Research & publications


At the Yale Social Robotics Lab (ScazLab) I study human-robot interaction with the goal of developing robots that help humans. I am interested in how people interact and using that information to develop autonomous robots, with a focus on non-verbal communication.  In my first study, I investigated how people responded when receiving conflicting speech and eye gaze cues from a robot.  Currently, I am conducting research involving robot persuasion.


Henny AdmoniChristopher Datsikas, Brian Scassellati (2014). Speech and Gaze Conflicts in Collaborative Human-Robot Interactions. In: P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2014), 104-109. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. Quebec City, July 23-26. [pdf]

Medical Devices

See Cardisim





Alejandro Carrillo, Christopher Datsikas, Maxwell Emerson, Amy Rockwood, Andrea Torres. Real-Time, Responsive Simulator for Training with a Temporary External Pacemaker. Poster presented at: International Student Design Showcase at Design of Medical Devices Conference. Minneapolis, MN, April 2015.

Christopher Datsikas, Alejandro Carrillo, Maxwell Emerson, Amy Rockwood, Andrea Torres, Stephanie Sudikoff, Ying Zheng, and Joseph Zinter. Simulation of External Pacing and Arrhythmia Management: A Novel Training Experience. In Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE. Milan, Italy, August 2015. [pdf] [url]

Christopher Datsikas and Amy Rockwood. Cardisim:  A real-time simulator for training with a temporary external pacemaker. Presented at: Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society BMES Conference, 2015, BMES Undergraduate Student Design Competition. Tampa, Florida, October 2015. (3rd Place Award) [pdf]