Publications

  • [PDF] Melrose Roderick, Christopher Grimm, and Stefanie Tellex. Deep abstract q-networks. Hierarchical RL Workshop, NIPS, 2017.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{roderick17daqn,
    author = {Roderick, Melrose and Grimm, Christopher and Tellex, Stefanie},
    title = {Deep Abstract Q-Networks},
    journal = {{Hierarchical RL Workshop, NIPS}},
    year = {2017},
    }
  • Siddharth Karamcheti, Edward C. Williams, Dilip Arumugam, Mina Rhee, Nakul Gopalan, Lawson LS Wong, and Stefanie Tellex. A tale of two draggns: a hybrid approach for interpreting action-oriented and goal-oriented instructions. Winner of Best Paper at 1st Workshop on Language Grounding for Robotics, ACL 2017, 2017.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{karamcheti2017tale,
    title={A Tale of Two DRAGGNs: A Hybrid Approach for Interpreting Action-Oriented and Goal-Oriented Instructions},
    author={Karamcheti, Siddharth and Williams, Edward C and Arumugam, Dilip and Rhee, Mina and Gopalan, Nakul and Wong, Lawson LS and Tellex, Stefanie},
    journal={{Winner of Best Paper at 1st Workshop on Language Grounding for Robotics, ACL 2017}},
    year={2017}
    }
  • [PDF] Melrose Roderick, James MacGlashan, and Stefanie Tellex. Implementing the deep q-network. Arxiv preprint arxiv:1711.07478, 2017.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{roderick17,
    title={Implementing the Deep Q-Network},
    author={Roderick, Melrose and MacGlashan, James and Tellex, Stefanie},
    journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:1711.07478},
    year={2017}
    }
  • [PDF] Eric Rosen, David Whitney, Elizabeth Phillips, Gary Chien, James Tompkin, George Konidaris, and Stefanie Tellex. Communicating Robot Arm Motion Intent Through Mixed Reality Head-mounted Displays. In International Symposium on Robotics Research, 2017 in press.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{rosen17,
    author={Eric Rosen and David Whitney and Elizabeth Phillips and Gary Chien and James Tompkin and George Konidaris and Stefanie Tellex},
    title = {{Communicating Robot Arm Motion Intent Through Mixed Reality Head-mounted Displays}},
    booktitle = {{International Symposium on Robotics Research}},
    year = {2017 in press}
    }
  • [PDF] David Whitney, Eric Rosen, Elizabeth Phillips, George Konidaris, and Stefanie Tellex. Comparing Robot Grasping Teleoperation across Desktop and Virtual Reality with ROS Reality. In International Symposium on Robotics Research, 2017 in press.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{whitney17a,
    author = {David Whitney and Eric Rosen and Elizabeth Phillips and George Konidaris and Stefanie Tellex},
    title = {{Comparing Robot Grasping Teleoperation across Desktop and Virtual Reality with ROS Reality}},
    booktitle = {{International Symposium on Robotics Research}},
    year = {2017 in press}
    }
  • [PDF] John Oberlin and Stefanie Tellex. Time-Lapse Light Field Photography for Perceiving Transparent and Reflective Objects. In Robotics: Science and Systems, 2017 in press.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{oberlin17,
    author = {John Oberlin and Stefanie Tellex},
    title = {{Time-Lapse Light Field Photography for Perceiving Transparent and Reflective Objects}},
    booktitle = {{Robotics: Science and Systems}},
    year = {2017 in press}
    }
  • [PDF] Dilip Arumugam, Siddharth Karamcheti, Nakul Gopalan, Lawson L. S. Wong, and Stefanie Tellex. Accurately and Efficiently Interpreting Human-Robot Instructions of Varying Granularities. In Robotics: Science and Systems, 2017 in press.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{arumugam17,
    Author = {Dilip Arumugam and Siddharth Karamcheti and Nakul Gopalan and Lawson L. S. Wong and Stefanie Tellex},
    Title = {{Accurately and Efficiently Interpreting Human-Robot Instructions of Varying Granularities}},
    booktitle = {{Robotics: Science and Systems}},
    Year = {2017 in press},
    }
  • [PDF] Nakul Gopalan, Marie desJardins, Michael L. Littman, James MacGlashan, Shawn Squire, Stefanie Tellex, John Winder, and Lawson L. S. Wong. Planning with abstract Markov decision processes. In International conference on automated planning and scheduling, 2017 in press.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{gopalan17,
    title={Planning with Abstract {M}arkov Decision Processes},
    author={Nakul Gopalan and Marie desJardins and Michael L. Littman and James MacGlashan and Shawn Squire and Stefanie Tellex and John Winder and Lawson L.S. Wong},
    Booktitle = {International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling},
    Year = "2017 in press"
    }
  • [PDF] David Whitney, Eric Rosen, MacGlashan James, Lawson Wong, and Stefanie Tellex. Reducing Errors in Object-Fetching Interactions through Social Feedback. In International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2017.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{whitney17,
    author = {Whitney, David and Rosen, Eric and MacGlashan, James, and Wong, Lawson and Tellex, Stefanie},
    title = {{Reducing Errors in Object-Fetching Interactions through Social Feedback}},
    booktitle = {{International Conference on Robotics and Automation}},
    year = {2017}
    }
  • [PDF] John Oberlin and Stefanie Tellex. Time-Lapse Light Field Photography With a 7 DoF Arm. In RSS Workshop on Geometry and Beyond – Representations, Physics, and Scene Understanding for Robots, 2016.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{oberlin16,
    author={John Oberlin and Stefanie Tellex},
    title={{Time-Lapse Light Field Photography With a 7 DoF Arm}},
    booktitle={{RSS Workshop on Geometry and Beyond - Representations, Physics, and Scene Understanding for Robots}},
    year=2016}
  • [PDF] Advik Iyer Guha and Stefanie Tellex. Towards Meaningful Human-Robot Collaboration on Object Placement. In RSS Workshop on Planning for Human-Robot Interaction: Shared Autonomy and Collaborative Robotics, 2016.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{guha16,
    author = {Guha, Advik Iyer and Tellex, Stefanie},
    title = {{Towards Meaningful Human-Robot Collaboration on Object Placement}},
    booktitle = {{RSS Workshop on Planning for Human-Robot Interaction: Shared Autonomy and Collaborative Robotics}},
    year = {2016}
    }
  • [PDF] Gaurav Manek and Stefanie Tellex. Incrementally Identifying Objects from Referring Expressions using Spatial Object Models. Undergraduate Thesis, May 2016.
    [Bibtex]
    @misc{manek16thesis,
    howpublished={Undergraduate Thesis},
    author = {Manek, Gaurav and Tellex, Stefanie},
    title = {{Incrementally Identifying Objects from Referring Expressions using Spatial Object Models}},
    school={Brown University},
    month={May},
    year={2016},
    }
  • [PDF] Emily Wu. Social Feedback For Robotic Collaboration. Undergraduate Thesis, May 2016.
    [Bibtex]
    @misc{wu16thesis,
    howpublished={Undergraduate Thesis},
    author={Emily Wu},
    title={{Social Feedback For Robotic Collaboration}},
    school={Brown University},
    month={May},
    year={2016},
    }
  • [PDF] Advik Iyer Guha. Towards Meaningful Human-Robot Collaboration on Object Placement. Undergraduate Thesis, May 2016.
    [Bibtex]
    @misc{guha16thesis,
    howpublished={Undergraduate Thesis},
    author={Advik Iyer Guha},
    title={{Towards Meaningful Human-Robot Collaboration on Object
    Placement}},
    school={Brown University},
    month={May},
    year={2016},
    }
  • [PDF] Nakul Gopalan, Marie desJardins, Michael L. Littman, James MacGlashan, Shawn Squire, Stefanie Tellex, John Winder, and Lawson L. S. Wong. Planning with Abstract Markov Decision Processes. In ICML workshop on Abstraction in Reinforcement Learning, 2016.
    [Bibtex]
    @InProceedings{gopalan16,
    author = {Gopalan, Nakul and desJardins, Marie and Littman, Michael L. and MacGlashan, James and Squire, Shawn and Tellex, Stefanie and Winder, John and Wong, Lawson L.S.},
    title = {{Planning with Abstract Markov Decision Processes}},
    booktitle = {{ICML workshop on Abstraction in Reinforcement Learning}},
    year = {2016}
    }
  • [PDF] David Whitney, Miles Eldon, John Oberlin, and Stefanie Tellex. Interpreting Multimodal Referring Expressions in Real Time. In International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2016.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{whitney16,
    author = {Whitney, David and Eldon, Miles and Oberlin, John and Tellex, Stefanie},
    title = {{Interpreting Multimodal Referring Expressions in Real Time}},
    booktitle = {{International Conference on Robotics and Automation}},
    year = {2016}
    }
  • [PDF] Ellis D. Hershkowitz, James MacGlashan, and Stefanie Tellex. Learning Propositional Functions for Planning and Reinforcement Learning. In AAAI Spring Symposium, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @INPROCEEDINGS{hershkowitz15,
    author = {Hershkowitz, D Ellis and MacGlashan, James and Tellex, Stefanie},
    title = {{Learning Propositional Functions for Planning and Reinforcement Learning}},
    booktitle = {{AAAI Spring Symposium}},
    year = {2015}
    }
  • [PDF] Nakul Gopalan and Stefanie Tellex. Modeling and Solving Human-Robot Collaborative Tasks Using POMDPs. In Robotics: Science and Systems 2015: Workshop on Model Learning for Human-Robot Communication, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @InProceedings{gopalan15,
    Title = {{Modeling and Solving Human-Robot Collaborative Tasks Using POMDPs}},
    Author = {Gopalan, Nakul and Tellex, Stefanie},
    Booktitle = {{Robotics: Science and Systems 2015: Workshop on Model Learning for Human-Robot Communication}},
    Year = {2015},
    }
  • [PDF] Krishna Aluru, Stefanie Tellex, John Oberlin, and James MacGlashan. Minecraft as an Experimental World for AI in Robotics. In AAAI Fall Symposium, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{aluru15,
    author = {Aluru, Krishna and Tellex, Stefanie and Oberlin, John and MacGlashan, James},
    title = {{Minecraft as an Experimental World for AI in Robotics}},
    booktitle = {{AAAI Fall Symposium}},
    year = {2015}
    }
  • [PDF] Ross A. Knepper, Stefanie Tellex, Adrian Li, Nicholas Roy, and Daniela Rus. Recovering from Failure by Asking for Help. Autonomous Robots, pages 1-16, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{knepper15,
    title={{Recovering from Failure by Asking for Help}},
    author={Knepper, Ross A and Tellex, Stefanie and Li, Adrian and Roy, Nicholas and Rus, Daniela},
    journal={{Autonomous Robots}},
    pages={1--16},
    year={2015},
    publisher={Springer US}
    }
  • [PDF] John Oberlin and Stefanie Tellex. Autonomously Acquiring Instance-Based Object Models from Experience. In International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR), 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{oberlin15isrr,
    AUTHOR={Oberlin, John and Tellex, Stefanie},
    TITLE={{Autonomously Acquiring Instance-Based Object Models from Experience}},
    BOOKTITLE={{International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR)}},
    YEAR=2015
    }
  • [PDF] John Oberlin, Maria Meier, Tim Kraska, and Stefanie Tellex. Acquiring Object Experiences at Scale. In AAAI-RSS Special Workshop on the 50th Anniversary of Shakey: The Role of AI to Harmonize Robots and Humans, 2015. Blue Sky Award.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{oberlin15scale,
    AUTHOR = {Oberlin, John and Meier, Maria and Kraska, Tim and Tellex, Stefanie},
    TITLE = {{Acquiring Object Experiences at Scale}},
    BOOKTITLE = {{AAAI-RSS Special Workshop on the 50th Anniversary of Shakey: The Role of AI to Harmonize Robots and Humans}},
    YEAR = {2015},
    Note = {Blue Sky Award.}
    }
  • [PDF] Stefanie Tellex, Ross Knepper, Adrian Li, Daniela Rus, and Nicholas Roy. Asking for Help Using Inverse Semantics. In Robotics: Science and Systems, Berkeley, USA, July 2014. Best Paper.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{tellex14semantics,
    AUTHOR = {Tellex, Stefanie and Knepper, Ross and Li, Adrian and Rus, Daniela and Roy, Nicholas},
    TITLE = {{Asking for Help Using Inverse Semantics}},
    BOOKTITLE = {{Robotics: Science and Systems}},
    YEAR = {2014},
    ADDRESS = {Berkeley, USA},
    MONTH = {July},
    Note = {Best Paper.}
    }
  • [PDF] James MacGlashan, Monica Babes-Vroman, Marie desJardins, Michael Littman, Smaranda Muresan, Shawn Squire, Stefanie Tellex, Dilip Arumugam, and Lei Yang. Grounding English Commands to Reward Functions. In Robotics: Science and Systems, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{macglashan15grounding,
    title = {{Grounding English Commands to Reward Functions}},
    author = {MacGlashan, James and Babes-Vroman, Monica and desJardins, Marie and Littman, Michael and Muresan, Smaranda and Squire, Shawn and Tellex, Stefanie and Arumugam, Dilip and Yang, Lei},
    booktitle={{Robotics: Science and Systems}},
    year = {2015}
    }
  • [PDF] Miles Eldon, David Whitney, and Stefanie Tellex. Video Demonstration of a Robotic Assistant Interpreting Multimodal Expressions. In AAAI Spring Symposium, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{eldon15multimodal,
    author = {Eldon, Miles and Whitney, David and Tellex, Stefanie},
    title = {{Video Demonstration of a Robotic Assistant Interpreting Multimodal Expressions}},
    booktitle = {{AAAI Spring Symposium}},
    year = {2015}
    }
  • [PDF] Gabriel Barth-Maron. Learning Deep State Representations With Convolutional Autoencoders. Master’s thesis, Brown University, May 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @MASTERSTHESIS{barth-maron15thesis,
    author = {Gabriel Barth-Maron},
    title = {{Learning Deep State Representations With Convolutional Autoencoders}},
    school = {Brown University},
    month={May},
    year = {2015}
    }
  • [PDF] Miles Eldon. Incrementally Interpreting Multimodal Referring Expressions in Real Time. Undergraduate Thesis, May 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @misc{eldon15thesis,
    howpublished={Undergraduate Thesis},
    author={Miles Eldon},
    title={{Incrementally Interpreting Multimodal Referring Expressions in Real Time}},
    school={Brown University},
    month={May},
    year={2015},
    }
  • [PDF] David Abel, David Ellis Hershkowitz, Gabriel Barth-Maron, Stephen Brawner, Kevin O’Farrell, James MacGlashan, and Stefanie Tellex. Goal-Based Action Priors. In Twenty-Fifth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{abel15priors,
    title={{Goal-Based Action Priors}},
    author={Abel, David and Hershkowitz, David Ellis and Barth-Maron, Gabriel and Brawner, Stephen and O'Farrell, Kevin and MacGlashan, James and Tellex, Stefanie},
    booktitle={{Twenty-Fifth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling}},
    year={2015}
    }
  • [PDF] Gabriel Barth-Maron, David Abel, James MacGlashan, and Stefanie Tellex. Affordances as Transferable Knowledge for Planning Agents. In 2014 AAAI Fall Symposium Series, 2014.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{barth-maron14affordances,
    title={{Affordances as Transferable Knowledge for Planning Agents}},
    author={Barth-Maron, Gabriel and Abel, David and MacGlashan, James and Tellex, Stefanie},
    booktitle={{2014 {AAAI} Fall Symposium Series}},
    year={2014}
    }
  • [PDF] David Abel, Gabriel Barth-Maron, James MacGlashan, and Stefanie Tellex. Affordance-Aware Planning. In First Workshop on Affordances: Affordances in Vision for Cognitive Robotics, 2014.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{abel14planning,
    title={{Affordance-Aware Planning}},
    author={Abel, David and Barth-Maron, Gabriel and MacGlashan, James and Tellex, Stefanie},
    booktitle={{First Workshop on Affordances: Affordances in Vision for Cognitive Robotics}},
    year={2014}
    }
  • [PDF] Stefanie Tellex, Pratiksha Thaker, Joshua Joseph, and Nicholas Roy. Learning Perceptually Grounded Word Meanings from Unaligned Parallel Data. Machine Learning, 94(2):151-167, 2014.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{tellex14learning,
    title={{Learning Perceptually Grounded Word Meanings from Unaligned Parallel Data}},
    author={Tellex, Stefanie and Thaker, Pratiksha and Joseph, Joshua and Roy, Nicholas},
    journal={{Machine Learning}},
    volume={94},
    number={2},
    pages={151--167},
    year={2014},
    publisher={Springer US}
    }
  • [PDF] Alborz Geramifard, Thomas J. Walsh, Stefanie Tellex, Girish Chowdhary, Nicholas Roy, and Jonathan P. How. A Tutorial on Linear Function Approximators for Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning. Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning, 6(4):375-451, 2013.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{geramifard13lfa,
    title={{A Tutorial on Linear Function Approximators for Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning}},
    author={Geramifard, Alborz and Walsh, Thomas J and Tellex, Stefanie and Chowdhary, Girish and Roy, Nicholas and How, Jonathan P},
    journal={{Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning}},
    volume={6},
    number={4},
    pages={375--451},
    year={2013}
    }
  • [PDF] Stefanie Tellex, Pratiksha Thaker, Robin Deits, Dimitar Simeonov, Thomas Kollar, and Nicholas Roy. Toward Information Theoretic Human-Robot Dialog. Robotics: Science and Systems, page 409, 2013.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{tellex13dialog,
    title={{Toward Information Theoretic Human-Robot Dialog}},
    author={Tellex, Stefanie and Thaker, Pratiksha and Deits, Robin and Simeonov, Dimitar and Kollar, Thomas and Roy, Nicholas},
    journal={{Robotics: Science and Systems}},
    pages={409},
    year={2013},
    publisher={MIT Press}
    }
  • [PDF] Robin Deits, Stefanie Tellex, Pratiksha Thaker, Dimitar Simeonov, Thomas Kollar, and Nicholas Roy. Clarifying Commands with Information-Theoretic Human-Robot Dialog. Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, 2(2):58-79, 2013.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{deits13commands,
    title={{Clarifying Commands with Information-Theoretic Human-Robot Dialog}},
    author={Deits, Robin and Tellex, Stefanie and Thaker, Pratiksha and Simeonov, Dimitar and Kollar, Thomas and Roy, Nicholas},
    journal={{Journal of Human-Robot Interaction}},
    volume={2},
    number={2},
    pages={58--79},
    year={2013}
    }
  • [PDF] Matthew R. Walter, Sachithra Hemachandra, Bianca Homberg, Stefanie Tellex, and Seth Teller. Learning Semantic Maps from Natural Language Descriptions. In Robotics: Science and Systems, 2013.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{walter13maps,
    title={{Learning Semantic Maps from Natural Language Descriptions}},
    author={Walter, Matthew R and Hemachandra, Sachithra and Homberg, Bianca and Tellex, Stefanie and Teller, Seth},
    year={2013},
    booktitle={{Robotics: Science and Systems}}
    }
  • [PDF] Mario Bollini, Stefanie Tellex, Tyler Thompson, Nicholas Roy, and Daniela Rus. Interpreting and Executing Recipes with a Cooking Robot. In Experimental Robotics, pages 481-495. Springer International Publishing, 2013.
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{bollini13recipes,
    title={{Interpreting and Executing Recipes with a Cooking Robot}},
    author={Bollini, Mario and Tellex, Stefanie and Thompson, Tyler and Roy, Nicholas and Rus, Daniela},
    booktitle={{Experimental Robotics}},
    pages={481--495},
    year={2013},
    publisher={Springer International Publishing}
    }
  • [PDF] Stefanie Tellex, Thomas Kollar, Steven Dickerson, Matthew R. Walter, Ashis Gopal Banerjee, Seth Teller, and Nicholas Roy. Approaching the Symbol Grounding Problem with Probabilistic Graphical Models. AI Magazine, 32(4):64, 2011.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{tellex11grounding,
    title={{Approaching the Symbol Grounding Problem with Probabilistic Graphical Models}},
    author={Tellex, Stefanie and Kollar, Thomas and Dickerson, Steven and Walter, Matthew R and Gopal Banerjee, Ashis and Teller, Seth and Roy, Nicholas},
    journal={{AI Magazine}},
    volume={32},
    number={4},
    pages={64},
    year={2011}
    }
  • [PDF] Stefanie Tellex, Thomas Kollar, Steven Dickerson, Matthew R. Walter, Ashis Gopal Banerjee, Seth Teller, and Nicholas Roy. Understanding Natural Language Commands for Robotic Navigation and Mobile Manipulation. In Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2011.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{tellex11language,
    title={{Understanding Natural Language Commands for Robotic Navigation and Mobile Manipulation}},
    author={Tellex, Stefanie and Kollar, Thomas and Dickerson, Steven and Walter, Matthew R and Banerjee, Ashis Gopal and Teller, Seth and Roy, Nicholas},
    booktitle={{Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)}},
    year={2011}
    }
  • [PDF] Albert S. Huang, Stefanie Tellex, Abraham Bachrach, Thomas Kollar, Deb Roy, and Nicholas Roy. Natural Language Command of an Autonomous Micro-air Vehicle. In Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, pages 2663-2669. IEEE,, 2010.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{huang10language,
    title={{Natural Language Command of an Autonomous Micro-air Vehicle}},
    author={Huang, Albert S and Tellex, Stefanie and Bachrach, Abraham and Kollar, Thomas and Roy, Deb and Roy, Nicholas},
    booktitle={{Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on}},
    pages={2663--2669},
    year={2010},
    organization={IEEE}
    }
  • [PDF] Thomas Kollar, Stefanie Tellex, Deb Roy, and Nicholas Roy. Toward Understanding Natural Language Directions. In 2010 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), pages 259-266. IEEE,, 2010.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{kollar10language,
    title={{Toward Understanding Natural Language Directions}},
    author={Kollar, Thomas and Tellex, Stefanie and Roy, Deb and Roy, Nicholas},
    booktitle={{2010 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)}},
    pages={259--266},
    year={2010},
    organization={IEEE}
    }