Verena Hafner

HU Berlin, Adaptive Systems
phone: +49 30 2093 3905

Verena Hafner represents the synthetic discipline of robotics. She focuses on sensorimotor interaction and development. She has investigated open-ended development and social interaction in artificial agents that attracted high interest in the cognitive and developmental robotics community and she has substantial experience in interdisciplinary cooperation.

At SCIoI, Verena is working on Project 06, Project 09, Project 10.

SCIoI Publications:

Yun, H. S., Hübert, H., Taliaronak, V., Mayet, R., Kirtay, M., Hafner, V. V., & Pinkwart, N. (2022). AI-based Open-Source Gesture Retargeting to a Humanoid Teaching Robot. AIED 2022: The 23rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-11647-6_51
Yun, H. S., Taliaronak, V., Kirtay, M., Chevelère, J., Hübert, H., Hafner, V. V., Pinkwart, N., & Lazarides, R. (2022). Challenges in Designing Teacher Robots with Motivation Based Gestures. 17th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2022). https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IUxuJMiReGpGnYvaXa918lWF_t11aRLN/view
Wudarczyk, O. A., Kirtay, M., Pischedda, D., Hafner, V. V., Haynes, J.-D., Kuhlen, A. K., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2021). Robots facilitate human language production. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 16737. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-95645-9
Wudarczyk, O. A., Kirtay, M., Kuhlen, A. K., Abdel Rahman, R., Haynes, J.-D., Hafner, V. V., & Pischedda, D. (2021). Bringing Together Robotics, Neuroscience, and Psychology: Lessons Learned From an Interdisciplinary Project. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 15. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2021.630789
Pischedda, D., Lange, A., Kirtay, M., Wudarczyk, O. A., Abdel Rahman, R., Hafner, V. V., Kuhlen, A. K., & Haynes, J.-D. (2021). Who is my interlocutor? Partner-specific neural representations during communicative interactions with human or artificial task partners. 5th Virtual Social Interactions (VSI) Conference.
Pischedda, D., Lange, A., Kirtay, M., Wudarczyk, O. A., Abdel Rahman, R., Hafner, V. V., Kuhlen, A. K., & Haynes, J.-D. (2021). Am I speaking to a human, a robot, or a computer? Neural representations of task partners in communicative interactions with humans or artificial agents. Neuroscience 2021.
Musiolek, L., Hafner, V. V., Krause, J., Landgraf, T., & Bierbach, D. (2020). Robofish as Social Partner for Live Guppies. Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, 270–274. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-64313-3_26
Mellmann, H., Schlotter, B., Musiolek, L., & Hafner, V. V. (2020). Anticipation as a Mechanism for Complex Behavior in Artificial Agents. Artificial Life Conference Proceedings, 32, 157–159. https://doi.org/10.1162/isal_a_00314
Landgraf, T., Gebhardt, G. H. W., Bierbach, D., Romanczuk, P., Musiolek, L., Hafner, V. V., & Krause, J. (2020). Animal-in-the-Loop: Using Interactive Robotic Conspecifics to Study Social Behavior in Animal Groups. Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-control-061920-103228
Kirtay, M., Oztop, E., Asada, M., & Hafner, V. V. (2021). Trust me! I am a robot: an affective computational account of scaffolding in robot-robot interaction. 2021 30th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 189–196. https://doi.org/10.1109/RO-MAN50785.2021.9515494
Kirtay, M., Oztop, E., Asada, M., & Hafner, V. V. (2021). Modeling robot trust based on emergent emotion in an interactive task. 2021 IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDL49984.2021.9515645
Kirtay, M., Chevalère, J., Lazarides, R., & Hafner, V. V. (2021). Learning in Social Interaction: Perspectives from Psychology and Robotics. 2021 IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDL49984.2021.9515648
Kirtay, M., Wudarczyk, O. A., Pischedda, D., Kuhlen, A. K., Abdel Rahman, R., Haynes, J.-D., & Hafner, V. V. (2020). Modeling robot co-representation: state-of-the-art, open issues, and predictive learning as a possible framework. 2020 Joint IEEE 10th International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDL-EpiRob48136.2020.9278031
Chevalére, J., Kirtay, M., Hafner, V., & Lazarides, R. (2022). Who to Observe and Imitate in Humans and Robots: The Importance of Motivational Factors. International Journal of Social Robotics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-022-00923-9
Bierbach, D., Gómez-Nava, L., Francisco, F. A., Lukas, J., Musiolek, L., Hafner, V. V., Landgraf, T., Romanczuk, P., & Krause, J. (2022). Live fish learn to anticipate the movement of a fish-like robot. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/ac8e3e
Bierbach, D., Francisco, F., Lukas, J., Landgraf, T., Maxeiner, M., Romanczuk, P., Musiolek, L., Hafner, V. V., & Krause, J. (2021). Biomimetic robots promote the 3Rs Principle in animal testing. ALIFE 2021: The 2021 Conference on Artificial Life. https://doi.org/10.1162/isal_a_00375