Sarah Sebo is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Chicago where she directs the UChicago Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Lab.
Sebo received her PhD in Computer Science from Yale University in 2020 and her Bachelors in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in 2014.
Focus Areas: Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Robot Interaction, Robotics
Sebo’s current research explores social dynamics in human-robot interactions. She seeks to transform interactions with robots that are stale, scripted, and transactional to interactions that feel more like talking to a friend – socially engaging, intuitive, and meaningful. She focuses on applications that directly result in positive outcomes for people (e.g., improved performance in human-robot teams, enhanced educational learning outcomes for children, seamless interactions with in-home assistant robots).