Computer Scientist and HCI/HRI Research Associate
As an entrepreneur in IT, computer scientist and thanks to my experience in teaching and research at university, I collected a wide range of valuable knowledge that I am glad to share with you today.
My research interest is the field of software customisability, adaptivity and accessibility with a strong focus on user interaction with robotics (human-robot interaction as part of the human-computer interaction research community). Thus, I am currently working on strategies that help engineering assistants robots for people with special needs, e.g. the elderly or people with impairments. As robots are continuously advancing regarding their hardware, the software side is more and more becoming the bottleneck in this field which motivates me even more to work in that area. One crucial aspect that stands out here because of a very active research community, is the need for powerful voice interaction interfaces and systems that are able to really understand their users. Overall, a very dynamic research area with super motivating and interesting challenges.