Another emerging family of robotic products is telepresence robots that enable remote collaborators to have physical presence and the ability to navigate in a local environment. This project explores the design space for these products through a series of laboratory and field studies. To date, we have explored how personalization, verbal framing, height, embodiment, whether the local or the remote user has control, and the mobility required by the task affect communication and collaboration using telepresence robots.

Student Lead: Irene Rae | Sponsor: NSF | Collaborators: Leila Takayama, Google [x]

Papers: CHI 2012 Paper, CHI 2013 Paper, HRI 2013 Paper, CHI 2014 Paper