Let the studies begin!

Yesterday I started the final long-term study of my PhD Thesis! In the next 5 weeks I will spend most of my time at the elementary school where the study is taking place.

This is not the first user study I am running and so I know what’s waiting for me in the following weeks. I will be very stressed hoping that everything goes well – in other words, praying for the robot to behave in the way it is expected, nothing breaks, etc. I will also be very tired but, at the same time, extremely happy to see kids interacting with the robot I have programmed. The smile on their faces gives me more strength to continue than any accepted paper anywhere…

Picture taken in a user study last year.