Robots are becoming increasingly important members of our society. We are exploring hardware and software solutions for robots to enable them to act socially. This includes models of human behaviour, emotions, anthropomorphism and animacy. The effects that robots have on their users is of particular interest to us. We apply a user-centered design approach, and all development goes through cycles of specification, development and evaluation. The Lab has several robots and a dedicated hardware laboratory. We are also collaborating with the the department of mechanical engineering and have access to their substantial workshop and laboratory spaces.
We are continuously looking for students who are interested in our research topics, and would welcome internship, project and thesis proposals. Students with backgrounds in psychology, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, robotics and related fields are welcome! If interested, please send a note to email@example.com.