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

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