About Us

Welcome to the Human-Machine Interaction (HMI) Lab at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi. Founded by Dr. Jainendra Shukla, our lab is dedicated to pioneering research in the development of emotionally intelligent interactions in machines.
Inspired by the words of Prof. Marvin Minsky, 'The question is not whether the intelligent machines can have any emotions, but whether machines can be intelligent without any emotions', our primary objective is to explore the development of emotionally intelligent interactions in machines. We delve into the fundamental question of how affective and social contexts shape human behavior and strive to leverage this knowledge to craft computational models enabling emotionally intelligent interactions between humans and machines. Employing a blended methodology rooted in behavioral and physiological analyses, our research lies at the intersection of Computer Science, Design, and Psychology.








PhD Scholars

Selected Publications


A Device with the Ability to Generate Varying Levels of Drag (Friction) Effects on Real Surfaces IMWUT, (UbiComp/ISWC)' 2022.

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Sensing Fine-Grained Facial Expressions with Earables. In Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies IMWUT, (UbiComp/ISWC)' 2021.

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Exploring Semi-Supervised Learning for Predicting Listener Backchannels CHI' 2021.

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Feature Extraction and Selection for Emotion Recognition from Electrodermal Activity IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing' 2021.

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Robot Assisted Interventions for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: Impact on Users and Caregivers International Journal of Social Robotics' 2019.

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