Doctoral Theses
Andrea Lockerd Thomaz, Socially Guided Machine Learning. May 2006. Ph.D. Media Arts and Sciences, MIT.

Andrew Brooks,
Coordinating Human-Robot Communication. November 2006. Ph.D. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT.

Guy Hoffman,
Ensemble: Fluency and Embodiment for Robots Acting with Humans. September 2007. Ph.D. Media Arts and Sciences, MIT.

Cory Kidd,
Designing for Long-Term Human-Robot Interaction and Application to Weight Loss. January 2008. Ph.D. Media Arts and Sciences, MIT.

Matthew Berlin,
Understanding the Embodied Teacher: Learning for Sociable Robots. January 2008. Ph.D. Media Arts and Sciences, MIT.

Jesse Gray, Reusing a Robot’s Behavioral Mechanisms to Model and Manipulate Human Mental States, PhD Thesis Media Arts and Sciences. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Awarded June 2010.
S.M. Theses
Jin Joo Lee, Modeling the Dynamics of Nonverbal Behavior on Interpersonal Trust for Human-Robot Interactions , 2012. S. M. Media Arts and Sciences

Adam Setapen,
Creating Robotic Characters for Long-Term Interaction , 2012. S. M. Media Arts and Sciences

Kenton J. Williams,
Physics-, Social-, and Capability-Based Reasoning for Robotic Manipulation , 2012. S. M. Mechanical Engineering Department

Sigurdur Orn Adalgeirsson.
Mebot, a robotic platform for socially embodied telepresence. Master’s thesis, MIT, 2009.

Cory Kidd,
Sociable Robots: The Role of Presence and Task in Human-Robot Interaction, June 2003. S. M. Media Arts and Sciences

Jeff Lieberman,
Teaching a Robot Manipulation Skills Through Demonstration, June 2004. S. M. Department of Mechanical Engineering

John McBean,
Design and Control of a Voice Coil Actuated Arm for Human-Robot Interaction, June 2004. S. M. Department of Mechanical Engineering

Jesse Gray,
Goal and Action Inference for Helpful Robots Using Self as Simulator, September 2004. S. M. Media Arts and Sciences

Walter Daniel Stiehl,
Sensitive Skins and Somatic Processing for affective and Sociable Robots based upon a Somatic Alphabet Approach, May 2005. S. M. Media Arts and Sciences

Jeff Lieberman,
Accelerated and Improved Motor Learning and Rehabilitation using Kinesthetic Feedback. May 2006. S. M. Media Arts and Sciences

Jun Ki Lee,
Affordable Gesture Recognition Based Avatar Control System: A Puppeteering System for the Huggable, Expected September 2008. S.M. Media Arts and Sciences.

Mikey Siegel,
Persuasive Robotics: Towards Understanding the Influence of a Mobile Humanoid Robot over Human Belief and Behavior. Expected September 2008. S. M. Media Arts and Sciences.

Ryan Wistort, TofuDraw: Choreographing Robot Behavior through Digital Painting. S.M. Thesis Media Arts and Sciences. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. August 2010.


M.Eng Theses
Matt Hancher,
A Motor Control Framework for Many-Axis Interactive Robots, June 2003. M.Eng. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Andrew Wang,
Physically Animated Desktop Computer for Ergonomic and Affective Movement, Awarded May 2006. M. Eng. Department of EECS.

Heather Knight,
An Architecture for Sensate Robots: Real Time Social-Gesture Recognition using a Full Body Array of Touch Sensors, Sept. 2008, M.Eng. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Robert Toscano,
Building a Semi-Autonomous Sociable Robot Platform for Robust Interpersonal Telecommunication, May 2008, M.Eng. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Collin Johnson,
The Campus Tour Bot: A Robotic Tour Guide for MIT. Sept. 2008. M.Eng. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.


S.B. Theses
Dan Stiehl,
Tactile Perception in Robots: From the Somatic Alphabet to the Realization of a Fully “Sensitive Skin”, June 2003. Department of Mechanical Engineering

Levi Lalla,
A Design of Acutation Mechanisms for Use in the “Huggable” Robotic Teddy Bear, June 2006. Department of Mechanical Engineering