Researcher

Dr Eduardo Benitez Sandoval

My Expertise

  • Reciprocity in Human-Robot Interaction.
  • Design of Social  Robots and Human Robot Interaction.
  • Interest in Robots and Society. I.e., Moral Robots, Education and robots, Healthcare and robots.

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Biography

Dr. Eduardo B. Sandoval is a social robotics researcher, his work spans different aspects of social robotics, such as Reciprocity in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), robots and education, robots and healthcare, and addiction to robots among other topics. Mainly, He is interested in how people make decisions when they interact with robots and other interactive devices. Beyond traditional robotics, there is a growing interest in the idea of...view more

Dr. Eduardo B. Sandoval is a social robotics researcher, his work spans different aspects of social robotics, such as Reciprocity in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), robots and education, robots and healthcare, and addiction to robots among other topics. Mainly, He is interested in how people make decisions when they interact with robots and other interactive devices. Beyond traditional robotics, there is a growing interest in the idea of designing machines that are capable of meaningful social interactions with humans. His work incorporates insights from behavioural economics and social psychology in order to explore different approaches in social robotics. About his own work, Dr. Sandoval claims:  "I can say as a result of working in social robotics I have a better understanding of the human condition".


My Qualifications

  • PhD in Human Interface Technology, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2016,
  • FrontierLab Internship, Intelligent Robotics Lab, University of Osaka, 2012.
  • Masters in Industrial Design (specialised in ergonomics), UNAM, 2012. 
  • Teaching Update Diploma, IPN 2005.
  • BEng Bionics, IPN, 2004.

 

 


My Awards

1st Place Video HRI Award, Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2016 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on, 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2016.
30 promising young mexicans, CNN  Expansion Magazine , Mexico, 2015.
Medal Alfonso Caso 2012, National Autonomous University of Mexico, best student graduated in 2012 of the Master of Industrial Design, 128 awards for a total population of  28,000 graduate students, Mexico,  September, 2014.
Honorific Mention, Startup Weekend Christchurch,  project FoodFlow, March 2014.
Audience Award for the Model of Reciprocity in HRI, Showcase 2012,  University of Canterbury Postgraduate Student Association, 2012.
NEC NZ Ltd Scholarship, 2012-2015.
UC Doctoral Scholarship, 2013-2016.
Conacyt  International PhD Scholarship, 2013-2016.
Conacyt National Scholarship, 2011.
Conacyt  Master National scholarship, 2009-2011.
IPN-PIFI scholarship, 1998-1999.
Several awards in high school, and primary school.


My Research Activities

I recently joined to UNSW and I am exploring new areas of research related to social robotics and human robot interaction. For instance, the use of robots as conflict mediators, addiction to robots, utilitarian social robots, and explorations to the uncanny valley in avatars, robots and artificial agents. 

My approach is focus in put robots "into the wild" evaluating quantitative and qualitative aspects of human-robot interaction. 

Feel free to contact me if you are looking for some collaboration in these areas with a multidisciplinary approach. 


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Human Robot Interaction

Social Robotics

Decision Games


Currently supervising

Not supervising students at the moment but very keen to accept new students.

If you have interest to develop expertise in social robotics, please contact me! :D


My Engagement

Apart of my interest in research, I am really passionated about robots in media and robot design.


My Teaching

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