Recent News

March 2023: MuLIP student Andre Cleaver wins Best Video Award at HRI 2023 for the video Demonstrating TRAinAR: An Augmented Reality Tool that Helps Humans Teach Robots

January 2023: Jivko Sinapov has been selected as a recipient of the NSF CAREER award for the project "CAREER: Learning and Sharing Transferable Grounded Object Knowledge for Collaborative Robots".

January 2022: In collaboration with AIS, the lab has been selected for funding by AFRL for the project CURE: Common Unifying Representation Embeddings

January 2022: Tufts University robotics faculty Elaine Short, Jivko Sinapov, Matthias Scheutz and Chris Rogers receive NSF grant from National Robotics Initiative for the project titled "Mutually Assistive Robotics".

November 2021 Lab director Jivko Sinapov co-organized a AAAI fall symposium on Aritificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction. Check out the event's website for links to the papers and presentations.

October 2021: In collaboration with the Tufts CEEO and Maryville University, the lab has been selected for funding by the NSF for the project titled Integrating Artificial Intelligence with Smart Engineering and English Language Arts in Upper Elementary Education.

Dec 2019: Lab Director Jivko Sinapov joins Matthias Scheutz, Michael Hughes and Liping Liu from Tufts and Chittta Barral and Subbarao Kambhampati from ASU in the DARPA-funded project on Science of Artificial Intelligence and Learning for Open-world Novelty (SAIL-ON).

Nov 2019: Jivko Sinapov leads a team that won the Verizon 100K 5G EdTech Challenge with a proposal focused on investigating how Augmented Reality interfaces can enhance robotics education.

Recent Publications

Transferring Implicit Knowledge of Non-Visual Object Properties Across Heterogeneous Robot Morphologies

Tatiya, G., Francis, J., and Sinapov, J. (2023) in proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2023.

First Encounters with a Robot: The Value of Augmented Reality when Learning about Mobile Robots

Cleaver, A., Chen, V., and Sinapov, J. (2023) In proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality for Human-Robot Interactions (VAM-HRI), 2023

Creative Problem Solving in Artificially Intelligent Agents:A Survey and Framework

Gizzi, E., Nair, L., Chernova, S., and Sinapov, J. (2022) Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research 75 (2022)

Toward Creative Problem Solving Agents: Action Discovery through Behavior Babbling

Gizzi, E., Hassan, A., Lin, W., Rhea, K., and Sinapov, J. (2021) In proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL), Beijing, China, August 23-26, 2021.

Planning Multimodal Exploratory Actions for Online Robot Attribute Learning

Zhang, X., Sinapov, J.,and Zhang, S. (2021) In proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), July 12-16, 2021.

A Framework for Multisensory Foresight for Embodied Agents

Hosseini, R., Chen, X., Panetta, K., and Sinapov, J. (2021) In proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Xi’an, China, May 30-June 5, 2021.

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