I'm Ala, a Cognitive Science Master's student at the Philosophy Department of Jagiellonian University. My primary research interest revolves around Child-Robot Interaction. I strongly believe that robots will play a significant role in future education systems, and I'm determined to make them an valuable asset in the educational context. During my academic journey, I have been actively involved in various projects that focus on conducting workshops with social robots for primary school children.
Currently, I am part of the iChores project, where my contribution lies in designing experiments aimed at testing and enhancing household robotic systems. Additionally, I recently had an amazing opportunity to participate in the JASSO exchange program in Tokyo, Japan, which broadened my horizons and enriched my experience.
Outside of my academic pursuits, my passions include exploring the world through travel, expressing my creativity on canvas through painting, and indulging in the fine art of crafting.
If any of these topics resonate with you or you wish to connect on any level, please feel free to reach out and share your thoughts!
iChores: Intuitive interfaces for human-robot collaboration
RoboPlayground: A Workshop Adventure with Four Unique Robots for Primary School Children
NaoTroupe Workshop: A Theatrical Journey with NAO for Primary School Children
Active Reading with Anna & NAO pt 2: Reading Workshop for Primary School Children
Active Reading with Anna & NAO pt 1: Reading Workshop for Children in MOCAK Museum
Wróbel, A., Źróbek, K., Indurkhya, B., Schaper, M. M., Gunia, A., & Zguda, P. M. (2023, April).
Are robots vegan? Unexpected behaviours in child-robot interactions and their design implications.
In Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-7).
A. Wróbel, K. Źróbek, M-M. Schaper, P. Zguda, and B. Indurkhya (2023) Age-Appropriate Robot Design:
In-The-Wild Child-Robot Interaction Studies of Perseverance Styles and Robot’s Unexpected Behavior,.
To appear in Proceedings of The IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication
(Ro-Man 2023), Aug. 28-31, Busan, S. Korea.