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Human-Robot Interaction

As robots become more ubiquitous in our daily lives, the opportunities for human-robot interaction continue to increase. Designing robotic devices that can successfully interact with humans in an intuitive and natural way remains a grand challenge of robotics. Research in the Statler College approaches this challenge from both the robotic and human perspective and aims to understand the principles of human movement and human-robot interaction, design robots and their control algorithms inspired by these principles, and evaluate the social, physical, and cognitive effects of human-robotic interactions.  

Affiliated Faculty

Recent Publications

  1. Liss, D.J., Allen J.L., “Young adults can perceive very small locomotor disturbances even when distracted” 44th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, August 2020
  2. Allen, Jessica L., Lena H. Ting, and Trisha M. Kesar. "Gait rehabilitation using functional electrical stimulation induces changes in ankle muscle coordination in stroke survivors: a preliminary study." Frontiers in Neurology 9 (2018): 1127.
  3. Szczecinski, Nicholas S., Clarissa A. Goldsmith, Fletcher R. Young, and Roger D. Quinn. "Tuning a Robot Servomotor to Exhibit Muscle-Like Dynamics." In Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, pp. 254-265. Springer, Cham, 2019.
  4. Szczecinski, Nicholas S., Alexander J. Hunt, and Roger D. Quinn. "Design process and tools for dynamic neuromechanical models and robot controllers." Biological cybernetics 111, no. 1 (2017): 105-127.
  5. Dhanaraj, N., Hewitt, N., Edmonds-Estes, C., Jarman, R., Seo, J., Gunner, H., Hatfield, A., Jonshon, T., Yifru, L., Maffeo, J., Pereira, G., Gross, J., Gu, Y. “Adaptable Plaform for Interactive Swarm Robotics (APIS): A Human-Sward Interactions Research Tesbed” 2019 IEEE Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR) , Belo-Horizonte, Brazil, Dec. 2019
  6. Chen, Y., Yang, C., Song, B., Gonzalez, N., Gu, Y., Hu, B., “Effects of Autonomous Mobile Robots on Human Mental Workload and System Productivity in Smart Warehouses: A Preliminary Study,” accepted, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's 2020 International Annual Meeting, 2020.
  7. Mandal, T., and Gu, Y., “Analysis of Pilot-Induced-Oscillation and Pilot Vehicle System Stability Using UAS Flight Experiments,” Aerospace 2016, 3(4), 42; doi: 10.3390/aerospace3040042, Nov 2016.