Maartje de Graaf

Dr. Maartje de Graaf is a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, & Psychological Sciences, Brown University, USA. She has a Bachelor in Communication Management (BBA) from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (2005), a Master of Media Communication (M.Sc.) from the University of Twente (2011), and a Ph.D. inCommunication Science and Human-Robot Interaction from the University of Twente (2015). Her research interest focuses on people’s social, emotional and cognitive responses to robot technologies as well as the societal and ethical consequences of those responses. The end goal is to influence technology design and policy direction to pursue the development of socially acceptable robots that benefit society.

Bertram Malle

Dr. Bertram Malle is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University and Co-Director of the Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown. He was trained in psychology, philosophy, and linguistics at the University of Graz, Austria, and received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1995. His research focuses on social cognition (intentionality, mental state inferences, behavior explanations), moral psychology (cognitive and social blame, norm representations), and human-robot interaction (moral competence in robots, socially assistive robotics).

Anca Dragan

Dr. Anca Dragan is an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. She received her PhD from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in 2015 and now runs a lab on algorithmic human-robot interaction. She has expertise in transparent and explainable robotics and AI, with applications in personal robots and autonomous cars.

Tom Ziemke

Dr. Tom Ziemke is Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of Skövde and Professor of Cognitive Systems at Linköping University, Sweden. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Sheffield University, UK, in 2000, with a thesis on robots as models of situated and embodied cognition. His main research interests are embodied cognition and social interaction, and in recent years in particular people’s interaction with different types of autonomous systems, ranging from social robots to automated vehicles.