*Hej is the most common greeting in Swedish.

I’m Hannah and I’m a PhD student in the Non-Lexical Vocalizations Group at Linköping University. My supervisors are Prof. Leelo Keevallik and Prof. Mathias Broth. In my work I combine conversation analysis and human-computer interaction to study robots in everyday interaction with humans.

My PhD thesis focuses on robot beeps and how people interpret them as social actions. I work with Cozmo robots in family homes as well as autonomous buses in regular traffic. I use video data to analyse how humans interpret robots’ non-lexical sounds and embodied actions on a moment-by-moment basis in situated interaction. Researching how humans interact with robots in the real world, my work contributes to the design of “human-friendly” robots that adapt to tacit human interaction principles.

Short Bio

I hold a BSc in Cognitive Science from University of Osnabrück and a MSc cum laude in Interaction Technology from University of Twente. Throughout my master studies, I worked as a student research assistant for Prof. Karola Pitsch at University of Duisburg-Essen. I was a visiting researcher in the Robots in Groups Lab at Cornell University in fall 2017 supervised by Dr. Malte Jung and studied how surgical robots affect teamwork in the operating room. Since November 2018, I am a PhD student at Linköping University in Sweden.