From March 7 – 10th, Nicole Mirnig attended the 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The HRI Conference is a highly selective annual international conference that aims to showcase the very best interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in human-robot interaction with roots in and broad participation from communities that include but not limited to robotics, human-computer interaction, human factors, artificial intelligence, engineering, and social and behavioral sciences. This year’s conference theme was ‘Natural Interaction’.

Nicole co-organized the workshop ‘The challenge (not) to go wild! Challenges and best practices to study HRI in natural interaction settings‘ with  Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten (University of Duisburg-Essen), Astrid Weiss (Vienna University of Technology) and Selma Sabanovic (Indiana University). Nicole presented her paper ‘Evaluating a Questionnaire for Contextual Inquiries on Industrial Robot Teaching’ in the workshop.