Our Research

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

Lab Meetings for Fall 2021

HRI lab meetings will be held during the 2021 Fall quarter on Mondays from 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST in JCL 354 starting Monday, October 4. 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. Feel free to email sarahsebo@uchicago.edu if you have any questions.

Oct 4, 2021

Topics in Human-Robot Interaction Class

For UChicago students interested in learning more about human-robot interaction research, in the fall quarter of 2021 PI Sarah Sebo is teaching CMSC 33281 Topics in Human-Robot Interaction. This course gives students a broad overview of current cutting-edge research in HRI and also provides students with the opportunity of conducting their very own HRI research project.

Sept 27, 2021

HRI Lab - Summer Research Team

This summer, 4 undergraduate UChiacgo students conducted summer internships in the HRI lab working on a variety of interesting projects - we had a great time!

summer 2021 HRI lab

Aug 20, 2021