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

Apr 9, 2022

Apr 4, 2022

Lab Meetings for Spring 2022

HRI lab meetings will be held during the 2022 Spring quarter on Mondays from 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST in JCL 354 starting Monday, April 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.

Mar 15, 2022

HRI Lab at Chicago's Green River

Some of the HRI Lab members visited Chicago's Green River while in downtown Chicago. The city dyes the Chicago river green each year for St. Patrick's day.

green river

Mar 4, 2021

Robot Demos for CS PhD Visit Day

We had our first in-person lab demo session for the admitted CS PhD students visit day!

lab demos