ramona Piller, University of Würzburg
Birgit Lugrin, University of Würzburg

Affective and Cognitive Reactions to Robot-Initiated Social Control of Health Behaviors

Jiaxin Xu, Eindhoven University of Technology
Chao Zhang, Eindhoven University of Technology
Raymond H. Cuijpers, Eindhoven University of Technology
Wijnand A. IJsselsteijn, Eindhoven University of Technology

With Every Breath: Testing the Effects of Soft Robotic Surfaces on Attention and Stress

Elena Sabinson, University of Colorado Boulder, Cornell University
Jack Neiberg, Cornell University
Keith Evan Green, Cornell University

“An Emotional Support Animal, Without the Animal”: Design Guidelines for a Social Robot to Address Symptoms of Depression

Sawyer Collins, Indiana University
Kenna Baugus Henkel, Mississippi State University
Zachary Henkel, Mississippi State University
Casey C. Bennett, Depaul University
Čedomir Stanojević, Clemson University
Jennifer A. Piatt, Indiana University
Cindy L. Bethel, Mississippi State University
Selma Šabanović, Indiana University

Thursday,
12:15 – 13:35 (GMT+1)

Lunch Break

Thursday
13:35 – 14:35 (UTC-6)

Session 3.C: Proxemics and Navigation

Session chair: Ross Mead

Encountering Autonomous Robots on Public Streets

Hannah R. M. Pelikan, Linköping University
Stuart Reeves, University of Nottingham
Marina N. Cantarutti, University of York

PoseTron: Enabling Close-Proximity Human-Robot Collaboration Through Multi-human Motion Prediction

Mohammad Samin Yasar, University of Virginia
Md Mofijul Islam, University of Virginia
Tariq Iqbal, University of Virginia

Social Cue Detection and Analysis Using Transfer Entropy

Haoyang Jiang, Monash University
Elizabeth A. Croft, Monash University
Michael G. Burke, Monash University, University of Edinburgh

I Need to Pass Through! Understandable Robot Behavior for Passing Interaction in Narrow Environment

Yusuke Fujioka,Kyoto University
Yuyi Liu, Kyoto University, ATR
Takayuki Kanda, Kyoto University, ATR

Goal-Oriented End-User Programming of Robots

David Porfirio, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Mark Roberts, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Laura M. Hiatt, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Follow Me: Anthropomorphic Appearance and Communication Impact Social Perception and Joint Navigation Behavior

Pia Dautzenberg, RWTH Aachen University
Stefan Ladwig, RWTH Aachen University
Astrid Marieke Rosenthal-von der Pütten, RWTH Aachen University

Thursday
14:35 – 15:35 (UTC-6)

Session 3.D: Children

Session chair: Tony Belpaeme

“I’m Not Touching You. It’s the Robot! “: Inclusion Through A Touch-based Robot among Mixed-Visual Ability Children

Isabel Neto, INESC-ID, University of Lisbon
Yuhan Hu, Cornell University
Filipa Correia, ITI-LARSYS, Universidade de Lisboa
Filipa Rocha, LASIGE, Universidade de Lisboa
João Nogueira, ITI/LARSyS, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon
Katharina Buckmayer, Tecnico University Lisbon, ITI/LARSyS
Guy Hoffman, Cornell University
Hugo Nicolau, ITI/LARSyS, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon
Ana Paiva:INESC-ID, IST, University of Lisbon, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Doodlebot: An Educational Robot for Creativity and AI Literacy

Randi Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Safinah Ali, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Raúl Alcantara, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tasneem Burghleh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sharifa Alghowinem, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cynthia Breazeal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Role-Playing with Robot Characters: Increasing User Engagement through Narrative and Gameplay Agency

Spencer Ng, The University of Chicago, Roblox
Ting-Han Lin, The University of Chicago
You Li, The University of Chicago
Sarah Sebo, The University of Chicago

Children’s Word Learning from Socially Contingent Robots Under Active vs. Passive Learning Conditions

Fatih Sivridag, University of Göttingen
Nivedita Mani, University of Göttingen

Back to School – Sustaining Recurring Child-Robot Educational Interactions After a Long Break

Mike E.U. Ligthart, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Simone M. De Droog, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
Marianne Bossema, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Lamia Elloumi, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Mirjam de Haas, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
Matthijs H.J. Smakman, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
Koen V. Hindriks, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Somaya Ben Allouch, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, University of Amsterdam

Effect of Social Robot’s Role and Behavior on Parent-Toddler Interaction

Omer Gvirsman, Tel-Aviv University
Goren Gordon, Tel Aviv University

Thursday
15:35 – 16:05 (UTC-6)

Break

Thursday
15:35 – 16:05 (UTC-6)

Session X: alt.HRI

Session chairs: Kim Baraka and Lionel Robert

More-than-human Perspective on the Robomorphism Paradigm

Filipa Correia, ITI-LARSYS, Universidade de Lisboa
Isabel Neto, University of Lisbon
Margarida Fortes Ferreira, ISCTE
Doenja Oogjes, Eindhoven University of Technology
Teresa Almeida, Umeå University

Spatial Robotic Experiences as a Ground for Future HRI Speculations

Dave Murray-Rust, TU Delft
Maria Luce Lupetti, TU Delft
Alessandro Ianniello, TU Delft
Matt Gorbet, Living Architecture Systems Group
Aadjan van der Helm, Delft University of Technology
Liliane Filthaut, Delft University of Technology
Adrian Chiu, University of Waterloo
Philip Beesley, University of Waterloo

The Purr-suit of Happiness: A Tale of Three Kittens. Robots, Humans, Cats, and AI

Eike Schneiders, University of Nottingham
Steven David Benford, University of Nottingham
Ju Row Farr, Blast Theory
Nick Tandavanitj, Blast Theory
Matt Adams, Blast Theory

Intelligent humanoids in manufacturing∗ Addressing the worker shortage and skill gaps in assembly cells

Ali Ahmad Malik, Oakland University

The Human Behind the Robot: Rethinking the Low Social Status of Service Robots

Franziska Babel, Linköping University
Philipp Hock, Linköping University
Katie Winkle, Uppsala University
Ilaria Torre, Chalmers University of Technology
Tom Ziemke, Linköping University

Theory of Mind abilities of Large Language Models in Human-Robot Interaction : An Illusion?

Mudit Verma, Arizona State University
Siddhant Bhambri, Arizona State University
Subbarao Kambhampati, Arizona State University

Understanding Roboticists’ Power through Matrix Guided Power Analysis

Tom Williams, Colorado School of Mines

A Case for Diverse Social Robot Identity Performance in Education

Lux Miranda, Uppsala University
Ginevra Castellano, Uppsala University
Katie Winkle, Uppsala University