Sarah Sebo

I am a sixth 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 Rising Stars EECS
10/29/19
I participated in the 2019 Rising Stars in EECS Workshop hosted at the Univiersity of Illinois Urbana Champaign from October 29 to November 1, 2019.
2019 Dagstuhl Seminar
10/06/19
I participated in the 2019 Dagstuhl Seminar on "Social Agents for Teamwork and Group Interactions from October 6 to 11, 2019.
2019 RSS Pioneers Attendance
06/21/19
I participated in the RSS Pioneers 2019 Workshop held in tandom with the Robotics: Sience and Systems (RSS) Conference June 21-26 in Freiburg, Germany.   Download PDF
New Scientist Article
04/01/19
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
03/12/19
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
02/01/19
My colleague Aditi Ramachandran and I presented our paper describing our design of the Assistive Tutor POMDP (AT-POMDP) and evaluation with 5th grade stduents at the The Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-19) in Honolulu, HI, USA.   Download PDF