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Denise Geiskkovitch is completing her Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction, specializing in Human-Robot Interaction, at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She obtained her BSc. in Psychology (honours) from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 2014 where she worked in the Human-Robot Interaction Lab (part of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab).

Robots are expensive, and they are also hard to program. As a result, researchers often use software simulations instead of real robots to study human-robot interaction. But do people interact with simulated robots in the same way they would with real robots?