Staff Profile

Dr Sameer Kishore FHEA

Biography

Dr Sameer holds a PhD from the University of Barcelona (Spain), an MSc in Computer Graphics (Vision and Imaging) from University College London (UK), and a BEng in Computer Science Engineering from BITS Pilani University (Dubai, UAE).

His teaching and learning interests cover Humanoid Robots, Applications of Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Real-time Computer Graphics, Telepresence, Embodiment and Body-Ownership Illusions.

He was previously the Head of Medical Rehabilitation & Virtual Reality Innovation at Virtual Bodyworkds (Barcelona, Spain) and was a Postdoctoral Research at the University of Barcelona (Spain).

Qualifications
  • PhD  University of Barcelona, Spain
  • MSc Computer Graphics, Vision and Imaging, University College London, UK
  • BEng Computer Science Engineering, BITS Pilani, Dubai, UAE
Awards and Achievements
  • 2016: FI-DGR Award for PhD Thesis from the Government of Catalunya, Spain
  • 2013 - 2016: FI-DGR Pre-Doctorate grant awarded by the Government of Catalunya, Spain, co-funded by the European Commission

Research Interests

Dr Sameer’s research interests include full-body ownership illusions with humanoid robots, ethical and technological implications of teleoperated humanoid robots, and applications with virtual reality for healthcare and psychology.

Research Output
  • Aymerich-Franch, L., Kishore, S., & Slater, M. (2019). When Your Robot Avatar Misbehaves You Are Likely to Apologize: An Exploration of Guilt During Robot Embodiment. International Journal of Social Robotics, 1-10.
  • Freeman, D., Haselton, P., Freeman, J., Spanlang, B., Kishore, S., Albery, E., Denne, M., Brown, P., Slater, M. & Nickless, A. (2018). Automated Psychological Therapy Using Immersive Virtual Reality for Treatment of Fear of Heights: A Single-Blind, Parallel-Group, Randomised Controlled Trial. The Lancet Psychiatry. ISSN 2215-0366.
  • Banakou, D., Kishore, S., Slater, M. (2018). Virtually Being Einstein Results in an Improvement in Cognitive Task Performance and a Decrease in Age Bias. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 917.
  • Kishore, S., Navarro, X., Bourdin, P., Berkers, K., Friedman, D., & Slater, M. (2016). Multi-Destination Beaming: Being in Three Places at Once Through Robotic and Virtual Embodiment. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 3, 65.
  • Kishore, S., Navarro, X., Dominguez, E., de la Peña, N., & Slater, M. (2016). Beaming into the News: A System for and Case Study of Tele-Immersive Journalism. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 38(2), 89.
  • Kishore, S., Gonzalez-Franco, M., Hintermuller, C., Kapeller, C., Guger, C., Slater, M., & Blom, K. J. (2014). Comparison of SSVEP BCI and Eye Tracking for controlling a humanoid robot in a social environment. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 23(3).
  • Spanlang, B., Navarro, X., Normand, J.-M., Kishore, S., Pizarro, R., & Slater, M. (2013). Real time whole body motion mapping for avatars and robots. In Proceedings of the 19th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology - VRST ’13 (p. 175). New York, New York, USA: ACM Press.

Faculty Members

Dr Fehmida Hussain SFHEA FBCS CITP
Dr Fehmida Hussain SFHEA FBCS CITP
Associate Professor, Head of Computer Engineering and Informatics, Campus Programme Coordinator
Judhi Prasetyo FHEA MSc
Judhi Prasetyo FHEA MSc
Senior Lecturer Computer Engineering and Informatics
Santhosh Menon
Santhosh Menon
Lecturer Computer Engineering and Informatics
Dr Maha Saadeh FHEA
Dr Maha Saadeh FHEA
Senior Lecturer Computer Engineering and Informatics
Madhumita Das M.Tech FHEA
Madhumita Das M.Tech FHEA
Lecturer Computer Engineering and Informatics
Jaspreet Singh Sethi
Jaspreet Singh Sethi
Senior Lecturer Computer Engineering and Informatics
Dr Krishnadas Nanath
Dr Krishnadas Nanath
Associate Professor, Deputy Head of CEI, Campus Programme Coordinator – Postgraduate Computer Engineering and Informatics
Engie Bashir PGCHE, MS
Engie Bashir PGCHE, MS
Senior Lecturer Computer Engineering and Informatics, Campus Programme Coordinator – Undergraduate Computer Engineering and Informatics