anon answered on 12 Mar 2020:
I researched human-robot interaction – what makes a good robot for a person to hang out with. Many have tried to make a good robot companion in 2010s, but most have failed, the companies shut their doors, and we haven’t seen any social robot go mainstream. That’s what my researched tried to prevent – lost money, lost jobs, lost time, and broken dreams.
The day may still come when you can buy a good companion robot to hang out with, and I hope my research would contribute to a well-crafted companion machine.
At the moment I look at cybersecurity – keeping our online and computing lives safe and sound. I work on SPRITE+ project (https://spritehub.org/), which unites people from universities, companies, and the government into teams to predict and solve future problems in our digital lives.
If all goes well, it will become safer to use your phones and computers, connect to public Wi-Fi without fear of being hacked, and buy stuff online, knowing for sure it is not a scam.