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I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where I work with Professor Siddhartha Srinivasa in the Personal Robotics Lab. I'm interested in assistive robotics, human-robot interaction, and computational models of human cognition.

My research focuses on developing intelligent, autonomous robots that help humans. I apply my background in robotics, computer science, and cognitive psychology to design natural and effective robot controllers that make robot behavior transparent to human users. Applications of my research include robot home assistants, robot tutors, and robotic therapy tools.

I completed my PhD in Computer Science with Brian Scassellati in the Social Robotics Lab at Yale University. 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.


Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA

Email: henny [at] cmu.edu

Office: Newell-Simon Hall 4519

Google Scholar profile

ResearchGate profile


10 Mar 2016

Yahoo News interviewed me about our robot HERB in Pittsburgh: Innovation in the Steel City, a short documentary about the revitalization of Pittsburgh.

7 Mar 2016

I'm at HRI 2016 in New Zealand! I'll be presenting my work on modeling nonverbal behavior in human-robot collaborations.


Recent Publications

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies

Álvaro Castro-González et al. Effects of form and motion on judgments of social robots' animacy, likability, trustworthiness and unpleasantness.

AI-HRI 2015

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