HRI2014 Workshop


Alessandra Sciutti
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Alessandra Sciutti received her Ph.D. in Humanoid Technologies from the University of Genoa (Italy) in 2010. After an experience of one year at the Robotics Lab of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, she is currently working as a Post Doc at the RBCS Department of the Italian Institute of Technology. Her research activity mainly concerns how motor control and perception laws apply to human- human and human-robot interaction.

Katrin Solveig Lohan
Heriot-Watt University

Katrin Solveig Lohan joined the school of mathematical and computer science at the Heriot-Watt University as a Lecturer in 2013. Previously, she was working at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), as a junior Post Doc in the RobotDoc project founded by the Marie Curie Fellowship. She obtained her Ph.D. in Engineering at the Bielefeld University, Germany in 2012, where she was associated with the ITALK Project as Ph.D. student. The main research interests are in understanding the learning mechanisms between parents and infant, between adults and adults, and between humans and robots to create a natural interaction with a robot.

Yukie Nagai
Osaka University

Yukie Nagai is a Specially Appointed Associate Professor at Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University. She received her Ph.D. in Engineering from Osaka University in 2004 and then worked as a Post Doc at National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Kyoto from 2004 to 2006. After working at Bielefeld University in Germany for three and a half years, she came back to Osaka in 2009. Her research interests include the developmental mechanism of human social cognition such as joint attention, imitation, and language use. She investigates how human infants acquire such abilities through interaction with their caregivers by means of constructive approaches