Our paper “10 years of Human-NAO Interaction Research: A Scoping Review” was featured in a robohub blog article: https://robohub.org/happy-birthday-nao/
For the first time ever, the Australasian Joint Conference in Artificial Intelligence had two Women-in-AI chairs. Mary-Anne Williams, General Chair of the 2021 edition of the conference contacted me and Prof. Sue Keay to take this new role of Women in AI co-chairs for the conference. Since there had never been WAI chairs, the floor was open for us to propose any activities. The conference was planned to be help in person and hence we had planned plently of opportunities for our participants to network (Panel Discussion, Networking lunch, training event on inclusion and diversity).
I have been awarded 20,000AUD by the Faculty of Engineering to start a new prject called GIRL “Gamified and Interactive Robot Learning”. I really look forward to starting to work on this.
Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney Start Date: Fall, 2021 Area of Research Human-Robot Interaction. Robots are foreseen to be used in a variety of home contexts and interacting with novice users, such as assisting the dependent elderly in daily housework (i.e., caring and unpacking groceries, fetching, and pouring a glass of water, etc). Enabling robots to adapt to their environment through learning context specific tasks would be necessary for them to be used adequately by non-programming users.
Our Early Career Academic Network Committee, Eng. ECAN, received the Faculty Award of Equity and Diversity from the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Stephen Foster. I am delighted to be part of such a vibrant team, working together to make ECAs shine!
About a year after landing foot in Australia, I have been awarded with a Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) by the Asutralian Research Council (acceptance 16%). The project I proposed is inline with my vision to build co-learning system in which robots can teach novices some skills (see CoWriter Project) but also learn from human trainers. To find out more about the project see the page: HURL.
Super excited about the new SydCHI local chapter. Stay tune!
Our international team received the best demo award at @HRI2020 @dillenbo @AnaraSandy! #SNSF #CoKaz http://humanrobotinteraction.org/2020/best-paper-awards/