Human-robot interaction is a complex field of study which requires interdisciplinary skills. Consequently, the team of the HRI-lab uses very different approaches in research.
In the subsequent interviews our researchers give an in-depth insight into their studies.
Kerstin Fischer: Dedicated to human-robot interaction
Kerstin Fischer introduces her research on speech, human-robot interaction and the HRI lab in Sønderborg.
Oliver Niebuhr: "We know surprisingly little about spoke language"
Associate Professor Oliver Niebuhr presents Charisma & Intonation: We know surprisingly little about spoken language.
Nathalie Schümchen: "I look into my data without forming hypotheses beforehand"
PhD student Nathalie Schümchen gives an insight on Visual Teaching Materials for Second Language Learning.
Selina Sara Eisenberger: "Investing time in intonation pays out"
Research Assistant Selina Sara Eisenberger presents Intonation Swap Study – Using Robots in Prosody Research
Rosalyn Melissa Langedijk: "Robots are often dealt with as if it was a person"
PhD student Rosalyn Melissa Langedijk introduces SMOOTH Project -Developing A Support Robot for the Elderly.
Sascha Steinhoff: Coding Open Answers in Surveys
Data processing in surveys: Sascha Steinhoff demonstrates techniques for efficient coding of answers to open questions.
Software that we use
Here we give an overview of applications that we regularly use for our research:
Audacity - Software for generating and manipulating sound files
Clan - A free tool for video/audio transcriptions
iCub Simulator - Installation guide and software links (win/mac/linux)
Godspeed Questionnaire Series - A set of ready-to-use questionnaire items, validated and tested in HRI experiments
Handbrake - A free video converter
MaryTTS - Free text-to-speech synthesizer. Can run in your browser or be installed locally on Windows/Mac/linux
Online avatar with text-to-speech synthesizer
Overleaf - Online tool to support collaborative writing using LaTex
Paper Templates - Word and LaTex templates for submission to IEEE conferences
Praat - Software for doing phonetic analysis and manipulation of audio streams
ProsodyPro - A Praat script for large-scale systematic prosody analysis
Social Objects Lab on YouTube - Online tutorials on video editing, transcription using clan, and more
TeamViewer - A tool for remotely connecting to other computers. Great for setting up WoZ studies (free for personal use)