I am Adrian B. Latupeirissa,

also known as Adrian Benn in some of my earlier works.


I am an aspiring researcher in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)

with a focus on sonic interaction design.



The future of human-robot interaction lies in creating robots that are not only functional but also user-friendly and trustworthy. To make this future a reality, I bring a unique perspective that bridges the gap between the technical aspects of HRI and the creative potential of sound design to deliver a better user experience.

I earned a PhD in Media Technology and Interaction Design at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, under the supervision of Prof. Roberto Bresin, Assoc. Prof. Kjetil Falkenberg (Sound and Music Computing group), and Assoc. Prof. Iolanda Leite (Social Robotics group).

In my dissertation, I explored the impact of good sound design on user's perception of social robots. Informed by a systematic analysis of robot depictions in science-fiction films, I conducted user testing with a Pepper robot that incorporated expressive gestures and non-verbal sounds. The outcome is encapsulated in my dissertation, which presents sound design recommendations for social robotics inspired by established practices in film sound design.

Keywords: human-robot interaction, UX research, sound design