Originally coming from a technical background, I have always felt puzzled and fascinated by human behavior, so I am happy that as a researcher I have a chance to contribute to bridging the fields of cognitive science and robotics. I do this by developing cognitive models of human behavior in human-robot interactions, with an emphasis on automated driving. I also work in collaboration with some of the world’s best researchers in robotics and AI to incorporate these cognitive models into the design of robots and automated driving systems.
I believe that theories and models from cognitive psychology and neuroscience will help us to develop autonomous systems that are responsive to human reasons and intentions. The overarching goal of my work is to find ways to develop artificial systems that are highly autonomous but at the same time remain under meaningful human control.