• 02 May ‘19: HARP Lab demonstrated our research for JP Morgan architects looking for inspiration and better understanding of the workplaces of the future.

  • 30 Apr ‘19: Members of the new RI Artificial Intelligence course visited HARP Lab to get an overview of HRI and our research here!

  • 25 Apr ‘19: We got to introduce kids and families to our robots at the RI ‘Take Our Kids To Work Day’!

  • 12 Apr ‘19: HARP Lab showcased our new demo during CMU’s National Robotics Week.

  • 29 Apr ‘19: Ada Taylor was awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship in the field of Robotics and Computer Vision!

  • 01 May ‘19: Stephanie presented her work on “An Approach to Last Meter Problem: Designing and Deploying Low-Cost, Custom Fabricated Interactive Tactile Tiles for Navigation and Spatial Awareness” at the CHI 2019 Workshop on Hacking Blind Navigation.

  • 11 Mar ‘19: A paper that Stephanie helped author got best paper at CHI 2019. “Occupational Therapy is Making”: Design Iteration and Digital Fabrication in Occupational Therapy.”

  • 07 Mar ‘19: Sony Computer Science Laboratory’s president and CEO Hiroaki Kitano and VP/Senior Chief Researcher of Sony’s AI and Collaboration Office Masahiro Fujita visited the lab and discussed current projects they are sponsoring.

  • 11 Mar ‘19: Mike Lee presented his work titled “Calibration of Trust through Robot Self-Confidence” at the 2019 HRI Pioneers workshop.

  • 07 Mar ‘19: Reuben’s paper “Semantic Gaze Labeling for Human-Robot Shared Manipulation” has been selected for presentation at ETRA ‘19!

  • 01 Mar ‘19: Calvin presented his research work on “Imitation Learning for Assistive Control” at MechE’s annual Graduate Research Symposium.

  • 31 Jan ‘19: Michael Huang received an undergraduate research award, the Semiconductor Research Corporation-URO. Congrats Michael!

  • 31 Jan ‘19: We have a few new lab members! Welcome Michael (sophomore), Siddharth (sophomore), Roman (senior), and Calvin (MS MechE).

  • 9 Jan ‘19: HARPLab did a demo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center for the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) annual Convening Leaders conference.

  • 21 Dec ‘18: Mike Lee was selected for HRI Pioneers 2019. Congrats Mike!

  • 18 Dec ‘18: Prof. Admoni spent a week traveling around China with representatives from CMU’s Girls of Steel FIRST Robotics Club. The group visited universities and high schools in Beijing, Wuhan, and Suzhou to talk about the Girls of Steel and the CMU Robotics Institute.

  • 12 Nov ‘18: Prof. Admoni served as a panelist at the 2018 reThink Food Conference held by the Culinary Institute of America and shared her views on Robotics and Machine Learning- Less Labor and More Creativity from Field to Fork.

  • 24 Oct ‘18: Stephanie presented her work in Colombia as a Geek Girls LatAm ambassador to support women doing robotics for education, AI, and HCI!

  • 22 Oct ‘18: HARP Lab grew by a few this fall as we welcomed new graduate students - Ada Taylor (PhD RI), Mike Lee (PhD RI), Pallavi Koppol (PhD CSD), and Sarthak Ahuja (MS RI)!

  • 9 Oct ‘18: HARPLab gave a demo for members of the AFL-CIO during their visit to CMU’s Block Center for Technology and Society.

  • 8 Oct ‘18: HARPLab spread the love of STEM by sharing a demo with visiting middle schoolers as part of CMU’s TechNights initiative.

  • 5 Oct ‘18: HARPLab gave a demo to members of the Goldenway Education Foundation Ltd. during their campus visit.

  • 14 Sept ‘18: Prof. Admoni participated in the "Designing Intelligence: Shaping AI and Society" panel as part of the Grand Opening of Tepper Quad, where she discussed the future of artificial intelligence. A recording can be found here.

  • 20 Aug ‘18: Welcome to the incoming RI grad student class!

  • 16 Aug ‘18: Sad to say goodbye to our summer intern, Maggie Collier!

  • 9 Aug ‘18: Maggie presented her work entitled Eyegaze Behavior during Telemanipulation of a Multi stage task at the RISS poster session.

  • 2 Aug ‘18: The latest version of the HARMONIC Dataset, a large multi-modal dataset of human interactions in a shared autonomy setting, is now available.

  • 2 Aug ‘18: Travers Rhodes and Alexandre Candeias worked with our MICO robot over the summer and had a paper accepted to the "Sixth International Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics," a workshop at ECCV 2018.

  • 30 Jun ‘18: Prof. Admoni gave a talk entitled Understanding Natural human Behavior with Assistive Robots at the "Robot Mediated autism Intervention" workshop at RSS 2018.

  • 29 Jun ‘18: Prof. Admoni gave a talk entitled Natural Human Behaviors for Theory of Mind at the "Towards a framework for Joint Action" workshop at RSS 2018.

  • 29 Jun ‘18: Reuben presented over his work Gaze for Error Detection During Human-Robot Shared Manipulation at the "Towards a framework for Joint Action" workshop at RSS 2018. Check it out on the publications page.

  • 29 Jun ‘18: Abhijat presented over his work Human Torso Pose Forecasting in the Real World at the "Multimodal Perception and Control" workshop at RSS 2018. Check it out on the publications page.

  • 28 Jun ‘18: HARPLab invited interested researchers at RSS for a Lab Tour.

  • 27 Jun ‘18: Check out the HARMONIC Dataset that we have just released!

  • 27 Jun ‘18: In town for RSS? Come visit HARP Lab during the lab tours this evening!

  • 22 Jun ‘18: Prof. Admoni was quoted in a Washington Post article about robot baristas!

  • 14 Jun ‘18: Abhijat has a paper accepted at the “Multimodal Perception and Control” workshop at RSS 2018! Take a look at a pre-print on the publications page.

  • 7 Jun ‘18: Reading group restarts for the summer.

  • 1 Jun ‘18: Maggie Collier, RI summer scholar, is our newest visiting lab member!

  • 25 May ‘18: Prof. Admoni was on Science Friday talking about our research and the future of human-robot interaction, more broadly! Take a listen here.

  • 20 May ‘18: Reuben has a paper accepted to the “Towards a framework for Joint Action” workshop. A pre-print is on the Publications page!

  • 15 May ‘18: HARPLab is part of a collaborative multi-university project (MURI) to study self-assessment in robots together with other researchers at Brigham Young University, CMU, Tufts University, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

  • 14 May ‘18: Ben gave a demo to science fair winning middle school students from the Broadcom MASTERS program.

  • 9 May ‘18: Prof. Admoni spoke to middle school students from Infinity Charter Schools about human-robot interaction. Abhijat and Ben gave robot demos to the students, as well.

  • 8 May ‘18: HARPLab went out to dinner at Mad Mex to celebrate the MRSD teams final presentation and the end of the semester.

  • 7 May ‘18: The MRSD team: I-Chen, Jiahong, Karsh, Ting-Che, and Yang-Yang presented their Assistive Intent Recognition project poster for Spring validation!

  • 5 Mar ‘18: Reuben presented his work on eye-hand coordination for assistive manipulation, at HRI 2018!

  • Fall ‘17: The lab now has a website!