Ok so this was a big surprise. Recently when I was on facebook, I saw a posting from Andra Kay entitled: 25 women in robotics you need to know about (2013) and I read it to check if I know all of them. As it was sorted alphabetically I was more than surprised to find my name and picture at the end of the list. I feel very honored to be on that list, next to my female role models that motivated me to pursue a PhD in HRI; such as Cynthia Breazeal, Kerstin Dautenhahn, and Aude Billard (just to mention a few).
ICSR 2013 Workshop: Taking Care of Each Other – Synchronisation and Reciprocity for Social Companion Robots
So this Sunday our workshop on social companion robots will actually take place at ICSR 2013 conference in Bristol. We received great contributions and are really looking forward to interesting and divers discussions on the aspects of synchronisation and reciprocity in HRI.
If you are interested in the details and the outcome of the workshop, please take a look at the workshop website after the 27th of October 2013 as we will put all the material there. http://workshops.acin.tuwien.ac.at/ISCR2013/