Course Schedule

The following table contains the course meeting schedule with links to the readings. By 8:30am the day of class, make your 1 minimum required analytical comment and, if we are having a guest speaker, also make your 1 minimum required question on the reading using hypothes.is (making your annotations in the group “CMSC33281 Fall 2021”). If you are the discussion lead for an upcoming class, you must submit your PDF slides to the Discussion Lead Slides Google Drive folder by 9:30am on the day BEFORE you lead the discussion (24 hours in advance). More details on making the analytical comments and leading discussions can be found on the syllabus page. Deadlines for the course project can be found on the project page.

The links I've provided for the readings will direct you to the official online proceedings or journal sites. If you're not able to view the entire paper or cannot download the PDF, I'd recommend searching for the paper on Google Scholar, where you can find an available PDF.


Date Meeting Type Meeting Lead Topic Reading(s)
Mon, Sep 27 Lecture Prof Sebo Introduction to HRI & the course
Wed, Sep 29 Discussion Prof Sebo Robot Embodiment Bainbridge et al. (2011)
Fri, Oct 1 Discussion T.L. Nonverbal Behavior: Gestures Admoni et al. (2016)
Mon, Oct 4 Guest Presentation Nonverbal Behavior: Gaze Gillet et al. (2021)
Optional: Admoni and Scassellati (2017)
Wed, Oct 6 Project Team Formation Present Project Pitches & Project Team Formation
Fri, Oct 8 Discussion J.C. Nonverbal Behavior: Navigation Mavrogiannis et al. (2019)
Mon, Oct 11 Discussion Y.C. Verbal Behavior: Emotion Pelikan et al. (2020)
Optional: Jung (2017)
Wed, Oct 13 Discussion S.N. Verbal Behavior: Timing and Humor Vilk and Fitter (2020)
Fri, Oct 15 Guest Presentation Verbal Behavior: Verbal Explanations of Robot Behavior Das et al. (2021)
Mon, Oct 18 Discussion M.P. Social Dynamics: Conformity Vollmer et al. (2018)
Wed, Oct 20 Guest Presentation Social Dynamics: Trust Chita-Tegmark et al. (2021)
Fri, Oct 22 Discussion S.S. & B.W. Social Dynamics: Trust Ullman et al. (2021)
Mon, Oct 25 Discussion J.C. & Y.B-M. Norms/Ethics: Social Norms Maeda et al. (2021)
Optional: Malle et al. (2019)
Wed, Oct 27 Discussion L.P. Norms/Ethics: Harsh Treatment of Robots Kahn et al. (2012)
Optional: Brscic et al. (2015)
Fri, Oct 29 Discussion A.W.Z. Norms/Ethics: Ethics de Graaf (2016)
Mon, Nov 1 Discussion S.Z. Collaboration & Learning: Planning for Human Non-Optimality Kwon et al. (2020)
Wed, Nov 3 Guest Presentation Collaboration & Learning: Reward Learning from Human Input Bobu et al. (2021)
Optional: Chernova and Thomaz (2014)
Fri, Nov 5 Discussion Y.C. & L.P. Collaboration & Learning: Planning for Trust Chen et al. (2018)
Mon, Nov 8 Discussion S.N. Group Interactions: Robot Interactions with Groups Booth et al. (2017)
Optional: Sebo et al. (2020)
Wed, Nov 10 Discussion Y.B-M. Group Interactions: Social 'Ripple Effects' Sebo et al. (2018)
Fri, Nov 11 Discussion S.Z. Group Interactions: Ingroup/Outgroup Effects Fraune et al. (2019)
Mon, Nov 15 Discussion T.L. & M.P. Applications: Education Ramachandran et al. (2018)
Optional: Belpaeme et al. (2018)
Wed, Nov 17 Discussion A.W.Z. Applications: Public Spaces Mizumaru et al. (2019)
Fri, Nov 19 Discussion B.W. Applications: Older Adult Care Cruz-Sandoval et al. (2020)
Optional: Sharkey and Sharkey (2012)
Thanksgiving Break (Nov 22-26)
Mon, Nov 29 Discussion S.S. Future Challenges in HRI: Long-Term HRI Leite et al. (2013)
Wed, Dec 1 Presentation Final Project Presentations
Fri, Dec 3 Presentation Final Project Presentations


Reading References

The following table includes the links to the course readings as well as their full bibliographic references.

Short Reference Bibliographic Reference
Admoni et al. (2016) Admoni, H., Weng, T., Hayes, B., & Scassellati, B. (2016, March). Robot nonverbal behavior improves task performance in difficult collaborations. In 2016 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (pp. 51-58). IEEE.
Admoni and Scassellati (2017) Admoni, H., & Scassellati, B. (2017). Social eye gaze in human-robot interaction: a review. Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, 6(1), 25-63.
Bainbridge et al. (2011) Bainbridge, W. A., Hart, J. W., Kim, E. S., & Scassellati, B. (2011). The benefits of interactions with physically present robots over video-displayed agents. International Journal of Social Robotics, 3(1), 41-52.
Belpaeme et al. (2018) Belpaeme, T., Kennedy, J., Ramachandran, A., Scassellati, B., & Tanaka, F. (2018). Social robots for education: A review. Science robotics, 3(21).
Bobu et al. (2021) Bobu, A., Wiggert, M., Tomlin, C., & Dragan, A. D. (2021, March). Feature Expansive Reward Learning: Rethinking Human Input. In Proceedings of the 2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 216-224).
Booth et al. (2017) Booth, S., Tompkin, J., Pfister, H., Waldo, J., Gajos, K., & Nagpal, R. (2017, March). Piggybacking robots: Human-robot overtrust in university dormitory security. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 426-434).
Brscic et al. (2015) Brščić, D., Kidokoro, H., Suehiro, Y., & Kanda, T. (2015, March). Escaping from children's abuse of social robots. In Proceedings of the tenth annual acm/ieee international conference on human-robot interaction (pp. 59-66).
Chen et al. (2018) Chen, M., Nikolaidis, S., Soh, H., Hsu, D., & Srinivasa, S. (2018, February). Planning with trust for human-robot collaboration. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 307-315).
Chernova and Thomaz (2014) Chernova, S., & Thomaz, A. L. (2014). Robot learning from human teachers. Synthesis Lectures on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, 8(3), 1-121.
Chita-Tegmark et al. (2021) Chita-Tegmark, M., Law, T., Rabb, N., & Scheutz, M. (2021, March). Can You Trust Your Trust Measure?. In Proceedings of the 2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 92-100).
Cruz-Sandoval et al. (2020) Cruz-Sandoval, D., Morales-Tellez, A., Sandoval, E. B., & Favela, J. (2020, March). A Social Robot as Therapy Facilitator in Interventions to Deal with Dementia-related Behavioral Symptoms. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 161-169).
Das et al. (2021) Das, D., Banerjee, S., & Chernova, S. (2021, March). Explainable ai for robot failures: Generating explanations that improve user assistance in fault recovery. In Proceedings of the 2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 351-360).
de Graaf (2016) de Graaf, M. M. (2016). An ethical evaluation of human–robot relationships. International journal of social robotics, 8(4), 589-598.
Fraune et al. (2019) Fraune, M. R., Sherrin, S., Šabanović, S., & Smith, E. R. (2019, March). Is human-robot interaction more competitive between groups than between individuals?. In 2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (pp. 104-113). IEEE.
Gillet et al. (2021) Gillet, S., Cumbal, R., Pereira, A., Lopes, J., Engwall, O., & Leite, I. (2021, March). Robot Gaze Can Mediate Participation Imbalance in Groups with Different Skill Levels. In Proceedings of the 2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 303-311).
Jung (2017) Jung, M. F. (2017, March). Affective grounding in human-robot interaction. In 2017 12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (pp. 263-273). IEEE.
Kahn et al. (2012) Kahn Jr, P. H., Kanda, T., Ishiguro, H., Freier, N. G., Severson, R. L., Gill, B. T., ... & Shen, S. (2012). “Robovie, you'll have to go into the closet now”: Children's social and moral relationships with a humanoid robot. Developmental psychology, 48(2), 303.
Kwon et al. (2020) Kwon, M., Biyik, E., Talati, A., Bhasin, K., Losey, D. P., & Sadigh, D. (2020, March). When Humans Aren't Optimal: Robots that Collaborate with Risk-Aware Humans. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 43-52).
Leite et al. (2013) Leite, I., Martinho, C., & Paiva, A. (2013). Social robots for long-term interaction: a survey. International Journal of Social Robotics, 5(2), 291-308.
Maeda et al. (2021) Maeda, R., Brščić, D., & Kanda, T. (2021, March). Influencing Moral Behavior Through Mere Observation of Robot Work: Video-based Survey on Littering Behavior. In Proceedings of the 2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 83-91).
Malle et al. (2019) Malle, B. F., Bello, P., & Scheutz, M. (2019, January). Requirements for an artificial agent with norm competence. In Proceedings of the 2019 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (pp. 21-27).
Mavrogiannis et al. (2019) Mavrogiannis, C., Hutchinson, A. M., Macdonald, J., Alves-Oliveira, P., & Knepper, R. A. (2019, March). Effects of distinct robot navigation strategies on human behavior in a crowded environment. In 2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (pp. 421-430). IEEE.
Mizumaru et al. (2019) Mizumaru, K., Satake, S., Kanda, T., & Ono, T. (2019, March). Stop doing it! approaching strategy for a robot to admonish pedestrians. In 2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (pp. 449-457). IEEE.
Pelikan et al. (2020) Pelikan, H. R., Broth, M., & Keevallik, L. (2020, March). " Are You Sad, Cozmo?" How Humans Make Sense of a Home Robot's Emotion Displays. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 461-470).
Ramachandran et al. (2018) Ramachandran, A., Huang, C. M., Gartland, E., & Scassellati, B. (2018, February). Thinking aloud with a tutoring robot to enhance learning. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 59-68).
Sebo et al. (2018) Strohkorb Sebo, S., Traeger, M., Jung, M., & Scassellati, B. (2018, February). The ripple effects of vulnerability: The effects of a robot's vulnerable behavior on trust in human-robot teams. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 178-186).
Sebo et al. (2020) Sebo, S., Stoll, B., Scassellati, B., & Jung, M. F. (2020). Robots in Groups and Teams: A Literature Review. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 4(CSCW2), 1-36.
Sharkey and Sharkey (2012) Sharkey, A., & Sharkey, N. (2012). Granny and the robots: ethical issues in robot care for the elderly. Ethics and information technology, 14(1), 27-40.
Ullman et al. (2021) Ullman, D., Aladia, S., & Malle, B. F. (2021, March). Challenges and Opportunities for Replication Science in HRI: A Case Study in Human-Robot Trust. In Proceedings of the 2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 110-118).
Vilk and Fitter (2020) Vilk, J., & Fitter, N. T. (2020, March). Comedians in Cafes Getting Data: Evaluating Timing and Adaptivity in Real-World Robot Comedy Performance. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 223-231).
Vollmer et al. (2018) Vollmer, A. L., Read, R., Trippas, D., & Belpaeme, T. (2018). Children conform, adults resist: A robot group induced peer pressure on normative social conformity. Science Robotics, 3(21), eaat7111.