Publications

  • 2013
  • S. Griffith, K. Subramanian, J. Scholz C.L. Isbell, and A. L. Thomaz. Policy Shaping: Integrating Human Feedback with Reinforcement Learning." In proceedings of the International Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2013.
  • M. Gielniak, C. K. Liu, and A. L. Thomaz. Generating Life-like Motion for Robots." International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol 32, No 11, 2013.
  • C. Chao and A. L. Thomaz. "Controlling Social Dynamics with a Parametrized Model of Floor Regulation" Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, Vol 2, No. 1, 2013.
  • L. C. Cobo, C.L. Isbell, and A.L. Thomaz. "Object Focused Q-Learning for Autonomous Agents." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), 2013.
  • 2012
  • C. Chao and A. L. Thomaz. Timing in multimodal reciprocal interactions: control and analysis using timed Petri nets." Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2012.
  • B. Akgun, M. Cakmak, K. Jiang, and A.L. Thomaz. Keyframe-based learning from demonstration." to appear in International Journal of Social Robotics, 2012.
  • J. Lee, C. Chao, A. Bobick, and A.L. Thomaz. Multi-cue contingency detection." International Journal of Social Robotics, Vol. 4 No. 2, pg 147-161, 2012.
  • A. L. Thomaz and C. Chao. Turn-taking based on information flow for fluent human-robot interaction." AI Magazine, 32:53–64, 2012.
  • B. Akgun, M. Cakmak, J. Yoo and A.L. Thomaz, "Trajectories and Keyframes for Kinesthetic Teaching: A Human-Robot Interaction Perspective." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2012. Nominated for best paper.
  • M. Cakmak and A.L. Thomaz, "Designing Robot Learners that Ask Good Questions." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2012.
  • M.J. Gielniak and A.L. Thomaz, "Enhancing Interaction Through Exaggerated Motion Synthesis." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2012.
  • L. C. Cobo, C.L. Isbell, and A.L. Thomaz. "Automatic task decomposition and state abstraction from demonstration." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), 2012.
  • 2011
  • C. Chao, J. Lee, M. Begum and A.L. Thomaz, "Simon plays Simon says: The Timing of Turn-taking in an Imitation Game." In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2011.
  • M.J. Gielniak and A.L. Thomaz, "Anticipation in Robot Motion." In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2011.
  • J. Shim and A.L. Thomaz, "Human-like Action Segmentation for Option Learning." In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2011.
  • Chien-Ming Huang and Andrea L. Thomaz. "Effects of responding to, initiating and ensuring joint attention in human-robot interaction." In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2011.
  • L. C. Cobo, P. Zang, C.L. Isbell, and A.L. Thomaz. "Automatic state abstraction from demonstration." In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence(IJCAI), 2011.
  • M.J. Gielniak, C.K. Liu and A.L. Thomaz, "Task-aware Variations in Robot Motion." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2011.
  • M.J. Gielniak and A.L. Thomaz, "Spatiotemporal Correspondence as a Metric for Human-like Robot Motion." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2011. Best student paper award winner.
  • J. Lee, J.F. Kieser, A.F. Bobick and A.L.Thomaz, "Vision-based Contingency Detection." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2011.
  • M. Cakmak and A.L. Thomaz, "Mixed-Initiative Active Learning." Presented at the ICML Workshop on Combining Learning Strategies to Reduce Label Cost, Bellevue, WA, USA, 2011.
  • B. Akgun, M. Cakmak, J. Yoo and A.L. Thomaz, "Augmenting Kinesthetic Teaching with Keyframes." In Proceedings of the ICML Workshop on New Developments in Imitation Learning, Bellevue, WA, USA, 2011.
  • M. Cakmak and A.L. Thomaz, "Active Learning with Mixed Query Types in Learning from Demonstration." In Proceedings of the ICML Workshop on New Developments in Imitation Learning, Bellevue, WA, USA, 2011.
  • C. Chao, M. Cakmak and A.L. Thomaz, "Towards Grounding Concepts for Transfer in Goal Learning from Demonstration." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL), 2011.
  • C. Chao and A.L. Thomaz, "Turn-Taking for Human-Robot Interaction." In AAAI Fall Symposium on Dialog with Robots, 2011.
  • K. Subramanian, C. Isbell, and A.L.Thomaz, “Learning options through human interaction”. Presented at the Agents Learning Interactively from Human Teachers workshop at IJCAI, 2011.
  • 2010
  • M. Cakmak, C. Chao, and A.L. Thomaz, "Designing Interactions for Robot Active Learners." in IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, 2010.
  • M. Cakmak and A.L. Thomaz, "Exploiting Social Partners in Robot Learning." Autonomous Robots, 2010.
  • M. Cakmak and A.L. Thomaz, "Optimality of Human Teachers for Robot Learners." in Proceedings of the International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL), 2010.
  • P. Zang, A. Irani, P. Zhou, C.L. Isbell, and A.L. Thomaz. "Combining function approximation, human teachers, and training regimens for real-world RL.", In Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS), 2010.
  • M.J. Gielniak, C.K Liu and A.L. Thomaz, "Stylized Motion Generalization Through Adaptation of Velocity Profiles." In Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2010.
  • M.J. Gielniak, C.K Liu and A.L. Thomaz, "Secondary Action in Robot Motion." In Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2010.
  • C. Chao, M. Cakmak, and A.L. Thomaz, "Transparent active learning for robots." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2010.
  • P. Zang, R. Tian, A.L. Thomaz, and C. Isbell, "Batch versus Interactive Learning by Demonstration." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL), 2010.
  • 2009
  • A.L. Thomaz and M. Cakmak. Social Learning Mechanisms for Robots. International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR), 2009.
  • M. Cakmak, N. DePalma, A.L. Thomaz and R. Arriaga. "Effects of social exploration mechanisms on robot learning." In Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2009.
  • M. Cakmak, N. DePalma, R. Arriaga, and A.L. Thomaz. "Computational benefits of social learning mechanisms: Stimulus enhancement and emulation." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Developmental Learning (ICDL), 2009. Best student paper award winner.
  • A.L. Thomaz and M. Cakmak, "Learning about objects with human teachers." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2009.
  • Kyu Hwa Lee, Jinhan Lee, A. L. Thomaz, and A. Bobick. "Effective robot task learning by focusing on task-relevant objects." In Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2009.
  • Prior Work
  • A. L. Thomaz and C. Breazeal. "Teachable robots: Understanding human teaching behavior to build more effective robot learners" Artificial Intelligence Journal, 172:716-737, 2008. [pdf]
  • A. L. Thomaz and C. Breazeal. "Experiments in Socially Guided Exploration: Lessons learned in building robots that learn with and without human teachers." Connection Science, Special Issue on Social Learning in Embodied Agents, 20(2&3), pg91-110, 2008. [pdf]
  • C. Breazeal, M. Berlin, A. Brooks, J. Gray, and A. L. Thomaz. "Using perspective taking to learn from ambiguous demonstrations." Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems Special Issue on Robot Programming by Demonstration, 54(5), 2006.
  • C. Breazeal, A. Brooks, J. Gray, G. Hoffman, J. Lieberman, H. Lee, A. Lockerd (Thomaz), and D. Mulanda. "Tutelage and collaboration for humanoid robots." International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 1(2), 2004. [pdf]
  • A. Brooks, J. Gray, G. Hoffman, A. Lockerd (Thomaz), H. Lee, and C. Breazeal. "Robot's play: interactive games with sociable machines." Computers in Entertainment., 2(3):1–18, July 2004. [pdf]
  • C. Breazeal and A. L. Thomaz. "Learning from human teachers with socially guided exploration." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Robots and Automation (ICRA), 2008. [pdf]
  • A. L. Thomaz and C. Breazeal. "Asymmetric Interpretations of Positive and Negative Human Feedback for a Social." In Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2007. [pdf]
  • A. L. Thomaz and C. Breazeal. "Robot Learning via Socially Guided Exploration." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Developmental Learning (ICDL), 2007.
  • A. L. Thomaz, G. Hoffman, and C. Breazeal. "Reinforcement Learning with Human Teachers: Understanding how people want to teach robots." In Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2006. [pdf]
  • A. L. Thomaz, and C. Breazeal. "Reinforcement Learning with Human Teachers: Evidence of feedback and guidance with implications for learning performance." In Proceedings of the 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2006. [pdf]
  • M.Berlin, J. Gray, A. L. Thomaz, and C. Breazeal. "Perspective taking: An organizing principle for learning in human-robot interaction." In Proceedings of the 21st National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2006. [pdf]
  • A. L. Thomaz, and C. Breazeal. "Transparency and Socially Guided Machine Learning." In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Developmental Learning (ICDL), 2006. [pdf]
  • A. L. Thomaz, G. Hoffman, and C. Breazeal. "Experiments in Socially Guided Machine Learning: Understanding How Humans Teach." In Proceedings of the 1st Annual conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2006. [pdf]
  • C. Breazeal, C. Kidd, A. L. Thomaz, G. Hoffman, and M. Berlin. "Effects of nonverbal communication on efficiency and robustness in human-robot teamwork." In Proceedings of the IROS, 2005. [pdf]
  • A. L. Thomaz, M. Berlin, and C. Breazeal. "An embodied computational model of social referencing." In IEEE International Workshop on Human Robot Interaction (RO-MAN), 2005.[pdf]
  • C. Breazeal, A. Brooks, D. Chilongo, J. Gray, G. Hoffman, C. Kidd, H. Lee, J. Lieberman, and A. Lockerd (Thomaz). "Working collaboratively with humanoid robots." In Proceedings of IEEE-RAS/RSJ International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), Santa Monica, CA, 2004. [pdf]
  • W. Bluethmann, R. Ambrose, M. Diftler, E. Huber, A. Fagg, M. Rosenstein, R. Platt, R. Grupen, C. Breazeal, A. Brooks, A. Lockerd (Thomaz), A. Peters, O. C. Jenkins, M. Mataric, M. Bugajska. "Building an Autonomous Humanoid Tool User." In Proceedings of IEEE-RAS/RSJ International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), Santa Monica, CA, 2004.
  • C. Breazeal, G. Hoffman, and A. Lockerd (Thomaz). "Teaching and working with robots as a collaboration." In Proceedings of Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), pages 1030–1037, New York, NY, 2004. [pdf]
  • A. Brooks, J. Gray, G. Hoffman, A. Lockerd (Thomaz), H. Lee, and C. Breazeal. "Robot's play: interactive games with sociable machines." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment (ACE), June 2004. [pdf]
  • A. Lockerd (Thomaz) and C. Breazeal. "Tutelage and socially guided robot learning." In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2004. [pdf]