Publications

A more up-to-date publications list is available on my Google Scholar.

2017

Better Faulty than Sorry: Investigating Social Recovery Strategies to Minimize the Impact of Failure in Human-Robot Interaction. Sara Engelhardt, Emmeli Hansson, Iolanda Leite. Workshop on Conversational Interruptions in Human-Agent Interactions at IVA 2017 (to appear).

Groups of Humans and Robots: the AMIGOS Project. Filipa Correia, Patrícia Arriaga, Sofia Petisca, Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, Raquel Oliveira, Samuel Mascarenhas, Iolanda Leite, Francisco S. Melo, Ana Paiva. 3rd Workshop on Groups in Human-Robot Interaction at RO-MAN 2017 (to appear).

Narratives with Robots: The Impact of Interaction Context and Individual Differences on Story Recall and Emotional Understanding. Iolanda Leite, Marissa McCoy, Monika Lohani, Daniel Ullman, Nicole Salomons, Charlene Stokes, Susan Rivers, and Brian Scassellati. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 4 (2017): 29. [PDF]

Persistent Memory in Repeated Child-Robot Conversations. Iolanda Leite, André Pereira, Jill Lehman. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC), Stanford, USA. [PDF]

Collaborative Storytelling between Robot and Child: A Feasibility Study. Ming Sun, Iolanda Leite, Jill Fain Lehman, and Boyang Li. 2017. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC), Stanford, USA. [PDF]

Creating Prosodic Synchrony for a Robot Co-player in a Speech-controlled Game for Children. Najmeh Sadoughi, André Pereira, Rishub Jain, Iolanda Leite, Jill Lehman.  Proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. [PDF]
[Best Technical Paper Award]

Turn-Taking, Children, and the Unpredictability of Fun. Iolanda Leite, Jill Fain Lehman. AI Magazine 37 (4), 55-62.

Detecting perceived quality of interaction with a robot using contextual features. Ginevra Castellano, Iolanda Leite, Ana Paiva. Journal of Autonomous Robots. 41(5): 1245-1261. doi:10.1007/s10514-016-9592-y. [PDF]

2016

Semi-situated learning of verbal and nonverbal content for repeated human-robot interaction. Iolanda Leite, André Pereira, Allison Funkhouser, Boyan Li, Jill Fain Lehman. Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2016), Tokyo, Japan.

Autonomous Disengagement Classification and Repair in Multiparty Child-Robot Interaction. Iolanda Leite, Marissa McCoy, Monika Lohani, Nicole Salomons, Charlene Stokes, Susan Rivers, Brian Scassellati. Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2016), New York, USA.

A Thermal Emotion Classifier for Improved Human-Robot InteractionLaura Boccanfuso, Quan Wang, Iolanda Leite, Beibin Li, Colette Torres, Lisa Chen, Nicole Salomons, Claire Foster, Erin Barney, Yeojin Amy Ahn, Brian Scassellati, Frederick Shic. Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2016), New York, USA.

Study of Children’s Hugging for Interactive Robot DesignJoohyung Kim, Alexander Alspach, Iolanda Leite, Katsu Yamane. Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2016), New York, USA.

The Robot Who Knew Too Much: Toward Understanding the Privacy/Personalization Trade-Off in Child-Robot Conversation. Iolanda Leite, Jill Fain Lehman. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC), Manchester, UK. [PDF]

2015

Automatic Classification of Children’s Social Dominance in Group Interactions with Robots. Sarah Strohkorb, Iolanda Leite, Natalie Warren, Brian Scassellati. Proceedings of the 17th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI ’15), Seattle, USA.

Comparing Models of Disengagement in Individual and Group Interactions. Iolanda Leite, Marissa McCoy, Daniel Ullman, Nicole Salomons, Brian Scassellati. Proceedings of the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. [PDF]

Emotional Storytelling in the Classroom: Individual versus Group Interactions between Children and Robots. Iolanda Leite, Marissa McCoy, Monika Lohani, Daniel Ullman, Nicole Salomons, Charlene Stokes, Susan Rivers, Brian Scassellati. Proceedings of the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. [PDF]

Long-term Interactions with Empathic Social Robots. Iolanda Leite. AI Matters, 1(3): 13–15, ACM. [PDF]

Social Mechanisms to Support Long-term Interaction between Users and Robots. Iolanda Leite. ACM SIGAI Career and Network Conference, co-located with AAAI 2015. [PDF]
[Best Submission Award]

2014

Emotion Modeling for Social Robots. Ana Paiva, Iolanda Leite, Tiago Ribeiro. In Calvo, R. A., D’Mello, S. K., Gratch, J., Kappas, A. (Eds.), Handbook of Affective Computing. Oxford University Press. [PDF]

Context-Sensitive Affect Recognition for a Robotic Game Companion. Ginevra Castellano, Iolanda Leite, André Pereira,  Carlos Martinho, Ana Paiva, Peter McOwan. ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, 4(2):10 [PDF]

Teachers’ Views on the Use of Empathic Robotic Tutors in the Classroom. Sofia Sherlot, Wolmet Barendregt, Iolanda Leite, Helen Hastie, Aidan Jones, Ana Paiva, Asimina Vasalou, Ginevra Castellano. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2014) [PDF]

Smart Human, Smarter Robot: How Cheating Affects Perceptions of Social Agency. Daniel Ullman, Iolanda Leite, Jonathan Phillips, Julia Kim-Cohen, and Brian Scassellati. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci2014). Quebec City, Canada. [PDF]

Empathic Robots for Long-term Interaction: Evaluating Social Presence, Engagement and Perceived Support in Children. Iolanda Leite, Ginevra Castellano, André Pereira, Carlos Martinho, Ana Paiva. International Journal of Social Robotics, 6(3): 329-341 [PDF]

2013

Managing Chaos: Models of Turn-taking in Character-multichild Interactions. Iolanda Leite, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Sean Andrist, Jill Lehman. Proceedings of the 15th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI ’13). Sidney, Australia. [PDF]

Non-Player Characters and Artificial Intelligence. Gonçalo Pereira, António Brisson, João Dias, André Carvalho, Joana Dimas, Samuel Mascarenhas, Joana Campos, Marco Vala, Iolanda Leite, Carlos Martinho, Rui Prada, Ana Paiva. Psychology, Pedagogy, and Assessment in Serious Games. IGI Global, 2014. 127-152. 10.4018/978-1-4666-4773-2.ch007 [PDF]

Take or Wait? Learning Turn-Taking from Multiparty Data. Iolanda Leite, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Sean Andrist, Jill Lehman.  27th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence – LBR Track [PDF]

Fun and Fair: Influencing Turn-taking in a Multi-party Game with a Virtual Agent. Sean Andrist, Iolanda Leite, Jill Lehman.  Proc. of ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference [PDF]

Multimodal Affect Modelling and Recognition for Empathic Robot Companions. Ginevra Castellano, Iolanda Leite, André Pereira, Carlos Martinho, Ana Paiva and Peter McOwan. International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 10(1), 10.1142/S0219843613500102 [PDF].

Sensors in the Wild: Exploring Electrodermal Activity in Child-Robot Interaction. Iolanda Leite, Rui Henriques, Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva. Proc. of ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI’13, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 41-48 [PDF]

Towards empathic artificial tutors. Amol Deshmukh, Ginevra Castellano, Arvid Kappas, Wolmet Barendregt, Fernando Nabais, Ana Paiva, Tiago Ribeiro, Iolanda Leite, Ruth Aylett. Proc. of ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI’13, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 113-114 [PDF]

Robots as bandits! Using Reinforcement Learning Techniques for Personalised HRI Experiences. Iolanda Leite, HRI Pioneers Workshop 2013, Tokyo, Japan [PDF]

Social Robots for Long-term Interaction: a Survey. Iolanda Leite, Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva. International Journal of Social Robotics, January 2013, ISSN 1875-4791, 10.1007/s12369-013-0178-y  [PDF] [link]

The Influence of Empathy in Human-Robot Relations. Iolanda Leite, André Pereira, Samuel Mascarenhas, Carlos Martinho, Rui Prada and Ana Paiva. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 71(3), Pages 250-260, ISSN 1071-5819, 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2012.09.005 [PDF] [link]

2012

Long-term Interactions with Empathic Robots: Evaluating Perceived Support in Children. Iolanda Leite, Ginevra Castellano,  André Pereira, Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva. Proc. of International Conference on Social Robotics, Chengdu, China, October 2012 [PDF]
[Best Student Paper Award]

Detecting Engagement in HRI: An Exploration of Social and Task-based Context.  Ginevra Castellano, Iolanda Leite, André Pereira, Carlos Martinho, Ana Paiva and Peter McOwan. Proc. of the IEEE/ASE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom’12), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2012 [PDF]

Modelling Empathic Behaviour in a Robotic Game Companion for Children: an Ethnographic Study in Real-World Settings. Iolanda Leite, Ginevra Castellano, André Pereira, Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva, Proc. of ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI’12, Boston, USA, ACM [PDF]

Modelling Empathy in Social Robotic Companions. Iolanda Leite, André Pereira, Ginevra Castellano, Samuel Mascarenhas, Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva, Advances in User Modeling: UMAP 2011 Workshops (Revised Selected Papers), Springer [PDF]

Affective teaching: learning more effectively from empathic robots. Ginevra Castellano, Iolanda Leite, Ana Paiva and Peter W. McOwan, Awareness magazine: Self-Awareness in Autonomic Systems, Interactive Robotics, doi: 10.2417/3201112.003948, January, 2012 [PDF] [link]

2011

Automatic Analysis of Affective Postures and Body  Motion to Detect Engagement with a Game Companion. Jyotirmay Sanghvi, Ginevra Castellano, Iolanda Leite, André Pereira, Peter McOwan and Ana Paiva, Proc. of ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI’2011, ACM Press [PDF]

Expressing Emotions on Robotic Companions with Limited Facial Expression Capabilities. Tiago Ribeiro, Iolanda Leite, Jan Kedzierski, Adam Oleksy and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg [PDF]

Social Robots in Learning Environments: a Case Study of an Empathic Chess Companion
. Iolanda Leite, André Pereira, Ginevra Castellano, Samuel Mascarenhas, Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of The International Workshop on Personalization Approaches in Learning Environments (PALE), CEUR Workshop Proceedings (ISSN 1613-0073) [PDF]

Using Adaptive Empathic Responses to Improve Long-term Interaction with Social Robots. Iolanda Leite, Proceedings of the International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization 2011, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg [PDF]

2010

Affect Recognition for Interactive Companions: Challenges and Design in Real World Scenarios. Ginevra Castellano, Iolanda Leite, André Pereira, Carlos Martinho, Ana Paiva and Peter McOwan, Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, Vol. 3, No. 1, pg. 89-98, 2010 [PDF]

Closing the Loop: from Affect Recognition to Empathic Interaction. Iolanda Leite, André Pereira, Samuel Mascarenhas, Ginevra Castellano, Carlos Martinho, Rui Prada and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Affect Interaction in Natural Environments (AFFINE’10), ACM Multimedia 2010, Florence, Italy, ACM [PDF]

Inter-ACT: An Affective and Contextually Rich Multimodal Video Corpus for Studying Interaction with Robots. Ginevra Castellano, Iolanda Leite, André Pereira, Carlos Martinho, Ana Paiva and Peter McOwan, Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Florence, Italy, ACM [PDF]

Pervasive Pleo: Long-term Attachment with Artificial Pet. Joana Dimas, Iolanda Leite, André Pereira, Pedro Cuba, Rui Prada and Ana Paiva, Please enjoy!: Workshop on playful experiences in Mobile HCI [PDF]

Using Empathy to Improve Human-Robot Relationships. André Pereira, Iolanda Leite, Samuel Mascarenhas, Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, Springer LNCS series [PDF]

”Why Can’t We Be Friends?” An Empathic Game Companion for Long-Term Interaction. Iolanda Leite, Samuel Mascarenhas, André Pereira, Carlos Martinho, Rui Prada and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg [PDF]

2009

Social interaction with robots and agents: Where do we stand, where do we go? E. Hudlicka, S. Payr , R. Ventura, C. Becker-Asano, K.Fischer, I. Leite, A. Paiva and C. Von, Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction – ACII 2009, IEEE Press [PDF]

As Time goes by: Long-term evaluation of social presence in robotic companions. Iolanda Leite, Carlos Martinho, André Pereira, Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robotics – RO-MAN 2009, IEEE Computer Society [PDF]

Designing a Game Companion for Long-Term Social Interaction. Iolanda Leite, Ginevra Castellano, André Pereira, Carlos Martinho, Ana Paiva and Peter Mc Owan, Workshop on Affective Interaction in Natural Environments – AFFINE 2009, ACM [PDF]

Detecting user engagement with a robot companion using task and social interaction-based features. Ginevra Castellano, André Pereira, Iolanda Leite, Ana Paiva and Peter Mc Owan, International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces – ICMI 2009, ACM [PDF]

It’s all in the game: Towards an affect sensitive and context aware game companion. Ginevra Castellano, Iolanda Leite, André Pereira, Carlos Martinho, Ana Paiva and Peter McOwan, 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Proceedings [PDF]

Towards and Empathic Chess Companion. Iolanda Leite, André Pereira, Carlos Martinho, Ana Paiva, Peter Mc Owan and Ginevra Castellano, Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems – AAMAS 2009, IFAMAAS [PDF]

2008

Are emotional robots more fun to play with? Iolanda Leite, André Pereira, Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva, The 17th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication – RO-MAN 2008, IEEE Computer Society [PDF]

Designing a pervasive chess game. André Pereira, Carlos Martinho, Iolanda Leite, Rui Prada and Ana Paiva, Zon Digital Games 2008, Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade, Universidade do Minho [PDF]

iCat, the chess player: the influence of embodiment in the enjoyment of a game. André Pereira, Carlos Martinho, Iolanda Leite and Ana Paiva, 7th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems – AAMAS 2008, IFAAMAS [PDF]

iCat: an affective game buddy based on anticipatory mechanisms. Iolanda Leite, Carlos Martinho, André Pereira and Ana Paiva, 7th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems – AAMAS 2008, IFAAMAS [PDF]

Social Presence in Long-Term Human-Computer Relationships. Iolanda Leite, André Pereira, Carlos Martinho  and Ana Paiva, Fourth International Workshop on Human-Computer Conversation, Bellagio, Italy. [PDF]

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