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Elmira Yadollahi Email icon Webpage icon

Degree :
MSc
Institution :
INESC-ID & Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal - CHILI & EPFL in Switzerland
Address :
IST Taguspark, Av. Prof. Dr. Cavaco Silva, 2744-016 Porto Salvo, Portugal
Office :
2N9.17
Telephone :


Interests

Experienced roboticist with a demonstrated history of working with robots in education and educational tasks for children. Proficient in Agent Modeling, Human-Robot Interaction, Robot Behavioral Modeling, and Statistical Analysis. Skilled in ROS, Python, QML, C++, MATLAB. Strong research capabilities with BS.c and MS.c degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Iran and South Korea. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Robotics degrees from Instituto Superior Tecnico in Portugal and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, respectively. Focusing on developing cognitive models for embodied agents such as robots in educational child-robot interactions. Currently working on generating a decision-making model of perspective-taking that helps robots to make informed decisions while collaborating with children.


Current Projects


Publications

  Changing Perspective as A Learning Mechanism
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Elmira Yadollahi and Pierre Dillenbourg and Ana Paiva, Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, pg. 612--614, 2020

Iterative Design and Evaluation of a Tangible Robot-Assisted Handwriting Activity for Special Education
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Arzu Guneysu Ozgur and Ayberk { and Thibault Asselborn and Wafa Johal and Elmira Yadollahi and Barbara Bruno and Melissa Skweres and Pierre Dillenbourg, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Vol. 7, pg. 29, Frontiers, 2020

  Studying the Effect of Robot Frustration on Children's Change of Perspective
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Elmira Yadollahi and Wafa Johal and Joao Dias and Pierre Dillenbourg and Ana Paiva, 2019 8th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Workshops and Demos (ACIIW), pg. 381--387, 2019

  Bringing letters to life: handwriting with haptic-enabled tangible robots
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Thibault Asselborn and Arzu Guneysu and Khalil Mrini and Elmira Yadollahi and Ayberk Ozgur and Wafa Johal and Pierre Dillenbourg, Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children, pg. 219--230, 2018

When deictic gestures in a robot can harm child-robot collaboration
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Elmira Yadollahi and Wafa Johal and Ana Paiva and Pierre Dillenbourg, Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children, pg. 195--206, 2018