Marlena Fraune

Marlena Fraune

CITEC Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology
Research building
Inspiration 1 / Zehlendorfer Damm 199
33619 Bielefeld


Room: 2.219
Phone: -
Fax: ++49 (0)521 106-6560
Email: mfraune'at'
Office hours: on appointment (via Email)


Duration of stay: 11.06. - 12.07.2015

Research interests

With more technological advances, social robots are becoming not only possible but likely additions to daily lives to help with tasks as diverse as cooking, tutoring, and even driving. My research involves testing when humans perceive minimalistic robots as social entities.
Furthermore, with the proliferation of everyday applications of robots in our future, we can expect people to come into contact with multiple robots simultaneously – which may drastically change human-robot interaction styles. In my research, I study inter-group human-robot interaction from a social psychological perspective. This research will help designers produce robots that people will enjoy interacting with, in order to better aid people in their everyday lives.