In a nutshell

TZ.SandiaFull professor of cognitive science in the School of Informatics at the University of Skövde.

Visiting professor in cognitive systems at IDA, Linköping University.

My main research interest is in embodied cognition and interaction, i.e. the role the body plays in cognition, emotion, social interaction, and interactions with different types of technology.

Current main activities

Coordinator of European project DREAM (2014 – 2018), together with David Vernon, which deals with the use of social robots in psychological therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder.


Coordinator of Swedish research initiative AIR (2015 – 2019), which deals with mutual action and intention recognition in human interaction with autonomous systems (robots, cars, etc). Our partners are Viktoria Swedish ICT, Örebro University and Halmstad University.

As part of this, Serge Thill, Alberto Montebelli and I are organizing a workshop on Intention Recognition in Human-Robot Interaction, to be held 7 March 2016 in Christchurch, New Zealand, in conjunction with HRI 2016.

cogsima2016_logoCo-chair of the technical program committee – together with Mica Endsley – for CogSIMA, the annual IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support, to be held 21-24 March 2016 in San Diego.