April:: we have three postdoc positions open at the lab right now (positions were filled)! Deadlines for applications: end of April/beginning of May.
January:: we had one full paper and two late-breaking reports accepted at the HRI 2023 conference!
November:: Katie Winkle was granted the Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship!
October: Ana Tanevska joined the lab as a postdoctoral researcher!
September: Alessio Galatolo joined the lab as a PhD student!
August: Lux Miranda joined the lab as a PhD student!
February: Laura Moradbakhti joined the lab as a visiting PhD researcher
February: Katie Winkle joined the lab as an Assistant Professor
December: we had two full papers accepted at the HRI 2022 conference!
September: Ginevra will give a keynote at IROS 2021 conference, title “Trustworthy human-robot interaction in socially assistive scenarios”.
September: We have one full paper accepted at the ICSR 2021 conference!
September: Tobiaz Paaulsson joined the lab as a Master student intern
August: Elena Lechuga Redonde joined the lab as a visting PhD researcher
May: We have one Work in Progress paper accepted at the IDC 2021 conference!
March: We showcased the lab’s research at this year’s SciFest, Uppsala’s yearly Science Festival. This year SciFest was digital.
February: Mengyu Zhong joined the lab as a PhD student
December: We have one full paper accepted at the CHI 2021 conference!
December: Alex has successfully defended his PhD thesis “Machine Behavior Development and Analysis using Reinforcement Learning”.
November: Giulia presented her paper “On the Role of Personality and Empathy in Human-Human, Human-Agent, and Human-Robot Mimicry” at the International Conference of Social Robotics (ICSR 2020).
November: Giulia served as Poster Chair for the conference Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2020).
November: Ginevra gave a keynote talk at the 8th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI) titled “What kind of human-centric robotics do we need? Investigations from human-robot interactions in socially assistive scenarios”
November: Natalia gave a talk at Talking Robotics titled “How do children build a trust model of a social robot in the first encounter?”.
October: Maike has successfully defended her PhD thesis “The Novelty in the Uncanny Designing Interactions to Change First Impressions”.
October: Ginevra gave a keynote talk at the “Workshop on Affective Shared Perception” at the IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EPIROB 2020) conference, titled “Investigating People’s Affective Responses to Robots”.
September: Natalia presented her paper “The Effects of Robot’s Facial Expressions on Children’s First Impressions of Trustworthiness” at ROMAN virtual conference, 2020. Our paper was finalist for two categories, Best Paper Award and RSJ/KROS Distinguished Interdisciplinary Research Award.
September: Marc Fraile Fabrega joined the lab as a PhD student.
May: Ginevra received funding for the project “Robot-assisted diagnosis of women’s depression around childbirth”, supported by Uppsala University’s WoMHeR (Women’s Mental Health during the Reproductive Lifespan) Centre.
May: Ginevra received funding for the project “Explainable deep learning methods for human-human and human-robot interaction”, supported by Uppsala University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematics.
May: Our lab organised a watch party on Zoom around a number of papers accepted at HRI 2020.
March: We showcased the lab’s research at this year’s SciFest, Uppsala’s yearly Science Festival.
January: Ginevra gave the talk “Social Artificial Intelligence: Towards Human-Centric Robotics” at the 20-year celebration of the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University.