Glenda Hannibal

Role: PhD student

DC Topic: Robot Anthropomorphism, Trust, and Machine Transparency 

Research Interests:

  • Social Robotics and social Human-Robot Interaction (sHRI)
  • Foundations of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Philosophy of Technology and Science
  • Ontology and Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Mind and Cognition
  • Methodology and Methods
  • Trust and Transparency

Short Bio
In 2012 I finished my BA in Philosophy with a minor in cognitive semiotics. Continuing my studies, I received my MA in Philosophy in 2015 with a specialization in epistemology, metaphysics and cognition. While still studying, I joined the research group “Philosophical and Transdisciplinary Enquiries in Social Robotics” (PENSOR) at Aarhus University as a student volunteer. From 2015 to 2017 I worked as a predoctoral university assistant in the Department of Sociology at the University of Vienna (AT).  

Currently in the role as a predoctoral university assistant in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Group and as a PhD student in the TrustRobots DC, I am exploring the triangle of trust, robot anthropomorphism and machine transparency within social robotics and human-robot interaction from the perspectives of philosophy of trust.


  • Hannibal, G. & Lindner, F. (2018). Transdisciplinary Reflections on Social Robotics in Academia and Beyond, Envisioning Robots in Society–Power, Politics, and Public Space: Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2018/TRANSOR 2018, (Eds.) M. Coeckelbergh, J. Loh, M. Funk, Publication Series: Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Vol. 311, IOS Press, Amsterdam (pp. 23-27).
  • Weiss, A. & Hannibal, G. (2018). What makes people accept or reject companion robots? A research agenda, Proceedings of Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) 2018, ACM Digital Library, ISBN: 978-1-4503-6390-7.
  • Hannibal, G. (2016). Bringing the Notion of Everyday Life Back to the Center of Social Robotics and HRI, What Social Robots Can And Should Do – Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2016, (Eds.) J. Seibt, M. Nørskov, S. S. Andersen, Publication Series: Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Vol. 209, IOS Press, Amsterdam (pp. 67-75).
  • Bertel, L. & Hannibal, G. (2015). The NAO robot as a Persuasive Educational and Entertainment Robot (PEER) – a case study on children’s articulation, categorization and interaction with a social robot for learning, Læring & Medier (LOM), Vol. 8, Nr. 14.
  • Hannibal, G. (2014). ‘Dynamic’ Categorization and Rationalized Ascription: A Study on NAO, Sociable Robots and the Future of Social Relations – Proceedings of Robo-Philosophy 2014, (Eds.) J. Seibt, R. Hakli, M. Nørskov, Publication Series: Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Vol. 273, IOS Press , Amsterdam (pp. 343-347).

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