@inproceedings { leite11, abstract = {We present a scenario where a social robot acts as a chess companion for children, and describe our current efforts towards endowing such robot with empathic capabilities. A multimodal framework for modeling some of the user's affective states that combines visual and task-related features is presented. Further, we describe how the robot selects adaptive empathic responses considering the model of the user's affect.}, booktitle = {Proceedings of The International Workshop on Personalization Approaches in Learning Environments (PALE)}, keywords = {empathy, learning companions, affective user modelling;Affective Computing;Social Robotic Companions;}, month = {July}, publisher = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings (ISSN 1613-0073)}, title = {Social Robots in Learning Environments: a Case Study of an Empathic Chess Companion}, year = {2011}, author = {Iolanda Leite and André Pereira and Ginevra Castellano and Samuel Mascarenhas and Carlos Martinho and Ana Paiva} }