Here are some of my very recent selected publications:
In Social robotics:
- Correia, F., Alves-Oliveira, P., Maia, N., Ribeiro, T., Petisca, S., Melo, F. S., & Paiva, A. (2016, August). Just follow the suit! trust in human-robot interactions during card game playing. In Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2016 25th IEEE International Symposium on (pp. 507-512). IEEE Press.
This paper shows a scenario of a robot that autonomously plays cards with three people, where one is his partner and two are his opponents. I really like this paper because it is one of the first ones where we can show one robot teaming with a human against another team of two humans. The video associated with this paper can be found online.
- Sequeira, P., Alves-Oliveira, P., Ribeiro, T., Di Tullio, E., Petisca, S., Melo, F. S., Castellano, G. & Paiva, A. (2016, March). Discovering social interaction strategies for robots from restricted-perception Wizard-of-Oz studies. In Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2016 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on (pp. 197-204). IEEE.
This paper shows provides a methodology to build social behaviours in a robot by combining “designed strategies” (a traditional approach to build behaviours in robots) with social strategies learned from a Wizard after using a Wizard of Oz study. This methodology was used to build the social behaviours of the NAO empathic robot playing as a team in a serious game, in the EMOTE project.
- Yin, H., Alves-Oliveira, P., Melo, F. S., Billard, A., & Paiva, A. (2016). Synthesizing robotic handwriting motion by learning from human demonstrations. In Proceedings of International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI).
This paper presents a novel framework that enables a robotic agent to efficiently learn and synthesize believable handwriting motion.