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.