Kerstin Dautenhahn

Professor of Artificial Intelligence

University of Hertfordshire

Kerstin Dautenhahn is Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the School of Computer Science at University of Hertfordshire, where she is a coordinator of the Adaptive Systems Research Group. The main areas of her research are Human-Robot Interaction, Social Robotics, Socially Intelligent Agents and Artificial Life. (More information about her research can be found on her home page at


Kerstin is a former member of the Department of Biological Cybernetics at University of Bielefeld, Germany, 1990-1993, and AI-Lab at GMD (now Fraunhofer), Sankt Augustin, Germany, 1993-1996, and VUB Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Brussels, Belgium, until end of 1996. From January 1997 to April 2000 Lecturer, Department of Cybernetics at University of Reading, United Kingdom. In April 2000 she joined the Department of Computer Science (now School of Computer Science) at University of Hertfordshire as Principal Lecturer.


Kerstin is Editor in Chief (jointly with Prof. Angelo Cangelosi - University of Plymouth) of the Journal Interaction Studies- Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems published by John Benjamins Publishing Company, Associate Editor of Adaptive Behaviour, Sage Publications, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Social Robotics, published by Springer, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (previously IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development), and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. She is an Editor of the book series Advances in Interaction Studies, published by John Benjamins Publishing Company, is on the Advisory Board of the journal AI and Society (Springer). and is a member of the Executive Board of the International Foundation for Responsible Robotics.