iolandaleite

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Robotics,
Perception and Learning
at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).
I received my PhD degree from the Technical University of Lisbon (IST). Before joining KTH, I was a a Postdoctoral Associate at the
Yale Social Robotics Lab and an Associate Research Scientist at
Disney Research Pittsburgh.

The goal of my research is to develop social robots that can capture, learn from and respond
appropriately to the subtle dynamics that characterize real-world situations, allowing for truly efficient and engaging long-term interactions with people.

News

April 2017: I will serve as Demo co-chair and Human-Robot Interaction User Studies subcommittee co-chair at HRI 2018.

Mar 2017: I am recruiting PhD and Master students! To apply for a PhD position, please follow the instructions in this link. If you are a KTH Master student interested in Human-Robot Interaction research, send me an email.

Mar 2017: Our paper “Creating Prosodic Synchrony for a Robot Co-player in a Speech-controlled Game for Children” won the Best Technical Paper Award at HRI 2017!

Feb 2017: I will serve as program co-chair (with Carol O’Sullivan and Stefan Kopp) at the
International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents 2017.

Jan 2017: I joined the Department of Robotics, Perception and Learning (RPL) at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).