Dr. Elizabeth Kathleen PhillipsPost Doctoral Research Associate Brown UniversityHumanity Centered Robotics Initiative, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences
Elizabeth “Beth” Phillips is a post-doctoral research associate with the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative (HCRI) at Brown University. She earned her Ph.D. in 2016 in Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology at the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining the HCRI, she worked with the Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance, a multidisciplinary research consortium working towards the development of future human-robot teams. Her research focused on the instantiation of shared mental models to enable teamwork between humans and robots, and supporting the development of situation awareness among members of human-robot teams. Beth has an interest in how robots and other technologies are changing the way we interact with the world and one another, including the role that robots will play in providing companionship for humans in the near future. Her research with the HCRI focuses on the application of norm understanding to foster trust in future human-robot teams.