M. Marge, A. Powers, J. Brookshire, T. Jay, O. Jenkins, C. Geyer, Comparing Heads-up, Hands-Free Operation of Ground Robots to Teleoperation, Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 2011.

A. Powers, What Robotics Can Learn from HCI, ACM Interactions Magazine, XV.2 - March / April, 2008. [link]

Kiesler, S., Powers, A., Fussell, S. R., & Torrey, C. Anthropomorphic interactions with a software agent and a robot. Social Cognition, 26 (2), 168-180, 2008.

Powers, A., Kiesler, S., Torrey, C. & Fussell, S. Comparing a Computer Agent with a Humanoid Robot, 2nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2007), 2007. [pdf]

Torrey, C., Powers, A., Fussell, S. & Kiseler, S. Exploring Adaptive Dialogue Based on a Robot's Awareness of Task Progress and Human Gaze, 2nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2007), 2007. [pdf]

A. Powers & S. Kiesler. The Advisor Robot: Tracing People’s Mental Model from a Robot’s Physical Attributes, Human-Robot Interaction Conference (HRI 2006). [pdf]

C. Torrey, A. Powers, M. Marge, S. Fussell, & S. Kiesler. Effects of Adaptive Robot Dialogue on Information Exchange and Social Relations, Human-Robot Interaction Conference (HRI 2006). [pdf]

A. Powers, A.D.I. Kramer, S. Lim, J. Kuo, S-L. Lee, & S. Kiesler. Eliciting Information from People with a Gendered Humanoid Robot, RO-MAN 2005, Vanderbilt, TN, August 13-15, 2005. [pdf]

J. Goetz, S. Kiesler, & A. Powers. Matching robot appearance and behavior to tasks to improve human-robot cooperation. Proceedings of the 12th IEEE Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. RO-MAN 2003, Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, Millbrae, CA. Best Paper Award, Ro-Man 2003. [pdf]

Invited Talks

UX Week 2008, talk on Human-Robot Interaction, San Francisco, CA, August 2008 [video

Boston Usability Professionals Association Monthly Meeting, talk on Human-Robot Interaction, March 2007. [summary]

Technical Reports & Unpublished Papers

J. Glover, D. Holstius, M. Manojlovich, K. Montgomery, A. Powers, J. Wu, S. Kiesler, J. Matthews, & S. Thrun. A Robotically-Augmented Walker for Older Adults, Carnegie Mellon University Technical Report CMU-CS-03-170, 2003. [pdf]

Powers, A. An Easy To Use Dialogue System: AIMLE. This is an unpublished technical report on improvements to a basic dialogue system, AIML. Available upon request.

For the less published side of my writing, see my blog


Rittle-Johnson, B. & Koedinger, K. Using cognitive models to guide instructional design: The case of fraction division. In J. Moore & K. Stenning (Ed.), Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 857-862. Mahwah, NJ, Erlbaum, 2001. [pdf]

Kiesler, S., Lee, S., Kramer, A. Relationship effects in psychological explanations of nonhuman behavior, Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of The Interactions of People & Animals, Berg Publishers, 19, 335-352, 2006. [pdf]