I am currently a BA student of Japan Studies at Freie University in Berlin, Germany. Through this program, I was invited as an exchange student to Japan and since October 2018, I have been studying at Chiba University. In 2016, I graduated in Psychology and wrote my Bachelor Thesis about the Theory of Embodiment. My main research interest was the interdisciplinary dialogue between psychoanalysis and neuroscience, i.e., sharing a common ground in the context of memory, recollection, fantasizing, as well as cognitive and emotional processes. Through this background, I became very interested in the world of Affective computing, AI and human-robot interaction in Japan.
I came across the research study [EMTECH] while I was developing my research project in order to gain a scholarship to study in Japan for one year. I am interested in current innovation in the field of robotics in Japan, especially the development of social robots, which I would like to examine from the embodied cognitive science perspective. As I am planning to build my bachelor thesis on this research, I would be very excited to get a practical insight into this subject.