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Aaron Steinfeld

Associate Research Professor
Email: as7s@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: NSH 4533
Phone: (412) 268-6346
Personal Homepage
Administrative Assistant: Peggy A. Martin

My specialty is human-robot interaction. The central themes of my work are what I prefer to term constrained user interfaces and operator assistance. I am interested in how to enable timely and appropriate interaction when interfaces are restricted through design, tasks, the environment, time pressures, and/or user abilities. I utilize training and experience in human factors and ergonomics, robotics, intelligent transportation, rehabilitation, human-computer interaction, universal design, wearable computing, and research methods. My two core areas of interest are:

Human-Robot Intent Fusion: A system level view is important for ensuring task success through a mixture of human adaptability and robot precision and perseverance.

Appropriate Robot Behavior: End users expect appropriate robot actions, interventions, and requests for human assistance.

I have a strong interest and extensive experience with design and execution of evaluation experiments for complex human-in-the-loop systems. Examples of past work includes human-machine interaction and interfaces for collision warning systems, drowsy driving, zero- visibility snowplow operations, advanced in-vehicle systems, head-up displays, real-time captioning, rehabilitation robotics, military robotics, semi and fully autonomous mobile robots, and software agents.

Publications

Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI): State of the Practice Scan
Joseph Andrew Giampapa, Aaron Steinfeld, Ermine Teves, M. Bernardine Dias, Zachary Rubinstein

CMU-RI-TR-17-15 April, 2017

Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI): Innovation Scan
Joseph Andrew Giampapa, Aaron Steinfeld, Ermine Teves, M. Bernardine Dias, Zachary Rubinstein

CMU-RI-TR-17-16 April, 2017

Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI): Assessment of Relevant Research
Joseph Andrew Giampapa, Aaron Steinfeld, Ermine Teves, M. Bernardine Dias, Zachary Rubinstein

CMU-RI-TR-17-17 April, 2017

Towards Robot Autonomy in Group Conversations: Understanding the Effects of Body Orientation and Gaze
Marynel Vazquez, Elizabeth J. Carter, Braden McDorman, Jodi Forlizzi, Aaron Steinfeld, Scott Hudson

Proc. of the 12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI '17) March, 2017

Methods for Studying Group Interactions in HRI
Marynel Vazquez, Elizabeth J. Carter, Jodi Forlizzi, Scott E. Hudson, Aaron Steinfeld

Robots in Groups and Teams - A CSCW 2017 Workshop February, 2017

Maintaining Awareness of the Focus of Attention of a Conversation: A Robot-Centric Reinforcement Learning Approach
Marynel Vazquez, Aaron Steinfeld, Scott E. Hudson

International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) August, 2016

Parallel Detection of Conversational Groups of Free-Standing People and Tracking of their Lower-Body Orientation
Marynel Vazquez, Aaron Steinfeld and Scott E. Hudson

Proc. of the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015) September, 2015

Low Cost Perception of Dense Moving Crowd Clusters for Appropriate Navigation
Ishani Chatterjee and Aaron Steinfeld

Workshop on Social Norms in Robotics and HRI, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems October, 2015

Future Directions in Indoor Navigation Technology for Blind Travelers
M Bernardine Dias, Aaron Steinfeld, and Mary Beatrice Dias

Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation March, 2015

Social Group Interactions in a Role-Playing Game
Marynel Vazquez, Elizabeth J. Carter, Jo Ana Vaz, Jodi Forlizzi, Aaron Steinfeld and Scott E. Hudson

10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts March, 2015

Social Group Interactions in a Role-Playing Game
Marynel Vazquez, Elizabeth J. Carter, Jo Ana Vaz, Jodi Forlizzi, Aaron Steinfeld and Scott E. Hudson

10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts March, 2015

How Would You Describe Assistive Robots to People Who are Blind or Low Vision?
Byung-Cheol Min, Aaron Steinfeld and M Bernardine Dias

Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts March, 2015

Incorporating Information from Trusted Sources to Enhance Urban Navigation for Blind Travelers
Byung-Cheol Min, Suryansh Saxena, Aaron Steinfeld and M Bernardine Dias

IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) March, 2015

Energy Efficient and Accuracy Aware (E2A2) Location Services via Crowdsourcing
Yun Huang, Anthony Tomasic, Yufei An, Charles Garrod and Aaron Steinfeld

2013 IEEE 9th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob) January, 2013

Spatial and Other Social Engagement Cues in a Child-Robot Interaction: Effects of a Sidekick
Marynel Vazquez, Aaron Steinfeld, Scott E. Hudson and Jodi Forlizzi

In Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction January, 2014

An Assisted Photography Framework to Help Visually Impaired Users Properly Aim a Camera
Marynel Vazquez and Aaron Steinfeld

ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction January, 2014

Enhancing the Safety of Visually Impaired Travelers in and around Transit Stations
Alekhya Jonnalagedda, Lucy Pei, Suryansh Saxena, Ming Wu, Byung-Cheol Min, Ermine A. Teves, Aaron Steinfeld and M Bernardine Dias

CMU-RI-TR-14-28 December, 2014

Motivating Contribution in a Participatory Sensing System via Quid-Pro-Quo
Anthony Tomasic, John Zimmerman, Aaron Steinfeld and Yun Huang

CSCW '14 Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing February, 2014

Moving object detection with laser scanners
Christoph Mertz, Luis Ernesto Navarro-Serment, David Duggins, Jay Gowdy, Robert MacLachlan, Paul Rybski, Aaron Steinfeld, Arne Suppe, Christopher Urmson, Nicolas Vandapel, Martial Hebert and Chuck Thorpe

Journal of Field Robotics January, 2013

Helping Visually Impaired Users Properly Aim a Camera
Marynel Vazquez and Aaron Steinfeld

Proceedings of the 14th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility (ASSETS'12) October, 2012

A Deceptive Robot Referee in a Multiplayer Gaming Environment
Marynel Vazquez, Alexander May, Aaron Steinfeld and Wei-Hsuan Chen

2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS) May, 2011

An assisted photography method for street scenes
Marynel Vazquez and Aaron Steinfeld

Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) 2011 January, 2011

Understanding the space for co-design in riders’ interactions with a transit service
Daisy Yoo, John Zimmerman, Aaron Steinfeld and Anthony Tomasic

Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) April, 2010

Agent-Assisted Task Management that Reduces Email Overload
Andrew Faulring, Brad A. Myers, Ken Mohnkern, Bradley Schmerl, Aaron Steinfeld, John Zimmerman, Asim Smailagic, Jeffery Hansen and Daniel Siewiorek

International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) February, 2010

Quality of Life Technology: The state of personal transportation
Linda van Roosmalen, Gregory J. Paquin and Aaron Steinfeld

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America February, 2010

Modality preference for rider reports on transit accessibility problems
Aaron Steinfeld, Rafae Dar Aziz, Lauren Von Dehsen, Sun Young Park, Jordana Maisel and Edward Steinfeld

Transportation Research Board 2010 Annual Meeting January, 2010

The value of citizen science to promote transit accessibility
Aaron Steinfeld, Jordana Maisel and Edward Steinfeld

First International Symposium on Quality of Life Technology July, 2009

Creating trustworthy robots: Lessons and inspirations from automated systems
Munjal Desai, Kristen Stubbs, Aaron Steinfeld and Holly Yanco

Proceedings of the AISB Convention: New Frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction April, 2009

The Oz of Wizard: Simulating the Human for Interaction Research
Aaron Steinfeld, Odest Chadwicke Jenkins and Brian Scassellati

ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) March, 2009

The design and evaluation of user interfaces for the RADAR learning personal assistant
Andrew Faulring, Ken Mohnkern, Aaron Steinfeld and Brad A. Myers

AI Magazine January, 2009

The effects of highlighting and pop-up interruptions on task performance
Pablo-Alejandro Quinones, Jigar Vora, Aaron Steinfeld, Asim Smailagic, Jeffery Hansen, Daniel Siewiorek , Pete Phadhana-Anake and Abhishek Shah

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 52nd Annual Meeting September, 2008

RADAR: A Personal Assistant that Learns to Reduce Email Overload
Michael Freed, Jaime Carbonell, Geoffrey Gordon, Jordan Hayes, Brad A. Myers, Daniel Siewiorek , Stephen Smith, Aaron Steinfeld and Anthony Tomasic

Proceedings of the Twenty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence July, 2008

BlindAid: An Electronic Travel Aid for the Blind
Sandra Mau, Nicholas Melchior, Maxim Makatchev and Aaron Steinfeld

CMU-RI-TR-07-39 May, 2008

Proceedings of Metrics for Human-Robot Interaction, a Workshop at ACM/IEEE HRI 2008
Catherina R. Burghart and Aaron Steinfeld

March, 2008

Successful User Interfaces for RADAR
Andrew Faulring, Ken Mohnkern, Aaron Steinfeld and Brad A. Myers

CHI 2008 Workshop on Usable Artificial Intelligence January, 2008

Survey measures for evaluation of cognitive assistants
Aaron Steinfeld, Pablo-Alejandro Quinones, John Zimmerman, S. Rachael Bennett and Daniel Siewiorek

NIST Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop (PerMIS) January, 2007

Evaluation of an Integrated Multi-Task Machine Learning System with Humans in the Loop
Aaron Steinfeld, S. Rachael Bennett, Kyle Cunningham, Matt Lahut, Pablo-Alejandro Quinones, Django Wexler, Daniel Siewiorek , Jordan Hayes, Paul Cohen, Julie Fitzgerald, Othar Hansson, Mike Pool and Mark Drummond

NIST Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop (PerMIS) January, 2007

Accessibility and intelligent transportation systems
Aaron Steinfeld

Wheeled Mobility and Accessible Transportation 2003 Conference Proceedings January, 2006

Human-robot interaction
Aaron Steinfeld

International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2nd Edition January, 2006

Toward Human-Robot Interface Standards II: An Examination of Common Elements in Human-Robot Interaction Across the Space Enterprise
Jeffrey Ferketic, Loel Goldblatt, Edward Hodgson, Sean Murray, Robert Wichowski, Arthur Bradley, Terrence W. Fong, John Evans, Wendell Chun, Randy Stiles, Michael A. Goodrich, Aaron Steinfeld, Dan King and Catherine Erkorkmaz

AIAA Space 2006 September, 2006

Toward Human-Robot Interface Standards I: Use of Standardization and Intelligent Subsystems for Advancing Human-Robotic Competency in Space Exploration
Jeffrey Ferketic, Loel Goldblatt, Edward Hodgson, Sean Murray, Robert Wichowski, Arthur Bradley, Terrence W. Fong, John Evans, Wendell Chun, Randy Stiles, Michael Goodrich and Aaron Steinfeld

SAE 36th International Conference on Environmental Systems July, 2006

The RADAR Test Methodology: Evaluating a Multi-Task Machine Learning System with Humans in the Loop
Aaron Steinfeld, Rachael Bennett, Kyle Cunningham, Matt Lahut, Pablo-Alejandro Quinones, Django Wexler, Daniel Siewiorek , Paul Cohen, Julie Fitzgerald, Othar Hansson, Jordan Hayes, Mike Pool and Mark Drummond

CMU-CS-06-125 May, 2006

Common Metrics for Human-Robot Interaction
Aaron Steinfeld, Terrence W. Fong, David Kaber, Jean Scholtz, Alan Schultz and Michael Goodrich

2006 Human-Robot Interaction Conference March, 2006

Driver-Vehicle-Interface (DVI) Development of a Drowsy Driver Detection and Warning System for Commercial Vehicles
Ellen M. Ayoob, Richard Grace and Aaron Steinfeld

CMU-RI-TR-05-46 September, 2005

Collision Warning and Sensor Data Processing in Urban Areas
Christoph Mertz, David Duggins, Jay Gowdy, John Kozar, Robert MacLachlan, Aaron Steinfeld, Arne Suppe, Chuck Thorpe and Chieh-Chih Wang

Proceedings of the 5th international conference on ITS telecommunications June, 2005

A user-centered drowsy driver detection and warning system
Ellen M. Ayoob, Richard Grace and Aaron Steinfeld

Proceedings of Designing User Experiences (DUX) January, 2003

Identification of an appropriate drowsy driver detection interface for commercial vehicle operations
Ellen M. Ayoob, Aaron Steinfeld and Richard Grace

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 47th Annual Meeting January, 2003

Development of the Side Component of the Transit Integrated Collision Warning System
Aaron Steinfeld, David Duggins, Jay Gowdy, John Kozar, Robert MacLachlan, Christoph Mertz, Arne Suppe, Chuck Thorpe and Chieh-Chih Wang

IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC) January, 2004

A Multi-Agent System for Automatically Resolving Network Interoperability Problems
Joseph Andrew Giampapa, Katia Sycara, Austin Fath, Aaron Steinfeld and Daniel Siewiorek

Proceedings of the Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems (AAMAS 2004) July, 2004

Interface lessons for fully and semi-autonomous mobile robots
Aaron Steinfeld

IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) January, 2004

An Examination of Remote Access Help Desk Cases
Aaron Steinfeld, Ritika Sanghi, Joseph Andrew Giampapa, Daniel Siewiorek and Katia Sycara

CMU-CS-03-190 September, 2003

Robotic Walker that Provides Guidance
Aaron Christopher Morris, Raghavendra Rao Donamukkala, Anuj Kapuria, Aaron Steinfeld, J. Matthews, J. Dunbar-Jacobs and Sebastian Thrun

Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '03) May, 2003

The Benefit to the Deaf of Real-Time Captions in a Mainstream Classroom Environment
Aaron Steinfeld

doctoral dissertation January, 1999

Development of a driver assist interface for snowplows using iterative design
Aaron Steinfeld and Han-Shue Tan

Transportation Human Factors January, 2000

Universal design in automobiles
Aaron Steinfeld and E Steinfeld

Universal Design Handbook January, 2001

The benefit of real-time captioning in a mainstream classroom as measured by working memory
Aaron Steinfeld

Volta Review January, 1998

Driver responses to navigation information on full-windshield, head-up displays
Aaron Steinfeld and Paul Green

International Journal of Vehicle Design January, 1998

Mailing Address:

Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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