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S. Schneider (Sebastian)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor at the Human Media Interaction group at the Electrical Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science faculty. My background is in intelligent systems and human-machine interaction. My research focuses on developing interactive intelligent systems for coaching, (long-term) Human-Robot Interaction, and interactive robot learning. 

Starting as a research student assistant at the Cognition and Robotics Lab developing mobile interactive mobile and humanoid service robotics, I continued to broaden my perspective on human-technology interaction from a social and sports psychology stance to create social robots for exercising and coaching scenarios in long-term and recurring interactions as a PhD student, also at the CoR Lab, and Center for Cognitive Interaction Technologies (CITEC).

After my Ph.D., I worked as a postdoc at the HRI Lab at Kyoto University, exploring mobile persuasive robotics "in the wild." Subsequently, I joined the Faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University as a postdoc to investigate the impact of AI on epidemiology from a sociological perspective.

However, my curiosity remained on the interactive side of technology, and I continued my research in HRI on service robots for public spaces and socially empathic multi-turn interaction at the Cologne Cobots Lab.

Before joining the University of Twente, I worked as a Data Scientist in the Machine Learning and AI group at Miele & Cie. KG on deep learning, computer vision for household appliances, and large language models.

Publications

Recent
Hindemith, L., Bruns, O., Noller, A. M., Hemion, N. , Schneider, S., & Vollmer, A-L. (2023). Interactive Robot Task Learning: Human Teaching Proficiency With Different Feedback Approaches. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, 15(4), 1938-1947. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCDS.2022.3186270
Luipers, D., Kaulen, N., Chojnowski, O. , Schneider, S., Richert, A., & Jeschke, S. (2022). Robot Control Using Model-Based Reinforcement Learning With Inverse Kinematics. In 2022 IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL) IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDL53763.2022.9962215
Müller, A., Penkert, L. , Schneider, S., & Richert, A. (2022). Investigating gender-stereotyped interactions with virtual agents in public spaces. In 2022 31st IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) (pp. 1592-1597). (International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/RO-MAN53752.2022.9900529
Neef, C. , Schneider, S., & Richert, A. (2022). An Architecture for Social Robot-assisted Subjective and Objective Health Monitoring. In 2022 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Its Social Impacts (ARSO) Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1109/ARSO54254.2022.9802961
Schneider, S., Liu, Y., Tomita, K., & Kanda, T. (2022). Stop Ignoring Me! On Fighting the Trivialization of Social Robots in Public Spaces. ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction, 11(2), 1–23. https://doi.org/10.1145/3488241
Kreis, C., Aguirre, A., Cifuentes, C. A., Munera, M., Jiménez, M. F. , & Schneider, S. (2022). Predicting Perceived Exhaustion in Rehabilitation Exercises Using Facial Action Units. Sensors, 22(17), Article 6524. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22176524
Schneider, S. (2021). Soziale Roboter im öffentlichen Raum. In O. Bendel (Ed.), Soziale Roboter: Technikwissenschaftliche, wirtschaftswissenschaftliche, philosophische, psychologische und soziologische Grundlagen (pp. 401-416). Springer Nature. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-31114-8_21
Langholf, L., Battefeld, D., Henning, K., Zatrib, R., Groß, A., Richter, B., Vollmer, A-L. , & Schneider, S. (2021). Testing the Elaboration Likelihood Model of Persuasion on the Acceptance of Health Regulations in a Video Human-Robot Interaction Study. In HRI '21 Companion: Companion of the 2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 121-125) https://doi.org/10.1145/3434074.3447142
Rea, D. J. , Schneider, S., & Kanda, T. (2021). “Is this all you can do? Harder!”: The Effects of (Im)Polite Robot Encouragement on Exercise Effort. In HRI '21: Proceedings of the 2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 225-233). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1145/3434073.3444660

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Citadel (building no. 09), room H208
Hallenweg 15
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Citadel  H208
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands