Vilas Associates Award
University of Wisconsin–Madison


2021 Leadership Award
Frontiers in Robotics and AI

H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Sheldon B. and Marianne S. Lubar Professorship
Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin–Madison


Provost’s Early Career Award
University of Wisconsin–Madison


Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence
Carnegie Mellon University
With Jodi Forlizzi, Sara Kiesler, Carl DiSalvo, Min Kyung Lee, and Cristen Torrey for the “Elucidation of the fundamental principles of human-robot interaction and its associated methods.”




Fulbright Fellowship

Paper Awards


HRI 2020 Honorable Mention (Top 12 in 279)
ACM/IEEE Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2020)
Praveena, Rakita, Mutlu, & Gleicher: Supporting Perception of Weight through Motion-induced Sensory Conflicts in Robot Teleoperation\


IDC 2019 Honorable Mention (Top 7 in 142)
ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC 2019)
Michaelis & Mutlu: Supporting Interest in Science Learning with a Social Robot

IEEE TASE First Runner-Up
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Googol Best New Application Paper Award of 2019
Pearce, Mutlu, Shah, & Radwin: Optimizing Makespan and Ergonomics in Integrating Collaborative Robots into Manufacturing Processes


UIST 2018 Best Paper Award (Top 3 in 375)
ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2018)
Porfirio, Sauppé, Albarghouti, & Mutlu: Authoring and Verifying Human-Robot Interactions

HRI 2018 Best Paper Award (Top 4 in 206)
ACM/IEEE Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2018)
Rakita, Mutlu, & Gleicher: An Autonomous Dynamic Camera Method for Effective Remote Teleoperation


CHI 2017 Honorable Mention (Top 97 in 2424)
ACM/SigCHI Human Factors in Computing (CHI 2017)
Andrist, Mutlu, & Gleicher: Looking Coordinated: Bidirectional Gaze Mechanisms for Collaborative Interaction with Virtual Characters

ASHA 2017 Meritorious Poster Award (Top 55 in 1895)
American Speech–Language–Hearing Association (ASHA 2017)
Beadle, Turkstra, Mutlu, & Duff: Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury on Social Network Size, Life Satisfaction & Loneliness


ROMAN 2016 Best Paper Award Nominee (Top 10 in 306)
IEEE Human-Robot Communication (RO-MAN 2016)
Bodden, Rakita, Mutlu, & Gleicher: Evaluating Intent-Expressive Robot Arm Motion


CHI 2015 Best Paper Award (Top 21 in 2150)
ACM/SigCHI Human Factors in Computing (CHI 2015)
Sauppé & Mutlu: The Social Impact of a Robot Co-Worker in Industrial Settings

CHI 2015 Honorable Mention (Top 119 in 2150)
ACM/SigCHI Human Factors in Computing (CHI 2015)
Andrist, Mutlu, & Tapus: Look Like Me: Matching Robot Personality via Gaze to Increase Motivation

ASHA 2017 Meritorious Poster Award (Top 54 in 1573)
American Speech–Language–Hearing Association (ASHA 2015)
Duff, Rigon, Mutlu, & Turkstra: Effects of Emotion Type & Intensity on Impairments in Facial Emotion Recognition Following TBI


HRI 2014 Best Paper Award Nominee (Top 5 in 132)
ACM/IEEE Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2014)
Andrist, Tan, Gleicher, & Mutlu: Conversational Gaze Aversion for Humanlike Robots


Ubicomp 2013 Best Paper Award (Top 5 in 392)
ACM Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2013)
Hoque, Courgeon, Martin, Mutlu, & Picard: MACH: My Automated Conversation coacH

IVA 2013 Highly Commended Paper (Top 3 in 61)
Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2013)
Andrist, Mutlu, & Gleicher: Conversational Gaze Aversion for Virtual Agents

RSS 2013 Best Paper Award Runner-Up (Top 5 in 183)
Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS 2013)
Huang & Mutlu: Modeling and Evaluating Narrative Gestures for Humanlike Robots


HRI 2011 Best Paper Award (Top 3 in 149)
ACM/IEEE Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2011)
Mumm & Mutlu: Human-Robot Proxemics: Physical and Psychological Distancing in Human-Robot Interaction


HRI 2009 Best Paper Award (Top 1 in 120)
ACM/IEEE Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2009)
Mutlu, Shiwa, Kanda, Ishiguro, & Hagita: Footing in Human-Robot Conversations: How Robots Might Shape Participant Roles Using Gaze Cues


HRI 2008 Best Paper Award (Top 1 in 134)
ACM/IEEE Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2008)
Mutlu & Forlizzi: Robots in Organizations: Workflow, Social, and Environmental Factors in Human-Robot Interaction