Henny Admoni

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Leading Authority on Human-robot Interaction; Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

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Henny Admoni is an Assistant Professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where she leads the Human And Robot Partners (HARP) Lab. Dr. Admoni studies how to develop intelligent robots that can assist and collaborate with humans on complex tasks like preparing meals. She is most interested in how natural human communication, such as where someone is looking, can reveal underlying human intentions and can be used to improve human-robot interactions. Dr. Admoni’s research has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Office of Naval Research, the Paralyzed Veterans of America Foundation and Sony Corporation. Her work has been featured by media outlets such as NPR’s Science Friday, Voice of America News and WESA radio.

Previously, Dr. Admoni was a postdoctoral fellow at CMU with Siddhartha Srinivasa in the Personal Robotics Lab. She completed her PhD in Computer Science at Yale University with Professor Brian Scassellati in the Social Robotics Lab. Her PhD dissertation was about modeling the complex dynamics of nonverbal behavior for socially assistive human-robot interaction. Dr. Admoni also holds an MS in Computer Science from Yale University, and a BA/MA joint degree in Computer Science from Wesleyan University.

Henny Admoni is available for paid speaking engagements, including keynote addresses, speeches, panels, conference talks and advisory/consulting services, through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.

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Henny Admoni is an Assistant Professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where she leads the Human And Robot Partners (HARP) Lab. Dr. Admoni studies how to develop intelligent robots that can assist and collaborate with humans on complex tasks like preparing meals. She is most interested in how natural human communication, such as where someone is looking, can reveal underlying human intentions and can be used to improve human-robot interactions. Dr. Admoni’s research has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Office of Naval Research, the Paralyzed Veterans of America Foundation and Sony Corporation. Her work has been featured by media outlets such as NPR’s Science Friday, Voice of America News and WESA radio.

Previously, Dr. Admoni was a postdoctoral fellow at CMU with Siddhartha Srinivasa in the Personal Robotics Lab. She completed her PhD in Computer Science at Yale University with Professor Brian Scassellati in the Social Robotics Lab. Her PhD dissertation was about modeling the complex dynamics of nonverbal behavior for socially assistive human-robot interaction. Dr. Admoni also holds an MS in Computer Science from Yale University, and a BA/MA joint degree in Computer Science from Wesleyan University.

Henny Admoni is available for paid speaking engagements, including keynote addresses, speeches, panels, conference talks and advisory/consulting services, through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.

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