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Iolanda Leite Email icon Webpage icon

Degree :
MSc
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2N7.29
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+351 21 423 35 35

Interests

I am a PhD candidate at IST, Technical University of Lisbon, under the supervision of Prof. Carlos Martinho and Prof. Ana Paiva. I also work as a Research Assistant in the LIREC project (Living with Robots and Interactive Companions).

My research concerns with the role of affect in long-term interaction between humans and artificial companions, either robots or virtual agents. In particular, I am exploring aspects such as empathy and user adaptation, in the attempt to build characters capable of establishing meaningful relationships with children.


Current Projects


Publications

  Emotion Modeling for Social Robots
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Ana Paiva and Iolanda Leite and Tiago Ribeiro

Non-Player Characters and Artificial Intelligence
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Gonçalo Pereira and António Brisson and João Dias and André Carvalho and Joana Dimas and Samuel Mascarenhas and Joana Campos and Marco Vala and Iolanda Leite and Carlos Martinho and Rui Prada and Ana Paiva, Psychology, Pedagogy, and Assessment in Serious Games, pg. 127-152, IGI GLobal, 2014

  Multimodal Affect Modelling and Recognition for Empathic Robotic Companions
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Ginevra Castellano and Iolanda Leite and André Pereira and Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva and Peter W. Mcowan, International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, Vol. 1, 2013

Sensors in the wild: exploring electrodermal activity in child-robot interaction
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Iolanda Leite and Rui Henriques and Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-robot interaction, pg. 41--48, ACM/IEEE Press, March, 2013

Social Robots for Long-Term Interaction: A Survey
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Iolanda Leite and Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva, International Journal of Social Robotics, pg. 1--18, January, 2013

The influence of empathy in human-robot relations
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Iolanda Leite and André Pereira and Samuel Mascarenhas and Carlos Martinho and Rui Prada and Ana Paiva, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Vol. 71, No. 3, pg. 250 - 260, 2013

Towards empathic artificial tutors
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Amol Deshmukh and Ginevra Castellano and Arvid Kappas and Wolmet Barendregt and Fernando Nabais and Ana Paiva and Tiago Ribeiro and Iolanda Leite and Ruth Aylett, Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE international conference on Human-robot interaction, pg. 113--114, ACM/IEEE Press, March, 2013

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

Modelling Empathic Behaviour in a Robotic Game Companion for Children: an Ethnographic Study in Real-World Settings
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Iolanda Leite and Ginevra Castellano and André Pereira and Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva, Proc. of ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Boston, USA, pg. to appear, ACM, March, 2012

Modelling Empathy in Social Robotic Companions
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Iolanda Leite and André Pereira and Ginevra Castellano and Samuel Mascarenhas and Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva, Advances in User Modeling: UMAP 2011 Workshops (Revised Selected Papers), pg. 135--147, Springer, Heidelberg, January, 2012

  Automatic Analysis of Affective Postures and Body Motion to Detect Engagement with a Game Companion
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Jyotirmay Sanghvi and Ginevra Castellano and Iolanda Leite and André Pereira and Peter McOwan and Ana Paiva, HRI'2011- Human-Robot Interaction Conference, ACM Press, Lausanne, Switzerland, March, 2011

Expressing Emotions on Robotic Companions with Limited Facial Expression Capabilities
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Tiago Ribeiro and Iolanda Leite and Jan Kedzierski and Adam Oleksy and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, pg. 466-467, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, September, 2011

Social Robots in Learning Environments: a Case Study of an Empathic Chess Companion
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Iolanda Leite and André Pereira and Ginevra Castellano and Samuel Mascarenhas and Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of The International Workshop on Personalization Approaches in Learning Environments (PALE), CEUR Workshop Proceedings (ISSN 1613-0073), July, 2011

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

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

Closing the Loop: from Affect Recognition to Empathic Interaction
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Iolanda Leite and André Pereira and Samuel Mascarenhas and Ginevra Castellano and Carlos Martinho and 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, October, 2010

Inter-ACT: An Affective and Contextually Rich Multimodal Video Corpus for Studying Interaction with Robots
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Ginevra Castellano and Iolanda Leite and André Pereira and Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva and Peter McOwan, Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Florence, Italy, ACM, October, 2010

Pervasive Pleo: Long-term Attachment with Artificial Pets
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Joana Dimas and Iolanda Leite and André Pereira and Pedro Cuba and Rui Prada and Ana Paiva, Please enjoy!: Workshop on playful experiences in Mobile HCI, Lisbon, Portugal, September, 2010

Using Empathy to Improve Human-Robot Relationships
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André Pereira and Iolanda Leite and Samuel Mascarenhas and Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, Springer LNICST series (to appear), 2010

”Why Can’t We Be Friends?” An Empathic Game Companion for Long-Term Interaction
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Iolanda Leite and Samuel Mascarenhas and André Pereira and Carlos Martinho and Rui Prada and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, pg. 315-321, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 9, 2010

  Social interaction with robots and agents: Where do we stand, where do we go?
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E. Hudlicka and S. Payr and R. Ventura and C. Becker-Asano and K.Fischer and Iolanda Leite and Ana Paiva and C. Von, Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction - ACII 2009, IEEE PRESS, 2009

As Time goes by: Long-term evaluation of social presence in robotic companions
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Iolanda Leite and Carlos Martinho and André Pereira and Ana Paiva, Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Symposium on Robotics - RO-MAN 2009, pg. 669-674, IEEE Computer Society, 2009

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

Detecting user engagement with a robot companion using task and social interaction-based features
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Ginevra Castellano and André Pereira and Iolanda Leite and Ana Paiva and Peter Mc Owan, International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces - ICMI 2009, pg. pp. 119--126 , ACM, 2009

It's all in the game: Towards an affect sensitive and context aware game companion
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Ginevra Castellano and Iolanda Leite and André Pereira and Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva and Peter McOwan, 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Proceedings, pg. 1-8, 2009

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

  Are emotional robots more fun to play with?
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Iolanda Leite and André Pereira and Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva, The 17th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication - RO-MAN 2008 , pg. 77-82, IEEE Computer Society, 2008

Designing a pervasive chess game
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André Pereira and Carlos Martinho and Iolanda Leite and Rui Prada and Ana Paiva, Zon Digital Games 2008, pg. 54-63, Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade, Universidade do Minho, Porto, Portugal, November, 2008

iCat, the chess player: the influence of embodiment in the enjoyment of a game
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André Pereira and Carlos Martinho and Iolanda Leite and Ana Paiva, 7th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - AAMAS 2008, pg. 1253-1256, IFAAMAS, 2008

iCat: an affective game buddy based on anticipatory mechanisms
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Iolanda Leite and Carlos Martinho and André Pereira and Ana Paiva, 7th International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - AAMAS 2008, pg. 1229-1232, IFAAMAS, 2008

Social Presence in Long-Term Human-Computer Relationships
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Iolanda Leite and Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva and André Pereira, Fourth International Workshop on Human-Computer Conversation, 2008