Jamy Li

Assistant Professor
University of Twente, The Netherlands

+31 (0)6 1797 6147

Office hours by appointment in
Zilverling 2047

Research interests: design of robot behavior, closeness in human-robot interaction, behavior planning and generation, robots with specialised populations


Advanced Research Projects in Human Robot Interaction (2016, 2017, 2018)

Trends in Human Robot Interaction (2016, 2017, 2018)

Module 6 (for Technical Computer Science and Business & IT Students): Intelligent Interaction Design (Introduction to Human Computer Interaction) (2017, 2018)

Foundations of Interaction Technology: HRI week (2018)

Please see Osiris for course information.

Selected Publications
Communicating dominance in a nonanthropomorphic robot using locomotion (with Andrea Cuadra, Brian Mok, Byron Reeves, Jofish Kaye and Wendy Ju) https://dl.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=3310357&ftid=2043166&dwn=1&CFID=56899703&CFTOKEN=4e01f0cb46a7ad7e-38CBF267-E057-B919-B4B50AADBE912C34
THRI 2019, 8(1): 4.

Stop and Stare: How autonomous vehicle appearance affects pedestrian behavior (with Rebecca Currano, David Sirkin, David Goedicke, Hamish Tennant, Aaron Levine, Vanessa Evers and Wendy Ju)
Submitted to RAL and IROS

CHI 2018 (24% acceptance).

Dialogue Design of a Robot-Based Face-Mirroring Game to Engage Autistic Children with Emotional Expressions (with Pauline Chevalier, Vicky Charisi, Bob Schadenberg, Vanessa Evers, Alyssa Alcorn, Liz Pelliciano, Suncica Petrovic)
ICSR 2017.

Children's Views on Identification and Intention Communication of Self-driving Vehicles (with Vicky Charisi, Azra Habibovic, Jonas Andersson and Vanessa Evers) https://dl.acm.org/authorizestats?N677086
IDC 2017 (pp. 399-404). ACM.

Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 2017, 21(4): 675-687.

CHI 2017 (pp. 336-341). ACM.
HRI 2016 (pp.575-575). IEEE Press.

Social robots and virtual agents as lecturers for video instruction (with Rene Kizilcec, Jeremy Bailenson and Wendy Ju) 
Computers in Human Behavior 2016, 55(B):1222–1230.

RO-MAN 2016. New York, NY.

SAE 2016. April 12-13, 2016. Detroit, MI.

AAAI Spring Symposium on Enabling Computing Research in Socially Intelligent Human-Robot Interaction, March 12-13, 2016. Palo Alto, CA.

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 77(May 2015): 23–37.

HRI 2015. Portland, OR. (25% acceptance)

ICMI 2015. Sydney, Australia.

International Journal of Social Robotics 2011, 3(2): 125-142.

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 2011, 68(9): 589–602.

Co-supervised or advised students are highlighted in yellow.


DE-ENIGMA (with Bob Schadenberg, Daniel Davison, Vanessa Evers and DE-ENIGMA EU H2020 Consortium)
Dialogue management and human-robot interaction design for robot to support therapy between adult and autistic children

PlantBot (with Max Meijer, Maaike Dokter, Christiaan Boersma, Ashwin Sadananda Bhat and Ernst Bohlmeijer)
Prototype of an Alexa-supported plant "robot" for minor depression

PaperDrawing (with Bram den Hond), part of Global Game Jam 2018
Prototype of a user-drawn side scroller game


HRI 2019 Program Committee Member (Topic: Studies in HRI)

HRI 2018 Design Chair (with David Sirkin)

CHI 2018 Associate Chair (AC) (Topic: Understanding People B)

Stanford GradQ, Financial Officer, 2013-2016

Reviewer for HRI (2016-2018), CHI (2017, 2018), International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (2016-2018), Computers in Human Behavior (2016), RO-MAN (2016-2018), ICMI (2018), International Journal of Social Robotics (2018), ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (2018), Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces (2018), Behaviour & Information Technology (2017, 2018), DIS (2019), Computational Communication Research (2019)


HRI2019 Workshop on "Closeness with Robots" (with David Sirkin, Jan Van Erp and Birna van Riemsdijk)
The first HRI2019 Workshop on "Closeness with Robots" was held on March 11th 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM at EXCO Convention Center in Daegu, Korea.

Selected Press


Assistant Professor, Human-Media Interaction, University of Twente

University of Twente Project Team Leader, De-Enigma H2020 Project, European Commission

Research Fellow, DesignLab, University of Twente


PhD, Communication Research, Stanford University (2016)

MASc, Industrial Engineering & Knowledge Media Design, University of Toronto (2008)

BASc, Engineering Science, University of Toronto (2006)

Design Resources

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