Dr Ruud Hortensius

  • Research Officer (Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology)

Research interests

In my research, I investigate the behavioural and brain mechanisms of our rich and diverse social lives. From how we communicate our emotions to why we won’t help during an emergency when other people are present. To that goal, I use neuroimaging, brain stimulation, behavioural measures, and virtual reality. Recently, I have begun to integrate this work with recent developments in social robotics, to study interactions with artificial agents, such as social robots. Why do we at one time perceive a robot as a simple machine, while at other times as an engaging social being? Ultimately, my goal is to integrate these two topics even further to study social interactions in a technology-rich world, that is humans interacting with other humans with or without the use of technology.


Publications

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Number of items: 5.

2019

Cross, E. S. , Hortensius, R. and Wykowska, A. (2019) From social brains to social robots: applying neurocognitive insights to human-robot interaction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374(1771), 20180024. (doi:10.1098/rstb.2018.0024)

Cross, E. S. , Riddoch, K. A., Pratts, J., Titone, S., Chaudhury, B. and Hortensius, R. (2019) A neurocognitive investigation of the impact of socializing with a robot on empathy for pain. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374(1771), 20180034. (doi:10.1098/rstb.2018.0034) (PMID:30852995)

2018

Hortensius, R. and Cross, E. S. (2018) From automata to animate beings: the scope and limits of attributing socialness to artificial agents. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1426(1), pp. 93-110. (doi:10.1111/nyas.13727) (PMID:29749634)

Hortensius, R. , Neyret, S., Slater, M. and de Gelder, B. (2018) The relation between bystanders’ behavioral reactivity to distress and later helping behavior during a violent conflict in virtual reality. PLoS ONE, 13(4), e0196074. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0196074) (PMID:29672638)

Wykowska, A., Metta, G., Becchio, C., Hortensius, R. and Cross, E. (2018) Cognitive and Social Neuroscience Methods for HRI. 13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI 2018), Chicago, IL, USA, 5-8 March 2018. pp. 405-406. ISBN 9781450356152 (doi:10.1145/3173386.3173563)

This list was generated on Sun Dec 15 21:16:56 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 5.

Articles

Cross, E. S. , Hortensius, R. and Wykowska, A. (2019) From social brains to social robots: applying neurocognitive insights to human-robot interaction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374(1771), 20180024. (doi:10.1098/rstb.2018.0024)

Cross, E. S. , Riddoch, K. A., Pratts, J., Titone, S., Chaudhury, B. and Hortensius, R. (2019) A neurocognitive investigation of the impact of socializing with a robot on empathy for pain. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374(1771), 20180034. (doi:10.1098/rstb.2018.0034) (PMID:30852995)

Hortensius, R. and Cross, E. S. (2018) From automata to animate beings: the scope and limits of attributing socialness to artificial agents. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1426(1), pp. 93-110. (doi:10.1111/nyas.13727) (PMID:29749634)

Hortensius, R. , Neyret, S., Slater, M. and de Gelder, B. (2018) The relation between bystanders’ behavioral reactivity to distress and later helping behavior during a violent conflict in virtual reality. PLoS ONE, 13(4), e0196074. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0196074) (PMID:29672638)

Conference or Workshop Item

Wykowska, A., Metta, G., Becchio, C., Hortensius, R. and Cross, E. (2018) Cognitive and Social Neuroscience Methods for HRI. 13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI 2018), Chicago, IL, USA, 5-8 March 2018. pp. 405-406. ISBN 9781450356152 (doi:10.1145/3173386.3173563)

This list was generated on Sun Dec 15 21:16:56 2019 GMT.

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Blurring the line between human and robot - Mapping and manipulating the socialness gradient in the brain
    BIAL Foundation
    2019 - 2021