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Social Robotics Researcher

I am an Assistant Professor of Psychology at New Mexico State University as of August 2018. In particular, I study social human-robot interaction (HRI) in intergroup contexts.

I am accepting graduate students for Fall 2021 and undergraduate research assistants beginning Spring 2021. Email me if you are interested!

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Recent News

09/02/2020:

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Meet our newest lab member - Pepper! She’s excited to help welcome our campus back to 100 West Cafe.

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07/29/2020: Michelle Cormier and I had a great summer working with Dr. Gregory from the US Air Force! Stay tuned for our literature review on specific topics in trust in HRI:

06/10/2020: We have two more Discovery Scholars Students: Nichole Silva and Michelle Rehman. Welcome to the team!

05/27/2020: Congratulations to our Discovery Scholar Student, Julian Welsh, for the acceptance of his short paper at the conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICT). We look forward to you presenting our work!

04/27/2020: Congratulations to our very Harrison Preusse for winning the Foltz Lee award for excellence in Applied Engineering Psychology!! He plans to use the money to buy a virtual reality for research.

04/07/2020:

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Welcome to our newest lab member and Ph.D student, Rachel Au!

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12/30/2019: Congratulations to Harrison Preusse for being accepted into the Pioneers Workshop at HRI 2020! Also congratulations to Julian Welsh for getting his latebreaking report accepted. We are excited to attend the conference!

03/11/2020:

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Our new logo is finally done!

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02/27/2020:

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Our robot helping raise money for the Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society

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02/20/2020:

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Goodbye, @yudaikubota.nature . It was a delight having you in the lab!

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12/12/2019:

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Had a great end of semester party for the lab yesterday! 🎊 Thank you to all of our hard working grad students and research assistants!

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12/09/2019: Congratulations to Julian Welsh for winning the Fall 2019 Dean Scholars Grant! We are excited to continue working with you this next semester.

12/03/2019:

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Photos from Thursday’s Student Award Ceremony! 🏆 Our graduating R.A. Bailey Brown received the “Outstanding Undergraduate Award” from the College of Arts and Sciences. 🎊 Congrats to all award recipients! 🎉

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11/15/2019:

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Our lab had a great time Friday presenting our findings for Research and Creativity Week! 📸 @breaking_bryan

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11/08/2019:

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Thank you to Nancy Cooke and her lab at Arizona State University for hosting Marlena Fraune to talk and showing their fantastic projects.

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09/18/2019:

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A few weeks ago, our lab teamed up with Teen Science Cafe to help teens learn how to program Nao robots! Videos to follow! 🤖

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09/06/2019:

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Thanks to Matthew Rueben for coming to NMSU and giving a fantastic talk on Privacy-Sensitive Robotics! We enjoyed gaming with you too!

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09/02/2019: We have funding for a postdoctoral researcher for the next two years to work on our NASA project! The official website is still underway, but applications are accepted from now until when the position is filled. The description can be found here. Can't wait to add another member to our team!

08/11/2019:

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Visiting Sandia with grad students Michelle Cormier and Harrison Preusse. We had some great chats with various researchers and engineers. Thank you for having us!

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News Archive 2018-2019