Lionel Robert

Office: 
105 S. State St.
Phone: 
734/764-5296
Associate Professor of Information, School of Information

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

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:

You, S. and Robert, L. P. (2018). Human-Robot Similarity and Willingness to Work with a Robotic Co-Worker, Proceedings of the 13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI 2018), (Acceptance rate: 23%), March 5–8, 2018, Chicago, IL, USA, link to the preprint version coming soon.

Robert, L. P. and You, S. (2018). "Disaggregating the Impacts of Virtuality on Team Identification," Proceedings of the 20th ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP 2018), (Acceptance rate: 23.4%), link to the copy provided by the author: http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/138817.

Robert, L. P. and You, S. (accepted 2017). "Are you Satisfied Yet? Shared Leadership, Individual Trust, Autonomy and Satisfaction in Virtual Teams," Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JAIST), http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.23983/full or http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/138940.

You, S. and Robert, L. P. (accepted in 2017). "Emotional Attachment, Performance, and Viability in Teams Collaborating with Embodied Physical Action (EPA) Robots," Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS), link to the preprint version http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/136918.

You, S. and Robert, L. P. (2017). "Teaming Up with Robots: An IMOI (Inputs-Mediators-Outputs-Inputs) Framework of Human-Robot Teamwork," International Journal of Robotic Engineering, (IJRE), 2(3), link to the preprint version http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/138192.

Robert, L. P. (2017). "The Growing Problem of Humanizing Robots, International Robotics & Automation Journal," (IRAJ), 3(1), http://medcraveonline.com/IRATJ/IRATJ-03-00043.pdf or http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/138018.

Zhang, A. F., Livneh, D., Budak, C., Robert, L. P. Romero, D. (2017). "Crowd Development: The Interplay between Crowd Evaluation and Collaborative Dynamics in Wikipedia," Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (PACM-HCI),1(2), Article 119, November 2017 http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/138122.

Robert, L. P. and Sykes, T. (2017). "Extending the Concept of Control Beliefs: Integrating the Role of Advice Networks," Information Systems Research (ISR), 28(1), pp. 84–96, http://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/abs/10.1287/isre.2016.0666 or http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/134402.

Robert, L. P. and Romero, D. (2017). "The Influence of Diversity and Experience on the Effects of Crowd Size," Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JAIST), 68(2), pp. 321–332, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.23653/abstract or http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/113094.

Ye, T., You, S., Robert, L. P. (2017). "When Does More Money Work? Examining the Role of Perceived Fairness in Pay on the Performance Quality of Crowdworkers," ICWSM (14% acceptance rate), https://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/ICWSM/ICWSM17/paper/view/15601 or https://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/136162.

Zhang, A. F., Livneh, D., Budak, C., Robert, L. P., Romero, D. (2017). "Shocking the Crowd: The Effect of Censorship Shocks on Chinese Wikipedia," ICWSM (14% acceptance rate), https://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/ICWSM/ICWSM17/paper/view/15682 or http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/136163.

Romero, D., Reinecke, K., Robert, L. P. (2017). "The Influence of Early Respondents: Information Cascade Effects in Online Event Scheduling," WSDM (16% acceptance rate), https://doi.org/10.1145/3018661.3018725 or http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/134703.

Ye, T. and Robert, L. P. (2017). "Does Collectivism Inhibit Individual Creativity? The Effects of Collectivism and Perceived Diversity on Individual Creativity & Satisfaction in Virtual Ideation Teams," CSCW, https://doi.org/10.1145/2998181.2998261 or http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/133953.

Honors & 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

2 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

Research Projects