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PROJECTS

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AMIGOS

Affect Modeling For Robots in Group Social Interaction

REFERENCE: PTDC/EEI-SII/7174/2014 

YEARS: 2016-2019

GOALS:

Emotions, especially empathy, are crucial in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) for fostering social connections between a single robot and a user. This project explored how such emotional dynamics play out in extended social interactions and when a robot engages with multiple users. 

Although the traditional one-on-one HRI model is often investigated, there is limited knowledge about how perception and action selection systems, designed primarily for individual interactions, function in multiparty settings. Our research used computational emotion modeling to examine the role and adaptability of robots in group interactions, investigating if outcomes observed in one-on-one settings remain consistent in group scenarios.

RESEARCHERS 

Ana Paiva (PI, INESC-ID, GAIPS)

Patrícia Arriaga (CO-PI, ISCTE-IUL)

Francisco Melo (INESC-ID, GAIPS)

Iolanda Leite (Division of Robotics, Perception and Learning, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweeden)

Raquel Oliveira

Patrícia Alves-Oliveira

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