Venues: Dr. Zhao Han publishes in top human-robot interaction (HRI) and robotics conferences (ACM/IEEE HRI, IEEE ICRA, IEEE/RSJ IROS) and journals (ACM THRI).

He also publishes in symposiums (AAAI FSS/SSS, AI-HRI) and workshops for community-building and networking.

Open Science: Each publication has its webpage with the PDF of the paper, videos, code, presentations, slides, and experiment materials.

Feel free to contact him if you have any questions or need anything! You may also leave comments at the end of each publication webpage.

Refereed Journals


Zhao Han and Holly A. Yanco
Communicating Missing Causal Information to Explain a Robot’s Past Behavior
ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI), 1(1), pp. 1-46, 2022
Note: Just accepted

Landon Brown*, Jared Hamilton*, Zhao Han*†, Albert Phan*, Thao Phung*, Eric Hansen, Nhan Tran, and Tom Williams
Best of Both Worlds? Combining Different Forms of Mixed Reality Deictic Gestures
ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI), 1(1), pp. 1-23, 2022
Note: * Equal contribution; In press

Zhao Han, Elizabeth Phillips (George Mason University), and Holly A. Yanco
The Need for Verbal Robot Explanations and How People Would Like a Robot To Explain Itself
ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI), 10(4), pp. 1-42, 2021

Alexander Wilkinson, Michael Gonzales, Patrick Hoey, David Kontak, Dian Wang, Noah Torname, Sam Laderoute, Zhao Han, Jordan Allspaw, Robert Platt, and Holly A. Yanco
Design Guidelines for Human-Robot Interaction with Assistive Robot Manipulation Systems
Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 12(1), pp. 392-401, 2021

Zhao Han, Daniel Giger, Jordan Allspaw, Michael S. Lee (CMU), Henny Admoni (CMU), and Holly A. Yanco
Building The Foundation of Robot Explanation Generation Using Behavior Trees
ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI), 10(3), pp. 1-31, 2021

Refereed Conference Proceedings


Kevin Spevak*, Zhao Han*, Tom Williams, and Neil T. Dantam
Givenness Hierarchy Informed Optimal Document Planning for Situated Human-Robot Interaction
2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2022
Note: * Equal contribution; 48% acceptance rate (1,740/3,579)

Zhao Han, Polina Rygina, Tom Williams
Evaluating Referring Form Selection Models in Partially-Known Environments
The 15th ACL International Conference on Natural Language Generation, 2022
Note: 🏆 Best Long-Paper Award

Zhao Han, Jenna Parrillo, Alexander Wilkinson, Holly A. Yanco, and Tom Williams
Projecting Robot Navigation Paths: Hardware and Software for Projected AR
2022 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2022
Note: 24% Acceptance Rate

Ruchen Wen, Zhao Han and Tom Williams
Teacher, Teammate, Subordinate, Friend: Generating Norm Violation Responses Grounded in Role-based Relational Norms
2022 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2022
Note: 24% Acceptance Rate

Zhao Han, Adam Norton, Eric McCann, Lisa Baraniecki, Will Ober, Dave Shane, Anna Skinner and Holly A. Yanco
Investigation of Multiple Resource Theory Design Principles on Robot Teleoperation and Workload Management
2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2021

Tyler Frasca* (Tufts), Zhao Han*, Jordan Allspaw, Holly Yanco, and Matthias Scheutz (Tufts)
Going Cognitive: A Demonstration of the Utility of Task-General Cognitive Architectures for Adaptive Robotic Task Performance
2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2020
Note: * Equal contribution; 47% Acceptance rate

Zhao Han, Jordan Allspaw, Gregory LeMasurier, Jenna Parrillo, Daniel Giger, S. Reza Ahmadzadeh and Holly A. Yanco
Towards Mobile Multi-Task Manipulation in a Confined and Integrated Environment with Irregular Objects
2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2020
Note: 42% Acceptance rate

Zhao Han and Holly A. Yanco
The Effects of Proactive Release Behaviors During Human-Robot Handovers
2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2019
Note: 28% Overall Acceptance Rate

Patrick M. J. Dubois, Zhao Han, Fan Jiang and Carson K. Leung
An Interactive Circular Visual Analytic Tool for Visualization of Web Data
2016 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI), 2016

Zhao Han and Carson K. Leung
FIMaaS: Scalable Frequent Itemset Mining-as-a-Service on Cloud for Non-Expert Miners
2015 International Conference on Big Data Applications and Services (BigDAS), 2015

Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Zhao Han, Fan Jiang, Carson K. Leung and Hao Zhang
Edge-based mining of frequent subgraphs from graph streams
2015 International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES), 2015

Refereed Symposium, Workshop, and Late-Breaking Report Papers


Zhao Han, Tom Williams, Holly A. Yanco
Mixed-Reality Robot Behavior Replay: A System Implementation
2022 AAAI Fall Symposium on The Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI), 2022

Zhao Han and Tom Williams
Towards Formalizing HRI Data Collection Processes
The 4th Annual Workshop on Novel and Emerging Test Methods & Metrics for Effective HRI at HRI 2022, 2022

Zhao Han*, Albert Phan*, Amia Castro*, Fernando Sandoval Garza* and Tom Williams
Towards an Understanding of Physical vs Virtual Robot Appendage Design
The International Workshop on Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed-Reality for Human-Robot Interactions at HRI 2022, 2022
Note: *equal contribution

Gregory LeMasurier, Alvika Gautam, Zhao Han, Jacob W. Crandall, Holly A. Yanco
“Why Didn’t I Do It?” A Study Design to Evaluate Robot Explanations
HRI 2022 Workshop YOUR study design! Participatory critique and refinement of participants’ studies, 2022

Zhao Han, Boyoung Kim, Holly A. Yanco, Tom Williams
Causal Robot Communication Inspired by Observational Learning Insights
2022 AAAI Spring Symposium on Closing the Assessment Loop: Communicating Proficiency and Intent in Human-Robot Teaming, 2022

Zhao Han and Tom Williams
A Task Design for Studying Referring Behaviors for Linguistic HRI
2022 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Late-Breaking Report (LBR), 2022
Note: 🏆 Best LBR Award, Third Prize

Zhao Han, Alexander Wilkinson, Jenna Parrillo, Jordan Allspaw, and Holly A. Yanco
Projection Mapping Implementation: Enabling Direct Externalization of Perception Results and Action Intent to Improve Robot Explainability
2020 AAAI Fall Symposium on The Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI), 2020

Zhao Han and Holly A. Yanco
Reasons People Want Explanations After Unrecoverable Pre-Handover Failures
ICRA 2020 Workshop on Human-Robot Handovers, 2020

Zhao Han, Jordan Allspaw, Adam Norton and Holly Yanco
Towards A Robot Explanation System: A Survey and Our Approach to State Summarization, Storage and Querying, and Human Interface
2019 AAAI Fall Symposium on The Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI), 2019
Note: Full paper, 8 pages

Theses


Zhao Han
Robot Explanations: Preferences, Generation, and Communication
Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2021
Note: To be released on 9/13/2022.

Zhao Han
Delivering Scalable Frequent Pattern Mining for Non-Expert Data Miners
M.S. Thesis, University of Manitoba (Canada), 2016

Other Publications


Reuth Mirsky, Megan Zimmerman, Muneed Ahmad, Shelly Bagchi, Felix Gervits, Zhao Han, Justin Hart, Daniel Hernández García, Matteo Leonetti, Ross Mead, Emmanuel Senft, Jivko Sinapov, Jason Wilson
AI-HRI 2021 Proceedings
2021 AAAI Fall Symposium on The Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI), 2021

Shelly Bagchi, Jason R. Wilson, Muneeb I. Ahmad, Christian Dondrup, Zhao Han, Justin W. Hart, Matteo Leonetti, Katrin Lohan, Ross Mead, Emmanuel Senft, Jivko Sinapov and Megan L. Zimmerman
Proceedings of the AI-HRI Symposium at AAAI-FSS 2020
2020 AAAI Fall Symposium on The Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI), 2020

Zhao Han and Holly Yanco
Investigating Human-Robot Handover Release Behaviors
2018 New England Manipulation Symposium, 2018
Note: Poster.

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