Our Research

Highlighted Topics

Robots that Enhance Human-to-Human Interactions

We explore how robots can enhance human-to-human interactions to improve collaborative team outcomes by promoting inclusion, trust, and cohesion.

Understanding Group Dynamics in the Context of HRI

We seek to build computational models that can detect important group dynamics to inform decision-making policies for robot actions.

Robots for Education


We are committed to making real world impact. We develop robots that provide personalized one-on-one tutoring help to students.

Recent News

First Lab Meeting

We, the HRI lab at UChicago, had our first lab meeting! Lab meetings will occur every week from 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Thursdays. If you’re a current UChicago student and interested in learning more about our research and/or how to get involved with our research, please feel free to join our weekly lab meetings (email sarahsebo@uchicago.edu for the Zoom link).

January 21, 2020

Robotics Class

For UChicago students interested in learning more about robotics, in the winter quarter of 2021 PI Sarah Sebo is teaching CMSC 20600 Introduction to Robotics . This course is a hands-on and project based course designed to give students familiarity programming physical robots and real-world environments. Check out the course website for more details.

January 11, 2020