Short-Research Assignments

The HMI-group does research in a variety of topics. The (optional) Capita Selecta assignments done by students can be a valuable part of this research. Following are a set of existing topics and assignments, but you are free to come up with your own assignment as well. Feel free to contact any of the HMI researchers working in the field of your possible assignment to create or fine tune an assignment. Please inform Mariët Theune if you want to start a Capita Selecta assignment.

Note that starting from 1 September 2013, Research Topics should be done as a preparation for the final assignment (and not as a standalone assignment). Please contact Mariët Theune for more information.

Open Short-Research Assignments

Impact of the appearance of a robot for autistic children
Comparing motivational messages for physical activity: text versus speech!
Pedestrian reactions to autonomous cars
Mocap Mimicry with a Virtual Agent
Multi-Context Learning for Speech Emotion Recognition
Pronoun Generation for Game Reports
Dutch speech recognition: various assignments (Dutch only!)
Social touch interaction with robots
Robot, can you help me? Help-giving and help-seeking for collaborative child-robot interaction
Tasty Bits and Bytes
Deep learning for cross-corpora based speech emotion recognition
State of the Art overview of Sum-Product Networks
User acceptance of digital coaching to support engagement in eHealth applications
Analysis of conversations in a context of telepresence robot for the elderly
Automatische analyse en classificatie van getuigenverhoren
Translating text to queries for audiovisual content recommendation
Designing a movement repertoire for a social agent
"Upbeat" - A practical test of nonverbal synchronization
Measuring Multimodal Synchrony for Human-Computer Interaction