BabyRobot partner ICCS (Dr. Mehdi Khamassi) was a co-organizer of the 3rd Workshop on Behavior Adaptation, Interaction and Learning for Assistive Robotics (BAILAR 2018), which took place at the 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN’2018, http://ro-man2018.org/), Nanjing, China.
During this workshop, Dr. Ben Robins (from BabyRobot partner UH) gave a keynote talk on the topic: “Robots as a therapeutic tool: encouraging communication and social interaction skills in children with autism”.
Two papers from partners ICCS and UH have also been presented, with recent results from studies that have been conducted in the frames of the BabyRobot project:
“An extended framework for robot learning during child-robot interaction with human engagement as reward signal”, authors: Mehdi Khamassi, Georgia Chalvatzaki, Theodoris Tsitsimis, George Velentzas and Costas Tzafestas
“A Novel Paradigm for Typically Developing and Autistic Children as Teachers to the Kaspar Robot Learner”, authors: Abofazl Zaraki, Mehdi Khamassi, Luke Wood, Gabriella Lakatos, Costas Tzafestas, Ben Robins and Kerstin Dautenhahn