This project seeks to better understand the cognitive and behavioral mechanisms that enable effective collaboration and coordination in human interactions and to build such mechanisms in robots as autonomous components to enable effective human-robot collaborations. For instance, an instructional robot providing task training must employ mechanisms such as joint attention, action monitoring, and task sharing to achieve fluent instruction and to address any potential disfluencies in coordination.

Student Lead: Allison Sauppé

Papers: RSS 2014 Paper, HRI 2013 Workshop Paper