Guy Hoffman

Principal Investigator
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Dr. Guy Hoffman is an Associate Professor and the Mills Family Faculty Fellow in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. Prior to that he was an Assistant Professor at IDC Herzliya and co-director of the IDC Media Innovation Lab. Hoffman heads the Human-Robot Collaboration and Companionship (HRC²) group, studying the algorithms, interaction patterns, and designs enabling the co-existence of people and robots in the workplace and at home. Among others, Hoffman developed the world’s first human-robot joint theater performance, and the first real-time improvising human-robot Jazz duet. His research papers won several top academic awards, including Best Paper awards in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. In both 2010 and 2012, he was selected as one of Israel’s most promising researchers under forty. His TEDx talk is one of the most viewed online talks on robotics, watched more than 3 million times. Hoffman holds a Ph.D from MIT in the field of human-robot interaction and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University as part of the Adi Lautman interdisciplinary excellence scholarship program.


Human–robot interaction challenges in the workplace

What Can a Robot’s Skin Be? Designing Texture-Changing Skin for Human-Robot Social Interaction

What Is It Like to Be a Bot? Variable Perspective Embodied Telepresence for Crowdsourcing Robot Movements

Creativity Landscapes: Systematic Review Spanning 70 Years of Creativity Interventions for Children

Human Preferences for Robot Eye Gaze in Human-to-Robot Handovers

Formalizing and Guaranteeing Human-Robot Interaction

The Wearable Robotic Forearm: Design and Predictive Control of a Collaborative Supernumerary Robot

Hammers for Robots: Designing Tools for Reinforcement Learning Agents

What Robots Need From Clothing

Biomechanical Motion Planning for a Wearable Robotic Forearm

Evaluating Guided Policy Search for Human-Robot Handovers

Children as Robot Designers

Lessons From Joint Improvisation Workshops for Musicians and Robotics Engineers

The Social Uncanniness of Robotic Companions

ShadowSense: Detecting Human Touch in a Social Robot Using Shadow Image Classification

Analytical Inverse Kinematics for a 5-DoF Robotic Arm with a Prismatic Joint

Face-work for Human-Agent Joint Decision-Making

Design Intention Inference for Virtual Co-Design Agents

A Primer for Conducting Experiments in Human–Robot Interaction

Robot Gaze Behaviors in Human-to-Robot Handovers

Robotic Musicianship: Embodied Artificial Creativity and Mechatronic Musical Expression

MoveAE: Modifying Affective Robot Movements Using Classifying Variational Autoencoders

Human-human-robot interaction: robotic object’s responsive gestures improve interpersonal evaluation in human interaction

Specifying and Synthesizing Human-Robot Handovers

End-Effector Stabilization of a Wearable Robotic Arm Using Time Series Modeling of Human Disturbances

Home Robotic Devices for Older Adults: Opportunities and Concerns

Guide to build YOLO, a creativity-stimulating robot for children

Social robots for creativity stimulation in children

Negotiating the Creative Space in Human-Robot Collaborative Design

SMT-Based Control and Feedback for Social Navigation

Active Attention-Modified Policy Shaping

Evaluating Fluency in Human-Robot Collaboration

Blossom: A Handcrafted Open-Source Robot

Using Skin Texture Change To Design Emotion Expression In Social Robots

Monetary-Incentive Competition between Humans and Robots: Experimental Results

Affective Robot Movement Generation Using CycleGANs

Blossom: A Tensile Social Robot Design with a Handcrafted Shell

Side-by-side Human-Computer Design using a Tangible User Interface

Exploring the Feature Space to Aid Learning in Design Space Exploration

Cognitive Style and Field Knowledge in Complex Design Problem-Solving: A Comparative Case Study of Decision Support Systems

The Greeting Machine: An Abstract Robotic Object for Opening Encounters

Design and Analysis of a Wearable Robotic Forearm

Soft Skin Texture Modulation for Social Robotics

Wearing your arm on your sleeve: Studying usage contexts for a wearable robotic forearm

Representation of Movement for Robots with Personality: A Co-Design study with Small Groups of Children

YOLO, a Robot for Creativity: A Co-Design Study with Children

Toward integrating Theory of Mind into adaptive decision-making of social robots to understand human intention

Comparing Social Robot, Screen and Voice Interfaces for Smart-Home Control

Animating Mechanisms: A Pipeline for Authoring Robot Gestures

Computational Human-Robot Interaction

What Robots Can Teach Us About Intimacy: The Reassuring Effects of Robot Responsiveness to Human Disclosure

Let's be honest: A controlled field study of ethical behavior in the presence of a robot

Designing Vyo, a robotic Smart Home assistant: Bridging the gap between device and social agent

OpenWoZ: A Runtime-Configurable Wizard-of-Oz Framework for Human-Robot Interaction

Machines as a Source of Consolation: Robot Responsiveness Increases Human Approach Behavior and Desire for Companionship

Studying the opposing effects of robot presence on human corruption

Boosting children's creativity through creative interactions with social robots

KIP3: robotic companion as an external cue to students with ADHD

Robotic experience companionship in music listening and video watching

Emotionally expressive dynamic physical behaviors in robots

Design and Evaluation of a Peripheral Robotic Conversation Companion

Robot Presence and Human Honesty: Experimental Evidence

Mirror Puppeteering: Animating Toy Robots in Front of a Webcam

Designing Robots with Movement in Mind

Dumb robots, smart phones: A case study of music listening companionship

On stage: robots as performers

Interactive Improvisation with a Robotic Marimba Player

Gesture-based human-robot Jazz improvisation

Effects of Anticipatory Perceptual Simulation on Practiced Human-robot Tasks

A Hybrid Control System for Puppeteering a Live Robotic Stage Actor

Anticipatory Perceptual Simulation for Human-Robot Joint Practice: Theory and Application Study

Cost-Based Anticipatory Action Selection for Human-Robot Fluency

Collaboration in Human-Robot Teams