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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

Crossing street in VR
How can pedestrians trust autonomous vehicles?

UMSI's Lionel Robert is working with a research team to find the answer.

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a graphic depicting a blue autonomous car on a clear day
What humans want in an automated car

There are three human personality traits that we want to see in our driverless cars, whether we possess them or not. 

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