Publications

2018
Conference Proceedings
Kim, J., M. E. Woicik, M. C. Gombolay, S-H. Son, and J. A. Shah, "Learning to Infer Final Plans in Human Team Planning", International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 07/2018.
Ramakrishnan, R., E. Kamar, D. Dey, J. Shah, and E. Horvitz, "Discovering Blind Spots in Reinforcement Learning", International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 07/2018.
Journal Article
Unhelkar, V. V., P. A. Lasota, Q. Tyroller, R-D. Buhai, L. Marceau, B. Deml, and J. A. Shah, "Human-Aware Robotic Assistant for Collaborative Assembly: Integrating Human Motion Prediction With Planning in Time", IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), vol. 3, issue 3, pp. 8, 07/2018.
Unhelkar, V. V., S. Dörr, A. Bubeck, P. A. Lasota, J. Perez, H. Chit Siu, J B. C. Jr., Q. Tyroller, J. Bix, S. Bartscher, et al., "Mobile Robots for Moving-Floor Assembly Lines: Design, Evaluation, and Deployment", IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (RAM), vol. 25, issue 2, 05/2018.
Shah, A. J., L. Blumberg, and J. Shah, "Planning for Manipulation of Interlinked Deformable Linear Objects With Applications to Aircraft Assembly", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE), pp. 1-16, 03/2018.
Gombolay, M., R. Wilcox, and J. Shah, "Fast Scheduling of Robot Teams Performing Tasks with Temporospatial Constraints", IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), vol. 34, issue 1, pp. 220-239, 02/2018.
Gombolay, M., R. Jensen, J. Stigile, T. Golen, N. Shah, S-H. Son, and J. Shah, "Human-Machine Collaborative Optimization via Apprenticeship Scheduling", Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) (Accepted 02/2018—To Appear), 2018.
Gombolay, M., X. Jessie Yang, B. Hayes, N. Seo, Z. Liu, S. Wadhwania, T. Yu, N. Shah, T. Golen, and J. Shah, "Robotic assistance in the coordination of patient care", International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR) (Accepted 02/2018—To Appear), 2018.
Workshop Paper
Iqbal, T., L. D. Riek, and J. A. Shah, "Toward a Real-time Activity Segmentation Method for Human-Robot Teaming", Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), Workshop on Towards a framework for Joint Action: What about Theory of Mind?, 06/2018.
Shah, A., and J. Shah, "Towards Specification Learning from Demonstrations", Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), Workshop on Learning from Demonstrations for High Level Robotics Tasks, 06/2018.
Unhelkar, V. V., and J. A. Shah, "Enabling Effective Information Sharing in Human-Robot Teams", Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), Workshop on RSS Pioneers , 06/2018.
Unhelkar, V. V., C. Guan, N. Roy, and J. A. Shah, "Enabling Robot Teammates to Learn Latent States of Human Collaborators", International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Workshop on Robot Teammates Operating in Dynamic, Unstructured Environments, 05/2018.
2017
Conference Proceedings
Hayes, B., and J. A. Shah, "Interpretable Models for Fast Activity Recognition and Anomaly Explanation During Collaborative Robotics Tasks", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 05/2017.
Lasota, P. A., and J. A. Shah, "A Multiple-Predictor Approach to Human Motion Prediction", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 05/2017.
Pérez-D'Arpino, C., and J. A. Shah, "C-LEARN: Learning Geometric Constraints from Demonstrations for Multi-Step Manipulation in Shared Autonomy", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 05/2017.
Hayes, B., and J. A. Shah, "Improving Robot Controller Transparency Through Autonomous Policy Explanation", ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI), 03/2017.
Kotowick, K., and J. Shah, "Intelligent Sensory Modality Selection for Electronic Supportive Devices", ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI), 03/2017.
Yang, X. Jessie, V. V. Unhelkar, K. Li, and J. A. Shah, "Evaluating Effects of User Experience and System Transparency on Trust in Automation", ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI), 03/2017.
Kim, J., C. J. Banks, and J. A. Shah, "Collaborative Planning with Encoding of Users’ High-level Strategies", The AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 02/2017.
Journal Article
Ramakrishnan, R., C. Zhang, and J. Shah, "Perturbation Training for Human-Robot Teams", Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), vol. 59, 07/2017.
Lasota, P. A., T. Fong, and J. A. Shah, "A Survey of Methods for Safe Human-Robot Interaction", Foundations and Trends® in Robotics, vol. 5, issue 4, pp. 261–349, 05/2017.
Gombolay, M., A. Bair, C. Huang, and J. Shah, "Computational Design of Mixed-Initiative Human–Robot Teaming That Considers Human Factors: Situational Awareness, Workload, and Workflow Preferences", The International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), vol. 36, issue 5-7, pp. 597-617, 02/2017.
Thesis
Gombolay, M. C., "Human-Machine Collaborative Optimization via Apprenticeship Scheduling", Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, vol. Ph. D., 2017.
Johnson, B. E., "Inferring Final Plans: Expanding on a Generative and Logic-Based Approach", Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, vol. M. Eng., 2017.
Sturla, G., "A Two-Phased Approach for Natural Language Parsing into Formal Logic", Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, vol. M. Eng., 2017.
Workshop Paper
Unhelkar, V. V., X. Jessie Yang, and J. A. Shah, "Challenges for Communication Decision-Making in Sequential Human-Robot Collaborative Tasks", Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), Workshop on Mathematical Models, Algorithms, and Human-Robot Interaction, 07/2017.
2016
Conference Proceedings
Zhang, C., and J. A. Shah, "Co-Optimizing Task and Motion Planning", IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 10/2016.
Gombolay, M., R. Jensen, J. Stigile, S-H. Son, and J. Shah, "Apprenticeship Scheduling: Learning to Schedule from Human Experts", International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 07/2016.
Zhang, C., and J. A. Shah, "Co-Optimization Multi-Agent Placement with Task Assignment and Scheduling", International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 07/2016.
Gombolay, M., X. Jessie Yang, B. Hayes, N. Seo, Z. Liu, S. Wadhwania, T. Yu, N. Shah, T. Golen, and J. Shah, "Robotic Assistance in Coordination of Patient Care", Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 06/2016.
Shah, A. J., and J. A. Shah, "Towards Manipulation Planning for Multiple Interlinked Deformable Linear Objects", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden, IEEE, 05/2016.
Unhelkar, V. V., and J. A. Shah, "ConTaCT : Deciding to Communicate During Time-Critical Collaborative Tasks in Unknown, Deterministic Domains", AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) [26% Acceptance Rate], 02/2016.
Sturla, G. F., and J. A. Shah, "Incremental Scheduling with Upper and Lowerbound Temporospatial Constraints", AIAA Infotech@Aerospace (I@A), 01/2016.
Journal Article
Butchibabu, A., C. Sparano-Huiban, L. Sonenberg, and J. Shah, "Implicit Coordination Strategies for Effective Team Communication", Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), vol. 58, issue 4, 06/2016.
Kim, J., and J. A. Shah, "Improving Team's Consistency of Understanding in Meetings", IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems (THMS), vol. 46, issue 5, pp. 625-637, 04/2016.
Thesis
Butchibabu, A., "Anticipatory Communication Strategies for Human Robot Team Coordination", Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, vol. Ph. D., 2016.
Gutierrez, R. Alejandro, "Learning Task-Oriented Grasp Heuristics from Demonstration", Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, vol. M. Eng., 2016.
Kelessoglou, M. Theologos, "Simulation and Comparative Evaluation of Flexible Automotive Assembly Layouts", Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, vol. M. Eng., 2016.
Shah, A. Jayesh, "Planning for Manipulation of Interlinked Deformable Linear Objects With Applications to Aircraft Assembly", Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, vol. S.M., 2016.
Workshop Paper
Unhelkar, V. V., R-D. Buhai, and J. A. Shah, "Incremental Path Planning in Time to Leverage Evolving Predictions", International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Workshop on Autonomous Mobile Service Robots, New York, NY, 07/2016.
Unhelkar, V. V., R-D. Buhai, and J. A. Shah, "Planning in Dynamic Environments using Evolving Time-Indexed Graphs", Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), Workshop on Planning for Human-Robot Interaction, 06/2016.
Lasota, P. A., and J. A. Shah, "Toward Robust and Generalizable Prediction of Human Motion via Predictor Ensembles", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Workshop on Human-Robot Interfaces for Enhanced Physical Interactions, 05/2016.
2015
Conference Proceedings
Kim, B., J. Shah, and F. Doshi-Velez, "Mind the Gap: A Generative Approach to Interpretable Feature Selection and Extraction", Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 12/2015.
Gombolay, M. C., C. Huang, and J. A. Shah, "Coordination of Human-Robot Teaming with Human Task Preferences", AAAI Fall Symposium Series on AI-HRI, 11/2015.
Pérez-D'Arpino, C., and J. Shah, "Fast Target Prediction of Human Reaching Motion for Cooperative Human-Robot Manipulation Tasks Using Time Series Classification", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 05/2015.
Unhelkar, V. V., C. Pérez-D'Arpino, L. Stirling, and J. A. Shah, "Human-Robot Co-Navigation using Anticipatory Indicators of Human Walking Motion", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 05/2015.
Nikolaidis, S., R. Ramakrishnan, K. Gu, and J. A. Shah, "Efficient Model Learning from Joint-Action Demonstrations for Human-Robot Collaborative Tasks", ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI) [Best Enabling Technology Paper], Portland, Oregon, USA, 03/2015.
Kim, B., K. Patel, A. Rostamizadeh, and J. Shah, "Scalable and interpretable data representation for high-dimensional, complex data", AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 01/2015.
Zhang, C., and J. A. Shah, "On Fairness in Decision-Making under Uncertainty: Definitions, Computation, and Comparison", AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 01/2015.
Journal Article
Nikolaidis, S., P. Lasota, R. Ramakrishnan, and J. Shah, "Improved human–robot team performance through cross-training, an approach inspired by human team training practices", International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), vol. 34, issue 14, pp. 1711-1730, 12/2015.
Gombolay, M. C., R. A. Gutierrez, S. G. Clarke, G. F. Sturla, and J. A. Shah, "Decision-Making Authority, Team Efficiency and Human Worker Satisfaction in Mixed Human-Robot Teams", Autonomous Robots, vol. 39, issue 3, pp. 312, 10/2015.
Lasota, P. A., and J. A. Shah, "Analyzing the Effects of Human-Aware Motion Planning on Close-Proximity Human-Robot Collaboration", Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) [2014 Human Factors Prize Finalist], vol. 57, issue 1, pp. 21-33, 02/2015.
Kim, B., C. M. Chacha, and J. A. Shah, "Inferring Team Task Plans from Human Meetings: A Generative Modeling Approach with Logic-Based Prior", Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) , pp. 361-398, 2015.
Thesis
Gu, K., "Enabling Supportive Communications in Decentralized Multi-Agent Teams", Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, vol. M. Eng., 2015.
Kim, B., "Interactive and Interpretable Machine Learning Models for Human Machine Collaboration", Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, vol. Ph. D., 2015.
Kim, J., "Improving Team's Consistency of Understanding in Meetings: Intelligent Agent Participation and Human Subject Studies", Aeronautics and Astronautics, vol. S.M., Cambridge, MA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pp. 66, 2015.
Perez, J., "Designing Interaction for Human-Machine Collaboration in Multi-Agent Scheduling", Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, vol. M. Eng., 2015.
Ramakrishnan, R., "Perturbation Training for Human-Robot Teams", Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, vol. S.M., 2015.
Unhelkar, V. V., "Introducing Mobile Robots on the Automotive Final Assembly Line: Control, Sensing and Human-Robot Interaction", Aeronautics and Astronautics, vol. S.M., Cambridge, MA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pp. 107, 2015.
Workshop Paper
Lasota, P. A., and J. A. Shah, "Toward Safe and Efficient HRI in Industrial Settings via Distance-Based Speed Limiting and Motion-Level Adaptation", IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Workshop on Safety for Human-Robot Interaction in Industrial Settings, 10/2015.
Unhelkar, V. V., and J. A. Shah, "Challenges in Developing a Collaborative Robotic Assistant for Automotive Assembly Lines", ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI), Workshop on HRI Pioneers, pp. 239-240, 03/2015.
2014
Conference Proceedings
Kim, B., C. Rudin, and J. Shah, "The Bayesian Case Model: A Generative Approach for Case-Based Reasoning and Prototype Classification", Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 12/2014.
Zhang, C., and J. A. Shah, "Fairness in Multi-Agent Sequential Decision-Making", Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 12/2014.
Kim, J., and J. A. Shah, "Automatic Prediction of Consistency among Team Members' Understanding of Group Decisions in Meetings", IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 10/2014.
Lasota, P. A., G. F. Rossano, and J. A. Shah, "Toward Safe Close-Proximity Human-Robot Interaction with Standard Industrial Robots", IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), 08/2014.
Gombolay, M. C., R. A. Gutierrez, G. F. Sturla, and J. A. Shah, "Decision-Making Authority, Team Efficiency and Human Worker Satisfaction in Mixed Human-Robot Teams", Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 07/2014.
Unhelkar, V. V., J. Perez, J. C. Boerkoel, J. Bix, S. Bartscher, and J. A. Shah, "Towards Control and Sensing for an autonomous Mobile Robotic Assistant navigating Assembly Lines", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 06/2014.
Unhelkar, V. V., H. Chit Siu, and J. A. Shah, "Comparative Performance of Human and Mobile Robotic Assistants in Collaborative Fetch-and-Deliver Tasks", ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI), 03/2014.
Journal Article
Fallon, M., S. Kuindersma, S. Karumanchi, M. Antone, T. Schneider, H. Dai, C. Pérez-D'Arpino, R. Deits, M. Dicicco, D. Fourie, et al., "An Architecture for Online Affordance-based Perception and Whole-body Planning", Journal of Field Robotics (JFR), vol. 32, issue 2, 10/2014.
Gombolay, M. C., and J. A. Shah, "Schedulability Analysis of Task Sets with Upper and Lowerbound Temporal Constraints", Journal of Aerospace Information Systems (JAIS), 10/2014.
Thesis
Lasota, P. A., "Developing Safe and Efficient Robotic Assistants for Close-Proximity Human-Robot Collaboration", Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, vol. S.M., 2014.
Nikolaidis, S. Z., "Computational Formulation, Modeling and Evaluation of Human-Robot Team Training Techniques", Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, vol. S.M., 2014.
2013
Conference Proceedings
Nikolaidis, S., P. A. Lasota, Gregory Rossano, Carlos Martinez, Thomas Fuhlbrigge, and J. Shah, "Human-Robot Collaboration in Manufacturing: Quantitative Evaluation of Predictable, Convergent Joint Action", International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) [Best Paper Nomination], 10/2013.
Lasota, P. A., S. Nikolaidis, and J. A. Shah, "Developing an Adaptive Robotic Assistant for Close Proximity Human-Robot Collaboration in Space", AIAA Infotech@Aerospace (I@A), 08/2013.
Kim, B., C. M. Chacha, and J. A. Shah, "Inferring Robot Task Plans from Human Team Meetings: A Generative Modeling Approach with Logic-Based Prior", AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) [29% Acceptance Rate], 07/2013.
Boerkoel, J. C., and E. H. Durfee, "Decoupling the Multiagent Disjunctive Temporal Problem", AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 07/2013.
Gombolay, M. C., R. J. Wilcox, and J. A. Shah, "Fast Scheduling of Multi-Robot Teams with Temporospatial Constraints", Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) [30% Acceptance Rate], 06/2013.
Boerkoel, J. C., L. R. Planken, R. J. Wilcox, and J. A. Shah, "Distributed Algorithms for Incrementally Maintaining Multiagent Simple Temporal Networks", International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), 06/2013.
Nikolaidis, S., and J. A. Shah, "Human-Robot Cross-Training: Computational Formulation, Modeling and Evaluation of a Human Team Training Strategy", ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI) [25% Acceptance Rate], 03/2013.
Kim, B., L. Bush, and J. A. Shah, "Quantitative Estimation of the Strength of Agreements in Goal-Oriented Meetings", IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA), 02/2013.
Journal Article
Boerkoel, J. C., and E. H. Durfee, "Distributed Reasoning for Multiagent Simple Temporal Problems", Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), vol. 47, 05/2013.
Thesis
Gombolay, M. C., "Fast Methods for Scheduling with Applications to Real-Time Systems and Large-Scale, Robotic Manufacturing of Aerospace Structures", Aeronautics and Astronautics, vol. S.M., pp. 117, 06/2013.
Frost, E. Anne, "Robust Planning for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles", Sloan School of Management, Operations Research Center, vol. S.M., pp. 60, 2013.
Wilcox, R. James, "Flexible Schedule Optimization for Human-Robot Collaboration", Mechanical Engineering, vol. S.M., Cambridge, MA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pp. 101, 2013.
Workshop Paper
Gombolay, M. C., R. J. Wilcox, A. Diaz, F.. Yu, and J. A. Shah, "Towards Successful Coordination of Human and Robotic Work using Automated Scheduling Tools: An Initial Pilot Study", Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), Workshop on Human-Robot Collaboration, 06/2013.
Boerkoel, J. C., and J. A. Shah, "Planning for Flexible Human-Robot Co-navigation in Dynamic Manufacturing Environments", ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI), Workshop on HRI Pioneers, 03/2013.
2012
Conference Proceedings
Wilcox, R., S. Nikolaidis, and J. A. Shah, "Optimization of Temporal Dynamics for Adaptive Human-Robot Interaction in Assembly Manufacturing", Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) [33% acceptance rate], 07/2012.
Gombolay, M. C., and J. A. Shah, "Uniprocessor Scheduling Policy for Non-Preemptive Task Sets with Precedence and Temporal Constraints", AIAA Infotech@Aerospace (I@A) [Best Intelligent Systems Paper], 06/2012.
Nikolaidis, S., and J. A. Shah, "Human-Robot Interactive Planning using Cross-Training: A Human Team Training Approach", AIAA Infotech@Aerospace (I@A), 06/2012.
Wilcox, R., and J. A. Shah, "Optimization of Multi-Agent Workflow for Human-Robot Collaboration in Assembly Manufacturing", AIAA Infotech@Aerospace (I@A), 06/2012.
Workshop Paper
Nikolaidis, S., and J. A. Shah, "Human-Robot Teaming using Shared Mental Models", ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI), Workshop on Human-Agent-Robot Teamwork, 03/2012.
2011
Conference Proceedings
Dong, S., P. Conrad, J. A. Shah, B. Williams, D. Mittman, M. Ingham, and V. Verma, "Compliant Task Execution and Learning for Safe Mixed-Initiative Human-Robot Operations", AIAA Infotech@Aerospace (I@A), 06/2011.
Shah, J. A., J. Wiken, B. Williams, and C. Breazeal, "Improved Human-Robot Team Performance Using Chaski, a Human-Inspired Plan Execution System", ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI) [Best Paper Nomination], 03/2011.
2009
Conference Proceedings
Shah, J. A., P. Conrad, and B. Williams, "Fast Distributed Multi-agent Plan Execution with Dynamic Task Assignment and Scheduling", International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) [34% acceptance rate], 09/2009.
Shah, J. A., P. Conrad, and B. Williams, "Flexible Execution of Plans with Choice", International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), 09/2009.
2008
Conference Proceedings
Shah, J. A., and B. Williams, "Fast Dynamic Scheduling of Disjunctive Temporal Constraint Networks through Incremental Compilation", International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) [Best Student Paper Award], 09/2008.
Journal Article
Shah, J. A., J. H. Saleh, and J. A. Hoffman, "Analytical Basis for Evaluating the Effect of Unplanned Interventions on the Effectiveness of a Human–Robot System", Reliability Engineering & System Safety, vol. 93, 08/2008.
2007
Conference Proceedings
Shah, J. A., J. Stedl, B. Williams, and P. Robertson, "A Fast Incremental Algorithm for Maintaining Dispatchability of Partially Controllable Plans", International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) [32% acceptance rate], 09/2007.
Journal Article
Shah, J. A., J. H. Saleh, and J. A. Hoffman, "Review and Synthesis of Considerations in Architecting Heterogeneous Teams of Humans and Robots for Optimal Space Exploration", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C (Applications and Reviews), vol. 37, issue 5, pp. 779-793, 09/2007.
2006
Conference Proceedings
Fong, T., J. Scholtz, J. A. Shah, L. Fluckiger, C. Kunz, D. Lees, J. Schreiner, M. Siegel, L. M. Hiatt, I. Nourbakhsh, et al., "A Preliminary Study of Peer-to-Peer Human-Robot Interaction", IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 10/2006.