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Miguel Faria Email icon

Degree :
MSc
Institution :
INESC-ID / IST
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2N7.3
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Hi! I am Miguel and I am a Ph.D. student in Técnico Lisboa, Portugal. I work on Human-Robot Interaction, focusing on combining Artificial Intelligence and Robotics to better robots' communication, improving their transparency regarding their intentions and objectives using implicit communicaiton methods like body movement. To achieve that I use reinforcement learning and optimization methods applied to body movements, or other implicit communication methods, to improve their expressiveness.

 

I was previously part of the INSIDE project, that focused on developing a robotic platform capable of helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. I was part of the team that developed the robot's behaviors during therapy sessions and was also part of the team on the hospital during a 1 month study conducted on Hospital Garcia da Horta in Almada, Portugal.


Current Projects


Publications

  Project INSIDE: towards autonomous semi-unstructured human–robot social interaction in autism therapy
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Francisco S. Melo and Alberto Sardinha and David Belo and Marta Couto and Miguel Faria and Anabela Farias and Hugo Gambôa and Cátia Jesus and Mithun Kinarullathil and Pedro Lima and Luís Luz and André Mateus and Isabel Melo and Plinio Moreno and Daniel Osório and Ana Paiva and Jhielson Pimentel and João Rodrigues and Pedro Sequeira and Rubén Solera-Ureña and Miguel Vasco and Manuela Veloso and Rodrigo Ventura, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Vol. 96, pg. 198 - 216, 2019

  Project INSIDE: Towards Autonomous Semi-Unstructured Human-Robot Social Interaction in Autism Therapy
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Francisco S. Melo and Alberto Sardinha and Miguel Faria and Ana Paiva and Ruben Solera and Miguel Vasco and Mithun Kinarullathil and Pedro Lima and Luís Luz and André Mateus and Jhielson Pimentel and Rodrigo Ventura and Marta Couto and Anabela Farias and Isabel Melo and Hugo Gambôa and David Belo and Daniel Osório and João Rodrigues and Pedro Sequeira and Manuela Veloso

  Me and You Together: Movement Impact in Multi-user Collaboration Tasks
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Miguel Faria and Rui Silva and Patricia Alves-Oliveira and Francisco S. Melo and Ana Paiva, , 2017

“ Me and You Together ” Movement Impact in Multi-user Collaboration Tasks
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Miguel Faria and Rui Silva and Patricia Alves-Oliveira and Francisco S. Melo and Ana Paiva, 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pg. 2793--2798, IEEE, Vancouver, BC, Canada, September, 2017

  Follow me: Communicating intentions with a spherical robot
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Miguel Faria and Andrea Costigliola and Patrícia Alves-Oliveira and Ana Paiva, Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2016 25th IEEE International Symposium on, pg. 664--669, August, 2016