I am Ania, a postgraduate student pursuing a Master's degree in Cognitive Science at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. As an interdisciplinary approach enthusiast, I strongly believe that it’s worth exploring this fascinating area of robotics. The main focus in my studies is affective robotics in a multimodal approach, which enables us to combine different modalities of perception and enhance the subjective wellbeing of people who struggle with various issues. In my opinion, this field holds the potential to yield positive impacts across diverse facets of human existence.
In the present year, I have had the privilege of participating in the JASSO program, an experience that afforded me the honor of collaborating with a laboratory team dedicated to the domain of bio-inspired computing. It allowed me to engage in conception and execution of an investigation concerning the role of Virtual Reality (VR) in embodiment and motor control. Currently I am taking part in the HugBits Project which is aimed at testing haptic pillows as a possible nonverbal communication device.
Apart from the research related activities, I enjoy playing the piano, reading books and quite recently I discovered a passion for latin dance. If you would like to know more about our lab, feel free to contact me anytime! I look forward to exchanging views on robotics and other topics.
Effects of variability in the relationship between VR and actual hand on the sense of hand position