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patrícia alves-oliveira

I study how robots can be used to improve our lives. I use methods, theories, and practices from robotics, artificial intelligence, psychology, and design.

my publications are here.

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Human-Centered Robotics Lab with Prof. Maya Cakmak at  the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering in the University of Washington; I collaborate extensively with Elin Bjorling from the Human-Centered Design and Engineering Department.

I received my PhD in Human-Robot Interaction in 2020 from Iscte and spent time at INESC-ID and Cornell University as part of my studies. I was co-advised by Patrícia Arriaga, Ana Paiva, and Guy Hoffman. My Doctoral Thesis was about how robots can be used to nurture human creativity.