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    9000 Aalborg



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Kristina Tornbjerg Eriksen is a Danish techno-anthropologist (M.Sc. in 2014, B.Sc. Sociology in 2012) and Assistant Professor at the research group Techno-Anthropology and Participation (TAPAR) at Aalborg University. As techno-anthropologist, she addresses complex societal challenges evolving around the interplay between humans, technology and context. She holds a Ph.D. in Human-Robot Interaction (2023).

Kristina Tornbjerg Eriksen's research evolves around digital technologies in healthcare contexts. Her particular focus is human-robot collaboration in hospitals which she approaches from a sociotechnical point of view. She investigates how robots intersect with organizational structures, workflow processes, social and contextual factors.

The techno-anthropological research approach allows her to provide a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the collaboration between humans and robots and in 2024, her work was selected among the top 5 of the defended Ph.D. projects in Denmark in 2023.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Human-Robot Collaboration
  • Robots in hospitals
  • Human-Technology Relations
  • Digital health
  • Human-Machine Interaction
  • Techno-Anthropology


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