The seminars of the Social Robotics Lab in the Fall semester of 2020/2021 will take place on Fridays, 17:00-19:00 CET. The mettings will be held via Cisco Webex Meetings (invitation via email is necessary to join).

The SLR website is currently in preparation. Meanwhile, you can find the information related to our seminars below.

Seminar times and talks

February 26, 2021 (Friday), 17:00-19:00 CET

Speakers: Ania Kołbasa, Basia Wziętek Chair: Aleksandra Samonek Note-taking: Sharon Spisak

February 12, 2021 (Friday), 17:00-19:00 CET

Speaker: Anna Kołbasa
Chair: Paulina Zguda
Note-taking: Sharon Spisak

January 22, 2021 (Friday), 17:30-19:00 CET

Speaker: Paulina Zguda
Chair: Ania Chudzik
Note-taking: Anna Kołbasa

January 8, 2021 (Friday), 17:00-19:00 CET

Speaker: Anna Chudzik
Chair: Magdalena Kaczmarek
Note-taking: Anna Kołota

December 18, 2020 (Friday), 17:00-19:00 CET

Speakers: Anna Kołbasa, Barbara Wziętek
Chair: Sharon Spisak
Note-taking: Iwona Przybył

December 4, 2020 (Friday), 17:00-19:00 CET

Speakers: Magdalena Kaczmarek, Bartłomiej Lechowicz
Chair: Aleksandra Samonek
Note-taking: Anna Chudzik

Magdalena Kaczmarek, CoZ: A crowd-powered system for social robotics

Recommended readings:

  • Abbas, T., Khan, V.-J., Gadiraju, U., Barakova, E., & Markopoulos, P. (2020). Crowd of Oz: A Crowd-powered Teleoperation System for Enhanced Human-Robot Conversations. Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 81–83. URL:
  • Abbas, T., Khan, V.-J., & Markopoulos, P. (2020). CoZ: A crowd-powered system for social robotics. SoftwareX, 11, 100421. URL:

Bartłomiej Lechowicz, The impact of COVID-19 on HRI research

Recommended readings:

  • Feil-Seifer, D., Haring, K. S., Rossi, S., Wagner, A. R., & Williams, T. (2020). Where to next? The impact of COVID-19 on human-robot interaction research. ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI), 10(1), 1-7. URL:

November 20, 2020 (Friday), 17:00-19:00 CET

Speakers: Aleksandra Samonek, Iwona Przybył
Chair: Bartłomiej Lechowicz
Note-taking: Barbara Wziętek

Aleksandra Samonek, How robots use language and what it means for applying social robotics to language learning

Recommended readings:

November 13, 2020 (Friday), 17:00-19:00 CET

Speakers: Sharon Spisak, Paulina Zguda
Chair: Anna Kołota
Note-taking: Paulina Zguda

Sharon Spisak, Why do we need cognitively biased robots?
Sharon introduced the biases used in the human-robot interaction research by Biswas and Murray, together with two sets of experiments (ERWIN, MyKeepon).

Recommended readings:

Paulina Zguda, Anna Kołota, On the Role of Trust in Child-Robot Interaction
Anna and Paulina gave an introduction to the 2019 project conducted together with Bipin Indurkhya.They investigated the process of building trust in children towards robots and how it is influenced by the children’s perception of the robot during the first encounter.

October 31, 2020 (Saturday), 17:00-19:00 CET

Kickoff meeting