Quoted in the NYTimes March 31, 2013
In a recent New York Times interview, Henrik Christensen and Andrea Thomaz discussed gentler industrial robots. Designed with sophisticated algorithms and sensing technologies, these robots work and play well with others.
Simon's Cousin delivered! March 28, 2013
It's here! Very excited to start playing with our new mobile manipulation platform from Meka Robotics. Stay tuned for more from Simon's, yet to be named, cousin.
Dr. Thomaz gets Tenure! March 28, 2013
Dr. Thomaz has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Simon put on his party hat and did his own special happy dance to celebrate the occasion.
CADENCE @ HRI 2013 March 3, 2013
Crystal Chao presents a paper on her CADENCE system, "Controlling Social Dynamics with a Parametrized Model of Floor Regulation" at the Human-Robot Interaction conference in Tokyo, Japan.
Simon in the NYTimes January 27, 2013
Designer, and SIM Lab collaborator, Carla Diana wrote a nice Op-Ed piece for the New York Times. Simon struck a pose and got selected for the section cover!
Collaborative Manipulation @HRI 2013 January 9, 2013
What would it take for a human and robot to prepare a meal together, or to assemble a part together in a manufacturing workcell? Collaboration with humans is the next frontier, and raises new challenges for both robotics and HRI -- Join us for the Collaborative Manipulation workshop at HRI 2013, papers due Jan 30, 2013.
Pop Sci, Brillant 10 September 6, 2012
Prof. Thomaz was named on Popular Science Magazine's Brillant 10 list!
Graduate HRI course, Fall 2012 August 9, 2012
Prof. Thomaz will be teaching her graduate course on Human-Robot Interaction. Registration is open, first class is Monday Aug 20th, 3pm. This class will now be offered every other year, next offering will be in the 2014/15 academic year.
Crystal is published in inaugural issue of JHRI July 28, 2012
The first issue of the Journal of HRI has been published. It's a special issue on the intersection of systems sciences and human sciences, and Crystal's paper on "Timing in Multimodal Turn-taking Interactions" is one of the six articles selected.
Congrats Baris and Nazli June 1, 2012
Congrats to Baris and Nazli on their recent marriage, celebrated in Turkey!
- Contact Andrea Thomaz with inquiries about the SIM research lab.
- Media inquiries, please contact the College of Computing's communications office.
Apply to Georgia Tech:
We'll be accepting new graduate students this year, typically students working in the Socially Intelligent Machines lab are in the CS or Robotics PhD programs, and a few have been ECE PhD students as well. If you are interested in working on some exciting Human-Robot Interaction problems for your graduate studies apply to one of these programs this Fall. Additionally, it is a good idea to send Prof. Thomaz an email with your CV and statement of purpose as it relates to the group.
Prospective Graduate Research Assistants:
The best way to start working with the SIM lab and to eventually become a GRA is to take Prof. Thomaz's graduate course in HRI, or to work with her on an indepenedent study problem. Current or incoming students interested in an independent study project should contact Dr. Thomaz, and include the following: 1) What is your interest in Social Machines? 2) What is your current status at Georgia Tech? 3) Your cv/resume.
Prospective Undergraduate Research Assistants:
We are always looking for hardworking undergraduates interested in doing a UROC project in our group. Please contact Dr. Thomaz by email if you are looking for research experience through the UROC program.