I am a PhD student in the Non-Lexical Vocalizations Group at Linköping University in Sweden. My supervisors are Prof. Leelo Keevallik and Prof. Mathias Broth.

My research explores how robot sound can support coordination of human and robot bodies. I work at the intersection of conversation analysis and human-computer interaction and study robots in everyday interaction with humans.

About me

Hannah has a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science from University of Osnabrück and a Master of Science cum laude in Interaction Technology from University of Twente. She won the graduation award of the faculty for electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science for her master thesis on the impact of robots on teamwork in the surgical operating room. During her studies she worked as a student research assistant for Prof. Karola Pitsch for several years. She was a visiting researcher in Dr. Malte Jung‘s Robots in Groups Lab at Cornell University before starting her PhD at Linköping University in November 2018.


My current projects involve Cozmo robots in family homes and autonomous buses in regular traffic. I have previously published on the DaVinci surgical system and on the Nao robot. My work contributes to the design of human-friendly robots that respect human interaction practices and thereby are more intuitive to interact with.