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I am a sixth year PhD candidate in Computer Science working with Brian Scassellati in the Social Robotics Lab at Yale University. I'm interested in socially assistive robotics, artificial intelligence, computational models of human cognition, and developmental robotics.

My research focuses on developing intelligent, autonomous robots that help humans in social ways. I apply my background in robotics, computer science, and cognitive psychology to design non-verbal communication behaviors that improve human-robot interactions. Applications of my research include robot tutors, robotic therapy tools, and robot home or office assistants.

I have been recognized for my scholarly achievements with awards including a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, and a Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship.


Department of Computer Science
Yale University
51 Prospect Street, Room 505
New Haven, CT 06520-8285 USA

Email: henny [at] cs.yale.edu

Office: Arthur K. Watson Hall, Room 505

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12 Nov 2015

I'm in Arlington, VA for the 2015 AAAI Fall Symposium, where I will be presenting a paper at the "AI for Human Robot Interaction" workshop.

9 Nov 2015

I'm at MIT in Boston, MA for a two-day career workshop called Rising Stars in EECS, which brings together top graduate and postdoc women to discuss navigating early academic careers.


Recent Publications

AI-HRI 2015

Henny Admoni and Brian Scassellati. Robot Nonverbal Communication as an AI Problem (And Solution).

HRI-HRT 2015

Henny Admoni and Brian Scassellati. Eye Gaze in Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction.