(As of 2021, no longer Professor of Cognitive Science in Skövde, where I worked 1994 to 2020.)
My general research interests are in situated and embodied cognition, with a focus on human interaction with autonomous systems, such as social robots and automated vehicles. Another long-standing – but now somewhat dormant – interest is in recurrent neural networks for cognitive modeling, adaptive robotics, etc.
Some current & recent activities
Together with Maartje de Graaf, Bertram Malle and Anca Dragan, I am currently guest-editing a journal special issue on “Explainable Robotic Systems” for the ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction, to appear in 2021.
Current research in human-robot interaction includes three PhD projects:
- human interpretation of robot behavior (Sam Thellman)
- social robots in elderly care (Sofia Thunberg)
- human interaction with swarms of drones (Oscar Bjurling, RISE)
Current research in human-vehicle interaction, in collaboration with colleagues at VTI, includes a PhD project on remote driving and an upcoming postdoc project on human interaction with autonomous minibuses on campus.
2019-2021 I am also involved in a 3-year European project called SmartWork, which addresses smart age-friendly working and living environments.
2014-2019 I coordinated a large European project called DREAM on the use of social robots in psychotherapy for kids with autism.