I’m Hannah and I’m a first-year PhD student in the Department of Culture and Communication at Linköping University. I explore how people orient to and interpret non-lexical sounds (that is “wow”s, “uh”s, “quack”s and so on) that are produced by a robot. My supervisors are Prof. Leelo Keevallik and Prof. Mathias Broth. At the moment I am mostly working with Cozmo, a cute toy robot inspired by Pixar’s Wall-E.

I hold a BSc in Cognitive Science from University of Osnabrück and a MSc (cum laude) in Interaction Technology from University of Twente. I spent half a year in the Robots in Groups Lab at Cornell University in fall 2017, studying how surgical robots affect teamwork in the operating room. I continue to collaborate on this project with Dr. Malte Jung, Dr. Steve Jackson and Amy Cheatle.