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Raquel Thiessen

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Undergraduate Career

  • May-August 2017

    Undergrad Research Assistant - HCI

    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

  • May-December 2018

    Undergrad Research Assistant - HRI

    Worked in the HRI lab under James Young. Human Robot interaction (HRI) is the study of interactions between humans and robots.

  • March 2019

    Presented Research at HRI Conference

    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.

  • January-August 2019

    Junior Developer at Invenia Techincal Computing Corporation

    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

Publications

Undergradute Publications at the University of Manitoba

Infrasound for HRI: A Robot Using Low-Frequency Vibrations to Impact How People Perceive its Actions

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.

"What? That’s Not a Chair!”: How Robot Informational Errors Affect Children’s Trust Towards Robots

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.

Class Projects

Undergraduate Projects at the Univeristy of Manitoba

Cooke-Book

Software Engineering I

Ordering System Silverware

Human Computer Interaction I