I am an Assistant Professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where I lead the Human And Robot Partners (HARP) Lab. I'm interested in robotics, human-robot interaction, and assistive technology.

My research focuses on developing intelligent, autonomous robots that help humans on complex tasks like eating a meal or learning a new skill. I apply my background in robotics, computer science, and cognitive psychology to build mathematically rigorous algorithms grounded in human behavior research. These algorithms enable robots to detect, interpret, and respond to human verbal and nonverbal behavior. Applications of my research include robot home assistants, robot tutors, and robotic therapy tools.


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

Email: henny [at] cmu.edu

Office: Newell-Simon Hall 4529

Calendar: hennyadmoni.com/calendar
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15 Mar 2018

I'm delighted to announce that my lab's work on identifying when people need help from an assistive robot has been funded by the National Science Foundation!

5 Mar 2018

I'm at HRI 2018 in Chicago, where Reuben Aronson is presenting our work on eye-hand coordination for assistive manipulation, and I'm helping co-organize the student volunteer program.