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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

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Research Output 2011 2020

Uncanny but not confusing: multisite study of perceptual category confusion in the Uncanny Valley

Mathur, M. B., Reichling, D. B., Lunardini, F., Geminiani, A., Antonietti, A., Ruijten, P. A. M., Levitan, C. A., Nave, G., Manfredi, D., Bessette-Symons, B., Szuts, A. & Aczel, B., 1 Feb 2020, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 103, p. 21-30 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Confusion
Robots
Robot
Trajectories
Emotions

Are trackers social actors? The role of self-tracking on self-evaluation

Hancı, E., Ruijten, P. A. M., Lacroix, J., Kersten-van Dijk, E. T. & IJsselsteijn, W. A., 3 Apr 2019, Persuasive Technology: Development of Persuasive and Behavior Change Support Systems - 14th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2019, Proceedings. Karapanos, E., Kyza, E., Oinas-Kukkonen, H., Karppinen, P. & Win, K. T. (eds.). |Cham: Springer, p. 31-42 12 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11433 LNCS)

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

Feedback
Evaluation
Field Study
Person
Paradigm

I focus on improvement: effects of type of mastery feedback on motivational experiences

Ansems, E. L., Hanci, E., Ruijten, P. A. M. & IJsselsteijn, W. A., 3 Apr 2019, Persuasive Technology: Development of Persuasive and Behavior Change Support Systems - 14th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2019, Proceedings. Karapanos, E., Kyza, E., Oinas-Kukkonen, H., Karppinen, P. & Win, K. T. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 213-224 12 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11433 LNCS)

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

Feedback
Persuasive Technology
Game
Imply
Experience
Open Access
File
Robots
Testing

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
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Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Contributed talk

IVA 2015

Peter Ruijten (Speaker)
25 Aug 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

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Press / Media

Waarom schelden we op apparaten?

Peter Ruijten - Dodoiu

26/11/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Robots in de toekomst: Een schoon huis dankzij een robot

Peter Ruijten - Dodoiu

20/10/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

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

Peter Ruijten - Dodoiu

13/10/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Lieve gebruiker, gaat het vandaag wel goed met je?

Peter Ruijten - Dodoiu

25/09/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Importance of Gestures in HRI

Peter Ruijten - Dodoiu

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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Affect in synthetic speech: exploring fine-grained effects of speaking pitch & rate in a lab experiment

Author: Ravoo, S., 30 Aug 2019

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

Student thesis: Master

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Approaching humans in a predictable way for robots using minimum jerk

Author: van den Goor, V., 30 Apr 2019

Supervisor: Cuijpers, R. (Supervisor 1) & Ruijten, P. (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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Control and acceptance of assistive technology by older users with dementia

Author: Kroos, F., 28 Feb 2019

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

Student thesis: Master

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