Prof. Johnny Chunge Lee is a researcher and currently working for „Microsoft – Applied Sciences“ in Redmond. He has a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction gained at the Carnegie Mellon University on his thesis „Projector-Based Location Discovery and Tracking“ [website].
On his website he has some great projects related to HMI that could also be helpful in robotics.
So for example his experiments on the usage of the WII controlers,
or his projects on Projector Calibration and RFID usage.