Hi, I’m Sameer.

I’m interested in Humanoid Robots, Human-Robot Interaction, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Embodiment and Body-Ownership Illusions.

I’m currently the campus programme coordinator for the MSc. Robotics programme and senior lecturer at the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, Middlesex University Dubai. I also head the Immersive VRX Lab at the university. My main research interests deal with investigating the behavioural, attitudinal and implicit effects of having an illusion of body ownership over a virtual or robotic body that’s different from one’s own.


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Research paper published that explores gender bias in higher education based on student evaluations
Received the 2023 Innovation Award for Creating Impact on Global Challenges by Middlesex University Dubai
VRx Lab Space officially opened at Middlesex University Dubai
Invited as visiting faculty for the Masters in Robotics and Advanced Construction (MRAC) at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC), Barcelona
PhD Work with Robothespian now on Display at Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid
Overcoming Phobias with Virtual Reality: Featured in Wired Middle East
PhD Work with Robothespian on Display at Centre of Contemporary Culture Barcelona
Research paper titled: ‘A Virtual Reality Embodiment Technique to Enhance Helping Behavior of Police Toward a Victim of Police Racial Aggression’ published in Presence
Featured in an article in The New Yorker – Are We Already Living in Virtual Reality

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