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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

Lionel Robert with robot
Robert discusses the future of Human-Robot interactions with AAAS

In a member profile on the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) website, UMSI associate professor Lionel Robert says the only difference between science fiction and reality is time.

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A pedestrian at a crowsswalk
Linking self-driving cars to traffic signals might help pedestrians give them the green light

UMSI's Lionel Robert, writing for The Conversation, suggests one way to help pedestrians trust and safely interact with autonomous vehicles may be to link the cars’ driving behavior to traffic lights.

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