My research field is human-robot interaction. I am particularly interested in the following topics: joint activities between humans and robots; human-robot teamwork and collaboration, in particular with respect to interaction fluency; robotic personal companions; non-anthropomorphic robot design; computational models for embodied cognition in robots, in particular with respect to artificial practice; anticipation and timing in HRI and multi-agent MDPs; entertainment, theater, and musical performance robots; robot improvisation; nonverbal communication in HRI; and embodiment in HCI.

My research is supported by EC FP7 grant PCIG9-GA-2011-293733.

The video talk below gives a nice overview of some of my research.
And this interview accurately reflects some of my societal thoughts on human-robot interaction.