Professor, Canada 150 Research Chair in Intelligent Robotics

Contact InformationKerstin Dautenhahn

Phone: 519-888-4567 x31455
Location: E5 5027

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Biography Summary

Since August 2018 Kerstin Dautenhahn has been Canada 150 Research Chair in Intelligent Robotics at University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. She has a joint appointment with the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Systems Design Engineering and is cross-appointed with the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at University of Waterloo. She is Visiting Professor at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. In Waterloo she is director of Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory (SIRRL). The main areas of her research are Human-Robot Interaction, Social Robotics, Assistive Technology and Artificial Life. She is Editor in Chief (jointly with Prof. Angelo Cangelosi - University of Manchester, UK) of the Journal Interaction Studies- Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems published by John Benjamins Publishing Company, Editorial Board Member of Adaptive Behavior, Sage Publications, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Social Robotics, published by Springer, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (previously IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development). She is an Editor of the book series Advances in Interaction Studies, published by John Benjamins Publishing Company. Prof. Dautenhahn is on the Advisory Board of the journal AI and Society (Springer). She is a IEEE Fellow, member of ACM, and a Lifelong Fellow of AISB, as well as a member of the Executive Board of the International Foundation for Responsible Robotics. Since 2006 she has been part of the Standing Steering Committee of the IEEE conference RO-MAN (Human and Robot Interactive Communication).

Research Interests

  • Human-robot Interaction
  • Social Robotics
  • Robot-Assisted Therapy
  • Assistive Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Life

Education

  • 1993, Dr. rer. nat., Natural Sciences, University of Bielefeld
  • 1990, Diploma, Biology, University of Bielefeld

Courses*

  • ECE 750 - Topics in Computer Software
    • Taught in 2019, 2020
  • SYDE 750 - Topics in Systems Modelling
    • Taught in 2019, 2020
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • John Edison Munoz, Kerstin Dautenhahn (2021) Robo Ludens – A game design taxonomy for multiplayer games using socially interactive robots. Accepted for publication in ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI). (Accepted in 2021)
  • Pourya Aliasghari, Moojan Ghafurian, Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, Kerstin Dautenhahn (2021) Impact of Nonverbal Robot Behaviour on Human Teachers’ Perceptions of a Learner Robot. Accepted for publication in Interaction Studies. (Accepted in 2021)
  • Gabriella Lakatos, Luke J. Wood, Dag S. Syrdal, Ben Robins, Abolfazl Zaraki and Kerstin Dautenhahn (2020) Robot-mediated intervention can assist children with ASD to develop visual perspective taking skills. Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics, Special Issue on Robots and Autism: Conceptualization, Technology, and Methodology (Accepted in 2020)
  • Rossi, S., Rossi, A., Dautenhahn, K., The Secret Life of Robots: Perspectives and Challenges for a Robot's Behaviours During Non-Interactive Tasks, International Journal of Social Robotics
  • Chanseau A., Dautenhahn K., Koay K. L., Walters M. L., Lakatos G., Salem M., How does peoples’ perception of control depend on the criticality of a task performed by a robot, in Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics
  • Foerster F., Dautenhahn K., Nehaniv C. L., Towards Scalable Measures of Quality of Interaction: Motor Interference, ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction
  • Zaraki A., Khamassi M., Wood L. J., Lakatos G., Tzafestas C., Amirabdollahian F., Robins B., Dautenhahn K., A novel reinforcement –based paradigm for children to eacah the humanoid Kaspar robot, International Journal of Social Robotics
  • Syrdal D. S., Dautenhahn K., Robins B., Karakosta E., Cannon Jones N., Kaspar in the wild: Experiences from deploying a humanoid robot in a school for children with autism, Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics
  • Wood L. J., Dautenhahn K., Rainer A., Robins B., Lehmann H., Syrdal D. S., Robot-Mediated interviews: A field trial with a potential real world user, Interaction Studies, 21(2), 2020, 243 - 267
  • Karakosta E., Dautenhahn K., Syrdal D. S., Wood L. J., Robins B., Using the humanoid robot Kaspar in a Greek school environment to support children with Autism Spectrum Condition, Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 10, 2019, 298 - 317
  • Kheng Lee Koay, Dag Sverre Syrdal, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Michael L. Walters, A narrative approach to human-robot interaction prototyping for companion robots, Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics
  • Wood, Luke Jai and Robins, Ben and Lakatos, Gabriella and Syrdal, Dag Sverre and Zaraki, Abolfazl and Dautenhahn, Kerstin, Developing a protocol and experimental setup for using a humanoid robot to assist children with autism develop visual perspective taking skills, Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics
  • Luke J. Wood, Abolfazl Zaraki, Ben Robins, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Developing Kaspar: A humanoid robot for children with autism, International Journal for Social Robotics
  • Rossi, Alessandra and Dautenhahn, Kerstin and Koay, Kheng Lee and Walters, Michael L, The impact of people's personal dispositions and personalities on their trust of robots in an emergency scenario, Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 9(1), 137 - 154
  • Syrdal D. S., Koay K. L., Dautenhahn K., Walters M. L., A narrative approach to human-robot interaction prototyping for companion robots, Paladyn - Journal of Behavioral Robotics
  • Wood, Luke Jai and Lehmann, Hagen and Dautenhahn, Kerstin and Robins, Ben and Rainer, Austen and Syrdal, Dag Sverre, Robot-mediated interviews with children, Interaction Studies, 17(3), 2017, 438 - 460
  • Saunders, Joe and Syrdal, Dag Sverre and Koay, Kheng Lee and Burke, Nathan and Dautenhahn, Kerstin, "Teach Me--Show Me" End-User Personalization of a Smart Home and Companion Robot, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 46(1), 2016, 27 - 40
  • Costa, Sandra and Lehmann, Hagen and Dautenhahn, Kerstin and Robins, Ben and Soares, Filomena, Using a humanoid robot to elicit body awareness and appropriate physical interaction in children with autism, International journal of social robotics, 7(2), 2015, 265 - 278
  • Syrdal, Dag Sverre and Dautenhahn, Kerstin and Koay, Kheng Lee and Ho, Wan Ching, Views from within a narrative: Evaluating long-term human--robot interaction in a naturalistic environment using open-ended scenarios, Cognitive computation, 6(4), 2014, 741 - 759
  • Pourya Aliasghari, Moojan Ghafurian, Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, Kerstin Dautenhahn (2021) Effects of Gaze and Arm Motion Kinesics on a Humanoid’s Perceived Confidence, Eagerness to Learn, and Attention to the Task in a Teaching Scenario, accepted for HRI’21, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. (Accepted in 2020)
  • Alessandra Rossi, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Kheng Lee Koay, Michael Leonard Walters (2020) How Social Robots Influence People's Trust in Critical Situations. Proc. IEEE RO-MAN 2020, 31 August- 4th September, Naples, Italy (Accepted in 2020)
  • Moojan Ghafurian, Gabriella Lakatos, Zhuofu Tao, Kerstin Dautenhahn(2020) Design and Evaluation of Affective Expressions of a Zoomorphic Robot. Proceedings 12th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2020), 14-16 November 2020, Colorado, USA. (Accepted in 2020)
  • Owais Hamid, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Chrystopher Nehaniv (2020) Engineering Social Learning Mechanisms for Minimalistic Multi-Agent Robots. Proc. 2020 3rd International Conference on Control and Robots (ICCR), 26-29 December 2020, Tokyo Japan (Accepted in 2020)
  • Alessandra Rossi, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Kheng Lee Koay, Michael L. Walters, Patrick Holthaus (2020) Evaluating people's perceptions of trust in a robot in a repeated interactions study. Proceedings 12th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2020), 14-16 November 2020, Colorado, USA. (Accepted in 2020)
  • Sahand Shaghaghi, Bryan Tripp, Chrystopher Nehaniv, Alexander Mois Aroyo , Kerstin Dautenhahn (2020) FocalVid: Facilitating Remote Studies of Video Saliency. Proc. ACHI 2020, The Thirteenth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, November 21-25 2020 - Valencia, Spain (Accepted in 2020)
  • Hamza Mahdi, Shahed Saleh, Omar Shariff, Kerstin Dautenhahn (2020) Creating MyJay: A New Design for Robot-Assisted Play for Children with Physical Special Needs. Proceedings 12th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2020), 14-16 November 2020, Colorado, USA. (Accepted in 2020)
  • Pourya Aliasghari, Kerstin Dautenhahn, and Chrystopher L. Nehaniv (2020) Simulations on Herding a Flock of Birds Away from an Aircraft using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, ALIFE 2020: The 2020 Conference on Artificial Life, MIT Press, pp. 626-635. (Accepted in 2020)
  • Austin Kothig, John Munoz, Hamza Mahdi, Alexander Aroyo, Kerstin Dautenhahn (2020) HRI Physio Lib: a Software Framework to Support the Integration of Physiological Adaptation in HRI. Proceedings 12th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2020), 14-16 November 2020, Colorado, USA. (Accepted in 2020)
  • Salem, Maha and Dautenhahn, Kerstin, Social Signal Processing in Social Robotics, Social Signal Processing, Burgoon, J. and Magnenat-Thalmann, N. and Pantic, M. and Vinciarelli, A., , 328 manuscript pages

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