Photo Credit: Amira Mohamed-Ameen

Photo Credit: Amira Mohamed-Ameen

Hello. Most people call me Beth and I am a human-robot interaction researcher with the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown University.

I recently completed my PhD in Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology at the University of Central Florida. While in graduate school, my primary research responsibilities were with the Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance (RCTA), a multidisciplinary consortium working towards the development of future human-robot teams. With the RCTA, my research focused on shared mental models to enable teamwork between humans and robots, and supporting the development of situation awareness among members of human-robot teams. Currently, I am working on a project focusing on the application of norm understanding to foster trust in human-robot teams, among others. 

I have an interest in how robots and other technologies are changing the way we interact with the world and one another, including the future of human relationships. I recently gave a presentation on this topic at an event called Orlando Nerd Nite and the Smithsonian's Future is Here Festival in Washington, D.C.

I'm a slow runner, fast learner, and live in an electric ukulele household. Also passionate about: Saxophone, Space, Star Trek, Sustainability, People, and Creating. You can listen to my friends and me talk about Star Trek, on my podcast at

Check out my blog for updates on my recent work. More publications can be found on Google Scholar