- Maike Paetzel
- Doctoral Student
- Department of Information Technology,
Division of Visual Information and Interaction
- +4618-471 3474
Human-Robot Interaction, Uncanny Valley Effect, Social Robotics, Child-Robot Interaction, Dialogue Systems, Incremental Processing, Humanoid Robots.
I'm a PhD student in the Social Robotics Lab and mainly focused on studying the uncanny valley effect. Within the area, I'm looking into the effect of interaction strategies on uncanny feelings and how they can be used to overcome or trigger the uncanny. I'm working both with adults and children of various ages to better understand their different expectations and approaches to robots.
My background is in both humanoid robotics and conversational interaction. I worked with the University of Southern California on building the incremental dialogue system Eve that can engage in a rapid image matching game. Apart from Human-Robot Interaction, my heart belongs to the RoboCup Community. Since 2011 I'm involved in the RoboCup Humanoid League, I'm one of the founders and still part of the team Hamburg Bit-Bots and since 2015, I'm actively engaged in the enhancement of the league.