Three collaborative Master student projects are funded by HUMAN-AI

A milestone for the educational objectives of the HUMAN-AI alliance program is achieved! In March 2020, we opened the first call for student research proposals as a way to simulate collaborations between the three institutes (UU, TU/e, UMCU) on the topic of autonomy in human-AI interactions. We received a lot of enthusiasm from both students and research members, and after careful reviews of all the proposals we decided to fund the following three exiting projects:

1. Transitioning autonomy back to the car: How to encourage drivers to transition autonomy back to the car after required moments of manual driving?

Sutdents: Myrna van den Berg (Utrecht University)

Supervisors: Dr. Chris Janssen (Utrecht University), Dr. Bastian Pfleging (Eindhoven University of Technology)

2. Affective SAR—— an assistant for children with generalized anxiety disorder

Students: Laura Bijl (Eindhoven University of Technology), Shaoya Ren (Utrecht University), Ning Fang (Utrecht University)

Supervisors: Remco Veltkamp (Utrecht University), Supraja Sankaran (Eindhoven University of Technology), Chao Zhang (Utrecht University)

3. An exploration of the effects of forethought on trust and task performance.

Students: Benthe Keetels (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Supervisors: Emilia Barakova (Eindhoven University of Technology), Maartje de Graaf (Utrecht University)

We wish all the best for the three projects and look forward to their presentations at our HUMAN-AI symposium in 2021!