Sarah Sebo

I am a fifth year graduate student at Yale University pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science. I work with Brian Scassellati in the Social Robotics Lab. I am interested in socially assistive robotics, human-robot interaction, artificial intelligence, and robot interactions with human-robot teams.

My research focuses on the development of robot teammates that enhance the social collaboration between members of a human-robot team. My work explores behaviors and mathematical frameworks social robots can use to shape group trust, increase inclusion, and improve team performance.

Recent News

2019 AAAI acceptance
I have been accepted to participate in the RSS Pioneers 2019 Workshop to be held in tandom with the Robotics: Sience and Systems (RSS) Conference June 21-26 in Freiburg, Germany.
New Scientist Article
My research on examining people's responses and reactions to robots that break their trust and try to repair the trust that was broken was featured in a New Scientist article titled Robot discovers that lying about a betrayal helps to rebuild trust.   Download PDF
2019 HRI acceptance
I presented my paper examining the response of human participants to a robot's trust violation and subsequent repair at THe 14th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction in Daegu, South Korea.   Download PDF
2019 AAAI acceptance
My colleague Aditi Ramachandran and I presented our paper describing our design of the Assistive Tutor POMDP (AT-POMDP) and evaluation with 5th gradue stduents at the The Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-19) in Honolulu, HI, USA.   Download PDF
2018 HRI presentation
I presented my paper investigating the ripple effects of a robot's vulnerable behavior in a human-robot team at the 13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction in Chicago, USA.   Download PDF