Workshop on algorithmic human-robot interaction

Brenna Argall, Sonia Chernova, Odest Chadwicke Jenkins, Kris Hauser

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Intelligent behavior in robots is implemented through algorithms. Historically, much of algorithmic robotics research strives to compute outputs that achieve mathematically rigid conditions, such as minimizing path length. But today's robots are increasingly being used to empower the daily lives of people, and experience shows that traditional algorithmic approaches are poorly suited for the unpredictable, idiosyncratic, and adaptive nature of human-robot interaction. This raises a need for entirely new computational, mathematical, and technical approaches for robots to better understand and react to humans. The human-friendly robots of the future will need new algorithms, informed from the ground up by HRI research, to generate interpretable, ethical, socially-acceptable behavior, ensure safety around humans, and execute tasks of value to society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHRI 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781450326582
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2014 - Bielefeld, Germany
Duration: Mar 3 2014Mar 6 2014

Publication series

NameACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
ISSN (Electronic)2167-2148


Other9th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2014


  • Activity recognition
  • Algorithms
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Learning from demonstration
  • Safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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