Chien-Ming Huang

Chien-Ming Huang is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Social Robotics Lab at Yale University. His research spans the fields of robotics and human-computer interaction, focusing on developing assistive robot systems that help people in various contexts to create social, cognitive, and task benefits. His PhD research centered on modeling and developing social behaviors and coordination mechanisms for robots to support joint activities with people. His postdoctoral research explores how to enable robots to sustain long-term interactions with users to promote lasting, positive outcomes. This research involves building characters for robots, developing strategies for adaption and personalization, and constructing methods for establishing supportive human-robot relationships. Dr. Huang’s research has been awarded a Best Paper Runner-Up at RSS 2013 and has received media coverage from MIT Technology Review, Tech Insider, and Science Nation.

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