Paulina Zguda

PhD Student

Joined: Aplir 2021


I am Paulina, a graduate in cognitive science and currently a PhD student in philosophy at the Jagiellonian University. I work on the social perception of robots, how their appearance and behaviour affect humans. I am particularly interested in the philosophical aspect of this relationship - how we anthropomorphise robots, knowing that we are dealing with artificial agents. I am also interested in research methodology and qualitative analysis, which offers unique insights into what mental images of the robot are created by humans during our interactions.

I find social robotics particularly engaging due to the fact that, although robots are becoming more and more common, there are still many important issues standing at the intersection of humanities and technology that require our reflection.

When I'm not thinking about robots, I love cycling, walking and spontaneous trips out of town.


RoboPlayground: A Workshop Adventure with Four Unique Robots for Primary School Children

Active Reading with Anna & NAO pt 2: Reading Workshop for Primary School Children

Interactive Workshop for Kindergarden Children in Kraków, Poland

Interactive Workshop for Kindergarden Children in Tokyo, Japan

Recent Publications

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.

Zguda, P. (2023, July). Robot in Disguise. In International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 268-276). Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland.

Mroczko-Wąsowicz, A., Stoch, N., & Zguda, P. (2023). What makes something a perceptual object?. Sensory Individuals: Unimodal and Multimodal Perspectives, 37.

P. Zguda, A. Kolota, G. Venture, B. Sniezynski, and B. Indurkhya (2021). Exploring the role of trust and expectations in CRI using in-the-wild studies. Electronics 10, 347. DOI: 10.3390/electronics10030347

Social Robotics Lab

We explore Human-Robot Interaction in natural social settings.

Jagiellonian University

ul. Ingardena 3, room 304B

30-060 Kraków


© 2023, Social Robotics Laboratory

Social Robotics Lab

We explore Human-Robot Interaction in natural social settings.



© 2023, Social Robotics Laboratory