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Aaron Steinfeld

Associate Research Professor
Email: as7s@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: NSH 4533
Phone: (412) 268-6346
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My specialty is human-robot interaction and advanced transportation. 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 robotics, intelligent transportation, rehabilitation, human factors and ergonomics, human-computer interaction, universal design, and research methods. My two core areas of interest are:

Assisting Humans: Advanced technology offers new opportunities for helping people live, work, and travel around their community.

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

I have extensive experience with the design and execution of evaluation experiments for complex human-in-the-loop systems. Examples of past work includes human-machine interaction and interfaces for robots, advanced transportation, machine learning systems, and software agents.

Publications

Displaying 56 Publications
Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI): Assessment of Relevant Research
Joseph Andrew Giampapa, Aaron Steinfeld, Ermine Teves, M. Bernardine Dias and Zachary Rubinstein

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-17-17, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, April, 2017
Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI): Innovation Scan
Joseph Andrew Giampapa, Aaron Steinfeld, Ermine Teves, M. Bernardine Dias and Zachary Rubinstein

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-17-16, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, April, 2017
Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI): State of the Practice Scan
Joseph Andrew Giampapa, Aaron Steinfeld, Ermine Teves, M. Bernardine Dias and Zachary Rubinstein

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-17-15, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 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 and Scott Hudson

Conference Paper, 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 and Aaron Steinfeld

Conference Paper, 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 and Scott E. Hudson

Conference Paper, International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), August, 2016
Low Cost Perception of Dense Moving Crowd Clusters for Appropriate Navigation
Ishani Chatterjee and Aaron Steinfeld

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Workshop on Social Norms in Robotics and HRI, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, October, 2015
Parallel Detection of Conversational Groups of Free-Standing People and Tracking of their Lower-Body Orientation
Marynel Vazquez, Aaron Steinfeld and Scott E. Hudson

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proc. of the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015), September, 2015
Future Directions in Indoor Navigation Technology for Blind Travelers
M Bernardine Dias, Aaron Steinfeld and Mary Beatrice Dias

Book Section/Chapter, Carnegie Mellon University, Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation, pp. 203 -226, 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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts, pp. 91-92, 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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 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

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

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-14-28, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 2014
Motivating Contribution in a Participatory Sensing System via Quid-Pro-Quo
Anthony Tomasic, John Zimmerman, Aaron Steinfeld and Yun Huang

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, CSCW '14 Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing, pp. 979-988, February, 2014
An Assisted Photography Framework to Help Visually Impaired Users Properly Aim a Camera
Marynel Vazquez and Aaron Steinfeld

Conference Paper, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, January, 2014
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

Conference Paper, In Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, January, 2014
Energy Efficient and Accuracy Aware (E2A2) Location Services via Crowdsourcing
Yun Huang, Anthony Tomasic, Yufei An, Charles Garrod and Aaron Steinfeld

Conference Paper, 2013 IEEE 9th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob), January, 2013
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 Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Journal of Field Robotics, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 17 - 43, January, 2013
Helping Visually Impaired Users Properly Aim a Camera
Marynel Vazquez and Aaron Steinfeld

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the 14th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility (ASSETS'12), pp. 95-102, October, 2012
A Deceptive Robot Referee in a Multiplayer Gaming Environment
Marynel Vazquez, Alexander May, Aaron Steinfeld and Wei-Hsuan Chen

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS), pp. 204 - 211, May, 2011
An assisted photography method for street scenes
Marynel Vazquez and Aaron Steinfeld

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI), pp. 61-70, February, 2010
Quality of Life Technology: The state of personal transportation
Linda van Roosmalen, Gregory J. Paquin and Aaron Steinfeld

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 111-125, 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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Transportation Research Board 2010 Annual Meeting, January, 2010
The value of citizen science to promote transit accessibility
Aaron Steinfeld, Jordana Maisel and Edward Steinfeld

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 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

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, AI Magazine, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 74-84, 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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 52nd Annual Meeting, pp. 177-181, 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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the Twenty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 1287-1293, July, 2008
BlindAid: An Electronic Travel Aid for the Blind
Sandra Mau, Nicholas Melchior, Maxim Makatchev and Aaron Steinfeld

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-07-39, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 2008
Proceedings of Metrics for Human-Robot Interaction, a Workshop at ACM/IEEE HRI 2008
Catherina R. Burghart and Aaron Steinfeld

Miscellaneous, Carnegie Mellon University, March, 2008
Successful User Interfaces for RADAR
Andrew Faulring, Ken Mohnkern, Aaron Steinfeld and Brad A. Myers

Conference Paper, CHI 2008 Workshop on Usable Artificial Intelligence, January, 2008
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

Conference Paper, NIST Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop (PerMIS), January, 2007
Survey measures for evaluation of cognitive assistants
Aaron Steinfeld, Pablo-Alejandro Quinones, John Zimmerman, S. Rachael Bennett and Daniel Siewiorek

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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, SAE 36th International Conference on Environmental Systems, No. 2006-01-2019, 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

Tech. Report, CMU-CS-06-125, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University, May, 2006
Common Metrics for Human-Robot Interaction
Aaron Steinfeld, Terrence W. Fong, David Kaber, and Jean Scholtz, Alan Schultz and Michael Goodrich

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006 Human-Robot Interaction Conference, March, 2006
Accessibility and intelligent transportation systems
Aaron Steinfeld

Conference Paper, Wheeled Mobility and Accessible Transportation 2003 Conference Proceedings, pp. 35-37, January, 2006
Human-robot interaction
Aaron Steinfeld

Book Section/Chapter, International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2nd Edition, January, 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

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-05-46, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the 5th international conference on ITS telecommunications, pp. 73-78, June, 2005
A Multi-Agent System for Automatically Resolving Network Interoperability Problems
Joseph Andrew Giampapa, Katia Sycara, Austin Fath, Aaron Steinfeld and Daniel Siewiorek

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the Third International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems (AAMAS 2004), Vol. 3, pp. 1462-1463, July, 2004
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

Conference Paper, IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), pp. 343-348, January, 2004
Interface lessons for fully and semi-autonomous mobile robots
Aaron Steinfeld

Conference Paper, 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

Tech. Report, CMU-CS-03-190, Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University, 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

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '03), May, 2003
A user-centered drowsy driver detection and warning system
Ellen M. Ayoob, Richard Grace and Aaron Steinfeld

Conference Paper, 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

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 47th Annual Meeting, pp. 1840-1844, January, 2003
Universal design in automobiles
Aaron Steinfeld and E Steinfeld

Book Section/Chapter, Universal Design Handbook, January, 2001
Development of a driver assist interface for snowplows using iterative design
Aaron Steinfeld and Han-Shue Tan

Journal Article, Transportation Human Factors, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 247-264, January, 2000
The Benefit to the Deaf of Real-Time Captions in a Mainstream Classroom Environment
Aaron Steinfeld

Miscellaneous, doctoral dissertation, January, 1999
Driver responses to navigation information on full-windshield, head-up displays
Aaron Steinfeld and Paul Green

Journal Article, International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 135-149, January, 1998
The benefit of real-time captioning in a mainstream classroom as measured by working memory
Aaron Steinfeld

Journal Article, Volta Review, Vol. 100, No. 1, pp. 29-44, January, 1998
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Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
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Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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