Prof. Dr. Katrin Solveig Lohan

Dozent Automation/Robotik

+41 58 257 33 87 katrin.lohan@ost.ch

Curriculum Vitae

Career

2018-2019Associate Prof. in Computer Sciences and Robotics at Heriot-Watt University
2018 -2019Director of joint education program between Heriot-Watt University, UK and Ocean University, China for the BEng in Robotics
2018 -2019Director of Social Robotics Group at Heriot-Watt University  
2017-2019Director of MSc in HRI program at Heriot-Watt University
2017-2019Gateway-event organizer for the Edinburgh Center for Robotics
2016-2019SICSA Theme leader for Cyber Physical Systems. 
2013-2018Assistant Prof. in Computer Sciences and Robotics at Heriot-Watt University
2012-2013PostDoc, Experienced Researcher in the “RobotDoc”, Marie Curie Project at the Italian Institute of Technology.
Topic: Motoric and contextual information in determining attention behaviors.
2008-2012Wissenschaftlicher Mittarbeiter/Research assistantat CoR-Lab and Applied Informatics Group, Bielefeld University, within the ITALK EU-Project.
Topic: Experiments on parent-child interaction on object knowledge demonstration and development of tutoring spotter.
2006-2008Studentische Hilfskraft/Student assistant in the Applied Informatics Group and the Computer Graphics Group at Bielefeld University

Education

2016Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2013-2016PG-Cert of Postgraduate Teaching
2008-2012Dr. Ing. (Ph.D)
Topic:A model of contingency detection to spot tutoring behavior and respond to ostensive cues in human-robot-interaction, Bielefeld: Universitätsbibliothek. Doctoral program in Intelligent Systems at the Graduate School of the Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics.
2002-2008Diplom Informatiker (MSc in computer science)
Topic: Extraction of vortex core-lines in flow field data, Modules examined: neuro informatics, applied informatics, databases, computer vision and computer graphics. Diplom Studiengang Naturwissenschaftliche Universität Bielefeld

 

Teaching activity

- Robotik

  • [1] Muneeb Ahmad, Ingo Keller, and Katrin Lohan. Integrated real-time, non-intrusive measurements for mental load. In CHI 2019 Workshop: ”Everyday Automation Experience: Non-Expert Users Encountering Ubiquitous Automated Systems”, 2019. in Press.
  • [2] Muneeb Imtiaz Ahmad, Jasmin Bernotat, Katrin Lohan, and Friederike Eyssel. Trust and cognitive load during human-robot interaction. arXiv preprint arXiv:1909.05160, 2019.
  • [3] Paola Ard´on, ` Eric Pairet, Ron Petrick, Subramanian Ramamoorthy, and Katrin Lohan. Reasoning on grasp-action affordances. arXiv preprint arXiv:1905.10610, 2019.
  • [4] Paola Ard´on, ` Eric Pairet, Ronald Petrick, Subramanian Ramamoorthy, and Katrin S Lohan. Learning grasp affordance reasoning through semantic relations. arXiv preprint arXiv:1906.09836, 2019.
  • [5] Paola Ard´on, Subramanian Ramamoorthy, and Katrin Solveig Lohan. Object affordances by inferring on the surroundings. In Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO). IEEE, 2018. Forthcoming.
  • [6] Paola Ardon Ramirez, ` Eric Pairet Artau, Subramanian Ramamoorthy, and Katrin Solveig Lohan. Towards robust grasps: Using the environment semantics for robotic object affordances. 10 2018. AAAI 2018 Fall Symposium : Reasoning and Learning in Real World Systems for Long-term Autonomy ; Conference date: 18-10-2018 Through 20-10-2018.
  • [7] Frank Broz, Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, Tony Belpaeme, Ambra Bisio, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Luciano Fadiga, Tomassino Ferrauto, Kerstin Fischer, Frank F¨orster, Onofrio Gigliotta, Sascha Griffiths, Hagen Lehmann, Katrin S. Lohan, Caroline Lyon, Davide Marocco, Gianluca Massera, Giorgio Metta, Vishwanathan Mohan, Anthony Morse, Stefano Nolfi, Francesco Nori, Martin Peniak, Karola Pitsch, Katharina J. Rohlfing, Gerhard Sagerer, Yo Sato, Joe Saunders, Lars Schillingmann, Alessandra Sciutti, Vadim Tikhanoff, Britta Wrede, Arne Zeschel, and Angelo Cangelosi. The italk project: A developmental robotics approach to the study of individual, social, and linguistic learning. Topics in Cognitive Science, 6(3):534–544, 2014.
  • [8] Kalesha Bullard, Nick DePalma, Richard G. Freedman, Bradley Hayes, Luca Iocchi, Katrin S. Lohan, Ross Mead, Emmanuel Senft, and Tom Williams. Proceedings of the AI-HRI symposium at AAAI-FSS 2018. CoRR, abs/1809.06606, 2018.
  • [9] Adeline Chanseau and Katrin S Lohan. Does a robot companion for elderly people need to understand emotions? In 2014 The 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man), Workshop on Developmental and bio-inspired approaches for memory and emotion modelling in cognitive robotics., 2014.
  • [10] Adeline Chanseau, Katrin S Lohan, and Ruth Aylett. How motor speed of a robot face can influence the” older” user’s perception of facial expression? In 2015 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), pages 468–473. IEEE, 2015.
  • [11] Alessandro D’Ausilio, Katrin Lohan, Leonardo Badino, and Alessandra Sciutti. Studying Human-Human interaction to build the future of Human-Robot interaction, pages 213–226. De Gruyter, 6 2016.
  • [12] Amol Deshmukh, Katrin Solveig Lohan, Gnanathusharan Rajendran, and Ruth Aylett. Social impact of recharging activity in long-term hri and verbal strategies to manage user expectations during recharge. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 5, 4 2018.
  • [13] Christian Dondrup, Lynne Baillie, Katrin Solveig Lohan, and Frank Broz. How can we transition from lab to the real world with our hci and hri setups? In The 4th Workshop on Public Space Human-Robot Interaction, 6 2018.
  • [14] Christian Dondrup, Katrin Solveig Lohan, Joe Saunders, Chrystopher Nehaniv, and BrittaWrede. Keyword detection in human-robot tutoring scenarios. In 2012 12th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2012), 2012.
  • [15] K. Fischer, K. S. Lohan, C. Nehaniv, and H. Lehmann. Effects of different kinds of robot feedback. In Guido Herrmann, MartinJ. Pearson, Alexander Lenz, Paul Bremner, Adam Spiers, and Ute Leonards, editors, Social Robotics, volume 8239 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 260–269. Springer International Publishing, 2013.
  • [16] K. Fischer, K.S. Lohan, K. Rohlfing, and K. Foth. Partner orientation in asymmetric communication: Evidence from contingent robot response. 2014 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Workshop on Humans and Robots in Asymmetric Interactions, 2014. Publication List 6
  • [17] Kerstin Fischer, Katrin Solveig Lohan, and Kilian Foth. Investigating the relationship between language, situatednessandembodiment. In F¨ unfte Internationale Konferenz der Deutschen Gesellschaft f ¨ur Kognitive Linguistik 2012, 2012.
  • [18] Kerstin Fischer, Katrin Solveig Lohan, and Kilian Foth. Levels of embodiment: linguistic analyses of factors influencing hri. In 2012 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 2012.
  • [19] Kerstin Fischer, Katrin Solveig Lohan, Joe Saunders, Chrystopher Nehaniv, Britta Wrede, and Katharina Rohlfing. The impact of the contingency of robot feedback on hri. In CTS 2013 4th International Workshop on Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction, 2013.
  • [20] H. Hastie, K. Lohan, A. Deshmukh, and R. Aylett. The interaction between voice and appearance in the embodiment of a robot tutor. In 2017 9th International Conference on Social Robotic (ICSR)., 2017.
  • [21] Helen Hastie, Katrin Solveig Lohan, Michael John Chantler, David Robb, Subramanian Ramamoorthy, Ronald P. A. Petrick, Sethu Vijayakumar, and David Michael Lane. The orca hub: Explainable offshore robotics through intelligent interfaces. In 2018 The 13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, Workshop on Explainable Robotic Systems, 3 2018. 13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction : Workshop on Explainable Robot Behaviors, HRI 18 ; Conference date: 05-03-2018 Through 05-03-2018.
  • [22] Helen Hastie, David A Robb, Jos´e Lopes, Muneeb Ahmad, Pierre Le Bras, Xingkun Liu, Ronald Petrick, Katrin Lohan, and Mike J Chantler. Challenges in collaborative hri for remote robot teams. arXiv preprint arXiv:1905.07379, 2019.
  • [23] I. Keller and K. S. Lohan. Analysis of illumination robustness in long-term object learning. In 2016 the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2016.
  • [24] Ingo Keller, Muneeb Ahmad, and Katrin Lohan. Multi-modal measurements of mental load. In CHI 2019 Workshop: ”The Challenges of Working on Social Robots that Collaborate with People”, 2019. in Press.
  • [25] Ingo Keller, Murat Gunana, and Katrin Lohan. The effect of speech location on the likability of a robotic system. In 2017 5th International Conference on Human Agent Interaction, Workshop ”The body of embodiment”, 2017.
  • [26] Ingo Keller and Katrin Solveig Lohan. Lip synchronisation for the icub talking head. In 2016 The 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 5 2016.
  • [27] Ingo Keller, Markus Schmuck, and Katrin Solveig Lohan. Towards a model for automatic action recognition for social robot companions. In 2016 the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. IEEE, 5 2016. in Press.
  • [28] Bonnar L. Kelly S. Lohan K. S. & Rajendran G Little, G. Gaze contingent joint attention with an avatar in children with and without asd. In 2016 6th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob), 2016. in Press.
  • [29] K. S. Lohan, E. Sheppard, G. E. Little, and G. Rajendran. Towards improved child robot interaction by understanding eye movements. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, pages 1–1, 2018.
  • [30] Katrin S. Lohan, A. Deshmukh, M. Y Lim, and R. Aylett. Spotting social interaction by using the robot energy consumption. In 2014 AAAI Fall Symposium Series., 2014.
  • [31] Katrin S. Lohan and Gnanathusharan Rajendran. How does life experience influence teaching a contingent robot? In 2014 5th International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics, 2014.
  • [32] Katrin Solveig Lohan. Extraction of vortex corelines in flow field data. Master’s thesis, Bielefeld University,
  • 2008.
  • [33] Katrin Solveig Lohan. A model of contingency detection to spot tutoring behavior and respond to ostensive cues in human-robot-interaction. PhD thesis, Universit¨atsbibliothek Bielefeld, 2011.
  • [34] Katrin Solveig Lohan, Kerstin Fischer, Christian Dondrup, and Chrystopher Nehaniv. Where do people look when tutoring a robot? In 2013 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Face-to-face-Workshop, 2013.
  • [35] Katrin Solveig Lohan, Sebastian Gieselmann, Anna-Lisa Vollmer, Katharina Rohlfing, and Britta Wrede. Does embodiment affect tutoring behavior? In 2010 IEEE 9th International Conference on Development and Learning, 2010. Publication List 7
  • [36] Katrin Solveig Lohan, Sascha Griffiths, Alessandra Sciutti, Tim Partmann, and Katharina Rohlfing. Codevelopment of manner and path concepts in language, action and eye-gaze behavior. Topics in Cognitive Science, 2014. accepted.
  • [37] Katrin Solveig Lohan, Hagen Lehmann, Frank Broz, Christian Dondrup, and Hatice Kose. Enriching the human-robot interaction loop with natural, semantic and symbolic gestures. Springer, 7 2017.
  • [38] Katrin Solveig Lohan, Karola Pitsch, Katharina Rohlfing, Kerstin Fischer, Joe Saunders, Hagen Lehmann, Chrydtopher Nehaniv, and Britta Wrede. Contingency allows the robot to spot the tutor and to learn from interaction. In 2011 First Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics, 2011.
  • [39] Katrin Solveig Lohan, Francesco Rea, and Giorgio Metta. Can a robotic attention system simulate infant gazing behavior? In 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2013), 2013.
  • [40] Katrin Solveig Lohan, Katharina Rohlfing, Karola Pitsch, Joe Saunders, Hagen Lehmann, Chrydtopher Nehaniv, Kerstin Fischer, and Britta Wrede. Tutor spotter: Proposing a feature set and evaluating it in a robotic system. International Journal of Social Robotics, 4:131–146, 2012.
  • [41] Katrin Solveig Lohan, Katharina Rohlfing, Joe Saunders, Chrystopher Nehaniv, and Britta Wrede. Contingency scaffolds language learning. In 2012 Second joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EPIROB), 2012.
  • [42] Katrin Solveig Lohan, Katharina Rohlfing, and Britta Wrede. Analysing the effect of contingency in tutoring situations. In International Workshop on Robotics for Young Researchers [HUROBINT@MIT 2nd], Massatussets Institute of Tech- nology, 2009.
  • [43] Katrin Solveig Lohan, Eli Sheppard, Gillian Little, and Gnanathusharan Rajendran. Distinguishing children with asd using pupil diameter metrics. In 2016 6th Joint IEEE International Conferenceon on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics 2016, Workshop on VISION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL COGNITION, 9 2016.
  • [44] Katrin Solveig Lohan, Anna-Lisa Vollmer, Jannik Fritsch, Katharina Rohlfing, and Britta Wrede. Which ostensive stimuli can be used for a robot to detect and maintain tutoring situations? In Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Work-shops 2009, 2009.
  • [45] K.S. Lohan, A. Deshmukh, and R. Aylett. How can a robot signal its incapability to perform a certain task to humans in an acceptable manner? In 2014 The 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), pages 814–819, Aug 2014.
  • [46] J.D. Lopes, K. Lohan, and H. Hastie. Symptoms of cognitive load in interactions with a dialogue system. In ICMI Workshop on Modeling Cognitive Processes from Multimodal Data, Boulder, CO, USA, 2018.
  • [47] Jos´e Lopes, David A. Robb, Muneeb Ahmad, Xingkun Liu, Katrin Lohan, and Helen Hastie. Towards a conversational agent for remote robot-human teaming. In 2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), pages 548–549, United States, 3 2019. IEEE. 
  • [48] Georgios Minadakis and Katrin Lohan. Using pupil diameter to measure cognitive load. 2018.
  • [49] Iris Nomikou, Katrin Solveig Lohan, and Katharina Rohlfing. Adaptive maternal synchrony: multimodal practices are tailored to infants attention. In 2012 CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, 2012.
  • [50] Iris Nomikou, Katrin Solveig Lohan, and Katharina Rohlfing. Infants gaze modulates maternal multimodal input: A study with 3-month-olds. In The International Congress of Infant Studies 2012, 2012.
  • [51] ` Eric Pairet, Paola Ard´on, Xingkun Liu, Jos´e Lopes, Helen Hastie, and Katrin S Lohan. A digital twin for human-robot interaction. In 2019 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), pages 372–372. IEEE, 2019.
  • [52] Karola Pitsch, Katrin Solveig Lohan, Katharina Rohlfing, Joe Saunders, Chrystopher Nehaniv, and Britta Wrede. Better be reactive at the beginning. implications of the first seconds of an encounter for the tutoring style in human- robot-interaction. In 2012 IEEE RO-MAN: The 21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2012. Publication List 8
  • [53] David A. Robb, Jose Lopes, Stefano Padilla, Atanas Laskov, Francisco Javier Chiyah Garcia, Xingkun Liu, Jonatan Scharff Willners, Nicolas Valeyrie, Katrin Lohan, David Lane, Pedro Patron, Yvan Petillot, Michael John Chantler, and Helen Hastie. Exploring interaction with remote autonomous systems using conversational agents. In DIS ’19: Proceedings of the 2019 Designing Interactive Systems Conference. ACM, 3 2019.
  • [54] Yerlikzhan Sabyruly, Frank Broz, Ingo Keller, and Katrin Solveig Lohan. Gaze and attention during an hri storytelling task. In 2015 AAAI Fall Symposium Series., 2015.
  • [55] A. Sciutti, K.S. Lohan, G. Gredeb¨ack, B. Koch, and K. J. Rohlfing. Language meddles with infants processing of observed actions. Front. Robot. AI - Computational Intelligence, 2016. in Press.
  • [56] Alessandra Sciutti, Katrin Lohan, and Yukie Nagai. Hri: a bridge between robotics and neuroscience. In 2014 ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-robot interaction, pages 501–502. ACM, 2014.
  • [57] Alessandra Sciutti, Katrin S Lohan, and Yukie Nagai. Cognition: A bridge between robotics and interaction. In 2015 10th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, pages 261–262. ACM, 2015.
  • [58] Alessandra Sciutti, Katharina Rohlfing, Katrin Solveig Lohan, Benjamin Koch, and Gustaf Gredeb¨ack. Language as meddler in infants proactive gaze behavior. In CEU Conference on Cognitive Development 2013, 2013.
  • [59] E. Sheppard, K. S. Lohan, G. Little, L. Bonnar, S. Kelly, and G. Rajendran. Understanding the difference in pupil dilation between children with and without asd during a joint attention memory task. 3RD WORKSHOP ON CRI AT HRI2017. : GROWING-UP HAND IN HAND WITH ROBOTS: DESIGNING AND EVALUATING CHILD-ROBOT INTERACTION FROM A DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVE, 2017. in Press.
  • [60] Eli Sheppard and Katrin Solveig Lohan. Video re-captioning with sequence to sequence recurrent neural models. In 2016 IEEE ICDL-EPIROB Workshop on Language Learning, 8 2016.
  • [61] Vikram Narayan Tadmeri, Katrin Solveig Lohan, Marco Tscherepanow, Katharina Rohlfing, and Britta Wrede. Can state-of-the-art saliency systems model infant gazing behavior in tutoring situations? Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 10, 2011.
  • [62] Konstantinos Theofilis, Katrin Solveig Lohan, Chrystopher Nehaniv, Kerstin Dautenhahn, and Britta Wrede. Temporal emphasis for goal extraction in task demonstration to a humanoid robot by naive users. In 2013 4th International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics, 2013. submitted.
  • [63] Anna-Lisa Vollmer, Katrin Solveig Lohan, Kerstin Fischer, Yukie Nagai, Jannik Fritsch, Katharina Rohlfing, and Britta Wrede. People modify their tutoring behavior in robot-directed interaction for action learning. In 2009 IEEE 8th International Conference on Development and Learning, 2009.
  • [64] Anna-Lisa Vollmer, Karola Pitsch, Katrin Solveig Lohan, Jannik Fritsch, Katharina Rohlfing, and Britta Wrede. Developing feedback: How children of different age contribute to a tutoring interaction with adults. In 2010 IEEE 9th International Conference on Development and Learning, 2010.
  • [65] Nick Wilkinson, Francesco Rea, Katrin Solveig Lohan, Giorgio Metta, and Gustaf Gredeb¨ack. Innate neonatal face preference-an embodied phenomenon? In Postgraduate Conference on Robotics and Development of Cognition, 2012.
  • [66] Abdelrahman Yaseen and Katrin Solveig Lohan. Playing pairs with pepper. 10 2018. AAAI Fall Symposium on Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction 2018¡br/¿ ; Conference date: 18-10-2018 Through 20-10-2018.