Ginevra Castellano

Ginevra Castellano

Ginevra Castellano is a Professor of Intelligent Interactive Systems at the Department of Information Technology  of Uppsala University, Sweden. She is the founder and director of the Uppsala Social Robotics Lab. Her research is in the area of social robotics and human-robot interaction, addressing questions on how we can build human-robot interactions  that are ethical and trustworthy, including robot ethics, robot autonomy and human oversight, gender fairness, robot transparency and trust, human-robot relationship formation, both from the perspective of developing computational skills for robotic systems, and their evaluation with human users to study acceptance and social consequences. Castellano has also an interest in governance of AI and robotics and has recently published a paper on a framework for a socio-legal robotics in the International Journal of Social Robotics. She has been / is Principal Investigator of several national and EU-funded projects on ethical and trustworthy human-robot interaction, in application areas spanning education, healthcare, and transportation systems (e.g. automotive and multi-drone systems). She has published over 150 papers on these topics, receiving over 5300 citations. From 2012 to 2016 she was the coordinator of the EU FP7 EMOTE (EMbOdied perceptive Tutors for Empathy-based learning) project, which developed educational robots to support teachers in a classroom environment. Castellano was a General Chair at the ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) 2017 and the ACM/IEEE Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) 2023. She was the recipient of the 10-Year Technical Impact Award at the ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction 2019 and the Frontiers in Robotics and AI 2021 Outstanding Associate Editor Award. She is an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Robotics and AI and the ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction, and a member of the Board of the Swedish AI Society and the Steering Committee of the ACM/IEEE Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.

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    Uppsala University
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    Professor of Intelligent Interactive Systems
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31 May 2024
15:20 - 15:55
Selma Šabanović (Indiana University Bloomington), Ginevra Castellano (Uppsala University), Janet Wiles (University of Queensland)...

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