Publications

The Valley of non-Distraction: Effect of Robot's Human-likeness on Perception Load

Previous research in psychology has found that human faces have the capability of being more distracting under high perceptual load …

Domestic Drones: Context of Use in Research Literature

Domestic robotic entities are on the rise, out of which, domestic drones are taking place in our society as one of the upcoming …

Using Tabletop Robots to promote Inclusive Classroom Experiences

Geometry and handwriting rely heavily on the visual representation of basic shapes. It can become challenging for students with visual …

Swarm Robots in Education: A Review of Challenges and Opportunities

This study reviews published scientific literature on the use of swarm robots for education purposes in the last ten years. It focuses …

Research Trends in Social Robots for Learning

Purpose of Review

With the growth in the number of market-available social robots, there is an increasing interest in research on the …

Exploring the Role of Perspective Taking in Educational Child-Robot Interaction

Perspective taking is an important skill to have and learn, which can be applied in many different domains and disciplines. While the …

CoWriting Kazakh: Learning a New Script with a Robot

In the Republic of Kazakhstan, the transition from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet raises challenges to training an entire population in …

Augmented Robotics for Learners: A Case Study on Optics

In recent years, robots have been surfing on a trendy wave as standard devices for teaching programming. The tangibility of robotics …

TIP: Tangible e-Ink Paper Manipulatives for Classroom Orchestration

While digital tools are more and more used in classrooms, teachers’ common practice remain to use photocopied documents to share and …

The Dynamics of Handwriting Improves the Automated Diagnosis of Dysgraphia

Handwriting disorder (termed dysgraphia) is a far from a singular problem as nearly 8.6% of the population in France is considered …

Studying the Effect of Robot Frustration on Children's Change of Perspective

The use of robots as peers is more and more studied in human-robot interaction with co-learning interactions being complex and rich …

Robot Analytics: What Do Human-Robot Interaction Traces Tell Us About Learning?

In this paper, we propose that the data generated by educational robots can be better used by applying learning analytics methods and …

Orchestration of Robotic Activities in Classrooms: Challenges and Opportunities

Bringing robots into classrooms presents a new set of challenges for classroom management and teacher support compared to traditional …

Learning Symmetry with Tangible Robots

Robots bring a new potential for embodied learning in classrooms. With our project, we aim to ease the task for teachers and to show …

Learning By Collaborative Teaching: An Engaging Multi-Party CoWriter Activity

This paper presents the design of a novel and engaging collaborative learning activity for handwriting where a group of participants …

CoWriting Kazakh: Transitioning to a New Latin Script using Social Robots

In the Republic of Kazakhstan, the transition from Cyrillic towards Latin alphabet raises challenges to teach the whole population in …

Bridging Multilevel Time Scales in HRI: An Analysis Framework

In this article, we present a multi-level time scales framework for the analysis of human-robot interaction (HRI). Such a framework …

When deictic gestures in a robot can harm child-robot collaboration

This paper describes research aimed at supporting children’s reading practices using a robot designed to interact with children …

The near future of children's robotics

Robotics is a multidisciplinary and highly innovative field. Recently, multiple and often minimally connected sub-communities of …

Iterative design of an upper limb rehabilitation game with tangible robots

Rehabilitation aims to ameliorate deficits in motor control via intensive practice with the affected limb. Current strategies, such as …

Bringing letters to life: handwriting with haptic-enabled tangible robots

In this paper, we present a robotic approach to improve the teaching of handwriting using the tangible, haptic-enabled and …

Automated human-level diagnosis of dysgraphia using a consumer tablet

The academic and behavioral progress of children is associated with the timely development of reading and writing skills. Dysgraphia, …

Workshop on Robots for Learning: R4L

While robots have been popular as a tool for STEM teaching, the use of robots in other learning scenarios is novel. The field of HRI …

Haptic-enabled handheld mobile robots: Design and analysis

The Cellulo robots are small tangible robots that are designed to represent virtual interactive point-like objects that reside on a …

Starting engagement detection towards a companion robot using multimodal features

Recognition of intentions is a subconscious cognitive process vital to human communication. This skill enables anticipation and …

Child-robot spatial arrangement in a learning by teaching activity

In this paper, we present an experiment in the context of a child-robot interaction where we study the influence of the …

The Grenoble system for the social touch challenge at ICMI 2015

New technologies and especially robotics is going towards more natural user interfaces. Works have been done in different modality of …

Multi-sensors engagement detection with a robot companion in a home environment

Recognition of intentions is an unconscious cognitive process vital to human communication. This skill enables anticipation and …