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I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where I work with Professor Siddhartha Srinivasa in the Personal Robotics Lab. I'm interested in assistive robotics, human-robot interaction, and computational models of human cognition.

My research focuses on developing intelligent, autonomous robots that help humans. I apply my background in robotics, computer science, and cognitive psychology to design natural and effective robot controllers that make robot behavior transparent to human users. Applications of my research include robot home assistants, robot tutors, and robotic therapy tools.

I completed my PhD in Computer Science with Brian Scassellati in the Social Robotics Lab at Yale University. I have been recognized for my scholarly achievements with awards including a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, and a Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship.


Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA

Email: henny [at] cmu.edu

Office: Newell-Simon Hall 4519

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18 Jun 2016

I'm in Ann Arbor, Michigan for RSS 2016, where I'm co-organizing a workshop titled Planning for HRI: Shared Autonomy and Collaborative Robotics.

16 May 2016

I'm at ICRA 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden, to present my paper on modeling communicative behaviors for object references.