Hooman Hedayati
PhD Student
Computer Science

Hooman Hedayati works in human-robot interaction, machine learning and robotics, seeking more seamless, safer and intuitive ways for people to interact with computationally-controlled devices. A member of the IRON Lab since 2016, he is a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science. His work includes studying the interactions between flying robots and humans, developing algorithms to support more socially sensitive behavior for robots, and using augmented reality to make working with robots more productive and safer.

 

Publications

  • Hooman HedayatiRyo SuzukiDaniel LeithingerDaniel J. Szafir. 2020. PufferBot: Actuated Expandable Structures for Aerial Robots. (to appear) In Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2020). (Las Vegas, Nevada–October 25-29, 2020).

  • Hooman HedayatiAnnika MuehlbradtDaniel J. Szafir and Sean Andrist. 2020. REFORM: Recognizing F-formations for Social Robots. (to appear) In Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2020). (Las Vegas, Nevada–October 25-29, 2020).

  • Hooman HedayatiDaniel Szafir, and James Kennedy. 2020. Comparing F-Formations Between Humans and On-Screen Agents. In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–9. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3334480.3383015 (Honolulu, Hawaii (virtual) – April 25-30, 2020).
     
  • Ryo SuzukiHooman HedayatiClement Zheng, James Bohn, Daniel SzafirEllen Yi-Luen DoMark D Gross, and Daniel Leithinger. 2020. RoomShift: Room-scale Dynamic Haptics for VR with Furniture-moving Swarm Robots. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '20). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 396, 11 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376523  (Honolulu, Hawaii– April 25-30, 2020)
  • Michael Walker, Hooman Hedayati and Daniel Szafir. 2019. Robot Teleoperation with Augmented Reality Virtual Surrogates. In Proceedings of the 2019 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI '19). (Daegu, South Korea – March 11-14, 2019).

  • Hooman Hedayati, Daniel Szafir, and Sean Andrist. 2019. Recognizing F-Formations in the Open World. In 2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI '19). DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/hri.2019.8673233 (Daegu, South Korea – March 11-14, 2019).

  • Hooman Hedayati, Akriti Kapur, Bradley Hayes and Daniel Szafir. 2018.  Robot Navigation for Space Station Environments, In Robotics: Science and Systems Conference at Carnegie Mellon University. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  – June 26-30, 2018).

  • Hooman Hedayti, Michael Walker and Daniel Szafir. 2018.  Improving Collocated Teleoperation with Augmented Reality,  In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 78-86. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3171221.3171251 (Chicago, March 5-8). [Runner-up for Best Paper in Design Category] .

  • Michael Walker, Hooman Hedayti, Jennifer Lee, Daniel Szafir. 2018. Communicating Robot Motion Intent with Augmented Reality, In Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 316-324. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3171221.3171253  (Chicago, March 5-8) [Best Paper in Design Category].