Author Archives: Patrick Kho

Patrick is currently a senior in The University of Hong Kong's Interdisciplinary Studies program and was a visiting student at Yale University in the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health major. For his senior thesis, Patrick is tackling algorithmic bias with a critical data studies approach. His other research interests include robotics, responsible AI, and science fiction and futurism.

Making Companion Species at a Robotics Lab

I spent many a warm summer day holed up inside a robotics laboratory, analyzing various datasets for my Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) research project. The room was often dark and the windows were small. My desk, located in the left corner furthest from the entrance, rarely received any sunlight. On several days, the lab would be empty. I’d be left with nothing but the company of browning tube lights, dangling cables and wires, and robots used in the lab’s Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) experiments. (read more...)