I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where I work with Professor Siddhartha Srinivasa in the Personal Robotics Lab. I'm interested in robotics, human-robot interaction, and assistive technology.

My research focuses on developing intelligent, autonomous robots that help humans on complex tasks like eating a meal or learning a new skill. I apply my background in robotics, computer science, and cognitive psychology to build mathematically rigorous algorithms grounded in human behavior research. These algorithms enable robots to detect, interpret, and respond to human verbal and nonverbal behavior. Applications of my research include robot home assistants, robot tutors, and robotic therapy tools.


Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA

Email: henny [at] cmu.edu

Office: Newell-Simon Hall 4519

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Spring 2017 Talks & Travel

2/21 Georgia Institute of Technology

3/2 Carnegie Mellon University

3/6 HRI 2017, Vienna, Austria

3/13 Cornell Tech (NYC)

3/20 Hebrew University, Israel

3/22 Tel Aviv University, Israel

3/23 Bar Ilan University, Israel

3/26 Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

3/26 IDC Herzliya, Israel

4/3 UC San Diego

4/11 Cornell (Ithaca)


24 Jan 2017

My article, "Social Eye Gaze in Human-Robot Interaction: A Review" has been accepted to the Journal of Human-Robot Interaction!

18 Jun 2016

I'm in Ann Arbor, Michigan for RSS 2016, where I'm co-organizing a workshop titled Planning for HRI: Shared Autonomy and Collaborative Robotics.


Recent Publications


Henny Admoni and Brian Scassellati. Social Eye Gaze in Human-Robot Interaction: A Review.

AAAI Fall Symposium

Henny Admoni and Siddhartha S. Srinivasa. Predicting User Intent Through Eye Gaze for Shared Autonomy.