Eleonore Lumer

PhD Student interested in polite humans and robots

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My name is Lola (Eleonore).

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I am currently working as a PhD student at the Digital Linguistics Lab at Bielefeld University in Germany.

Overall my research focuses on politeness in human–robot interaction (HRI) by comparing it to human–human interaction. More specifically I am interested in different aspects of linguistic politeness and how, whether and why these should be implemented in artificial agents such as robots. In the past two years I have been conducting empirical studies to look at politeness in HRI from different perspectives. For example by collecting the expectations potential users have when confronted with a Furhat robot or analyzing user’s language when interacting with a robot.

In 2020 I finished my MA in linguistics with a major in computational linguistics at Bielefeld University. Since then, starting in April 2021, I have been working as a PhD student with my supervisor Hendrik Buschmeier. In 2024 I was selected as an HRI Pioneer for the Human–Robot Interaction Pioneer Workshop.

You can find and download my full CV here.