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Rebecca Stower

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About me

I recently started a postdoc position at the division of Robotics, Perception, and Learning, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Previously, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Paris8 CHArt Laboratory in collaboration with the Laboratory of Intuitive and Natural Interactions with Teleoperated Robots (INIT) in Montreal. I defended my PhD dissertation in October, 2021 as part of the Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network ANIMATAS. My dissertation centred on the conceptualisation and measurement of robot failures during child-robot interaction. I am originally from Brisbane, Australia, where I also completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours First Class) from the University of Queensland (2016). Currently, I am interested in the conceptualization of social intelligence in robots and the design of social robot behavior, and particularly the occurence of robot failures during human robot interactions.  More generally, I am passionate about the intersection of psychology and technology and how psychological research methods can be applied to digital industries.