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M.A. Raphaela Gehle

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Name: M.A. Gehle Raphaela
Email: rgehle [AT]

Short CV

Raphaela Gehle received her Master's degree from Bielefeld University in December 2012. In her thesis she investigated the use of head-nods of human museum visitors in human-robot interactions using qualitative case analyses linked with quantitative evaluation of the carved out interactional structures.

Raphaela is part of the Research Group „Interactional Linguistics and Human-Robot Interaction“. Since July 2013 she is working in a 3-year CITEC-funded project called „Interactional Coordination and Incrementality in HRI“, where a semi-autonomous robot system is set as museum tour guide "in the wild".

In July 2013 she started to work on her dissertation project as well. She focuses on how to deal with visitor utterances in a Museum Setting with a humanoid robot tour guide interacting with untrained visitors. Raphaela is supervised by Prof. Karola Pitsch.


Research Interests

  • Multimodal Interaction, Conversation Analysis
  • Human-Human Interaction
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Use of eyetracker in social research



SoSe2014 "Projektseminar Mensch-Mensch/Mensch-Roboter Interaktion"

Recent Best Paper/Poster Awards

Goal Babbling of Acoustic-Articulatory Models with Adaptive Exploration Noise
Philippsen A, Reinhart F, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob) 


Are you talking to me? Improving the robustness of dialogue systems in a multi party HRI scenario by incorporating gaze direction and lip movement of attendees
Richter V, Carlmeyer B, Lier F, Meyer zu Borgsen S, Kummert F, Wachsmuth S, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Human-agent Interaction (HAI) 


"Look at Me!": Self-Interruptions as Attention Booster?
Carlmeyer B, Schlangen D, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Human Agent Interaction (HAI)


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