Prof. Dr. Kerstin Dautenhahn
Professor of Artificial Intelligence
Dr Kerstin Dautenhahn is Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the School of Computer Science at University of Hertfordshire, where she coordinates the Adaptive Systems Research Group, and is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
She has published a large number of scientific articles, some on conceptual issues, but most on experimental studies in social robotics and human-robot interaction. She brings together different methods, theories and approaches from various fields to develop socially acceptable, interactive robots and other artifacts. Her goal is to advance our understanding of fundamental principles of social robots and contribute to real-world applications such as home assistant robots for older people or robots as therapy aids for children with autism.
She believes that robots can make a useful contribution to society and to our wellbeing in areas where we take advance of what robots are good at and complement it with skills that people are good at and enjoy doing.
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