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Lionel Robert

Lionel Robert

Associate Professor of Information, School of Information Email: lprobert@umich.edu Phone: 734/764-5296

Biography

Areas of interest

In the past, my research focused on teamwork with technology. However, as my interests have broadened a more accurate description would be to say that I now focus on the collaboration through and with technology.

The specific areas are listed below:

1) Online Collaboration
Virtual Teams
Crowdwork
Technology Mediated Teams

2) Human Robot Collaboration
Teamwork with Robots
Human Autonomous Vehicle Interaction
(see https://mavric.si.umich.edu/)

3) Sharing Economy
Coordination and Cooperation through Digital Platforms
Trust in Digital Platforms

For a complete list of all my publications see:
https://goo.gl/Z4rh72

I am currently accepting doctoral students in each of those areas.

For more information see:
https://www.si.umich.edu/academics/phd/phd-information

Recently accepted papers: https://bit.ly/2CnVXr2

Honors and awards

Carnegie Junior Faculty Development Fellowship

BAT Ph.D. Fellowship

KMPG Peat Marwick Ph.D. Foundation Fellowship

3 New Faculty Commendation for Teaching Commitment 2006-2008

3 Best Paper, Honorable Mention/Nomination Awards

Education

B.S., University of Louisiana, Lafayette

M.S., Clemson University

M.S., University of Louisiana, Lafayette

M.B., Indiana University, Bloomington

Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington

News

Newly promoted UMSI faculty: Ceren Budak, Alain D. Cohn, Michael Nebeling, Stephen W. Oney, Lionel P. Robert, and Florian Schaub
Board of Regents approve 6 UMSI faculty for promotions

Six UMSI faculty members were promoted by the Board of Regents. Their new positions go into effect this fall.

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Lionel Robert
It's complicated: People emotionally tied to robots can undermine relationships with co-workers

Emotional bonds between humans and robots can be detrimental as workers become more attached to the robot than their colleagues. 

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