Publications


2019

Nair, Lakshmi; Shrivatsav, Nithin; Erickson, Zackory; Chernova, Sonia

Autonomous Tool Construction Using Part Shape and Attachment Prediction Conference Forthcoming

Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) 2019, Forthcoming.

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Nair, Lakshmi; Balloch, Jonathan; Chernova, Sonia

Tool Macgyvering: Tool Construction Using Geometric Reasoning Conference Forthcoming

International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2019, Forthcoming.

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Daruna, Angel ; Liu, Weiyu ; Kira, Zsolt ; Chernova, Sonia

RoboCSE: Robot Common Sense Embedding Conference Forthcoming

International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2019, Forthcoming.

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Ravichandar, Harish; Ahmadzadeh, Reza S; M. Asif Rana, ; Chernova, Sonia

Skill Acquisition via Automated Multi-Coordinate Cost Balancing Conference Forthcoming

International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2019, Forthcoming.

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2018

Kent, David; Banerjee, Siddhartha; Chernova, Sonia

Learning Sequential Decision Tasks for Robot Manipulation with Abstract Markov Decision Processes and Demonstration-Guided Exploration Inproceedings Forthcoming

In: 2018 IEEE-RAS 18th International Conference on Humanoid Robotics (Humanoids), Forthcoming.

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Banerjee, Siddhartha; Silva, Andrew; Chernova, Sonia

Robot Classification of Human Interruptibility and a Study of Its Effects Journal Article

In: ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction, 7 (2), pp. 14:1–14:35, 2018.

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Bullard, Kalesha; Thomaz, Andrea Lockerd; Chernova, Sonia

Towards Intelligent Arbitration of Diverse Active Learning Queries Inproceedings Forthcoming

In: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), IEEE/RSJ Forthcoming, (46.7% acceptance rate).

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Rana, Muhammad Asif; Mukadam, Mustafa; Ahmadzadeh, Reza S; Chernova, Sonia; Boots, Byron

Learning Generalizable Robot Skill from Demonstrations in Cluttered Environments Conference Forthcoming

International Conference on Intelligent Robots (IROS), 2018, Forthcoming.

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Kent, David; Toris, Russell

Adaptive Autonomous Grasp Selection via Pairwise Ranking Inproceedings

In: 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2018.

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Nair, Lakshmi; Chernova, Sonia

Action Categorization for Computationally Improved Task Learning and Planning Conference

International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) 2018, Extended Abstract, 2018.

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Chernova, Sonia; Chu, Vivian; Daruna, Angel; Garrison, Haley; Hahn, Meera; Khante, Priyanka; Liu, Weiyu; Thomaz, Andrea

SiRoK: Situated Robot Knowledge - Understanding the Balance Between Situated Knowledge and Variability Inproceedings

In: AAAI Spring Symposium Series 2018 on Integrating Representation, Reasoning, Learning, and Execution for Goal Directed Autonomy, pp. 516-524, 2018.

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Bullard, Kalesha; Chernova, Sonia; Thomaz, Andrea Lockerd

Human-Driven Feature Selection for a Robotic Agent Learning Classification Tasks from Demonstration Inproceedings Forthcoming

In: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), IEEE Forthcoming, (40.6% acceptance rate).

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2017

Chernova, Sonia; Chu, Vivian; Daruna, Angel; Garrison, Haley; Hahn, Meera; Khante, Priyanka; Liu, Weiyu; Thomaz, Andrea

Situated Bayesian Reasoning Framework for Robots Operating in Diverse Everyday Environments Inproceedings Forthcoming

In: International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR), Forthcoming.

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Erickson, Zackory; Chernova, Sonia; Kemp, Charles C

Semi-Supervised Haptic Material Recognition for Robots using Generative Adversarial Networks Inproceedings Forthcoming

In: Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL), Forthcoming.

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Rana, Muhammad Asif; Mukadam, Mustafa; Ahmadzadeh, Reza S; Chernova, Sonia; Boots, Byron

Towards Robust Skill Generalization: Unifying Learning from Demonstration and Motion Planning Inproceedings

In: Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL), pp. 109-118, 2017.

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Ahmadzadeh, Sayed Reza; Rana, Muhammad Asif; Chernova, Sonia

Generalized Cylinders for Learning, Reproduction, Generalization, and Refinement of Robot Skills Inproceedings

In: Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), pp. 1-8, 2017.

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Banerjee, Siddhartha; Chernova, Sonia

Temporal Models for Robot Classification of Human Interruptibility Inproceedings

In: International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), pp. 1-8, International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems 2017, (26% acceptance rate).

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Kent, David; Saldanha, Carl; Chernova, Sonia

A Comparison of Remote Robot Teleoperation Interfaces for General Object Manipulation Inproceedings

In: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), pp. 1-8, ACM/IEEE 2017, (24% acceptance rate).

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Toris, Russell; Chernova, Sonia

Temporal Persistence Modeling for Object Search Inproceedings

In: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017, (41% acceptance rate).

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2016

Boteanu, Adrian; Clair, Aaron St.; Mohseni-Kabir, Anahita; Saldanha, Carl; Chernova, Sonia

Leveraging Large-Scale Semantic Networks for Adaptive Robot Task Learning and Execution Journal Article

In: Journal of Big Data, 4 , pp. 217–235, 2016.

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Boteanu, Adrian; Chernova, Sonia; Nunez, David; Breazeal, Cynthia

Fostering parent-child dialog through automated discussion suggestions Journal Article

In: User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, 26 , pp. 393-423, 2016.

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Bullard, Kalesha; Akgun, Baris; Chernova, Sonia; Thomaz, Andrea Lockerd

Grounding Action Parameters from Demonstration Inproceedings

In: 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, pp. 1-8, IEEE 2016, ((43% acceptance rate)).

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Mohseni-Kabir, Anahita; Chernova, Sonia; Rich, Charles; Wu, Victoria

What's in a Primitive? Identifying Reusable Motion Trajectories in Narrated Demonstrations Inproceedings

In: 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, pp. 1-8, IEEE 2016, (Best paper nomination, 43% acceptance rate).

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Ahmadzadeh, Seyed Reza; Kaushik, Roshni; Chernova, Sonia

Trajectory Learning from Demonstration with Canal Surfaces: A Parameter-free Approach Inproceedings

In: IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, pp. 1-8, IEEE-RAS 2016, ((65% acceptance rate)).

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Suay, Halit Bener; Brys, Tim; Chernova, Sonia; Taylor, Matthew

Learning from Demonstration for Shaping through Inverse Reinforcement Learning Inproceedings

In: International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), pp. 1-8, International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems 2016, (25% acceptance rate).

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Kent, David; Behrooz, Morteza; Chernova, Sonia

Construction of a 3D Object Recognition and Manipulation Database from Grasp Demonstrations Journal Article

In: Autonomous Robots, 2016.

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Phillips-Grafflin, Calder; Suay, Halit Bener; Mainprice, Jim; Alunni, Nicholas; Lofaro, Daniel; Berenson, Dmitry; Chernova, Sonia; Lindeman, Robert W; Oh, Paul

From Autonomy to Cooperative Traded Control of Humanoid Manipulation Tasks with Unreliable Communication Journal Article

In: Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 2016.

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2015

Toris, Russell; Chernova, Sonia

Unsupervised Learning of Multi-Hypothesized Pick-and-Place Task Templates via Crowdsourcing Inproceedings

In: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 1-6, 2015, ((41% acceptance rate)).

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Boteanu, Adrian; Chernova, Sonia

Solving and Explaining Analogy Questions Using Semantic Networks Inproceedings

In: AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 1-8, AAAI 2015, (acceptance rate (oral presentation) 11.7%).

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Dimitrov, Velin; Jagtap, Vinayak; Skorinko, Jeanine; Chernova, Sonia; Gennert, Michael; Padir, Taskin

Human-centered design of a cyber-physical system for advanced response to Ebola (CARE) Inproceedings

In: Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, pp. 6856–6859, IEEE 2015, (43% acceptance rate).

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Mohseni-Kabir, Anahita; Chernova, Sonia; Rich, Charles; Sidner, Candy; Miller, Daniel

Interactive Hierarchical Task Learning from a Single Demonstration Inproceedings

In: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), pp. 1-8, ACM/IEEE 2015, (25% acceptance rate).

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Brys, Tim; Harutyunyan, Anna; Suay, Halit Bener; Chernova, Sonia; Taylor, Matthew; Nowé, Ann

Reinforcement Learning from Demonstration through Shaping Inproceedings

In: International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), pp. 1-7, 2015, (29% acceptance rate).

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Toris, Russell; Kammerl, Julius; Lu, David V; Lee, Jihoon; Jenkins, Odest Chadwicke; Osentoski, Sarah; Wills, Mitchell; Chernova, Sonia

Robot Web Tools: Efficient Messaging for Cloud Robotics Inproceedings

In: Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015), 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, IEEE 2015, (46% acceptance rate).

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Suay, Halit Bener; Chernova, Sonia; Brys, Tim; Taylor, Matthew

Reward Shaping by Demonstration Inproceedings

In: Second Multidisciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making, pp. 1-8, 2015.

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2014

Toris, Russell; Shue, Craig; Chernova, Sonia

Message Authentication Codes for Secure Remote Non-Native Client Connections to ROS Enabled Robots Inproceedings

In: IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TEPRA), Woburn, MA, USA, 2014.

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Kent, David; Behrooz, Morteza; Chernova, Sonia

Crowdsourcing the Construction of a 3D Object Recognition Database for Robotic Grasping Inproceedings

In: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014, (48% acceptance rate).

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Kent, David; Chernova, Sonia

Construction of an Object Manipulation Database from Grasp Demonstrations Inproceedings

In: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2014, (47% acceptance rate).

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Mainprice, Jim; Phillips-Grafflin, Calder; Suay, Halit Bener; Alunni, Nicholas; Lofaro, Daniel; Berenson, Dmitry; Chernova, Sonia; Lindeman, Robert W; Oh, Paul

From autonomy to cooperative traded control of humanoid manipulation tasks with unreliable communication: System design and lessons learned Inproceedings

In: Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014), 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, pp. 3767–3774, IEEE 2014, (47% acceptance rate).

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Toris, Russell; Kent, David; Chernova, Sonia

The Robot Management System: A Framework for Conducting Human-Robot Interaction Studies Through Crowdsourcing Journal Article

In: Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, 2014.

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Phillips-Grafflin, Calder; Alunni, Nicholas; Suay, Halit Bener; Mainprice, Jim; Lofaro, Daniel; Berenson, Dmitry; Chernova, Sonia; Lindeman, Robert W; Oh, Paul

Toward a user-guided manipulation framework for high-DOF robots with limited communication Journal Article

In: Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics, Special Issue on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications, 2014.

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Toris, Russell; Chernova, Sonia

Goal-Based Learning from Demonstration for Mobile Pick-and-Place Inproceedings

In: AAAI Fall Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Human-Robot Interaction, 2014.

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Mohseni-Kabir, Anahita; Chernova, Sonia; Rich, Charles

Collaborative Learning of Hierarchical Task Networks from Demonstration and Instruction Inproceedings

In: AAAI Fall Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Human-Robot Interaction, 2014.

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Chernova, Sonia ; Thomaz, Andrea L

Robot Learning from Human Teachers Book

Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2014.

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Mohseni-Kabir, Anahita; Rich, Charles; Chernova, Sonia

Learning partial ordering constraints from a single demonstration Inproceedings

In: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Late Breaking Report, pp. 248–249, ACM 2014.

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Kent, David; Chernova, Sonia

Construction of a 3D Object Recognition and Manipulation Database from Grasp Demonstrations Inproceedings

In: Robotics: Science and Systems Workshop on Human versus Robot Grasping and Manipulation, 2014.

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Toris, Russell; Chernova, Sonia

Learning of Multi-Hypothesized Task Templates from a Corpus of Noisy Human Demonstrations Inproceedings

In: Robotics: Science and Systems, Workshop on Human-Robot Collaboration in Manufacturing, 2014.

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Mohseni-Kabir, Anahita; Chernova, Sonia

Collaborative Learning of Hierarchical Task Networks from Demonstration and Instruction Inproceedings

In: Robotics: Science and Systems, Workshop on Human-Robot Collaboration in Manufacturing, 2014.

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2013

Boteanu, Adrian; Chernova, Sonia

Modeling discussion topics in interactions with a tablet reading primer Inproceedings

In: Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, pp. 75–84, ACM 2013, (22% acceptance rate).

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Alunni, Nicholas; Phillips-Grafftin, Calder; Suay, Halit Bener; Lofaro, Daniel; Berenson, Dmitry; Chernova, Sonia; Lindeman, Robert W; Oh, Paul

Toward a user-guided manipulation framework for high-DOF robots with limited communication Inproceedings

In: IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TePRA), pp. 1–6, IEEE 2013.

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Breazeal, Cynthia; DePalma, Nick; Orkin, Jeff; Chernova, Sonia; Jung, Malte

Crowdsourcing human-robot interaction: New methods and system evaluation in a public environment Journal Article

In: Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, 2 (1), pp. 82–111, 2013.

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