@inproceedings { leite11, abstract = {The goal of this research is to investigate the effects of empathy and adaptive behaviour in long-term interaction between social robots and users. To address this issue, we propose an action selection mechanism that will allow a social robot to chose adaptive empathic responses, in the attempt to keep users engaged over several interactions.}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization 2011}, keywords = {social robots, affective user modeling, empathy, adaptive feedback;Affective Computing;Social Robotic Companions;}, month = {July}, publisher = {Springer Berlin / Heidelberg}, series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science}, title = {Using Adaptive Empathic Responses to Improve Long-term Interaction with Social Robots}, year = {2011}, author = {Iolanda Leite} }