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Future interaction between machines and humans requires a high level of awareness from the user's side and automatic communication of the user's commands and mental states to the machines. My research bridges the fields of brain-computer interfaces, robotics, and cognitive science by developing adaptive BCI systems that enhance the human-machine interaction and increase the human cognitive capacities. In the past, I focused on the sense of embodiment that operators experienced during BCI-operation of a humanlike robot and introduced a new neurofeedback training paradigm that could improve their learning of a motor imagery task. Currently, I am working on the development of BCI-controlled robots/avatars that monitor users' brain activity in real time and perform a user-specific therapeutic intervention.

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Recent publications

  1. Brain-Computer Interfaces for Enhanced Human-Robot Interaction

    Alimardani, M., & Hiraki, K. (2019). Brain-Computer Interfaces for Enhanced Human-Robot Interaction. Frontiers in Robotics and AI.
  2. Mind Perception of a Sociable Humanoid Robot - A Comparison Between E…

    Alimardani, M., & Qurashi, S. (2019). Mind Perception of a Sociable Humanoid Robot: A Comparison Between Elderly and Young Adults. In M. F. Silva, J. L. Lima, L. P. Reis, A. Sanfeliu, & D. Tardioli (Eds.), Robot 2019: Fourth Iberian Robotics Conference (pp. 96-108). Springer.
  3. The Attitude of Elderly and Young Adults Towards a Humanoid Robot as …

    Sinnema, L., & Alimardani, M. (2019). The Attitude of Elderly and Young Adults Towards a Humanoid Robot as a Facilitator for Social Interaction. In M. A. Salichs, S. S. Ge, E. I. Barakova, J. J. Cabibihan, A. R. Wagner, A. Castro-Gonzalez, & H. He (Eds.), International Conference on Social Robotics (pp. 24-33). Springer.
  4. Brain Activity Reflects Sense of Presence in 360° Video for Virtual R…

    Tjon, D., Tinga, A., Alimardani, M., & Louwerse, M. (2019). Brain Activity Reflects Sense of Presence in 360° Video for Virtual Reality. In Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Information Systems Development
  5. Generating Facial Expression Data - Computational and Experimental Ev…

    Vaitonyte, J., Blomsma, P. A., Alimardani, M., & Louwerse, M. M. (2019). Generating Facial Expression Data: Computational and Experimental Evidence. In IVA 2019 - Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (pp. 94-96). (IVA 2019 - Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.

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