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 promote positive team social dynamics in addition to the reliable completion of assigned tasks. My work explores behaviors and mathematical frameworks social robots can use to shape group trust, assist in mental model sharing, and improve team performance.

Recent News


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 gradue stduents at the The Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-19) in Honolulu, HI, USA.   Download PDF
2019 HRI acceptance
11/20/18
My paper examining the response of human participants to a robot's trust violation and subsequent repair was accepted to the 14th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction in Daegu, South Korea.  
2018 HRI presentation
03/07/18
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