Global Security Initiative

CHART Seminar - Intergroup Human-Robot Interaction (iHRi)

November 8, 2019

With constantly improving technology, it is expected that robots will become more prevalent in everyday life in the near future, and that people will interact with multiple robots simultaneously. Intergroup human-robot interaction (iHRI), or interaction with multiple human or multiple robots, has different social dynamics than one-on-one interaction and deserves further study. Dr. Marlena Fraune will present some of her work examining questions such as: How accepting are people of robot teammates compared to human teammates and human opponents? How can you use group characteristics (e.g., "entitativity" or cohesion) of robots or humans to improve iHRI?

Dr. Marlena R. Fraune is an Assistant Professor of Psychology heading the Intergroup Human-Robot Interaction (iHRI) Lab at New Mexico State University. She received her B.A. in Psychology at Beloit College in 2013, and her PhD at Indiana University in 2018. She studies intergroup human-robot interaction nationally and abroad, including as a visiting researcher at Toyohashi University of Technology (2014, 2016), Bielefeld University (2015), Kyoto University (2016), and the United States Air Force Research Lab (2017). 

1:30-2:00pm – Talk
2:30-3:00pm – Discussion
Location: ASU Polytechnic Campus, Santa Catalina Hall, Room 151

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