Hadas is the head of the Social HRI research and leads the behavioral research in the lab. Her research focus is social interaction with robotic objects (non-humanoid robots) and its impact on human-human interaction. Hadas is interested in understanding how robots’ design and interaction characteristics enhance (or compromise) humans’ wellbeing, and how human-robot interaction influences humans’ emotions and needs. Most recently, Hadas is interested in human interaction with more than one robot.

Hadas holds a PhD (Summa Cum Laude) from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Cognitive Psychology.