The Organising Committee is a group of researchers working towards rich sonic interactions in HRI.


Linköping University, Sweden

Hannah Pelikan brings a conversation analytic perspective to human-robot interaction and has carried out field studies in settings such as family homes, public roads and surgical operating rooms. She currently pursues her PhD at Linköping University in Sweden. Funded by a Swedish Research Council project on human practices for embodied coordination, Hannah explores sound as a resource for achieving real-time coordination between humans and robots.


University of New South Wales, Australia

Frederic Robinson is an audio designer, musician, and researcher combining creative and technical expertise to create extraordinary immersive audio experiences. Currently a Scientia PhD Candidate at the UNSW Creative Robotics Lab & Interactive Media Lab in Sydney, he develops interactive audio systems for robotic agents to enrich the way they interact with humans.


Linköping University, Sweden

Leelo Keevallik is a professor in language and interaction at Linköping university. She has worked on the interface between grammar and embodiment, targeting the systematic use of language, sound, and movement in various activities involving co-present humans. Among other things, she has studied how vocalizations are used to coordinate manual work tasks and dance instruction.


University of New South Wales, Australia

Mari Velonaki is director of the UNSW Creative Robotics Lab and lead chief investigator at the National Facility for Human Robot Interaction. She has worked as an artist and researcher in the field of electronic art since 1997 pioneering intellectually and emotionally engaging human-machine interfaces through the creation of multisensory experiences. Her robots and interactive installations have been exhibited worldwide, including: V&A Museum, London; National Art Museum Beijing; Aros Aarhus Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Ars Electronica, Linz; and ZENDAI Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai.


Linköping University, Sweden

Mathias Broth is Professor in Language and Culture at Linköping University. Taking particular interest in the embodied, emplaced and mediated aspects of situated human interaction, he has studied activities such as TV-production and driver training as these are interactionally accomplished in real time.


University of New South Wales, Australia

Oliver Bown is a senior lecturer at the UNSW Faculty of Art and Design. As a researcher and maker working with creative technologies, he comes from a highly diverse academic background spanning social anthropology, evolutionary and adaptive systems, music informatics and interaction design. His current active research areas include media multiplicities, musical metacreation, the theories and methodologies of computational creativity, new interfaces for musical expression, and multi-agent models of social creativity.