Most of my research is centered on studying variables that lead people to respond to a humanoid robot in the same way they would to a human confederate. I am particularly interested in increasing the likeability of NAO robots during their interactions with humans. My work in the laboratory involves programming NAO robots to simulate child-like problem behavior (e.g., non-compliance, tantrums, etc.) to create interactive training simulations for caregivers, practitioners, or teachers. More specifically, using the robot, participants are trained to respond appropriately to problem behaviors typically exhibited by children.