Human-Robot Interaction

We study people and their contexts to envision human-centered AI and robotic technologies.



Our team will participate in the HRI 2023 conference, in Stockholm, to present a paper (Nominated to Best Paper Award) and join different workshops.


We co-organised the Humans at the Centre of HRI International Symposium. 3 days, 4 sessions, and 18 speakers. Watch the recordings.


We are sponsoring RO-MAN 2022 conference. Read more

Honorable Mention Award in Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS) 2022. Read more

Our team will participate in CHI 2022 conference to present 3 full papers. Read more

Best Paper Award (Design track) in HRI 2022 conference. Read more

We are sponsoring HRI 2022 conference and presenting several publications. Read more

Maria Antonietta Grasso participates as a Keynote Speaker at the International conference on Intelligent Environments 2022. Read more

Medium articles

Open positions

Stay tuned for new opportunities.


Advances in AI and robotic technologies have allowed us to start moving robots from controlled industrial environments to public spaces and our daily lives. They have the potential to improve our quality of life, taking over new cognitive and physical tasks. However, creating autonomous agents to coexist and interact with non-expert users in uncontrolled environments presents a series of challenges that remain to be explored.

We study people and their contexts to propose future products and services that leverage the latest AI and robotics technologies. We currently focus on designing embodied autonomous systems that can successfully coexist and collaborate with people to support and enhance their daily activities, adapting to new contexts and users.

Our team is an interdisciplinary mix of experts, including ethnographers with a strong ethnomethodological orientation, HCI/HRI researchers, UX researchers and designers, and computer scientists. We contribute to the development of NAVER LABS’ innovative products and services while actively participating in the scientific community.


Learn more about our work on Medium.

Danilo Gallo at the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) 2022

Recent publications

Investigating the integration of human-like and machine-like robot behaviors in a shared elevator scenario

Danilo Gallo, Prescillia Bioche, Jutta Willamowski, Tommaso Colombino, Hervé PoirierCécile Boulard
*Nominated to BEST PAPER AWARD*. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), March, 2023

A decision support design framework for selecting a robotic interface

Shreepriya Gonzalez Jimenez, Danilo Gallo, Ricardo Sosa, Eduardo B. Sandoval, Tommaso Colombino, Antonietta Grasso
International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI), December, 2022

Ethical Design of Embodied Autonomous Systems

Antonietta Maria Grasso, Danilo Gallo
*International Conference on Robot Ethics and Standards (ICRES), July, 2022

The Future of Delivery Robots: A Participatory Design Approach,

 Shreepriya Gonzalez-Jimenez, Antonietta Maria Grasso
Workshop on Human-Robot Interaction in Public Spaces, held in conjunction with ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 7-10 March, 2022.

Turning everyday objects into robots for better human-robot collaboration

Shreepriya Shreepriya, Jutta Willamowski, Cécile Boulard
Human-Machine Partnerships in the Future of Work workshop. Workshop online in conjunction with ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), 23 October, 2021.

Ethical design of a robot platform for disabled employees: some practical methodological considerations

Tommaso Colombino, Danilo Gallo, Shreepriya, Yesook Im, Seijin Cha
Front. Robot. AI, 19 August 2021 |

Recent Blog articles


This article summarizes the 2022 HRI International Symposium, organised by NAVER LABS Europe and INRIA. The multidisciplinary event brought together researchers and practitioners from various fields to discuss the latest developments in the domain of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI).

Article by Danilo Gallo, Antonietta Grasso, Tommaso Colombino

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