News

Sun, 07/12/2015

A member of the Interactive Robotics Group will be presenting her work at the Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) conference in Rome, Italy this Thursday, July 16!

Ramya Ramakrishnan will be giving a spotlight talk and presenting her poster entitled “...

Thu, 05/21/2015

Two members of the Interactive Robotics Group will be presenting their work at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Seattle, Washington, USA next week!

Vaibhav Unhelkar will be presenting his paper entitled "...

Thu, 03/05/2015

A paper presented by the Interactive Robotics Group at the International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI) in Portland, Oregon was awarded the Best Enabling Technology Award!

The paper, entitled “Efficient Model Learning from Joint-Action Demonstrations...

Mon, 03/02/2015

MIT roboticists are developing smart assembly line robots that will learn from experience working alongside humans. Assembly line workers won't be swapping stories with their robotic counterparts any time soon, but future robots will be more aware of the humans they're working alongside...

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Fri, 02/27/2015

Several members of the Interactive Robotics Group will be presenting their work at the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI) in Portland, Oregon, USA next week!

Vaibhav Unhelkar will be presenting his HRI Pioneers...

Fri, 02/20/2015

We held our 2015 IRG Open House on Friday, February 20th! We had a great turnout, thank you to everyone who came out to learn about our research and see our newest demos!

Sat, 01/24/2015

Three members of the Interactive Robotics Group will be presenting their work at the 29th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15) in Austin, USA on Tuesday, January 27th and and Thursday, January 29th!

Chongjie Zhang will be presenting his...

Fri, 12/05/2014

Research by IRG member Been Kim is featured as today's MIT News Spotlight on the MIT homepage! The article, titled "Computers that teach by example," can be read at the following link:

 

Thu, 11/20/2014

What might daily life be like for a research robot that's training to work closely with humans?

Robotina is a sophisticated research robot. Specifically, it's a Willow Garage PR2, designed to work with people. But around the MIT Computer Science and Artificial...

Fri, 10/24/2014

A member of the Interactive Robotics Group was selected as a finalist for the 2014 Human Factors Prize!

Przemyslaw "Pem" Lasota will be presenting his paper entitled “Analyzing the Effects of Human-Aware Motion Planning on Close-Proximity Human-Robot...