Rifca Peters

I am Rifca Peters, PhD-Candidate in Child-Robot and Human-Computer Interaction at the Interactive Intelligence group of Delft University of Technology. I have a passion for and I am deeply interested in all human aspects of technologies; understanding how we communicate though and with ICTs and how it should communicate with us. I believe more natural, intuitive interaction between human and machine is necessary to make technologies inclusive and supportive to human needs.

I have a long standing interest in human behaviour and a Master in Human Media Interaction (soon to be complemented with a master’s degree in science education). After an incomplete bachelor in social studies I started a bachelor in Communication and Media Design, here my interest for interaction design was sparked. Succeeding I competed my master’s cum laude in 2014 on perceptive turn-taking behaviour for social skill training. My current PhD research in strategic, adaptive educational agent behaviour allows me to combine my interest for robotics, education, healthcare, psychology and interaction design.


  • MSc 2015

    Science Education and Communication - Computer Science and Technasium

    University of Twente

  • MSc 2014

    Human Media Interaction

    University of Twente

  • B ICT 2011

    Communication and Media Design

    HAN University of Applied Sciences


  • present2015


    Delft University of Technology, Interactive Intelligence

  • present2012

    Guest Lecturer

    VHTO, Digivita

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