Justin Hart

Assistant Professor of Practice
Hart is an assistant professor of practice with the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin and a postdoctoral fellow affiliated with the Building-Wide Intelligence Project and the Learning Agents Research Group under the supervision of professor Peter Stone in the Department of Computer Science. Currently Hart is working on semantic mapping, autonomous human-robot interaction, and artificial intelligence representations and architectures for service robots. He received his M.S., M.Phil, and Ph.D. from Yale University, his M.Eng from Cornell University, and his B.S. from West Virginia University.


Research Interests: 
  • Development of comprehensive systems
    • Enabling technologies for general purpose service robots


Research Labs & Affiliations: 

Select Publications

J. W. Hart, and B. Scassellati. 2017. Robot Self-Modeling. International Journal of Humanoid Robotics.
J. Thomason, A. Padmakumar, J. Sinapov, J. W. Hart P, and R. Mooney.. November 2017. Opportunistic Active Learning for Grounding Natural Language Descriptions. Proceedings of the 1st Annual Confer- ence on Robot Learning. Mountain View, CA.
J. W. Hart and B. Scassellati. July 2012. Mirror Perspective-Taking with a Humanoid Robot. Proceedings of the 26th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Toronto, Ontario, Canada .
R. Fernandez, N. John, S. Kirmani, J. Hart, J. Sinapov, and P. Stone. August 2019. Passive Demonstrations of Light-Based Robot Signals for Improved Human Interpretability. Proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. Nanjing, China .
J. W. Hart and B. Scassellati. October 2011. A Robotic Model of the Ecological Self. Proceedings of the 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots . Bled, Slovenia.

Awards & Honors

2013 - Society of Manufacturing Engineers Innovation Watch List