Robert A. Paauwe (M.Sc., 2012) graduated with a degree in Design for Interaction (Delft University of Technology) and a bachelor degree (B.Sc., 2007) in Industrial Design Engineering (Hogeschool Windesheim). Currently, he is a PhD-candidate within the SELEMCA-project) at VU University of Amsterdam (NWO-funded CRISP-program). His PhD-research focuses on the design and realism of social robots and how these factors affect social interaction between robots and humans. By generating new design methods and tools, he also studies how design practitioners deal with new knowledge related to social robots.

His work and expertise relates to prototyping, designing and programming interactions, realism, and educating designers. Additionally, he gives workshops, lectures, courses, and supervises students at the VU University Amsterdam, Delft University of Technology, Glasgow School of Art, and the Hogeschool van Amsterdam.


VU University, Amsterdam
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The Netherlands

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