I am actively recruiting PhD students who are looking to advance the state-of-the-art in
human-robot collaboration, robot learning, and human-centered artificial intelligence!

News
Ongoing
  • I will be giving a seminar talk on the importance of "Explainable AI" for collaborative robots at the Yale Computer Science department on 11/2 at 4pm and at the Brown Computer Science department on 11/8 at 12pm!
  • I am serving as an Area Chair for AAAI 2018.
  • I am serving on the Technical Program Committee for HRI 2018.
  • I am organizing a AAAI Fall Symposium on Human-Agent Groups, taking place November 9-11!
Fall 2017
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Research: Collaborative AI and Robotics Lab
I am interested in developing algorithms to facilitate the creation of autonomous robots that can safely and productively learn from and work with humans. In particular, my lab's work serves to enable and facilitate collaborative artificial intelligence, allowing robots to make human teammates safer, more effective, and more efficient at their tasks. As such, my group's research spans many fields, including Explainable AI, Learning from Demonstration, Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning, Behavioral Modeling, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Cognitive Science, and Human-Robot Interaction.

In the media

Publications
2017
  • Bradley Hayes and Julie Shah. (2017). Interpretable Models for Fast Activity Recognition and Anomaly Explanation During Collaborative Robotics Tasks. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017). Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, May 29 - June 3.
  • @inproceedings{hayes2017icra,
    title={Interpretable Models for Fast Activity Recognition and Anomaly Explanation During Collaborative Robotics Tasks.},
    author={Hayes, Bradley and Shah, Julie},
    booktitle={International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
    year={2017},
    }
  • Bradley Hayes and Julie Shah. (2017). Improving Robot Controller Transparency Through Autonomous Policy Explanation. In Proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2017). Vienna, Austria, March 6-9.
  • @inproceedings{hayes2017hri,
    title={Improving Robot Controller Transparency Through Autonomous Policy Explanation},
    author={Hayes, Bradley and Shah, Julie},
    booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction},
    year={2017},
    }
2016
  • Matthew Gombolay, Jessie Yang, Bradley Hayes, Nicole Seo, Samir Wadhwania, Zixi Liu, Tania Yu, Neel Shah, Toni Golen, and Julie Shah. (2016). Robotic Assistance in Coordination of Patient Care. Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS 2016), Michigan, USA, June 18-22.
  • @inproceedings{hayes2016rss,
    title={Robotic Assistance in Coordination of Patient Care},
    author={Gombolay, Matthew and Yang, Jessie and Hayes, Bradley and Seo, Nicole and Wadhwania, Samir and Liu, Zixi and Yu, Tania and Shah, Neel and Golen, Toni and Shah, Julie},
    booktitle={Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS)},
    year={2016},
    }
  • Bradley Hayes and Brian Scassellati. (2016). Autonomously Constructing Hierarchical Task Networks for Planning and Human-Robot Collaboration. In Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2016), Stockholm, Sweden, May 16 - 21.
  • @inproceedings{hayes2016icra,
    title={Autonomously Constructing Hierarchical Task Networks for Planning and Human-Robot Collaboration},
    author={Hayes, Bradley and Scassellati, Brian},
    booktitle={International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
    year={2016},
    organization={IEEE}
    }
  • Henny Admoni, Thomas Weng, Bradley Hayes, and Brian Scassellati. (2016). Robot Nonverbal Behavior Improves Task Performance In Difficult Collaborations. In Proceedings of the 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2016). Christchurch, New Zealand, March 7-10.
  • @inproceedings{hayes2016hri,
    title={Robot nonverbal behavior improves task performance in difficult collaborations},
    author={Admoni, Henny and Weng, Thomas and Hayes, Bradley and Scassellati, Brian},
    booktitle={2016 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)},
    pages={51--58},
    year={2016},
    organization={IEEE}
    }
2015
  • Bradley Hayes and Brian Scassellati. (2015). Effective Robot Teammate Behaviors for Supporting Sequential Manipulation Tasks. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015). Hamburg, Germany, September 27 - October 3.
  • @inproceedings{hayes2015iros,
    title={Effective Robot Teammate Behaviors for Supporting Sequential Manipulation Tasks},
    author={Hayes, Bradley and Scassellati, Brian},
    booktitle={IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)},
    year={2015}
    }
  • Benjamin Rosman, Bradley Hayes, and Brian Scassellati. (2015). Enhancing Agent Safety through Autonomous Environment Adaptation. In Proceedings of the 5th joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL 2015). Providence, Rhode Island, USA, August 13-16.
  • @inproceedings{hayes2015icdl,
    title={Enhancing agent safety through autonomous environment adaptation},
    author={Rosman, Benjamin and Hayes, Bradley and Scassellati, Brian},
    booktitle={2015 Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob)},
    pages={214-219},
    year={2015},
    organization={IEEE}
    }
  • Bradley Hayes. (2015). Social Hierarchical Learning (Extended Abstract). In Proceedings of the 20th AAAI/SIGAI Doctoral Consortium (AAAI 2015). Austin, Texas, USA, January 26-27.
2014
  • Bradley Hayes, Elena Corina Grigore, Alexandru Litoiu, Aditi Ramachandran, Brian Scassellati. (2014). A Developmentally Inspired Transfer Learning Approach for Predicting Skill Durations. In Proceedings of the 4th joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL 2014). Genoa, Italy, October 13-16.
  • @inproceedings{hayes2014icdl,
    title={A Developmentally Inspired Transfer Learning Approach for Predicting Skill Durations},
    author={Hayes, Bradley and Grigore, Elena Corina and Litoiu, Alexandru and Ramachandran, Aditi and Scassellati, Brian},
    booktitle={International Conference on Developmental Learning and Epigenetic Robotics},
    year={2014}
    }
  • Bradley Hayes and Brian Scassellati. (2014). Discovering Task Constraints Through Observation and Active Learning. In Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014). Chicago, USA, September 14-18.
  • @inproceedings{hayes2014iros,
    title={Discovering task constraints through observation and active learning},
    author={Hayes, Bradley and Scassellati, Brian},
    booktitle={IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)},
    pages={4442-4449},
    year={2014},
    organization={IEEE}
    }
  • Bradley Hayes, Daniel Ullman, Emma Alexander, Caroline Bank, and Brian Scassellati. (2014). People Help Robots Who Help Others, Not Robots Who Help Themselves. In Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2014). Edinburgh, Scotland, August 25-29. (Finalist, RSJ/KROS Distinguished Interdisciplinary Research Award)
  • @inproceedings{hayes2014roman,
    title={People help robots who help others, not robots who help themselves},
    author={Hayes, Bradley and Ullman, Daniel and Alexander, Emma and Bank, Caroline and Scassellati, Brian},
    booktitle={IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)},
    pages={255-260},
    year={2014},
    organization={IEEE}
    }
  • Emma Alexander, Caroline Bank, Jie Jessica Yang, Bradley Hayes, and Brian Scassellati. (2014). Asking for Help from a Gendered Robot. In Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2014). Quebec City, Canada, July 23-26.
  • @inproceedings{hayes2014cogsci,
    title={Asking for Help from a Gendered Robot},
    author={Alexander, Emma and Bank, Caroline and Yang, Jie Jessica and Hayes, Bradley and Scassellati, Brian},
    booktitle={36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society},
    year={2014}
    }
2013
  • Bradley Hayes and Brian Scassellati. (2013). Improving Implicit Communication In Mixed Human-Robot Teams With Social Force Detection. In Proceedings of the 3rd joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL 2013). Osaka, Japan, August 18-22.
  • @inproceedings{hayes2013icdl,
    title={Improving Implicit Communication In Mixed Human-Robot Teams With Social Force Detection},
    author={Hayes, Bradley and Scassellati, Brian},
    booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics.},
    pages={7},
    year={2013}
    }
  • Henny Admoni, Bradley Hayes, David Feil-Seifer, Daniel Ullman, and Brian Scassellati. (2013). Dancing With Myself: The effect of majority group size on perceptions of majority and minority robot group members. In: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2013). Berlin, Germany, July 31-August 3.
  • @inproceedings{hayes2013cogsci,
    title={Dancing With Myself: The effect of majority group size on perceptions of majority and minority robot group members},
    author={Admoni, Henny and Hayes, Bradley and Feil-Seifer, David and Ullman, Daniel and Scassellati, Brian},
    booktitle={35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society},
    year={2013}
    }
  • Henny Admoni, Bradley Hayes, David Feil-Seifer, Daniel Ullman, and Brian Scassellati. (2013). Are You Looking At Me? Perception of Robot Attention is Mediated by Gaze Type and Group Size. In Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2013). Tokyo, Japan, March 3-6.
  • @inproceedings{hayes2013hri,
    title={Are you looking at me?: perception of robot attention is mediated by gaze type and group size},
    author={Admoni, Henny and Hayes, Bradley and Feil-Seifer, David and Ullman, Daniel and Scassellati, Brian},
    booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE international conference on human-robot interaction},
    pages={389--396},
    year={2013},
    organization={IEEE Press}
    }
Workshops, Symposia, and Misc. Articles
  • J. Perlow, B. Rosman, B. Hayes, P. Ranchod. Raw Material Selection for Object Construction. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa and the 10th Robotics and Mechatronics Conference of South Africa. 2017.
  • Bradley Hayes, Matthew C Gombolay, Malte F Jung, Koen Hindriks, Joachim de Greeff, Catholijn Jonker, Mark Neerincx, Jeffrey M Bradshaw, Matthew Johnson, Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova, Maarten Sierhuis, Julie A Shah, Brian Scassellati. (2015). HRI Workshop on Human-Robot Teaming. In Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts. Portland, Oregon, March 2-5.
  • Brian Scassellati and Bradley Hayes. (2014). Human-robot collaboration. AI Matters 1, 2 (December 2014), 22-23.
  • Bradley Hayes and Brian Scassellati. (2014). Developing Effective Robot Teammates for Human-Robot Collaboration. In Proceedings of the "Artificial Intelligence and Human-Robot Interaction" (AI-HRI) Fall Symposium. Arlington, Virginia USA, November 13-15.
  • @inproceedings{hayes2014aihri,
    title={Developing effective robot teammates for human-robot collaboration},
    author={Hayes, Bradley and Scassellati, Brian},
    booktitle={2014 AAAI Fall Symposium Series},
    year={2014}
    }
  • Bradley Hayes and Brian Scassellati. (2014). Online Development of Assistive Robot Behaviors for Collaborative Manipulation and Human-Robot Teamwork. In: Proceedings of the "Machine Learning for Interactive Systems" (MLIS) Workshop at AAAI 2014. Quebec City, Canada, July 27.
  • @inproceedings{hayes2014mlis,
    title={Online development of assistive robot behaviors for collaborative manipulation and human-robot teamwork},
    author={Hayes, Bradley and Scassellati, Brian},
    booktitle={Proceedings of the AAAI 2014 Workshop on Machine Learning for Interactive Systems (MLIS)},
    year={2014}
    }
  • Bradley Hayes and Brian Scassellati. (2013). Challenges in Shared-Environment Human-Robot Collaboration. In: Proceedings of the "Collaborative Manipulation" Workshop at HRI 2013. Tokyo, Japan, March 3.
  • @inproceedings{hayes2013collab,
    title={Challenges in Shared-Environment Human-Robot Collaboration},
    author={Hayes, Bradley and Scassellati, Brian},
    booktitle={"Collaborative Manipulation" Workshop at the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.},
    pages={8},
    year={2013}
    }
  • Bradley Hayes and Brian Scassellati. (2013). Social Hierarchical Learning. In: Proceedings of the "HRI Pioneers" Workshop at HRI 2013. Tokyo, Japan, March 3.
Posters
  • A Developmentally Inspired Transfer Learning Approach for Predicting Skill Durations. At the 4th joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics. Genoa, Italy, October 13-16.
  • Social Hierarchical Learning: Enabling Human-Robot Teamwork. "Robotics Exhibition" at CogSci/AAAI 2014. Quebec City, Canada, July 26 - 30.
  • Online Development of Assistive Robot Behaviors for Collaborative Manipulation and Human-Robot Teamwork. Machine Learning for Interactive Systems Workshop at AAAI 2014. Quebec City, Canada, July 28.
  • Asking for Help from a Gendered Robot. CogSci 2014. Quebec City, Canada, July 23-26.
  • Challenges in Shared-Environment Human-Robot Collaboration. "Collaborative Manipulation" Workshop at HRI 2013. Tokyo, Japan, March 3.
  • Social Hierarchical Learning. "HRI Pioneers" Workshop at HRI 2013. Tokyo, Japan, March 3.
About Me

When I am not busy with research, you can typically find me skiing, hiking, playing acoustic guitar, training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or playing ice hockey!