Dr. Eduardo B. Sandoval is a social robotics researcher, his work spans different aspects of social robotics, such as Reciprocity in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), robots and education, robots and healthcare, and addiction to robots among other topics. Mainly, He is interested in how people make decisions when they interact with robots and other interactive devices. Beyond traditional robotics, there is a growing interest in the idea of designing machines that are capable of meaningful social interactions with humans. His work incorporates insights from behavioural economics and social psychology in order to explore different approaches in social robotics. About his own work, Dr. Sandoval claims: "I can say as a result of working in social robotics I have a better understanding of the human condition".
1st Place Video HRI Award, Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2016 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on, 2016, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2016.
30 promising young mexicans, CNN Expansion Magazine , Mexico, 2015.
Medal Alfonso Caso 2012, National Autonomous University of Mexico, best student graduated in 2012 of the Master of Industrial Design, 128 awards for a total population of 28,000 graduate students, Mexico, September, 2014.
Honorific Mention, Startup Weekend Christchurch, project FoodFlow, March 2014.
Audience Award for the Model of Reciprocity in HRI, Showcase 2012, University of Canterbury Postgraduate Student Association, 2012.
NEC NZ Ltd Scholarship, 2012-2015.
UC Doctoral Scholarship, 2013-2016.
Conacyt International PhD Scholarship, 2013-2016.
Conacyt National Scholarship, 2011.
Conacyt Master National scholarship, 2009-2011.
IPN-PIFI scholarship, 1998-1999.
Several awards in high school, and primary school.
I am exploring new areas of research related to social robotics and human robot interaction. For instance, the use of robots as conflict mediators, addiction to robots, utilitarian social robots, and explorations to the uncanny valley in avatars, robots and artificial agents.
My approach is focus in put robots "into the wild" evaluating quantitative and qualitative aspects of human-robot interaction.
Feel free to contact me if you are looking for some collaboration in these areas with a multidisciplinary approach.
Apart of my interest in research, I am really passionated about robots in media and robot design.
My Research Supervision
Available to supervise two Ph.D. students in the area of HRI, Social Robotics, IxD, and similar! Already I am supervising two masters students at the UNSW School of Computer Science.
If you are interested in developing social robotics and HRI expertise, please contact me! :D
Human Centred Design