Publications

2021

Refereed Conference Paper(s)

  • B. J. Zhang, K. Peterson, C. A. Sanchez, and N. T. Fitter, “Exploring Consequential Robot Sound: Should We Make Robots Quiet and Kawaii-et?,” in the Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Prague, Czech Republic, Oct. 2021, pp. 3056-3062. doi: 10.1109/IROS51168.2021.9636365. [Paper PDF] [Presentation Video] [Appendix]
  • B. J. Zhang, N. Stargu, S. Brimhall, L. Chan, J. Fick, and N. T. Fitter, “Bringing WALL-E out of the Silver Screen: Understanding How Transformative Robot Sound Affects Human Perception,” in the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Xi’an, China, Jun. 2021, pp. 3801–3807. doi: 10.1109/ICRA48506.2021.9562082. [Paper PDF] [Presentation Video] [Appendix]
  • L. Chan*, B. J. Zhang*, and N. T. Fitter, “Designing and Validating Expressive Cozmo Behaviors for Accurately Conveying Emotions,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Aug. 2021, pp. 1037–1044. doi: 10.1109/RO-MAN50785.2021.9515425. [Paper PDF] [Presentation Video] [Appendix]

Refereed Workshop Paper(s) (extended abstracts)

  • B. J. Zhang, C. A. Sanchez, and N. T. Fitter, “Consequential Robot Sound: Should Robots Be Quiet and High-Pitched?,” presented at the Workshop on Sound in Human-Robot Interaction at the 2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Mar. 2021. [Paper PDF] [Presentation Video] [Appendix]

2020

Conference Paper(s)

  • B. J. Zhang, R. Quick, A. Helmi, and N. T. Fitter, “Socially Assistive Robots at Work: Making Break-Taking Interventions More Pleasant, Enjoyable, and Engaging,” in the Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Las Vegas, NV, USA, Oct. 2020, pp. 11292–11299, doi: 10.1109/IROS45743.2020.9341291. [Paper PDF] [Presentation Video]

Refereed Workshop Paper(s) (extended abstracts)

  • C. Frazee, B. J. Zhang, and N. T. Fitter, “Enabling Intentional Sound for Construction Cobots,” presented at the Workshop on Building, Construction, and Architecture Robotics at the 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Oct. 2020. [Paper PDF] [Poster PDF]

* Co-first authors.