March 9, 2018

Anouk van Maris

Topic: Ethical robot interaction (ESR 14)


Supervisors: Sanja Dogramadzi, Praminda Caleb-Solly, Matthew Studley, Nancy Zook

Born and raised in the Netherlands, I received a BSc and MSc in Artificial Intelligence, with a specialization in Robot Cognition. For my master dissertation, I investigated how someone’s trust is influenced by the embodiment of the robot (being physically present in a room versus a virtual agent on a screen), taking into account that someone’s perception of the robot may change over time. During my studies I have always been very interested in user’s reactions on new technology and whether it meets/exceeds their expectations. Also possible negative effects of these new technologies have interested me. Therefore, my current research, where I aim to develop an ethical framework for future development of social robots for older adults suits me very well and I am loving every minute of it!

Anouk van Maris