Kim Baraka

Kim Baraka

I am an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Science at VU Amsterdam. My research looks at interdisicplinary approaches to enabling robots to learn new skills from human teachers through situated social interactions. As a professionally trained contemporary dancer, I am also interested in new frontiers in robotics that draw inspiration from the performing arts.

Roles in Hybrid Intelligence: Participant / Supervisor

Hybrid Intelligence Research Objectives: Adaptive HI / Collaborative HI / Explainable HI / Responsible HI

Hybrid Intelligence Projects:

  • Supervising Muhan Hou on his PhD on Human-interactive robot learning.
  • 2.5 Affective signals in interactive reinforcement learning
  • 2.12 Fostering synergetic exchange for creative human-artificial intelligence collaboration

Research interests: Human-robot interaction, interactive machine learning, robotics and performing arts.


  • Social AI group, department of Computer Science, VU Amsterdam

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