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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

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14 Jan 2016

My paper on modeling nonverbal behavior for human-robot collaboration was accepted to ICRA 2016!

8 Jan 2016

Together with Sidd Srinivasa and Julie Shah, I am guest-editing a special issue of the International Journal of Robotics Research on Human-Robot Interaction. The call for papers is out now, and the deadline is March 1, 2016!


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.