Welcome to the Human-Machine Teaming Laboratory!

The Human-Machine Teaming laboratory was established in September 2003 by Dr. Julie A. Adams, Ph.D.. The purpose of the laboratory is to investigate and advance issues in Complex Man-Machine Systems development and interaction. The laboratory research focuses on developing interaction for multiple robotic systems and developing distributed artificially intelligent algorithms to support human-robotic interaction.


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Part of Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
in the School of Engineering
at Vanderbilt University
360 Jacobs Hall Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37235-1824

tel: 615 322 – 8481


January 8, 2014 – Electa Baker and Caroline Harriott featured in VUSE article about research during winter break.

November 20, 2014 – Dr. Adams appears on Fox 17 News talking about UAVs at the Mind2Market Conference.

November 6, 2014 – Adams and her collaborators appear in a Reporter related to their new DOE grant.

November 1, 2014 – Sean Hayes accepts Assistant Professor position at Charleston Southern University.

October 29, 2014 – Hayes, Hooten and Adams win the User Experience Best Paper Award at HFES 2014.

September 14, 2014 – JHRI paper by Harriott, Zhang, Buford and Adams accepted: Mental Workload and Task Performance in Peer-Based Human-Robot Teams.

September 8, 2014 – JAAMAS paper by Sen and Adams accepted: An Influence Diagram based Multi-criteria Decision Making Framework for Multirobot Coalition Formation.

June 16, 2014 – The lab welcomes new Ph.D. student Matthew Manning.

June 4, 2014 – IEEE SMC 2014 paper accepted: A simultaneous descending auction for task allocation by Travis Service, Sayan Sen and Julie Adams.

June 4, 2014 – IEEE SMC 2014 paper accepted: Cancerous tweets: Socially sharing sensitive health information by Michael Anderson, Eli Hooten and Julie Adams.

June 1, 2014 – HFES 2014 paper by Hayes, Hooten and Adams selected as a User Experience Best Paper Competition finalist .

May 20, 2014 – Congratulations to Michael Anderson and Eli Hooten, whose company GameWisp has been selected for TechStars Chicago .

May 3, 2014 – HFES 2014 paper accepted: Biologically-inspired human-swarm interaction metrics by Caroline Harriott, Sean Hayes, Adriane Seiffert, and Julie Adams.

May 3, 2014 – HFES 2014 paper accepted: Tablet interaction accuracy and precision: Seated vs. walking by Sean Hayes, Eli Hooten, and Julie Adams.

April 14, 2014 – Undergraduates Danny McCanahan (ME/CS ’18) and Christopher Ren (CS ’17) will work on human-swarm interaction as part of the 2014 VUSE Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

April 11, 2014 – Electa Baker passes her Ph.D. prelim exam.

April 2014 – Hunter Allen, a high school research assistant, chooses to study Computer Science and Mathematics at Purdue.

March 19, 2014 – Eli Hooten defends his Ph.D. dissertation “Information Context Support in Geocollaborative Interfaces.”

March 10, 2014 – WordPress version 4.3.3 includes Ellie Beahm’s, a high school research assistant, new headline option.

May 29, 2013 – Electa Baker is awarded a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship and will collaborate with the Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA Ames.

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