All Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLES


I. Leite, M. McCoy, M. Lohani, D. Ullman, N. Salomons, C. Stokes, S. Rivers, & B. Scassellati. Affective Narratives with Robots: The Impact of Interaction Context and Individual Differences on Story Recall and Emotional Understanding. To appear in: Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 2017.


J. Hart & B. Scassellati. Robot Self-Modeling. To appear in: International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 2017.


A. Castro-González, H. Admoni, & B. Scassellati. Effects of form and motion on judgments of social robots’ animacy, likability, trustworthiness and unpleasantness. ​International Journal Human-Computer Studies, 90 (2016) 27-38. [PDF]


S. Rabbitt, A. Kazdin & B. Scassellati. Integrating Socially Assistive Robotics into Mental Healthcare Interventions: Applications and Recommendations for Expanded Use. Clinical Psychology Review, 2014. [PDF]


E. S. Kim, L. D. Berkovits, E. P. Bernier, D. Leyzberg, F. Shic, R. Paul, & B. Scassellati. Social Robots as Embedded Reinforcers of Social Behavior in Children with Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012. [PDF]


E. S. Kim, R. Paul, F. Shic, & B. Scassellati. Bridging the Research Gap: Making HRI Useful to Individuals with Autism. Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, Volume 1. [PDF]


B. Scassellati, H. Admoni & M. Matarić. Robots For Use in Autism Research. Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 14. [PDF]


W. A. Bainbridge, J. W. Hart, E. S. Kim & B. Scassellati. The benefits of interactions with physically present robots over video-displayed agents. International Journal of Social Robotics, Vol. 3(1), p. 41-52. 2010. [PDF]


C. Crick & B. Scassellati. Controlling a robot with intention derived from motion. Topics in Cognitive Science, Vol. 2, p. 114-126. January 2010. [PDF]


K. Gold, M. Doniec, C. Crick & B. Scassellati. Robotic Vocabulary Building Using Extension Inference and Implicit Contrast. Artificial Intelligence Journal.  Vol. 173(1), p. 145-166. 2009. [PDF]


K. Gold & B. Scassellati. Using Probabilistic Reasoning over Time to Self-Recognize. Robotics and Autonomous Systems. Vol. 57(5), p. 384-392. 2009. [PDF]


F. Shic & B. Scassellati. Pitfalls in the modeling of developmental systems. International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, Vol. 4(2), p. 435-454. 2007. [PDF]


A. Tapus, M. Mataric, & B. Scassellati. The grand challenges in socially assistive robotics. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. Vol. 4, No. 1. p. 35-42, March 2007. [PDF]


F. Shic & B. Scassellati. A behavioral analysis of computational models of visual attention. International Journal of Computer Vision, Vol. 73(2), p. 159-177, 2007. [PDF]


K. Gold & B. Scassellati. Learning acceptable windows of contingency. Connection Science, special issue on developmental learning, Vol. 18(2), p. 217-228, June 2006. [PDF]


C. Crick, K. Gold, E. Kim, F. Shic, G. Sun & B. Scassellati. Social Development. IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, Vol. 1(3), p. 41-47, August 2006. [PDF]


G. Sun & B. Scassellati. A fast and efficient model for learning to reach. International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, Vol. 2, No. 4, p.391-413, 2005. [PDF]


C. Breazeal & B. Scassellati. Robots that imitate humans. Trends in Cognitive Science, vol. 6, pp. 481-487, 2002. [PDF]


C. Breazeal, A. Edsinger, P. Fitzpatrick & B. Scassellati. Active vision for sociable robots. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans, Volume 31, Number 5, p. 443-453, 2002. [PDF]


B. Scassellati. Theory of mind for a humanoid robot. Autonomous Robots, vol. 12, p. 13-24, 2002. [PDF]


B. Adams, C. Breazeal, R. Brooks & B. Scassellati. Humanoid robots: A new kind of tool. IEEE Intelligent Systems, Vol. 15, No. 4, p. 25-31, July/August 2000. [PDF]


C. Breazeal, A. Edsinger, P. Fitzpatrick, B. Scassellati & P. Varchavskaia Social constraints on animate vision, with. IEEE Intelligent Systems, Vol. 15, No. 4, p. 32-37, July/August 2000. [PDF]


C. Breazeal & B. Scassellati. Infant-like social interactions between a robot and a human caretaker. Accepted for publication in Adaptive Behavior in 2000, but remained unpublished when the journal re-started in 2002. [PDF] 


CONFERENCE PAPERS


A. Ramachandran, C.M. Huang, & B. Scassellati (2017). Give Me a Break! Personalized Timing Strategies to Promote Learning in Robot-Child Tutoring. To appear in: Proceedings of the Twelfth ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI). Vienna, Austria, March 6-9.

E.C. Grigore, A. Pereira, J. Yang, I. Zhou, D. Wang, & B. Scassellati (2016). Comparing Ways to Trigger Migration between a Robot and a Virtually Embodied Character. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR). Kansas City, MO, Nov. 1-3. *BEST STUDENT PAPER FINALIST [PDF]

E.C. Grigore, A. Pereira, I. Zhou, D. Wang, and B. Scassellati (2016). Talk to Me: Verbal Communication Improves Perceptions of Friendship and Social Presence in Human-Robot Interaction. In: Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2016). Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 20-23. *BEST PAPER NOMINATION [PDF]


I. Leite, M. McCoy, M. Lohani, N. Salomons, C. Stokes, S. Rivers, and B. Scassellati (2016). Autonomous Disengagement Classification and Repair in Multiparty Child-Robot Interaction. In: Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). New York, New York, August 26-31. [PDF]


S. Strohkorb, E. Fukuto, N. Warren, C. Taylor, B. Berry, and B. Scassellati (2016). Improving Human-Human Collaboration Between Children With a Social Robot. In: Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). New York, New York, August 26-31. [PDF]


A. Suman, R. Marvin, E.C. Grigore, H. Admoni, and B. Scassellati (2016). Prior Behavior Impacts Human Mimicry of Robots. In: Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). New York, New York, August 26-31. [PDF]


L. Boccanfuso, Q. Wang, I. Leite, B. Li, C. Torres, L. Chen, N. Salomons, C. Foster, E. Barney, Y.A. Ahn, B. Scassellati and F. Shic (2016).  A thermal emotion classifier for improved human-robot interaction. In: Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). New York, New York, August 26-31. [PDF]


A. Roncone, U. Pattacini, G. Metta, and L. Natale (2016). A Cartesian 6-DoF Gaze Controller for Humanoid Robots. In: Proceedings of the 2016 Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS 2016). Ann Arbor, MI, June 18-22. [PDF]


B. Hayes and B. Scassellati (2016). Autonomously Constructing Hierarchical Task Networks for Planning and Human-Robot Collaboration. In: Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2016). Stockholm, Sweden, May 16-21. [PDF]


Q. Wang, L. Boccanfuso, B. Li, A. Yeo-jin Ahn, C. Foster, M. Orr, B. Scassellati, and F. Shic (2016). Thermographic Eye Tracking. In: Proceedings of the 2016 Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA 2016). Charleston, SC, March 14-17. [PDF]


H. Admoni, T. Weng, B. Hayes, and B. Scassellati (2016). Robot Nonverbal Behavior Improves Task Performance In Difficult Collaborations. In: Proceedings of the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2016). Christchurch, New Zealand, March 7-10[PDF]


L. Boccanfuso, E. Barney, C. Foster, Y.J. Ahn, K. Chawarska, B. Scassellati, and F. Shic (2016). Emotional robot to examine differences in play patterns and affective response of children with and without ASD.  In: Proceedings of the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2016). Christchurch, New Zealand, March 7-10. [PDF]

A. Ramachandran, A. Litoiu, and B. Scassellati (2016)Shaping Productive Help-Seeking Behavior During Robot-Child Tutoring Interactions. In: Proceedings of the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2016). Christchurch, New Zealand, March 7-10. [PDF]


S. Strohkorb and B. Scassellati (2015). Promoting Social Collaboration between Children with a Social Robot. In: Proceedings of the 2015 AAAI Fall Symposium on AI for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI 2015). Washington, DC, November 12-14. [PDF]


B. Hayes and B. Scassellati (2015). Effective Robot Teammate Behaviors for Supporting Sequential Manipulation Tasks. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015). Hamburg, Germany, September 27 - October 3. [PDF]


L. Boccanfuso, E. S. Kim, J. C. Snider, Q. Wang, C. Wall, L. Flink, S. Lansiquot, L. Dinicola, G. Greco, K. Chawarska, P. Ventola, B. Scassellati, and F. Shic (2015). Autonomously Detecting Interaction with an Affective Robot to Explore Connection to Developmental Ability. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2015). Xi’an, China, September 21-24. [PDF]


B. Rosman, B. Hayes, and B. Scassellati. (2015). Enhancing Agent Safety through Autonomous Environment Adaptation. In: Proceedings of the 5th joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics. Providence, Rhode Island, USA, August 13-16. [PDF]


I. Leite, M. McCoy, M. Lohani, D. Ullman, N. Salomons, C. Stokes, S. Rivers, and B. Scassellati (2015). Emotional Storytelling in the Classroom: Individual versus Group Interaction between Children and Robots. In: Proceedings of the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. Portland, USA, March 2-5. [PDF]


I. Leite, M. McCoy, D. Ullman, N. Salomons, and B. Scassellati (2015). Comparing Models of Disengagement in Individual and Group Interactions. In: Proceedings of the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. Portland, USA, March 2-5. [PDF]


I. Leite, M. McCoy, M. Lohani, D. Ullman, N. Salomons, C. Stokes, S. Rivers, and B. Scassellati (2015). Using Robot-Robot Interaction to Build Emotional Understanding in Children. In: Proceedings of the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. Portland, USA, March 2-5. [PDF]


A. Litoiu, D. Ullman, J. Kim, and B. Scassellati (2015). Evidence that Robots Trigger a Cheating Detector in Humans. In: Proceedings of the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. Portland, USA, March 2-5. [PDF]


B. Hayes (2015). Social Hierarchical Learning (Extended Abstract). In Proceedings of the 20th AAAI/SIGAI Doctoral Consortium (AAAI 2015). Austin, Texas, USA, January 26-27. [PDF]


H. Admoni, and B. Scassellati (2014). Data-Driven Model of Nonverbal Behavior for Socially Assistive Human-Robot Interactions. In: 16th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2014). Istanbul, Turkey, November 12-16. [PDF]


B. Hayes, E. Grigore, A. Litoiu, A. Ramachandran, and B. Scassellati (2014). A Developmentally Inspired Transfer Learning Approach for Predicting Skill Durations. In: 4th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL 2014). Genoa, Italy, October 13-16. [PDF]


E. Short, K. Swift-Spong, J. Greczek, A. Ramachandran, A. Litoiu, E. Grigore, D. Feil-Seifer, S. Shuster, J. Lee, S. Huang, S. Levonisova, S. Litz, J. Li, G. Ragusa, D. Spruijt-Metz, M. Mataric, and Brian Scassellati (2014). How to Train Your DragonBot: Socially Assistive Robots for Teaching Children About Nutrition Through Play. In: Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. Edinburgh, Scotland, August 25-29. [PDF]


Q. Wang, E. Kim, K. Chawarska, B. Scassellati, S. Zucker, and F. Shic (2014). On Relationships Between Fixation Identification Algorithms and Fractal Box Counting Methods. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications, New York, NY, USA. [PDF]


B. Hayes and B. Scassellati (2014). Discovering Task Constraints Through Observation and Active Learning. In: 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Chicago, USA, September 14-18. [PDF]


B. Hayes, D. Ullman, E. Alexander, C. Bank, and B. Scassellati (2014). People Help Robots Who Help Others, Not Robots Who Help Themselves. In: Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. Edinburgh, Scotland, August 25-29. Finalist, RSJ/KROS Distinguished Interdisciplinary Research Award. [PDF]


H. Admoni, C. Datsikas, and B. Scassellati (2014). Speech and Gaze Conflicts in Collaborative Human-Robot Interactions. In: Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci2014). Quebec City, Canada. July 23-26, 2014. [PDF]


D. Ullman, I. Leite, J. Phillips, J. Kim-Cohen, and B. Scassellati (2014). Smart Human, Smarter Robot: How Cheating Affects Perceptions of Social Agency. In: Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci2014). Quebec City, Canada. July 23-26, 2014. [PDF]


E. Alexander, C. Bank, J. Yang, B. Hayes, and B. Scassellati (2014). Asking for Help from a Gendered Robot. In: Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci2014). Quebec City, Canada. July 23-26, 2014. [PDF]


A. Nawroj, M. Toneva, H. Admoni, & B. Scassellati ​(2014). An Exploration of Social Grouping in Robots: Effects of Behavioral Mimicry, Appearance, and EyeGaze. In: Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci2014). Quebec City, Canada. July 23-26, 2014. [PDF]


H. Admoni, A. Dragan, S. Srinivasa, & B. Scassellati ​(2014). Deliberate Delays During Robot-to-Human Handovers Improve Compliance With Gaze Communication. In: Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2014). Bielefeld, Germany. March 3-6. [PDF]


D. Leyzberg, S. Spaulding, & B. Scassellati ​​(2014). Personalizing Robot Tutors to Individual Learning Differences. In: Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2014). Bielefeld, Germany. March 3-6. [PDF]


B. Hayes & B. Scassellati (2013). Improving Implicit Communication In Mixed Human-Robot Teams With Social Force Detection. In: Proceedings of the 3rd joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL). Osaka, Japan, August 18-22, 2013. [PDF]


H. Admoni, B. Hayes, D. Feil-Seifer, D. Ullman & B. Scassellati (2013). Dancing With Myself: The effect of majority group size on perceptions of majority and minority robot group members. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), In: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2013). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, 2013. [PDF]


H. Admoni, B. Hayes, D. Feil-Seifer, D. Ullman & B. Scassellati (2013). Are You Looking At Me? Perception of Robot Attention is Mediated by Gaze Type and Group Size. In: Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2013). Tokyo, Japan, March 3-6, 2013. [PDF]


J.W. Hart and B. Scassellati (2012). Mirror Perspective-Taking with a Humanoid Robot. In: Proceedings of the 26th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-12). Toronto, Canada, July 2012 [PDF]


H. Admoni and B. Scassellati (2012). A Multi-Category Theory of Intention. In: N. Miyake, D. Peebles, and R. P. Cooper (eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2012), 1266-1271. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. Sapporo, Japan, August 1-4. [PDF]


D. Leyzberg, S. Spaulding, M. Toneva, and B. Scassellati (2012). The Physical Presence of a Robot Tutor Increases Cognitive Learning GainsIn: N. Miyake, D. Peebles, and R. P. Cooper (eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2012), 1882-1887. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. Sapporo, Japan, August 1-4. [PDF]


C.L. Bethel, M.R. Stevenson, and B. Scassellati (2011). Secret-Sharing: Interactions Between a Child, Robot, and Adult. Presented at the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Anchorage, AK, October 2011. [PDF]


J. W. Hart and B. Scassellati (2011). A Robotic Model of the Ecological Self. In: Proceedings of the 11th IEEE/RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2011). Bled, Slovenia, October 2011. [PDF]


H. Admoni, C. Bank, J. Tan, M. Toneva, and B. Scassellati (2011). Robot gaze does not reflexively cue human attention. In: L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2011) Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society, pp. 1983-1988, July, 2011. [PDF]


E. Avrunin, J. Hart, A. Douglas, and B. Scassellati (2011). Effects related to synchrony and repertoire in perceptions of robot dance. In: Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2011). Lausanne, Switzerland, March 2011. [PDF]


D. Leyzberg, E. Avrunin, J. Liu, and B. Scassellati (2011). Robots that express emotion elicit better human teaching. In: Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2011). Lausanne, Switzerland, March 2011. [PDF]


E. Short, J. Hart, M. Vu, and B. Scassellati (2011). No Fair!! An Interaction with a Cheating Robot. In: Proceedings of the 5th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2010). Osaka, Japan, March 2010. [PDF]


E.P. Bernier and B. Scassellati (2010). The similarity-attraction effect in human-robot interaction. In: Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning. Ann Arbor, MI (pp. 286-290). [PDF]


F. Shic, J. Bradshaw, B. Scassellati, A. Klin, and K. Chawarska (2009). Atypical Activity Monitoring in 20-Month Old Toddlers with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder. In: Proceedings of the 2009 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR 2009), Chicago, IL, 2009. [PDF]


F. Shic, K. Chawarska, J. Bradshaw, and B. Scassellati (2009). Progressive Dynamic Analysis of Face Scanning in 2- and 4-year Old Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In: Proceedings of the 2009 Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD 2009), 2009. 


C. Crick and B. Scassellati. Intention-based Robot Control in Social Games. In: Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting, 2009. *BEST PAPER AWARD: Best Higher-Level Cognition Modeling Paper[PDF]


E. Kim, D. Leyzberg, K. Tsui, and B. Scassellati (2009). How People Talk When Teaching a Robot.  In: Proceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. La Jolla, CA, March 2009. [PDF]


A. Steinfeld, O.C. Jenkins, and B. Scassellati (2009). The Oz of Wizard: Simulating the Human in Interaction Research.  In: Proceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. La Jolla, CA, March 2009. [PDF]


E. Kim, K. Gold, and B. Scassellati (2008). What Prosody Tells Infants to Believe. In: Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL 2008), Monterrey, California, August 2008. [PDF]


F. Shic, K. Chawarska, J. Bradshaw, and B. Scassellati (2008). Autism, Eye-Tracking, Entropy. In: Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL 2008), Monterrey, California, August 2008. [PDF]


C. Crick and B. Scassellati (2008). Inferring Narrative and Intention from Playground Games. In: Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL 2008), Monterrey, California, August 2008. [PDF]


F. Shic, K. Chawarska, and B. Scassellati (2008). The Amorphous Fixation Measure Revisited: with Applications to Autism. 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2008). Washington, DC, July 2008. [PDF]


F. Shic, K. Chawarska, D. Lin, and B. Scassellati (2008). The Computational Modeling of Perceptual Biases of Children with ASD in Naturalistic Settings. 2008 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), London, UK, 2008. 


E. Kim, E. Newland, R. Paul, and B. Scassellati (2008). Robotic tools for prosodic training for children with ASD: A case study. 2008 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), London, UK, 2008. 


W. Bainbridge, J. Hart, E. Kim, and B. Scassellati (2008). The effect of presence on human-robot interaction. IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Munich, Germany, 2008. [PDF]


F. Shic, K. Chawarska, and B. Scassellati (2008). The Incomplete Fixation Measure. In: Proceedings of the Eye Tracking Research & Applications Symposium (ETRA), Savannah, GA, 2008. [PDF]


F. Shic, K. Chawarska, S. Zucker, and B. Scassellati (2008). Fractals from Fixations. In: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Society for Mathematical Psychology Conference. Washington, DC, 2008.


K. Gold and B. Scassellati (2007). A Bayesian Robot that Distinguishes “Self” from “Other”. In: Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci2007). Nashville, Tennessee. [PDF]


K. Gold and B. Scassellati (2007). A robot that uses existing vocabulary to infer non-visual word meanings from observation. In: Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2007). Vancouver, BC, Canada. August, 2007. [PDF]


K. Gold, M. Doniec, and B. Scassellati (2007). Learning Grounded Semantics With Word Trees: Prepositions and Pronouns. In: Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL 2007), London, England, July 2007. *BEST PAPER AWARD[PDF]


C. Crick, M. Doniec, and B. Scassellati (2007). Who is IT? Inferring Role and Intent from Agent Motion. In Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL 2007), London, England, July 2007.  [PDF]


F. Shic, K. Chawarska, D. Lin, and B. Scassellati (2007). Measuring context: The gaze patterns of children with autism evaluated from the bottom-up. In Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL 2007), London, England, July 2007.  [PDF]


E. Kim and B. Scassellati (2007). Learning to refine behavior using prosodic feedback. In Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL 2007), London, England, July 2007. [PDF]


M. Doniec, W. L. Miranker, and B. Scassellati (2007). Emergence of Language-Specific Phoneme Classifiers in Self-Organized Maps. In Proceedings of the 2007 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN-07). Orlando, Florida, August 2007.  [PDF]


M. Doniec, G. Sun, and B. Scassellati (2006). Active Learning of Joint Attention. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Humanoid Robotics (Humanoids 2006), Genoa, Italy, 2006.  [PDF]


K. Gold and B. Scassellati (2006). Deictic Pronoun Learning and mirror self-identification. 6th International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob), Paris, 2006. [PDF]


C. Crick and B. Scassellati (2006). Synchronization in social tasks: Robotic drumming. 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, (RO-MAN). Reading, UK. 2006.  [PDF]


F. Shic, W. Jones, A. Klin, and B. Scassellati (2006). Swimming in the Underlying Stream: Computational Models of Gaze in a Comparative Behavioral Analysis of Autism. Cognitive Science, Vancouver, 2006. *BEST PAPER AWARD: Best Applied Computational Modeling Paper[PDF]


K. Gold and B. Scassellati (2006). Audio Speech Segmentation Without Language-Specific Knowledge. Cognitive Science, Vancouver, 2006. [PDF]


F. Shic and B. Scassellati (2006). How Not to Evaluate a Developmental System. International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Vancouver, 2006. [PDF]


M. Doniec, G. Sun, and B. Scassellati (2006). A Demonstration of the Efficiency of Developmental Learning. International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Vancouver, 2006. [PDF]


K. Gold and B. Scassellati (2006). Grounded Pronoun Learning and Pronoun Reversal. 6th International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL-06), Bloomington, IN. 2006. [PDF]


V. Gaur and B. Scassellati (2006). A Learning System for the Perception of Animacy. 6th International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL-06). Bloomington, IN. 2006. [PDF]


K. Gold and B. Scassellati (2006). Using context and sensory data to learn first and second person pronouns. 1st Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI-06). [PDF]


E. Wang, C. Lignos, A. Vatsal, and B. Scassellati (2006). Effects of head movement on perceptions of humanoid robot behavior. 1st Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI-06)[PDF]


B. Scassellati (2005). Using robots to study abnormal social development. Fifth International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob). Nara, Japan. July 2005. [PDF]


B. Scassellati (2005). How social robots will help us to diagnose, treat, and understand autism. 12th International Symposium of Robotics Research (ISRR). San Francisco, CA. Oct. 2005. [PDF]


B. Scassellati (2005). Quantitative metrics of social response for autism diagnosis, 14th International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (ROMAN). Nashville, TN. Aug. 2005. [PDF]


G. Sun and B. Scassellati (2005). Exploiting vestibular output during learning results in naturally curved reaching trajectories. 5th International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob). Nara, Japan. July 2005. [PDF]


G. Sun and B. Scassellati (2004). Reaching through learned forward models. 2004 IEEE-RAS/RSJ International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2004). Los Angeles, CA. Nov. 2004. [PDF]


S. Turkle, O. Daste, C. Breazeal, and B. Scassellati (2004). Encounters with Kismet and Cog. 2004 IEEE-RAS/RSJ International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2004). Los Angeles, CA. Nov. 2004. [PDF]


B. Scassellati (2004). How to use anthropomorphic robots to study social development. 14th Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS). Chicago, IL. Aug. 2004.


A. Lovett and B. Scassellati (2004). Using a robot to reexamine looking time experiments. 4th International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL). San Diego, CA. Aug. 2004. *BEST PAPER AWARD. [PDF]


P. Michel, K. Gold, and B. Scassellati (2004). Robotic self-recognition. 2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Sendai, Japan. Sept. 2004. [PDF]


A. Robinson-Mosher and B. Scassellati (2004). Prosody recognition in male infant-directed speech. 2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Sendai, Japan. Sept. 2004. [PDF]


B. Scassellati. Investigating models of social development using a humanoid robot. 2003 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN). Portland, OR. July 2003. [PDF]


B. Scassellati (2000). Theory of mind for a humanoid robot. 1st IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Humanoid Robotics (Humanoids 2000). Cambridge, MA. Sept. 2000. *BEST PAPER AWARD[PDF]


C. Breazeal, A. Edsinger, P. Fitzpatrick, P. Varchavskaia, and B. Scassellati (2000). Social constraints on animate vision. 1st IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Humanoid Robotics (Humanoids 2000). Cambridge, MA. Sept. 2000. [PDF]


C. Breazeal and B. Scassellati (1999). How to build robots that make friends and influence people. 1999 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS-99). Kyongju, Korea. Aug. 1999. [PDF]


C. Breazeal and B. Scassellati (1999). A context-dependent attention system for a social robot. 1999 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-99), Stockholm, Sweden. July 1999. [PDF]


B. Scassellati (1999). Knowing what to imitate and knowing when you succeed. Annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB). Edinburgh, Scotland. June 1999. [PDF]


R. Brooks, C. Breazeal, R. Irie, C. C. Kemp, M. Marjanovic, B. Scassellati, and M. Williamson (1998). Alternate essences of intelligence. 15th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-98). Madison, WI. Aug. 1998. [PDF]


B. Scassellati (1998). Eye finding via face detection for a foveated, active vision system. 15th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-98). Madison, WI. Aug. 1998. [PDF]


M. Marjanovic, B. Scassellati, ad M. Williamson (1996). Self-taught visually-guided pointing for a humanoid robot. 4th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB-96), Cape Cod, MA. June 1996. [PDF]


B. Scassellati, S. Alexopoulos, and M. Flickner (1994). Retrieving images by 2D shape: a comparison of computation methods with perceptual judgments. In Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases II, SPIE Conference Proceedings, Volume 2185, San Jose, CA, pp. 2-14, 1994. [PDF]


WORKSHOP PAPERS


S. Strohkorb & B. Scassellati (2017). Cultivating Psychological Safety in Human-Robot Teams with Social Robots. To appear in: Robots in Groups and Teams Workshop at the 20th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2017). Portland, OR, USA, February 25 - March 1. 


A. Ramachandran and B. Scassellati (2016). Long-term Child-Robot Tutoring Interactions: Lessons Learned. In: Long-Term Child-Robot Interaction (LTCRI) Workshop at IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). New York, New York, USA, August 27. [PDF]


S. Strohkorb, C.M. Huang, A. Ramachandran, and B. Scassellati (2016). Establishing Sustained, Supportive Human-Robot Relationships: Building Blocks and Open Challenges. In: AAAI Spring Symposium Series: Enabling Research in Socially Intelligent Human-Robot Interaction: A Community-Driven Modular Research Platform. Palo Alto, CA, USA. March 21-23, 2016. [PDF]


E.C. Grigore and B. Scassellati (2016). Constructing Policies for Supportive Behaviors and Communicative Actions in Human-Robot Teaming. In: Proceedings of the HRI Pioneers Workshop at the 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) 2016, March 7 - 10. [PDF]


S. Strohkorb, I. Leite, N. Warren and B. Scassellati (2015). Classification of Children’s Social Dominance in Group Interactions with Robots. In: Proceedings of the 17th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI). Seattle, Washington, November 9-13. [PDF]


B. Hayes, M.Gombolay, M. Jung, K. Hindriks, J. de Greeff, C. Jonker, M. Neerincx, J. Bradshaw, M. Johnson, I. Kruijff-Korbayova, M. Sierhuis, J.  Shah, B. Scassellati (2015). HRI Workshop on Human-Robot Teaming. In Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts. Portland, Oregon, March 2-5. [PDF]


K.M. Tsui (2015). Lessons Learned: Towards Informal Science Education of Human-Robot Interaction at Children’s Science Museums. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Workshop on “HRI Education: How to design and teach courses in Human-Robot Interaction.” Portland, OR. March 2, 2015. [PDF]


Q. Wang, K. Chawarska, S. W. Zucker, B. Scassellati, and F. Shic (2014). Dimensionality of Gaze Patterns Towards Faces and Objects in Toddlers with ASD. 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR 2014). Atlanta, Georgia, US, May 2014. Note: no full paper, most of the results in this abstract should be included in Wang’s ETRA 2014 paper


H. Admoni and B. Scassellati (2014). Nonverbal Behavior Modeling for Socially Assistive Robots. AAAI Fall Symposium Series: Artificial Intelligence and Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI). Arlington, VA, USA. November 13-15. [PDF]


B. Hayes and B. Scassellati (2014). Developing Effective Robot Teammates for Human-Robot Collaboration. In Proceedings of the “Artificial Intelligence and Human-Robot Interaction” (AI-HRI) Fall Symposium. Arlington, Virginia USA, November 13-15. [PDF]


H. Admoni and B. Scassellati (2014). Roles of Robots in Socially Assistive Applications. IROS 2014 Workshop on Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics. Chicago, IL, USA, September 18. [PDF]


A. Litoiu & B.Scassellati (2014). Personalized Instruction of Physical Skills with a Social Robot. “Machine Learning for Interactive Systems” (MLIS) Workshop at AAAI 2014. Quebec City, Canada, July 28. [PDF]


A. Ramachandran & B. Scassellati (2014). Adapting Difficulty Levels in Personalized Robot-Child Tutoring Interactions. “Machine Learning for Interactive Systems” (MLIS) Workshop at AAAI 2014. Quebec City, Canada, July 28. [PDF]


B. Hayes & B.Scassellati (2014).Online Development of Assistive Robot Behaviors for Collaborative Manipulation and Human-Robot Teamwork. “Machine Learning for Interactive Systems” (MLIS) Workshop at AAAI 2014. Quebec City, Canada, July 28. [PDF]


B. Hayes & B.Scassellati. Challenges in Shared-Environment Human-Robot Collaboration. Collaborative Manipulation Workshop at the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2013). Tokyo, Japan, March 2013. [PDF]


B. Hayes and B. Scassellati (2013). Social Hierarchical Learning. In: Proceedings of the “HRI Pioneers” Workshop at HRI 2013. Tokyo, Japan, March 3. [PDF]


H. Admoni & B. Scassellati. Robot Gaze is Different From Human Gaze: Evidence that robot gaze does not cue reflexive attention. “Gaze in Human-Robot Interaction” Workshop at HRI 2012. [PDF]


J. W. Hart & B. Scassellati. Robotic Self-Models Inspired by Human Development. AAAI-10 Workshop on Metacognition for Robust Social Systems. Atlanta, Georgia, July 11, 2010. [PDF]


J. Hart, B. Scassellati & S. Zucker. Epipolar geometry for humanoid robotic heads. 4th International Cognitive Vision Workshop (ICVW 2008). Santorini, Greece, 2008. [PDF]


K. Gold & B. Scassellati. Learning about the self and others through contingency. 2005 AAAI Spring Symposium “Developmental Robotics.” Stanford, CA. Mar. 2005. [PDF]


B. Scassellati. How robotics and developmental psychology complement each other. NSF/DARPA Workshop on Development and Learning. Michigan State University, Lansing, MI. June 2000. [PDF]


B. Scassellati. Investigating models of social development using a humanoid robot. 1998 AAAI Fall Symposium “Robots and Biology: Developing Connections.” Orlando, FL. Oct. 1998. [PDF]


B. Scassellati. Imitation and mechanisms of shared attention: A developmental structure for building social skills. Autonomous Agents 1998 workshop “Agents in Interaction - Acquiring Competence through Imitation”. Minneapolis, MO. Aug. 1998. [PDF]


B. Scassellati. Building behaviors developmentally: A new formalism. 1998 AAAI Spring Symposium “Integrating Robotics Research”. Stanford, CA. Mar. 1998. [PDF]


B. Scassellati. Mechanisms of shared attention for a humanoid robot. 1996 AAAI Fall Symposium “Embodied Intelligence.” Cambridge, MA. Oct. 1996. [PDF]


BOOK CHAPTERS


B. Scassellati & K. Tsui. Co-Robots: Humans and Robots Operating as Partners. In ​W. Bainbridge and M. Roco, eds., Handbook of Science and Technology ConvergenceSpringer International Publishing Switzerland, 2015. [PDF]


J. W. Hart & B. Scassellati. Robotic Models of Self. In M. T. Cox and A. Raja (Eds.), Metareasoning: Thinking about Thinking. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011. [PDF]


C. Breazeal & B. Scassellati. Challenges in building robots that imitate people. In K. Dautenhahn and C. Nehaniv, eds., Imitation in Animals and Artifacts, MIT Press, 2002. [PDF]


B. Scassellati. Investigating models of social development using a humanoid robot. In B. Webb and T. Consi, eds., Biorobotics, MIT Press, 2001. [PDF]


R. Brooks, C. Breazeal, M. Marjanovic, B. Scassellati & M. Williamson. The Cog Project: Building a humanoid robot. In C. Nehaniv, ed., Computation for Metaphors, Analogy and Agents, Vol. 1562 of Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer-Verlag, p. 52-87, 1998. [PDF]


B. Scassellati. Imitation and mechanisms of joint attention: A developmental structure for building social skills on a humanoid robot. In C. Nehaniv, ed., Computation for Metaphors, Analogy and Agents, Vol. 1562 of Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer-Verlag, p. 176-195, 1998. [PDF]


TECHNICAL REPORTS


B. Scassellati. Foundations of a theory of mind for a humanoid robot. Ph.D. dissertation, MIT Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. May, 2001. [PDF]


B. Scassellati. A binocular, foveated, active vision system. MIT AI Memo 1628, March 1998. [PDF]


B. Scassellati. High-level perceptual contours from a variety of low-level physical features. Master’s Thesis, MIT. 1995. [PDF]


DISSERTATIONS


Henny AdmoniNonverbal Communication in Socially AssistiveHuman-Robot Interaction. 2016 [PDF]


Christopher Crick. Intention from Motion. 2009 [PDF]


Kevin Gold. Using Sentence Context and Implicit Contrast to Learn Sensor-Grounded Meanings for Relational and Deictic Words: The TWIG System. 2008 [PDF]


Justin Hart. Robot Self-Modeling. 2014 [PDF]


Brad Hayes. Supportive Behaviors for Human-Robot Teaming. 2016 [PDF]


Elizabeth (Eli) Kim. Robots for social skills therapy in autism: evidence and designs toward clinical utility. 2013 [PDF]


Dan Leyzberg. Creating Personalized Robot Tutors That Adapt to The Needs of Individual Students. 2014 [PDF]


Fred Shic. Computational Methods for Eye-Tracking Analysis: Applications to Autism. 2008 [PDF]


Ganghua Sun. From Motor Learning to Social Learning: A Study of Development on a Humanoid Robot. 2006 [PDF]


Ying (Jean) Zheng. Development of Variable Attention Capture (VAC) HapticFeedback Systems for Conveying Information at an Appropriate Level of Salience. 2013 [PDF]