Publications

2019 (6) - 2018 (16) - 2017 (18) - 2016 (24) - 2015 (18) - 2014 (1)

2019

A theoretical and algorithmic analysis of configurable MDPs

R. Silva, G. Farina, F. S. Melo, M. Veloso

In Proc. 29th Int. Conf. Automated Planning and Scheduling, 2019 (to appear)

An optimization approach for structured agent- based provider/receiver tasks

K. Baraka, M. Couto, F. S. Melo, M. Veloso

In Proc. 18th Int. Conf. Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 2019 (to appear)

SSTS: A syntactic tool for pattern search on time series

J. Rodrigues, D. Folgado, D. Belo, H. Gambôa

Information Processing & Management, 56 (1):61-76, 2019

Project INSIDE: Towards autonomous semi-unstructured human-robot social interaction in autism therapy

F. S. Melo, A. Sardinha, D. Belo, M. Couto, M. Faria, A. Farias, H. Gamboa, C. Jesus, M. Kinarullathil, P. Lima, L. Luz, A. Mateus, I. Melo, P. Moreno, D. Osório, A. Paiva, J. Pimentel, J. Rodrigues, P. Sequeira, R. Solera-Ureña, M. Vasco, M. Veloso, R. Ventura

Journal Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 2019 (to appear)

Interactive robots with model-based ‘autism-like’ behaviors

K. Baraka F. S. Melo, M. Veloso

Paladyn Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 2019 (to appear)

Empathic robot for group learning: A field study

P. Alves-Oliveira, P. Sequeira, F. S. Melo, G. Castellano, A. Paiva

ACM Trans. Human-Robot Interaction, 2019 (to appear)

2018

Agent-aware mobile robot navigation in domestic environments

I. Alexandre

MSc inElectrical and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 2018.

Robust object recognition through symbiotic deep learning in mobile robots

J. Cartucho

MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 2018

Improving human behavior using POMDPs with gestures and speech recognition

J. Garcia, P. Lima

In Cognitive Architectures, M. Ferreira, J. Sequeira, R. Ventura (eds.), Springer, pp. 145-164, 2018

Uma abordagem de aprendizagem semi-supervisionada para a percepção automática de personalidade, baseada em pistas acústico-prosódicas em domínios com poucos recursos

R. Solera-Ureña, H. Moniz, F. Batista, V. Cabarrão, A. Pompili, R. Astudillo, I. Trancoso

In Proc. XXXIV Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística, 2018 (in Portuguese)

What if the world were different? Gradient-based exploration for new optimal policies

R. Silva, F. S. Melo, M. Veloso

In Proc. 4th Global Conf. Artificial Intelligence, pp. 229-242, 2018 (best paper award)

Interactive consoles for adjustable autonomy in assistive robots: A case study with ASD children

J. Pimentel, C. Guerra, P. Sequeira, A. Mateus, A. Sardinha, F. S. Melo, P. Lima

In Proc. IROS Workshop on Robots for Assisted Living, 2018

From user spoken commands to robot task plans: A case study in RoboCup@Home

M.Kinarullathil, P. Martins, C. Azevedo, O.Lima, G. Lawless, P. Lima, L. Custódio, R. Ventura

In Proc. IROS Workshop on Language and Robotics, 2018.

Interactive optimal teaching with unknown learners

F. S. Melo, C. Guerra, M. Lopes

In Proc. 27th Int. Joint Conf. Artificial Intelligence and 23rd Europ. Conf. Artificial Intelligence, pp. 2567- 2573, 2018

Traction awareness through haptic feedback for the teleoperation of UGVs

R. Luz, J. Corujeira, J. Silva, R. Ventura

In Proc. 27th IEEE Int. Symp. Robot and Human Interactive Communication, pp. 313-319, 2018

Robust object recognition through symbiotic deep learning in mobile robots

J. Cartucho, R. Ventura, M. Veloso

In Proc. 2018 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 2336- 2341, 2018

Acoustic-prosodic entrainment in structural metadata events

V. Cabarrão, F. Batista, H. Moniz, I. Trancoso, A. Mata

In Proc. 19th Annual Conf. International Speech Communication Association, pp. 2176-2180, 2018

Towards an embodied simulator of autistic child behaviors: An improved method for selecting simulated behaviors

K. Baraka, F. S. Melo, M. Veloso

In Proc. 1st HRI Workshop on Social Robots in Therapy: Focusing on Autonomy and Ethical Challenges, pp. 8-9, 2018

A tutorial on machine learning for interactive pedagogical systems

F. S. Melo, S. Mascarenhas, A. Paiva

Int. J. Serious Games, 5:79-112, 2018

Adaptação acústico-prosódica entre falantes

V. Cabarrão, H. Moniz, F. Batista, I. Trancoso, A. Mata

Revista da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística4:18-33, 2018 (in Portuguese)

Mobile service robot state revealing through expressive lights: Formalism, design and evaluation

K. Baraka, M. Veloso

Int. J. Social Robotics, 10 (1):65-92, 2018

Cross-domain analysis of discourse markers in European Portuguese

V. Cabarrão, H. Moniz, F. Batista, J. Ferreira, I. Trancoso, A. Mata

In Dialogue & Discourse, 9 (1):79-106, 2018

2017

Improving and enhancing VITHEA Kids: An application to help children with communication disorders and their caregivers

C. Filipe

MSc in Computer Science and Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 2017

Prosodic exercises for virtual therapists for children with ASD

M. Sousa

MSc in Computer Science and Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 2017

Description and analysis of INSIDE second study

M.Couto, A. Farias, G. Santos, I. Melo, M. J. Fonseca, J. P. Monteiro

INSIDE Technical Report 002-17, Mar. 2017

Description and analysis of INSIDE third study

M.Couto, C. Jesus, A. Farias, G. Santos, M. J. Fonseca, J. P. Monteiro

INSIDE Technical Report 003-17, Aug. 2017

The ideal study protocol

M. Couto, C. Jesus, R. Solera-Ureña

INSIDE Technical Report, Dec. 2017

Architecture Technical Report

A. Mateus, C. Guerra, R. Solera-Ureña

INSIDE Technical Report 001-17, Feb. 2017

A semi-supervised learning approach for acoustic-prosodic personality perception in under-resourced domains

R. Solera-Ureña, H. Moniz, F. Batista, V. Cabarrão, A. Pompili, R. Astudillo, J. Campos, A. Paiva, I. Trancoso

In Proc. 18th Annual Conf. Int. Speech Communication Association, pp. 929-933, 2017

Adaptive indirect control through communication in collaborative human-robot interaction

R. Silva, M. Faria, F. S. Melo, M. Veloso

In Proc. 2017 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 3617-3622, 2017

Decision-theoretic planning under uncertainty for multimodal human-robot interaction

J. Garcia, T. Veiga, P. Lima

In Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. Robot and Human Interactive Communication, pp. 779-784, 2017

‘Me and you together’: Movement impact in multi-user collaboration tasks

M. Faria, R. Silva, P. Alves-Oliveira, F. S. Melo, A. Paiva

In Proc. 2017 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 2793-2798, 2017

Embodied robotic visualization of autistic child behaviors with varying severities

K. Baraka, F. S. Melo, M. Veloso

In Proc. 2nd RO-MAN Workshop on Behavior Adaptation, Interaction and Learning for Assistive Robotics, 2017

Simulating behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorders through reversal of the autism diagnosis process

K. Baraka, F. S. Melo, M. Veloso

In Proc. 18th EPIA Conf. Artificial Intelligence, pp. 753-765, 2017

Data-driven generation of synthetic behavioral feature vectors modeling children with autism spectrum disorders

K. Baraka, F. S. Melo, M. Veloso

In Proc. 2017 IEEE Int. Conf. Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics, pp. 202-208, 2017

Autistic robots’ for embodied emulation of behaviors typically seen in children with different autism severities

K. Baraka, F. S. Melo, M. Veloso

In Proc. 9th Int. Conf. Social Robotics, pp. 105-114, 2017

Noise detection on ECG based on agglomerative clustering of morphological features

J. Rodrigues, D. Belo, H. Gambôa

Computers in Biology and Medicine, 87:322-334, 2017

Biosignals learning and synthesis using deep neural networks

D. Belo, J. Rodrigues, J. Vaz, P. Pezarat-Correia, H. Gambôa

BioMedical Engineering OnLine, 16 (115):1-17, 2017

Experimental and technical protocol: INSIDE final study

M. Couto, A. Farias, G. Santos, I. Melo, M. J. Fonseca, J. P. Monteiro

January, 2017

A conversational agent powered by online learning

V. Mendonça, F. S. Melo, L. Coheur, A. Sardinha

In Proc. 16th Int. Conf. Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, pp. 1637-1639, 2017.

2016

Human-robotic agent speech interaction

R. Solera-Ureña, H. Moniz

INSIDE Technical Report 002-16, Feb. 2016

Multi-channel expression of state information in a mobile service robot using animated lights.

K. Baraka, M. Veloso

In Proc. IJCAI Workshop on Autonomous Mobile Service Robots, 2016

Classificação prosódica de marcadores discursivos

V. Cabarrão, H. Moniz, J. Ferreira, F. Batista, I. Trancoso, A. Mata, S. Curto

Revista da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística, 2:69- 75, 2016 (in Portuguese)

Robots as therapy adjuncts in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An exploratory study

I. Melo, M. J. Fonseca, A. Farias, M. G. Santos, J. P. Monteiro

Tech Report INSIDE 001-16, February, 2016

Experimental and technical protocol: INSIDE third study

M. Couto, F. S. Melo

July, 2016

Description and analysis of INSIDE third study

M. Couto, A. Farias, G. Santos, I. Melo, M. J. Fonseca, J. P. Monteiro

HGO Internal Report, March, 2016

Cooperative perception for people tracking and human-aware navigation

Luís Luz

Master’s thesis, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 2016

Multimodal human-robot interaction using gestures and speech recognition

João Garcia

MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 2016

Me and You Together: Collaboration Between a Robot and a Human in a Manipulation Game

Miguel Faria

MSc in Computer Science and Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 2016

An interactive Tangram game for autistic children

Beatriz Bernardo

MSc in Computer Science and Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 2016

Effective non-verbal communication for mobile robots using expressive lights

Kim Baraka

MSc in Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2016

Discovering social interaction strategies for robots from restricted-perception Wizard-of-Oz studies

P. Sequeira, P. Alves-Oliveira, T. Ribeiro, E. Di Tullio, S. Petisca, F. S. Melo, G. Castellano, A. Paiva

In Proc. 11th ACM/IEEE Int. Conf. Human-Robot Interaction, pp. 197-204, 2016

Emergence of emotional appraisal signals in reinforcement learning agents (JAAMAS Extended Abstract)

P. Sequeira, F. S. Melo, A. Paiva

In Proc. 15th Int. Conf. Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, pp. 466-467, 2016

Ad hoc teamwork by learning teammates’ task (JAAMAS Extended Abstract)

F. S. Melo, A. Sardinha

In Proc. 15th Int. Conf. Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, pp. 577-578, 2016

Me and you together: A study on collaboration in manipulation tasks

M. Faria, R. Silva, Francisco S. Melo, A. Paiva

In Proc. 2016 AAAI Fall Symposium Series, 2016

An interactive Tangram game for children with autism

B. Bernardo, P. Alves-Oliveira, G. Santos, F. S. Melo, A. Paiva

In Proc. 16th Int. Conf. Intelligent Virtual Agents, pp. 500-504, 2016

Adaptive symbiotic collaboration for targeted complex manipulation tasks

R. Silva, F. S. Melo, M. Veloso

In Proc. 22nd Eur. Conf. Artificial Intelligence, pp. 863-870, 2016

VITHEA-Kids: Adapting the VITHEA platform to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Vânia Mendonça, Annamaria Pompili, Alberto Sardinha and Luísa Coheur

In VI Workshop on Linguistics, Language Development and Impairment. Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, 26th February, 2016

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Acoustic-Prosodic Automatic Personality Trait Assessment for Adults and Children

Rubén Solera-Ureña, Helena Moniz, Fernando Batista, Ramón Fernández-Astudillo, Joana Campos, Ana Paiva, Isabel Trancoso

In Advances in Speech and Language Technologies for Iberian Languages – Proc. of the Third International Conference (IberSPEECH 2016), LNAI 10077, pp. 192-201, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland

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VITHEA-Kids: Improving the Linguistic Skills of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Vânia Mendonça, Cláudia Filipe, Luísa Coheur and Alberto Sardinha

In 12th International Conference on the Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language (PROPOR 2016) – Demonstration Session, 13-15 July 2016, Tomar, Portugal

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Extending VITHEA in Order to Improve Children’s Linguistic Skills

Vânia Mendonça

In Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language – Proceedings of the 12th International Conference (PROPOR 2016), vol. LNCS 9727, pp. 3-11, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2016

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In search of the role’s footprints in client-therapist dialogues

Anat Lerner, Vered Silber-Varod, Fernando Batista and Helena Moniz

In Proceedings of Speech Prosody (2016), 31 May-3 June 2016, Boston, MA, USA

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SPA: Web-based Platform for easy Access to Speech Processing Modules

Fernando Batista, Pedro Curto, Isabel Trancoso, Alberto Abad, Jaime Ferreira, Eugénio Ribeiro, Helena Moniz, David Martins de Matos and Ricardo Ribeiro

In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)), 23-28 May 2016, Portorož, Slovenia

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Ad hoc teamwork by learning teammates’ task

Francisco S. Melo and Alberto Sardinha

Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 30 (2):175-219, 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s10458-015-9280-x

2015

Human-aware navigation in networked robot systems

André Mateus

MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 2015

Prosodic classification of discourse markers

V. Cabarrão, H. Moniz, J. Ferreira, F. Batista, I. Trancoso, A. Mata, S. Curto

In Proc. 18th Int. Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 2015

Experimental and technical protocol: INSIDE second study

F. S. Melo

July, 2015

Experimental and technical protocol: INSIDE initial study

F. S. Melo, A. Sardinha, P. Lima, A. Mateus, I. Melo

April, 2015

Personalized Assistance for Dressing Users

Steven D. Klee, Beatriz Ferreira, Rui Silva, João P. Costeira, Francisco S. Melo and Manuela Veloso

In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Robots (ICSR’2015), pp. 359-369, 2015

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Extending VITHEA in order to improve children’s linguistic skills

Vânia Mendonça

MSc in Computer Science and Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 2015 (Best MSc thesis on Language Technology for Portuguese)

Onboard Robust Person Detection and Tracking for Domestic Service Robots

David Sanz, Aamir Ahmad and Pedro Lima

In Proceedings of the 2nd Iberian Robotics Conference (Robot 2015), pp. 547-559, 2015

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VITHEA-Kids: a platform for improving language skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Vânia Mendonça, Luísa Coheur and Alberto Sardinha

In Proceedings of the 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS’15), pp. 345-346, 2015

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Human-Aware Navigation Using External Omnidirectional Cameras

André Mateus, Pedro Miraldo, Pedro U. Lima and João Sequeira

In Proceedings of the 2nd Iberian Robotics Conference (Robot 2015), pp. 283-295, 2015

ChatWoz: Chatting through a Wizard of Oz

Pedro Fialho and Luísa Coheur

In Proceedings of the 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS’2015), pp. 423-424, 2015

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Integration of DNN Based Speech Enhancement and ASR

Ramon F. Astudillo, Joana Correia, Isabel Trancoso

In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2015), pp. 3576-3580, 2015

A robotic platform for edutainment activities in a pediatric hospital

João Messias, Rodrigo Ventura, Pedro Lima, João Sequeira, P. Alvito, C. Marques and P. Carriço

Robótica,100:10-15, 2015.

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Adaptive Interaction of Persistent Robots to User Temporal Preferences

Kim Baraka and Manuela Veloso

In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Robots (ICSR 2015), Paris, France, October, 2015.

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Expressive Lights for Revealing Mobile Service Robot State

Kim Baraka, Ana Paiva and Manuela Veloso

In Proceedings of the 2nd Iberian Robotics Conference (Robot 2015), pp. 283-295, 2015

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iPad Apps in Teaching Programs for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Cátia Rosa

Master’s thesis, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 2015

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The Development of Cooperation in Evolving Populations through Social Importance

Pedro Sequeira, Samuel Mascarenhas, Francisco S. Melo and Ana Paiva

In Proceedings of the 5th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob 2015), 2015

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The “Favors Game”: A Framework to Study the Emergence of Cooperation through Social Importance

Pedro Sequeira, Samuel Mascarenhas, Francisco S. Melo, and Ana Paiva

In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS ’15). (Extended Abstract) 2015, pp 1899-1900.

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Modeling Students Self-Studies Behaviors

Pedro Mota, Francisco S. Melo, and Luísa Coheur

In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS ’15), 2015, pp. 1521-1528.

2014

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Using subtitles to deal with out-of-domain interactions

Daniel Magarreiro, Luísa Coheur, and Francisco S. Melo

In Proceedings 18th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial 2014), pp. 98-106, 2014.