research

Telepresence robots are an emerging platform that augments videoconferencing systems with robotics to provide the remote user with additional capabilities, such as a physical embodiment, control over the view, or mobility. By facilitating a more interactive experience, these systems enable the remote user to take part in activities, just as if they were actually there. My research uses quantitative and qualitative methods in two lines of research: (1) adding to our theoretical understanding of the mediating effects that robotic telepresence have on collaboration; and (2) informing the design of future systems by exploring the practical applications of these platforms.


2015

  • Johnson, S., Rae, I., Mutlu, B. and Takayama, L. Can You See Me Now?: How Field of View Affects Collaboration in Robotic Telepresence. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI 2015, ACM Press (2015), 2397-2406. [Acceptance rate: 23%]
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  • Rae, I., Venolia, G., Tang, J.C., and Molnar, D. A Framework for Understanding and Designing Telepresence. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM annual conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. CSCW 2015, ACM Press (2015), 1552-1566. [Acceptance rate: 28.3%]
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2014

  • Rae, I., Mutlu, B., and Takayama, L. Bodies in Motion: Mobility, Presence, and Task Awareness in Telepresence. In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI 2014, ACM Press (2014), 2153-2162. [Acceptance rate: 22.8%]
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2013

  • Rae, I., Takayama, L., and Mutlu, B. In-body Experiences: Embodiment, Control, and Trust in Robot-Mediated Communication. In Proceedings of the 2013 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI 2013, ACM Press (2013), 1921-1930. [Acceptance rate: 20%]
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  • Rae, I.. Using Robot-Mediated Communication to Improve Collaborative Outcomes. In Doctoral Consortium Extended Abstracts of the 2013 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI 2013, ACM Press (2013), 1953-1956. [Acceptance rate: 21%]
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  • Rae, I., Takayama, L., and Mutlu, B. The Influence of Height in Robot-Mediated Communication. In 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interactions. HRI 2013, IEEE Press (2013), 1-8. [Acceptance rate: 24%]
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2012

  • Rae, I., Takayama, L., and Mutlu, B. One of the gang: Supporting in-group behavior for embodied mediated communication. In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM annual conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI 2012, ACM Press (2012), 3091–3100. [Acceptance rate: 23%]
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Workshops, Consortiums, and Posters

  • Rae, I.. How Robotic Telepresence Systems Shape Communication. In Human Computer Interaction Consortium. HCIC 2014.
  • Rae, I., Takayama, L., Mutlu, B., and McCune, S. Effects of Dog Ownership on Social Cognition Skills. In International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations, 13th Trienniel Conference. IAHAIO 2013.
  • Rae, I.. Designing Public Behavior for Robots: How Gaze Cues Might Signal Availability for Interaction. In Human Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop. HRI Pioneers 2010.