My research interests are shaped around designing child-robot interactions to support children’s social and intellectual development. My current work focuses on designing learning companions for children.
I received my MS degree in Cognitive Sciences and BS degree in Computer Sciences. My interdisciplinary research background allowed me to gain experiences in a wide range of topics including visual cognition and eye-tracking technologies, pragmatics/linguistics (conversational violations and Gricean Maxims), along with investigating in-class peer interactions of children with ASD, educational neuroscience, and neuromarketing projects.
Cagiltay, B., H. R. Ho, J. Michaelis, and B. Mutlu. “Investigating Family Perceptions and Design Preferences for an in-Home robot”. Proceedings of the Interaction Design and Children Conference, 2020, pp. 229-42.
White, N., B. Cagiltay, J. Michaelis, and B. Mutlu. “Designing Emotionally Expressive Social Commentary to Facilitate Child-Robot Interaction”. Interaction Design and Children, Association for Computing Machinery, 2021, pp. 314–325.