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Fischer, K., & Seibt, J. (2023). Recipient Design, Sociomorphing and Experienced Sociality. I R. Hakli, P. Mäkelä, & J. Seibt (red.), Social Robots in Social Institutions (s. 528-537). IOS Press. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications Bind 366

Anders Bjørn, Simon H. Juul, Niklas R. Arnesen, Maria S. Andersen, Rune Philipsen, Matous Jelinek, Leon Bodenhagen and Oskar Palinko. 2023. The Impact of Speech and Movement on the Interaction with a Mobile Hand Disinfection Robot. In Proceedings of the 2023 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI’23). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 5 pages.

Franziska Fischer, Kerstin Fischer and Oskar Palinko. 2023. A Persuasive Hand Sanitizer Robot in the Wild: The Effect of Persuasive Speech on the Use of a Hand Sanitizer Robot. In Proceedings of the 18th Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI’23). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 4 p'ges.



Clark, Herbert H., & Fischer, Kerstin (2022): Social robots as depictions of social agents. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1-33.

Lee, H.R., Cheong, E., Lim, C. and Fischer, K. (2022): Configuring Humans: What Roles Humans Play in HRI Research. Proceedings of the IEEE Human-Robot Interaction Conference 2022.

Asadi, A., Niebuhr, O., Jørgensen, J., & Fischer, K. (2022). Inducing Changes in Breathing Patterns Using a Soft Robot. In HRI '22: Proceedings of the 2022 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 683-687).

Fischer, K., & Niebuhr, O. (2022): The effects of the online visualization of acoustic-prosodic features of speech on speakers' productions.
I O. Niebuhr, M. Svennson-Lundmark, & H. Weston (red.), Studientexte zur Sprachkommunikation (s. 180-187). TUDPress. Studientexte zur Sprachkommunikation Nr. 103

Graf, L., Torkar, M., Stuckelmaier, E., Sichler, R., Malafosse, P., Fischer, K., & Palinko, O. (2022). Perceived Trustworthiness of an Interactive Robotic System. I 2022 17th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (s. 773-777). IEEE Computer Society.

Christiansen, C. G., Hardt, S., Jensen, S. F., Fischer, K., & Palinko, O. (2022). 
Speech Impact in a usability test: A case study of the KUBO robot. I 17th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) 2022 (s. 723-726). IEEE Computer Society. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction


Fischer, Kerstin, Lars Christian Jensen, and Nadine Zitzmann (2021). "In the same boat: The Influence of Sharing the Situational Context on a Speaker’s (a Robot’s) Persuasiveness." Interaction Studies 22.3: 488-515.

Fischer, Kerstin (2021): Tracking Anthropomorphizing Behavior in Human-Robot Interaction. ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction 11, 1, Article 4 (March 2022), 28 pages. DOI:

Fischer, Kerstin, Niebuhr, Oliver and Alm, Maria (2021): Robots for Foreign Language Learning: Speaking Style Influences Student Performance. Frontiers in Robotics and AI 8: 273ff, DOI=10.3389/frobt.2021.680509.

Krüger, N., Fischer, K., Manoonpong, P., Palinko, O., Bodenhagen, L., Baumann , T., Kjærum, J., Rano, I., Naik, L., Juel, W. K., Haarslev, F., Ignasov, J., Marchetti, E., Langedijk, R. M., Kollakidou, A., Camillus Jeppesen, K., Heidtmann, C., & Dalgaard, L. (2021). The SMOOTH-Robot: A Modular, Interactive Service Robot. Frontiers in Robotics and AI 8, [645639].

Fischer, Kerstin & Aarestrup, Morgan (2021): Relationships between (Construction) Grammar, Grammars and Genre: Evidence from an Analysis of Instagram Strategies. Journal of Pragmatics 183, 87-104.

Diethelm, I. G., Hansen, S. S., Leth, F. B., Fischer, K., & Palinko, O. (2021). Effects of gaze and speech in human-robot medical interactions. I HRI 2021 - Companion of the 2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (s. 349-353). Association for Computing Machinery. 

Beck, S. K., Gade, S. K. K., Høj, H., Thielsen, M. G., Fischer, K., & Palinko, O. (2021). Speed and speech impact on the usage of a hand sanitizer robot. I HRI 2021 - Companion of the 2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (s. 382-386). Association for Computing Machinery. 

Fischer, Kerstin (2021): Effect confirmed, patient dead: A Commentary on Hoffman & Zhao's 'Empirical Primer'. ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction 10, 1, Article 9, pp. 1-4.

Pons Bordería, Salvador & Fischer, Kerstin (2021): Using Discourse Segmentation to Account for the Polyfunctionality of Discourse Markers: The Case of Well.Journal of Pragmatics 173, 101-118.

Fischer, Kerstin, Naik, Lakshadeep, Langedijk, Rosalyn, Baumann, Timo, Jelinek, Matous & Palinko, Oskar (2021): Initiating Human-Robot Interactions Using Incremental Speech Adaptation.HRI'21 Companion, Boulder, Colorado.

Jelínek, Matous & Fischer, Kerstin (2021): The Role of Emotional Expression in Behavior Change Coaching by a Social RobotProceedings of the 2021 Persuasive Technology Conference.

Jelínek, Matous & Fischer, Kerstin (2021): The Role of a Social Robot in Behavior Change CoachingHRI'21 Companion, Boulder, Colorado.



Fischer, Kerstin, Niebuhr, Oliver, Jensen, Lars C. and Bodenhagen, Leon (2020): Speech Melody Matters – How robots can profit from using charismatic speech. ACM Transactions in Human-Robot Interaction 9, 1, Article 4, pp. 1-21.

Kerstin Fischer, Rosalyn M. Langedijk, Lotte Damsgaard Nissen, Eduardo Ruiz Ramirez, and Oskar Palinko (2020): Gaze-Speech Coordination Influences the Persuasiveness of Human-Robot Dialog in the Wild. International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2020), Golden, Colarado.

Rosalyn M. Langedijk and Kerstin Fischer (2020): Persuasive Dialog in Human-Robot Interaction in the Wild.Conference on Influence, Manipulation & Seduction. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Persuasive Language, Basel, Switzerland.

Karen Fucinato, Elena Lavinia Leustean, Lilla Fekecs, Tünde Tárnoková, Rosalyn M. Langedijk, and Kerstin Fischer (2020): User Expectations and Preferences to How Social Robots Render Text Messages with Emojis. International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2020), Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Lars Christian Jensen, Rosalyn M. Langedijk, and Kerstin Fischer (2020): Understanding the Perception of Incremental Robot Response in Human-Robot Interaction. International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2020), Naples, Italy.

Rosalyn M. Langedijk, Cagatay Odabasi, Kerstin Fischer, and Birgit Graf (2020): Studying Drink-Serving Service Robots in the Real World. International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2020), Naples, Italy.

Oskar Palinko, Kerstin Fischer, Eduardo Ruiz Ramirez, Lotte Damsgaard Nissen, Rosalyn M. Langedijk (2020): A Drink-Serving Mobile Social Robot Selects who to Interact with Using Gaze.International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2020), Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Fischer, Kerstin & Depka Prondzinska, Alicja (2020): Experimental Contrastive Pragmatics Using Robots. Contrastive Pragmatics 1: 82-107.

Fischer, Kerstin, Seibt, Johanna, Rodogno, Raffaele, Rasmussen, Majken, Weiss, Astrid, Juel, William, Bodenhagen, Leon and Krüger, Norbert (2020): Integrative Social Robotics Hands-On. Interaction Studies 21,1: 145-191.

Depka Prondzinska, Alicja & Fischer, Kerstin (2020): Using Robots to Study the Perception of Feedback Cross-culturally. HRI '20 Companion, March 23–26, 2020, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Fischer, Kerstin & Niebuhr, Oliver. (2020): Studying Language Attitudes Using Robots. HRI '20 Companion, March 23–26, 2020, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Malle, Bertram, Fischer, Kerstin, Young, James, Moon, AJung & Collins, Emily (2020): Trust and the Discrepancy between Expectations and Actual Capabilities of Social Robots. In D. Zhang and B. Wei (eds.), Human-robot interaction: Control, analysis, and design. New York, NY: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Fischer, Kerstin (2020): Why Collaborative Robots Must Be Social (and even Emotional) Actors. In: Techné: Research in Technology and Philosophy. Online First: November 26, 2019. doi: 10.5840/techne20191120104


Bodenhagen, Leon, Fischer, Kerstin, Winther, Trine S., Langedijk,  Rosalyn M., Skjøth, Mette M. (2019): Robot Use Cases for Real Needs: A large-scale Ethnographic Case Study. In: Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics.

Fischer, Kerstin, Jung, Malte, Jensen, Lars Christian and Maria aus der Wieschen (2019): Emotional Expression by Robots: When and Why. Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Daegu, Korea.

Nielsen, C., Mathiesen, M., Jensen, L.C., Nielsen, J. (2019): Changes in Heart Rate and Feeling of Safety when Led by a Rehabilitation Robot. Proceedings of the Companion of the 2019 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.

Christensen, A.B.H., Dam, C.R., Rasle, C., Bauer, J.E., Mohamed, R.A., Jensen, L.C.(2019): Reducing overtrust in failing robotic systems. Proceedings of the Companion of the 2019 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.


Berger, Stephanie, Niebuhr, Oliver & Fischer, Kerstin (2018): Eliciting extra prominence in read-speech tasks: The effects of different text-highlighting methods on acoustic cues to perceived prominence. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of Speech Prosody, Poznan, Poland.

Cao, H. L., Jensen, L. C., Nghiem, X. N., Vu, H., De Beir, A., Esteban, P. G., Van de Perre, G., Lefeber, D. & Vanderborght, B., ( 2018): DualKeepon: a human–robot interaction testbed to study linguistic features of speech.  In : Intelligent Service Robotics.

Bente Charlotte Weigelin, Mia Mathiesen, Christina Nielsen, Kerstin Fischer, Jacob Nielsen (2018): Trust in Medical Human-Robot Interactions Based on Kinesthetic Guidance. 27th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man 2018).

Fischer, Kerstin, Weigelin, Hanna & Bodenhagen, Leon (2018): Increasing Trust in Human-Robot Medical Interactions: Effects of Transparency and Adaptability. Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics 9, 1: 95-109.

Fischer, Kerstin (2018): When ‘transparent’ does not mean ‘explainable. Workshop on Explainable Robotic Systems, HRI’2018 Conference, March 5th, 2018, Chicago.

Juel, W. K., Haarslev, F., Fischer, K. , Marchetti, E., Shaikh, D., Manoonpong, P., Krüger, N. (2018). The SMOOTH Robot: Design for a Novel Modular Welfare Robot. Paper presented at ICRA2018 Workshop on Elderly Care Robotics – Technology and Ethics, Brisbane, Australia.


Bodenhagen, Leon, Fischer, Kerstin  Weigelin, Hanna M. (2017): The Influence of Transparency and Adaptability on Trust in Human-Robot Medical Interactions. 2nd Workshop on Behavior Adaptation, Interaction and Learning for Assistive Robotics, Lisbon, Portugal.

Andersen, Kamilla Egedal, Simon Köslich, Bjarke Maigaard Pedersen, Bente Charlotte Weigelin, and Lars Christian Jensen . Do We Blindly Trust Self-Driving Cars? In: The Twelfth ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, Late-Breaking Report.

Fischer, K.  The Situatedness of Pragmatic Acts: Explaining a Lamp to a Robot. Pragmemes and Theories of Language Use. Allan, K., Capone, A. & Kecskes, I. (red.). Springer, s. 901-910 (Perspectives in Pragmatics, Psychology & Philosophy, Vol. 9). 

Jensen, Lars Christian, Kerstin Fischer,  Stefan-Daniel Suvei and  Leon Bodenhagen. Timing of Multimodal Robot Behaviors during Human-Robot Collaboration. IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2076), Lisbon, Portugal.

Jensen, Lars Christian, Kerstin Fischer, Dadhichi Shukla, Franziska Kirstein, Özgur Erkent, and Justus Piater. It Gets Worse Before it Gets Better: Timing of Instructions in Close Human-Robot Collaboration. In: The Twelfth ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, Late-Breaking Report.


Fischer, Kerstin (2016). Robots as Confederates: How robots can and should support research in the humanities. In  Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications: Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2016 / Transor 2016, 2016, p. 60-66.

aus der Wieschen, Maria Vanessa, Fischer, Kerstin, Kuklinsky, Jensen, Lars Christian, and Savarimuthu, Thiusius Rajeeth (2016). Multimodal Feedback in Human-Robot Interaction: An HCI-Informed Comparison of Feedback Modalities. In Rodrigues, J., Cardoso, P., Monteiro, J., & Figueiredo, M.  (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Human-Computer Interfaces, Developments, and Applications (137-165). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Fischer, K., Kirstein, F., Jensen, L., Krüger, N., Kuklinski, K., aus der Wieschen, M. & Savarimuthu, Th.R.  (2016). A Comparison of Types of Robot Control for Programming by Demonstration. In Proceedings of HRI’16, Christchurch, NZ.

Fischer, Kerstin, Jensen, Lars C., Suvei, Stefan-Daniel and Bodenhagen, Leon (2016). Between Legibility and Contact: The Role of Gaze in Robot Approach. IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2016), New York City.

Jensen, Lars Christian.Using  Language Games as a Way to Investigate Interactional Engagement in Human-Robot Interaction. In: International Research Conference Robophilosophy 2016 Aarhus Denmark, pp. 76-85. IOS Press BV, The Netherlands.

Strupka, Eszter, Niebuhr, Oliver and Fischer, Kerstin (2016). Influence of Robot Gender and Speaker Gender on Prosodic Entrainment in HRI. Interactive Session at the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2016), New York City.

Sirkin, David, Fischer, Kerstin, Jensen, Lars C. and Wendy Ju (2016). Eliciting Conversation in Robot Vehicle Interactions. 2016 AAAI Spring Symposium Series, Palo Alto, Ca., AAAI Publications.


Fischer, Kerstin, Lars Christian Jensen, Stefan-Daniel Suvei and Leon Bodenhagen (2015). The role of the timing between multimodal robot behaviors for joint action. In Workshop 'Toward a Framework for Joint Action' at the International Conference on Social Robotics, Paris. [poster]

Fischer, K., Jensen, L. C., Kirstein, F., Stabinger, S., Erkent, Ö., Shukla, D. & Piater, J. (2015).The Effects of Social Gaze in Human-Robot Collaborative Assembly. Social Robotics: 7th International Conference, ICSR 2015, Paris, France, October 26-30, 2015, Proceedings. Springer, s. 204-213 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9388). [poster]

Sirkin, David, Fischer, Kerstin, Jensen, Lars C. and Wendy Ju (2015). How effective and odd message can be: Appropriate and inappropriate topics in speech-based vehicle interfacesIn Proceedings of Human Computation and Crowdsourcing HCOMP'15. [poster]



Aus der Wieschen, Maria, Fischer, Kerstin & Kuklinsky, Kamil (2014):Intuitive Error Resolution Strategies during Robot Demonstration. Late Breaking Results HRI’14, Bielefeld, Germany, pp. 120-121.

Kirstein, Franziska, Fischer, Kerstin & Solvason, Dorthe (2014): 
Human Embodiment Creates Problems for Robot Learning by Demonstration Using a Control Panel. Late Breaking Results HRI’14, Bielefeld, Germany, pp. 212-213. 

Fischer, Kerstin, Lars Christian Jensen & Leon Bodenhagen (2014). To Beep or not to Beep Is not the Whole Question. International Conference on Social Robotics '14, Sydney. [.pdf]

Fischer, Kerstin, Soto, Bianca, Pontafaru, Caroline & Takayama, Leila (2014):Initiating interactions in order to get help: Effects of social framing on people's responses to robots' requests for assistance. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Robot-Human Interactive Communication, Edinburgh

Fischer, Kerstin, Yang, Stephen, Mok, Brian, Maheshwari, Rohan, Sirkin, David, Ju, Wendy (2014):Initiating Interactions and Negotiating Approach: A Robotic Trash Can in the Field

Fischer, Kerstin, Lohan, Katrin S., Rohlfing, Katharina & Foth, Kilian (2014): Partner Orientation in Asymmetric Communication: Evidence from contingent robot response. HRI ’14 Workshop on Humans and Robots in Asymmetric Interactions, March 3rd, 2014, Bielefeld, Germany.

Krüger, Norbert, Ude, Ales, Petersen, Henrik Gordon, Nemec, Bojan, Ellekilde, Lars-Peter, Savarimuthu, Thiusius Rajeeth, Alison Rytz, Jimmy, Fischer, Kerstin, Buch, Anders Glent, Kraft, Dirk, Mustafa, Wail, Aksoy, Eren Erdal, Papon, Jeremie, Kramberger, Aljaz and Worgötter, Florentin (2014). Technologies for the fast Set-Up of Automated Assembly Processes. KI-Künstliche Intelligenz 2014:1-9

Kuklinski, Kamil, Savarimuthu, Thiusius Rajeeth, Fischer, Kerstin, Beck, Richard, Krüger, Norbert, Miatliuk, Konstantsin, Kirsten, Franziska, Marhenke, Ilka, aus der Wieschen, Maria, Sølvason, Dorthe (2015). A novel device allowing for dynamic switching between control frames during tele-operation. 10th International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control, RoMoCo, Poznan, Poland.

Kukliński, Kamil, Sølvason, Dorte, Fischer, Kerstin, Marhenke, Ilka, Kirstein, Franziska, aus der Wieschen, Maria, Krüger, Norbert and Savarimuthu, Thiusius Rajeeth (2014): Teleoperation for Learning by Demonstration: Data Glove versus Object Manipulation for Intuitive Robot Control. ICUMT, St. Petersburg, Russia.


Fischer, Kerstin, Lohan, Katrin, Nehaniv, Chrystopher and Lehmann, Hagen (2013): Effects of Different Kinds of Robot Feedback. Social Robotics’13.

Fischer, Kerstin, Katrin S. Lohan, Joe Saunders, Chrystopher Nehaniv, Britta Wrede, and Katharina Rohlfing (2013): The impact of the contingency of robot feedback on HRI. Cooperative Technological Systems, San Diego, May 20-24 2013.


Lohan, K.S., K.J. Rohlfing, K. Pitsch, J. Saunders, H. Lehmann, C.L. Nehaniv, K. Fischer and B. Wrede (2012): Tutor spotter: Proposing a feature set and evaluating it in a robotic system.International Journal of Social Robotics 4(2):131-146.

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