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Interactions with technologies will be perceived as more fluent and natural, and hence will be more efficient and effective, when they are designed to resemble interactions with other humans.

Research profile

Peter Ruijten is assistant professor on Human-Like Machines within the Human-Technology Interaction research group at the department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences. Research at the group focuses on social- and cognitive psychology, people’s responses to new innovative technologies, and persuasionThe common approach of the research projects is to analyze how humans interact with technology in ways that work best for them and for society at large. The current research interests of Peter Ruijten include (social) Human-Robot Interaction, Persuasive Technologies, and Trust in Autonomous Vehicles. All of his projects have the common goal of designing and developing technologies in such a way that our interactions with them are perceived as natural and fluent, making those technologies easier in use and more helpful in our daily lives. 

Academic background

Peter Ruijten holds a BEng in Electrical Engineering from Avans University of Applied Sciences (2005) and a MSc in Human-Technology Interaction from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, 2011). In 2015, he obtained his PhD in Social Psychology from the Human-Technology Interaction group at the TU/e department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences, on the topic of Responses to Human-Like Artificial AgentsHe then was appointed as lecturer within the same group, and became an assistant professor on Human-Like Machines in 2017. 

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Robots Engineering & Materials Science
Human robot interaction Engineering & Materials Science
Stopping distance Mathematics
persuasion Social Sciences
Persuasive Technology Mathematics
Alike Mathematics
Simplicity Mathematics
Person Mathematics

Research Output 2011 2018

Comfortable passing distances for robots

Neggers, M. M. E., Cuijpers, R. H. & Ruijten, P. A. M., 2018, p. 431-440 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

Robots
Navigation

Towards the simplicity of complex interfaces: applying ephemeral adaptation to enhance user performance and satisfaction

Ruijten, P. A. M., Kruyt-Beursken, E. & Ijsselsteijn, W. A., 1 Jan 2018, Symbiotic Interaction - 6th International Workshop, Symbiotic 2017, Revised Selected Papers. Cham: Springer, p. 86-97 12 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 10727 LNCS)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Simplicity
Interfaces (computer)
Information systems
Usability
Immediately

Computers and people alike investigating the similarity-attraction paradigm in persuasive technology

Ruijten, P. A. M. & Zhao, T., 2017, Persuasive Technology : Development and Implementation of Personalized Technologies to Change Attitudes and Behaviors : 12th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 4–6, 2017, Proceedings. de Vries, P. W., Oinas-Kukkonen, H., Siemons, L., Beerlage-de Jong, N. & van Gemert-Pijnen, L. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 135-147 13 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 10171 LNCS)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Persuasive Technology
Alike
Paradigm
Interactive Systems
Predict

Dynamic perceptions of human-likeness while interacting with a social robot

Ruijten, P. A. M. & Cuijpers, R. H., 6 Mar 2017, HRI 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 6-9 March 2017, Vienna, Austria. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 273-274 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Robots
Human robot interaction
Experiments

Stopping distance for a robot approaching two conversating persons

Ruijten, P. A. M. & Cuijpers, R. H., 8 Dec 2017, RO-MAN 2017 - 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Vol. 2017-January, p. 224-229 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Stopping distance
Person
Robot
Robots
Angle

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Contributed talk

IVA 2015

Ruijten, P. (Speaker)
25 Aug 2015

Activity: Talk or presentationContributed talkScientific

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Press / Media

Waarom schelden we op apparaten?

Peter Ruijten

26/11/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Robots in de toekomst: Een schoon huis dankzij een robot

Peter Ruijten

20/10/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Hé computer, je bent zeker de leukste thuis? #NOT

Peter Ruijten

13/10/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Lieve gebruiker, gaat het vandaag wel goed met je?

Peter Ruijten

25/09/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Importance of Gestures in HRI

Peter Ruijten

16/08/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

(I)ADL assistive robot for older adults with dementia

Author: de Jong, E., 30 Nov 2017

Supervisor: Ruijten, P. (Supervisor 1) & Cuijpers, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Appropriate feedback mechanisms in games: improving motor skills and cognitive abilities of the elderly

Author: Meijer, M., 31 Oct 2018

Supervisor: Ruijten, P. (Supervisor 1) & IJsselsteijn, W. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Development of a questionnaire for evaluating personal informatics visualizations

Author: Paulussen, K., 31 Jul 2018

Supervisor: Kersten - van Dijk, E. (Supervisor 1) & Ruijten, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Enhancement of calculative trust in autonomous vehicles through information provision and interface behaviour

Author: Chandramouli, S., 31 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Terken, J. (Supervisor 1) & Ruijten, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master