patrícia alves-oliveira


human-robot interaction researcher

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.  My cv is here.

My research field is Human-Robot Interaction and I study how robots can be used to nurture creativity and wellness. I use methods, theories, and practices from robotics, artificial intelligence, psychology, and design.