Research

I take an ethnomethodology and conversation analysis (EMCA) perspective on human-robot interaction. Most of my work involves studies in the wild, i.e. in real-work settings, capturing everyday interaction on video recordings. I am interested in sound as a resource for human-robot coordination, the intertwinement of the body with verbal communication resources, and combining EMCA with interaction design. My current projects involve Cozmo toy robots in family homes, autonomous buses in regular traffic as well as AI for teamwork. I am also interested in gender and robotics. I have previously published on the DaVinci surgical system and on the Nao robot. My work contributes to the design of robots that respect human interaction practices and thereby are more intuitive to interact with.

Autonomous Buses in Regular Traffic
Surgical Robots & Teamwork

Robot Sound in Family Homes
How Humans Adapt to Robots