Dr. Shane P.
Plays well with others
Welcome to my digital playground.
My goal in life is to make the world around me smarter – humans and technology. I strive to evolve how humans perceive and leverage technology and work to redefine how technology interacts with humans. I believe that to do this effectively, I need to be able to play in many worlds.
This means that you’ll find me anywhere I can have an impact: speaking on a stage, tinkering in the lab, interacting in a board room, chatting at a pub, or annoying all of my friends at a party. Technology is too powerful to simply “let happen”; we need to approach digital transformation with open eyes and thoughtful discussion.
Read My Rambling
I like to shoot my mouth off on the internet. Sometimes it’s entertaining and enlightening; sometimes I come off like a raving madman. You be the judge.
Explore My Research
Persuasive robots should avoid authority: The effects of formal and real authority on persuasion in HRI
What happens when you put a robot into a position of authority? People get weirded out and defiant. PDF
Investigating Strategies for Robot Persuasion in Social Human-Robot Interaction
…or how I stopped worrying and learned to emotionally manipulate people with a robot PDF
How Robots Influence Humans: a Survey of Nonverbal Communication in Social Human-Robot Interaction
Everything you wanted to know about robot body language (but were afraid to ask) PDF