Biomedical engineering graduate with a passion for robotics. I want to explore the everyday-role of robotics in society.
Research Interests: human-robot interaction, child play and development, rehabilitation, assistive technologies, robot acceptance
My main goal is to reduce the gap between robots and humans through my research on robotics and HRI. Currently, my research focus is on human multi-robot interaction and machine learning for multi-agent systems.
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Research Interests: social robotics, human-multi robot interaction, multi-agent systems
I work on Cognitive Architectures for Robots. My current work involves designing Architectures for Robot movement learning using Motor and Vision inputs, along with imitation learning.
Research Interests: Cognitive Architectures, Neuro-Robotics, Adaptive Control, Artificial Intelligence
I am a MMath student in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science program at UWaterloo. My research interests revolve around Cognitive Architectures pertaining to the learnability of social robots. I want to explore novel policies to allow for the personalization of robots by actively learning from social engagements and being adaptable to new environments.
Research Interests: Cognitive Architectures, Social Robotics, Affective Computing, Human-Robot Interaction, Imitation Learning, and personal AI (edited)
My research focused on trust and collaboration in human-robot interaction and usability studies to improve interactions with robots. One of my projects involved planning and conducting a study to ascertain how collaboration levels of intergenerational participants are affected by the presence of the Pepper robot.
Research Interests: human-robot interaction, trust in robots, social robotics, usability, user experience design
I'm a PhD Student at the RBCS & ICT departments of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy). I study new defensive systems against Social Engineering attacks (traditional and from robots) including humans' perception and physiological features in the loop. Moreover, I'm interested in gamification as a way to design more ecological and generalizable Human-Robot Interactions.
Website: dariopasquali.github.io, Researchgate
Research Interests: Human-Robot Interaction, Social Engineering, Machine Learning, Gamification, Interaction Design.
I worked on 3D printing and assembling a small humanoid, desk-top robot, known as Maki. It featured 6 axis degrees of freedom, allowing it to move its head, rotate its body, and even blink its eyes! The robot also featured a camera and microphone to act as sensors and allow it to process information from its surrounding environment.
I worked on developing a set of demos of Pepper capabilities - basic behaviours that can then be used in research for different human-robot interaction projects. My work interest included human-computer interaction and user experience design.
I worked with 3D printable robots including the MAKI and Poppy robot. My work entailed sourcing components for the robots, assembling the robots and testing their functionalities. Research components of my work included investigating how additional sensors could be interfaced to enhance how the robots interact with humans and I implemented various interaction games within the MAKI robot.
Hyunjun (Alex) Cho
I was a research assistant for the social robotics research group, I specifically helped in working with the 3 MiRo-b robots in the social robotics lab, I also assisted in various other tasks around the lab.
I was an undergraduate research assistant and my research interest was natural language processing. I had worked on text generation, semantic analysis, and affective computing.
Research Interests: Natural Language Processing
My focus as an assistant for the Social and Intelligent Robotics Research group is to create a 3D printable humanoid robot, and investigate how it can be used in robot-assisted therapy. Specifically, implementing child-robot interaction games with open source robots such as MAKI.
I am an undergraduate student in Biomedical Engineering and I am interested in robotics research and its applications. I worked on the processing of physiological sensing data and learning about the development of socially intelligent robots.
I am an undergraduate student in Computer Science and Statistics. I joined Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory (SIRRL) to work as a Robotics Backend Software Developer.
As a co-op student at the SIRRL lab, I was utilizing 3D printing to create the body of a social robot that was used in a study focused on child-robot interactive play, specifically in a multi-player scenario. I was also working on the robot's systems integration.
Research Interests: Cobots, Human-Robot Interaction, Mechatronics Systems
I was a research assistant at the Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory working with Furhat robots. My work involved developing a framework for effective human-robot interactions as well as creating applications and scenarios to showcase the Furhat robot’s abilities.
I was working under Dr. Ghafurian and Dr. Dautenhahn to enhance the social capabilities of an emotionally intelligent humanoid robot. My work focused on implementing a computational emotion model that would allow the robot to adapt to individual users.
Research Interests: AI, Affective Computing
My research goal is to contribute to the ongoing HRI Physiolib project, thus interfacing Human Physiological signals with Robots. I hope to work closely with the Shimmer sensors to develop software and design algorithms that allow for data streaming, and signals processing resulting in feature extraction of EDA and IMU signals.
Research Interests: Artifical Intelligence, Computational Neuroscience
I am an undergraduate research assistant at the SIRRL. I am working on HRI PhysioLib, which is a software framework that connects physiological signals with social robots. I am working on a software interface between HRI PhysioLib and a wearable sensor and implementing real-time algorithms to extract features from the sensor data.
I am an undergraduate research intern working under Dr. Ghafurian and Dr. Dautenhahn. My work involves implementing computational emotion models and modelling facial gestures for socially intelligent robots.
Research Interests: Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Digital Image Processing, Interaction Design
I am an undergraduate research assistant at the Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory (SIRRL) assessing the impact of smart home devices on older adults. In particular, my work involves investigating studies and extracting data to conduct literature reviews.
I am an undergraduate research assistant working with the Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory, where my role is to perform literature reviews on studies that assess the impacts of smart devices in the lives of elder adults.
I am an undergraduate research assistant at SIRRL, my work includes extracting and examining data from studies to formulate literature reviews.
Christopher Ada Armstrong
I am a 4th year undergraduate co-op student working under Dr. Ghafurian and Dr. Dautenhahn. I am responsible for programming features for the Furhat and NAO robots to assist people affected by dementia.
I am an undergraduate researcher at SIRRL working with Furhat robots to design social robotic systems to encourage anti-bullying peer-support between children. My work involves developing interface and control features for interactive stories meant to allow children to explore and practice different scenarios.
I am working as Social Robot Developer at SIRRL under Dr. Ghafurian and Dr. Dautenhahn for my coop work term. I will be programming the features for the Furhat robot to increase its utility and functionality and work towards the final goal of making robots easily accessible for people with special needs.
Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Mixed Reality
I am in my second year of Mechatronics Engineering, and I am working as an undergraduate co-op student under Dr. Ghafurian and Dr. Dautenhahn. My work involves programming software which enables the NAO robot to assist adults affected by dementia.
Abhayram A. Nair
I am working under Dr. Dautenhahn and Dr. Ghafurian to create a platform to enable different robots with different appearances and functionalities to interact with each other. We ask how two different robots can cooperate to perform a task (with applications in healthcare), and what would be the best communication method/behaviour to use in the robots.
I am an undergraduate research assistant at the SIRRL and I will be primarily working on a project to design a system for monitoring people's health through smart home devices using a social robot. I will also be working on a project using the NAO robot for developing a program to assist with scheduling and managing daily tasks for persons with dementia. I am interested in the clinical applications of robotics, and exploring how robotic intelligence can be used for human interaction.
Zachary De Francesco
I am a third-year Mechatronics Engineering undergraduate student. During my co-op at SIRRL, I will be focused on developing a model to allow social robots to learn norms based on their surroundings and their users' preferences.
At the Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory (SIRRL), my work is focused on conducting literature reviews on medical issues and psychological disorders. These literature reviews are then used to map the needs of individuals with the issue/disorder in the context of robot-assisted therapy and education.
I am a 3rd-year Computer Engineering student working as an undergraduate research assistant at SIRRL with Postdoctoral Fellow Ali Ayub. My research focus is to experiment and benchmark cognitively-inspired few-shot incremental learning models.
I am an undergraduate research assistant at SIRRL working on the HRI PhysioLib project. My work involves further developing and expanding the framework to interface various physiological signals with robotic platforms.
Research Interests: Physiological Signals Analysis, Rehabilitation, Neural Engineering, AI
Leeam Ng Tang Fui
I was an undergraduate research assistant at the SIRRL working with Furhat robots. My work involved developing a desktop application that allowed children to learn emotions and facial expressions through games and puzzles that showcased the Furhat robot's capabilities.
I am a second-year Mechatronics Engineering student working as a co-op student here at SIRRL. My work consists of development on a Furhat robot and a building a corresponding web application to support older adults.
Nevedhaa is an Undergraduate Systems Design Engineering student and student researcher at SIRRL. Currently, she is working with the Fetch Robot to study collaborative robots in goal-oriented situations, via designing experiments and developing path-planning algorithms.