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Research interests

Research interests include trust and transparency for robotics and autonomous systems through natural language interaction, human-robot interaction and various disciplines of Spoken Dialogue Systems. Specifically:

Biography

Helen Hastie is a Professor in Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. She is the Director of the  and has been a RAEng/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow. She specialises in Human-Robot Interaction, in particular spoken dialogue, for a number for domains including health, defence and personal assistants. She was the coordinator of EC FP7 project PARLANCE on voice-enabled search and Co-I for the EC FP7 Emote project on empathic robotic tutors. Recently, she has received funding from the UK MoD for her work on explainable autonomy.  She has international experience in both academia and industry, having worked at AT&T Research Labs, NJ, USA where she obtained a number of patents, and Lockheed Martin, NJ, USA where she led the Interactive Systems group. Helen holds a PhD in Speech Recognition from the University of Edinburgh, an MS from Georgetown University and an MA from the University of Edinburgh. She has published over 80 papers and was a founding member of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland.

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Research Output

Demonstration of A Social Robot for Control of Remote Autonomous Systems

Lopes, J., Robb, D. A., Liu, X. & Hastie, H., 23 Mar 2020, HRI '20: Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. Association for Computing Machinery, p. 75 1 p.

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    Robots in the Danger Zone: Exploring Public Perception through Engagement

    Robb, D. A., Ahmad, M. I., Tiseo, C., Aracri, S., McConnell, A. C., Page, V., Dondrup, C., Garcia, F. J. C., Nguyen, H-N., Pairet, È., Ardón Ramírez, P., Semwal, T., Taylor, H. M., Wilson, L. J., Lane, D., Hastie, H. & Lohan, K., 9 Mar 2020, HRI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. Association for Computing Machinery, p. 93–102 10 p.

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    A Digital Twin for Human-Robot Interaction

    Pairet, È., Ardon, P., Liu, X., Lopes, J., Hastie, H. & Lohan, K. S., 25 Mar 2019, 2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). IEEE, p. 372-372 1 p. (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)).

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    A Survey of Explainable AI Terminology

    Clinciu, M. A. & Hastie, H. F., 2019, Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Interactive Natural Language Technology for Explainable Artificial Intelligence. p. 8-13

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    Challenges in Collaborative HRI for Remote Robot Teams

    Hastie, H., Robb, D. A., Lopes, J. D., Ahmad, M., Le Bras, P., Liu, X., Petrick, R. P. A., Lohan, K. & Chantler, M. J., 2019, CHI2019 Workshop on The Challenges of Working on Social Robots that Collaborate with People (SIRCHI 2019).

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    Prizes

    Spirit of Heriot-Watt Awards 2017, Outward Looking

    Lane, David Michael (Recipient), Lohan, Katrin Solveig (Recipient), Vargas, Patricia A. (Recipient), Hastie, Helen (Recipient), Broz, Frank (Recipient), Sethu Vijayakumar (Recipient), Michael Hermann (Recipient), Mary Ellen Foster (Recipient), Sabine Hauert (Recipient), Micael S. Couceiro (Recipient), Baillie, Lynne (Recipient), Erden, Mustafa Suphi (Recipient), Iain James McEwen (Recipient), Alistair Campbell McConnell (Recipient), Robert Goodfellow (Recipient), Dragone, Mauro (Recipient), Fulvio Mastrogiovanni (Recipient), Dondrup, Christian (Recipient), Mei Yii Lim (Recipient), Sarah Anne Murphy (Recipient), Vallejo, Marta (Recipient), Siobhan Duncan (Recipient) & Mohd Khairul Azmi Hassan (Recipient), 1 Jul 2017

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