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Lionel Robert

Lionel Robert

Associate Professor of Information, School of Information Email: Phone: 734/764-5296


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
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:

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

For more information see:

Recently accepted papers:

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


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


"Named to AAAS Community Advisory Board, Lionel Robert, Associate professor." Headshot of Lionel Robert.
Lionel Robert joins AAAS Community Advisory Board

Associate professor Lionel Robert was invited to be an AAAS Community Advisory Board member. The organization works to create an inclusive and welcoming community for scientists and nonscientists alike.

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Robert: Robots could expand beyond menial tasks into caregiving roles

Robot technology is improving and expanding by the day, with robots tackling increasingly complex tasks. Associate professor Lionel Robert talks to Axios about the role robots could take in caregiving tasks.

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