Worked in the HCI lab under Andrea Bunt. Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is the study of how people interact with computers and to what extent computers are or are not developed for successful interaction with human beings
Worked in the HRI lab under James Young. Human Robot interaction (HRI) is the study of interactions between humans and robots.
HRI 2019 is the 14th annual conference for basic and applied human-robot interaction research. The HRI conference is an annual international conference that aims to showcase research in human-robot interaction with roots in and broad participation from communities that include robotics, human-computer interaction, human factors, artificial intelligence, engineering, and social and behavioral sciences.
At Invenia they deploy their machine learning techniques to optimize the electricity grid by improving advance planning of electricity production and distribution, resulting in decreased economic waster and environmental damage
The Ubisoft winnipeg studio is focused on creating technology to empower their creators to build even better worlds across their major brands such as Far Cry, Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs.
Thiessen, R., Rea, D. J., Garcha, D. S., Cheng, C.,Young, J. E. (2019). Infrasound for HRI: A Robot Using Low-Frequency Vibrations to Impact How People Perceive its Actions. In Proceedings of the 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference of Human-Robot Interaction.
Geiskkovitch, D. Y., Thiessen, R., Young, J. E., Glenwright, M. R. (2019). "What? That’s not a chair!": How robot informational errors affect children’s trust towards robots. In Proceedings of the 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference of Human-Robot Interaction.