JackRabbot at BAVM17
JackRabbot at BAVM17.
Chester orchestrates a game of Mafia
Chester, the furniture robot, orchestrates a game of Mafia [HRI'15].
3D printed pneumatic device control
3D printed pneumatic device control [CHI'15].
Brainstorming session with our furniture robot
Brainstorming session with our furniture robot [HRI'17].

I am a computer scientist and roboticist by training. The goal of my research is to understand how we can build interactive computing technologies that are meaningful, intuitive, and appropriate for users, especially in complex social environments. My research often crosses the boundaries between Human-Robot and Human-Computer Interaction, and combines elements from robotics, social science, and design.

I am looking for for highly motivated students to join my group at Yale. If you are interested in working with me on enabling multi-party human-robot interactions, please read this note about open positions at Yale before contacting me.

Before joining Yale, I was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Stanford A.I. Lab with Silvio Savarese. Some of the work that I did at Stanford is described in this GTC'18 presentation by Animesh Garg and I. Prior to Stanford, I completed my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the Robotics Institute in Carnegie Mellon University. I was very lucky to work with Disney Research while in Pittsburgh.

An updated list of my publications can be found here, and in Google Scholar. The code for some of my projects is also hosted in GitHub.

Marynel Vázquez
Computer Science Department
AKW #402
Yale University

News / Upcoming Travel
2018-11-16 · HRI PC. Winter storm and fires, but it was great to see everybody.
2018-11-02 · Exciting first-time visit to UMass Amherst.
2018-10-30 · Xiaoxue and Ashwini present our work on translating natural language at EMNLP'18 this week!
2018-10-27 · Happy to participate in the NESS NextGen Data Science Day at Yale.
2018-10-19 · Back in Boulder. Amazing NSF ECA-SR Workshop.
2018-10-03 · GONet is now being presented at IROS'18 by N. Hirose!
2018-07-01 · Official first day at Yale.
2018-01-05 · A full paper and a late breaking report accepted at HRI'18!
2017-12-06 · Traveling to Montreal for the CHI PC.
2017-11-16 · HRI MiniSymposium kicks off. Thanks to everybody at Cornell!
2017-11-07 · Exciting visit to NASA Ames.
2017-11-03 · JackRabbot at BAVM'17. Great to catch up with CMU folks.
2017-09-27 · First time at RoboBusiness. Impressed by Cassie from Agility Robotics.
2017-09-15 · Official first day at Stanford.