Social Robotics Research Publications
Our publications demonstrate our transdisciplinary contributions have been made in a wide range of areas including human-robot interaction, social robotics, social intelligence, robot navigation, cognitive science, people tracking, belief revision, commonsense reasoning, case-based reasoning for robots, robot decision making, robot autonomy, facial recognition, social interaction strategies, robot learning by human demonstration, autonomous vehicles, robot law.
Jonathan Vitale, Meg Tonkin. Sarita Herse, Suman Ojha, Jesse Clark, Mary-Anne Williams, Xun Wang, William Judge, Be More Transparent and Users Will Like You: A Robot Privacy and User Experience Design Experiment, in Proceedings of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI-18) and will be available in the ACM Digital Library. The leading conference on Human-Robot Interaction. This paper reports new results on privacy research in human-robot interaction undertaken with the Commonwealth Bank
Meg Tonkin, Sarita Herse, Jonathan Vitale, Mary-Anne Williams, Xun Wang, William Judge, Design Methodology for the UX of HRI: Example Study of a Commercial Social Robot at an Airport (2018). in Proceedings of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI-18) and will be available in the ACM Digital Library. This paper provides an innovative methodology for HRI UX validated in experiments with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Sydney International Airport
- Tonkin, Meg and Vitale, Jonathan and Ojha, Suman and Clark, Jesse and Pfeiffer, Sammy and Judge, William and Wang, Xun and Williams, Mary-Anne (2017). Embodiment, Privacy and Social Robots: May I remember you?. The 9th International Conference on Social Robotics.
- Tonkin, Meg and Vitale, Jonathan and Ojha, Suman, Williams, Mary-Anne and Fuller, Paul and Judge, William (2017). Would you like to sample? Robot Engagement in a Shopping Centre. The 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication.
- Williams, Mary-Anne and Judge, Williams and Vitale, Jonathan and Tonkin, Meg and Johnston, Benjamin and Pandey, Amit Kumar (2017). 1st Workshop on Human-Robot Engagement in the Home, Workplace and Public Space. In International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
- Ojha, S., Vitale, J., Williams, M. A. (2017). A Domain-Independent Approach of Cognitive Appraisal Augmented by Higher Cognitive Layer of Ethical Reasoning. 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
- Vitale, J., Williams, M. A., & Johnston, B. (2017). Facial Motor Information is Sufficient for Identity Recognition. 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
- Siddharth Agrawal and Mary-Anne Williams (2017). Robot Authority and Human Obedience: A Study of Human Behaviour using a Robot Security Guard, Twelfth ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction. IEEE Press.
- Syed Ali Raza and Mary-Anne Williams (2017). Potential Based Reward Shaping Using Learning to Rank, Twelfth ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction. IEEE Press.
- Syed Ali Raza and Mary-Anne Williams (2017). Unconventional Formats of Background Knowledge from a Human Teacher in Reward Shaping, Twelfth ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction HRI PIONEERS 2017 Workshop. IEEE Press.
- Hugo Romat, Mary-Anne Williams, Xun Wang, Benjamin Johnston, Henry Bard, (2016) Natural Human-Robot Interaction Using Social Cues, Eleventh ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction. IEEE Press, Pages: 503-504.
- Surden, H. and Williams, M-A., (2016) Technological Opacity, Predictability, and Self-Driving Cars, Cardozo Law Review, Volume 38 Number 1, 121 - 182.
- Vitale, J., Williams, M. A., & Johnston, B. (2016). The face-space duality hypothesis: a computational model. 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
- Williams, M-A. (2016) Decision-Theoretic Human-Robot Interaction: Designing Reasonable and Rational Robot Behavior, International Conference on Social Robotics, LNCS, Volume 9979 pp 72-82.
- Syed Ali Raza, Jesse Clark, and Mary-Anne Williams. (2016) On Designing Socially Acceptable Reward Shaping, International Conference on Social Robotics, LNCS, Volume 9979 pp 860-869.
- Ojha, S. and Williams, M-A, (2016) Ethically-Guided Emotional Responses for Social Robots, International Conference on Social Robotics, LNCS, Volume 9979, pp 233-242.
- Raza, R.A., Johnston, B., and Williams, M-A. (2016) Reward from Demonstration in Interactive Reinforcement Learning, Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, AAAI Press, Menlo Park.
- Abidi, Piccardi, M. and Williams M-A (2016) Static Action Recognition by Efficient Greedy Inference', Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, IEEE, USA. Video Presentation.
- Ramezani, N. & Williams, M-A. (2015), 'Smooth robot motion with an Optimal Redundancy Resolution for PR2 robot based on an analytic inverse kinematic solution', Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), IEEE-RAS 15th International Conference on Humanoid Robots, IEEE, Seoul, Korea, pp. 338-345
- Peppas, P., Williams, M-A, Chopra, S. and Foo, N., (2015). Relevance in Belief Revision, Artificial Intelligence Journal, vol. 229, pp. 126-138
- Anshar, M. and Williams, M.A. (2015), Evolving synthetic pain into an adaptive self-awareness framework for robots, Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures Journal, Volume 16, April 2016, Pages 8-18.
- Vitale, J., Williams, M.-.A., Johnston, B. & Boccignone, G. (2014), Affective facial expression processing via simulation: A probabilistic model, Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, vol. 10, pp. 30-41.
- Vitale, J., Williams, M. A., & Johnston, B. (2014). Socially Impaired Robots: Human Social Disorders and Robots' Socio-Emotional Intelligence, in International Conference on Social Robotics (pp. 350-359). Springer International Publishing.
- Cabibihan, J.-.J., Williams, M.-.A. & Simmons, R. (2014), When Robots Engage Humans, International Journal of Social Robotics, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 311-313.
- Raza, S., Haider, S. & Williams, M. 2013, Robot reasoning using first order bayesian networks, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8032, no. 1, pp. 1-12.
- Al-Sharawneh, J.A., Sinnappan, S. & Williams, M. (2013) Credibility-based twitter social network analysis, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7808, no. 1, pp. 323-331.
- Novianto, R., Johnston, B.G. & Williams, M-A. (2013), Habituation and sensitisation learning in ASMO cognitive architecture, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol.8239, pp.249-259.
- Peppas, P., Koutras, C.D. and Williams, M-A, (2012), Maps in Multiple Belief Change
ACM Transactions on Computational Logic, Volume 13, Number 4; online at https://tocl.acm.org/accepted/MR_Maps_Final.pdf
- Bogdanovych, A., Stanton, C.J., Wang, X. & Williams, M-A. (2012), 'Real-Time Human-Robot Interactive Coaching System with Full-Body Control Interface', Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7416, pp. 562-573.
- Williams, M-A. (2012), Robot social intelligence, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7621, pp. 45-55.
- Stanton, C.J., Ratanasena, E., Haider, S. & Williams, M-A. (2012), Perceiving forces, bumps, and touches from proprioceptive expectations, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7416, pp. 377-388.
- Goebel, R. & Williams, M-A. (2011), Editorial : The Expansion Continues: Stitching together the Breadth of Disciplines Impinging on Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence Journal, vol. 175, no. 5-6, pp. 929-929.
- Benferhat, S., Dubois, D., Prade, H. & Williams, M-A. (2010), A Framework For Iterated Belief Revision Using Possibilistic Counterparts To Jeffrey'S Rule, Fundamenta Informaticae, vol. 99, no. 2, pp. 147-168.
- Williams, M-A, Gärdenfors, P., McCarthy, J., Karol, A., and Stanton, C., (2009). A Grounding Framework, Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 272-296.
- Chen, X., Liu, W. & Williams, M-A. (2009), Introduction: Practical Cognitive Agnets and Robots, Autonomous Agents And Multi-Agent Systems, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 245-247.
- Stanton, C.J. & Williams, M-A. (2008), 'Robotics: State of the Art and Future Challenges', Artificial Intelligence Journal, vol. 172, no. 18, pp. 1967-1972.
Social Robotics Undergraduate Dissertations
- Le Kang, The Integration of Web Technologies and Robotics: from Robot Application Development to Social Ability, Honours Thesis, UTS, 2016
- Jenny Lui, A Graphical User Interface Based on Shared Knowledge Robotics, Capstone Thesis, 2015. Video Presentation
- Michelle Youssef, Human to PR2 Robot Motion Imitation and Recall System, Capstone Thesis, UTS, 26th August 2013, pp. 1-70 Video Presentation
Postgraduate Dissertations in Social Robotics
- Jonathan Vitale, Face Perception and Cognition Using Motor Representations, 2018
- Nima Ramezani, Inverse Kinematics, Kinematic Control and Redundancy Resolution for Chained-Link Robotic Manipulators, 2016
- Shaukat Albedi, Semi-supervised and Unsupervised Extensions to Maximum-Margin Structured Prediction, 2016
- Wei Wang, Social Network for Robots to Share Information and Skills, 2016.
- Novianto, R. Flexible attention-based cognitive architecture for robots, 2015
- Edward Wei, Learning how to make good decisions, 2014
- Xun Wang, HRMI: an Innovative Framework for Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Management, 2013
- Ben Johnston, Practical Commonsense Reasoning, 2011.