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Personal Robots group

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Measuring Children's Long-Term Relationships with Social Robots

Kory Westlund, J. M., Park, H. W.., Wiliams, R., & Breazeal, C. (2017). Measuring Children’s Long-Term Relationships with Social Robots. Workshop on Perception and Interaction dynamics in Child-Robot Interaction, held in conjunction with the Robotics: Science and Systems XIII.

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A Bayesian Theory of Mind Approach to Nonverbal Communication for Human-Robot Interactions

Jin Joo Lee. A Bayesian Theory of Mind Approach to Nonverbal Communication for Human-Robot Interactions. PhD Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017.

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Children use non-verbal cues to learn new words from robots as well as people

Kory Westlund., J. M., Dickens, L., Jeong, S., Harris, P. L., DeSteno, D., & Breazeal, C. L. (2017). Children use non-verbal cues to learn new words from robots as well as people. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction.

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Flat versus expressive storytelling: young children's learning and retention of a social robot's narrative

Kory Westlund, J., Jeong, S., Park, H. W., Ronfard, S., Adhikari, A., Harris, P. L., David DeSteno, & Breazeal, C. (2017). Flat versus expressive storytelling: young children's learning and retention of a social robot's narrative. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

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Backchannel Opportunity Prediction for Social Robot Listeners

HW Park, M Gelsomini, JJ Lee, T Zhu, and C Breazeal (2017). Backchannel Opportunity Prediction for Social Robot Listeners. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).

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Telling Stories to Robots: The Effect of Backchanneling on a Child's Storytelling

Hae Won Park, Mirko Gelsomini, Jin Joo Lee, and Cynthia Breazeal. 2017. Telling Stories to Robots: The Effect of Backchanneling on a Child's Storytelling. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI '17).

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Growing Growth Mindset with a Social Robot Peer

Hae Won Park, Rinat Rosenberg-Kima, Maor Rosenberg, Goren Gordon, and Cynthia Breazeal. 2017. Growing Growth Mindset with a Social Robot Peer. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI '17). ACM, New York

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Improving Smartphone Users’ Affect and Wellbeing with Personalized Positive Psychology Interventions

Jeong, Sooyeon, and Cynthia Lynn Breazeal. "Improving Smartphone Users' Affect and Wellbeing with Personalized Positive Psychology Interventions." Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Human Agent Interaction. ACM, 2016.

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Toward Robotic Companions that Enhance Psychological Wellbeing with Smartphone Technology

Jeong, Sooyeon, and Cynthia Breazeal. "Toward Robotic Companions that Enhance Psychological Wellbeing with Smartphone Technology." Proceedings of the Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. ACM, 2017.

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Effects of Framing a Robot as a Social Agent or as a Machine on Children's Social Behavior

Kory Westlund, J. M., Martinez, M., Archie, M., Das, M., & Breazeal, C. (2016). Effects of Framing a Robot as a Social Agent or as a Machine on Children's Social Behavior. In S. Y. Okita, T. Shibata, & B. Mutlu (Eds.), Proceedings of the 25rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) (pp. 688-693). IEEE: Washington, DC.

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Towards visual learning through robotic interaction alone: the joint guided search task.

DePalma, N., Breazeal, C.

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Affect-aware Student Models for Robot Tutors.

Spaulding, S., Gordon, G., Breazeal, C.

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Lessons From Teachers on Performing HRI Studies with Young Children in Schools

Kory Westlund, J. M., Gordon, G., Spaulding, S., Lee, J., Plummer, L., Martinez, M., Das, M., & Breazeal, C. (2016). Lessons From Teachers on Performing HRI Studies with Young Children in Schools. In S. Sabanovic, A. Paiva, Y. Nagai, & C. Bartneck. Proceedings of the 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (Christchurch, New Zealand).

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A Study to Measure Effects of Framing a Robot as a Social Agent or as a Machine on Children's Social Behavior

Kory Westlund, J. M., Martinez, M., Archie, M., Das, M., & Breazeal, C. (2016). A Study to Measure Effects of Framing a Robot as a Social Agent or as a Machine on Children's Social Behavior. In S. Sabanovic, A. Paiva, Y. Nagai, & C. Bartneck, Proceedings of the 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction: Late-Breaking Reports (pp. 459-460).

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Transparency, teleoperation, and children's understanding of social robots

Kory Westlund, J. M., & Breazeal, C. (2016). Transparency, teleoperation, and children’s understanding of social robots. In S. Sabanovic, A. Paiva, Y. Nagai, & C. Bartneck, Proceedings of the 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction: The 11th Annual Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop, (pp. 625-626). IEEE.

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Tega: A Social Robot

Kory Westlund, J. M., Lee, J., Plummer, L., Faridia, F., Gray, J., Berlin, M., Quintus-Bosz, H., Harmann, R., Hess, M., Dyer, S., dos Santos, K., Adalgeirsson, S., Gordon, G., Spaulding, S., Martinez, M., Das, M., Archie, M., Jeong, S., & Breazeal, C. (2016). Tega: A Social Robot. In Proceedings of the 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction: Video Presentations, pp. 561

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Young children treat robots as informants

Breazeal, C., Harris, P., DeSteno, D., Kory, J., Dickens, L., & Jeong, S. (2016). Young children treat robots as informants. Topics in Cognitive Science, pp. 1-11.

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NIMBUS: A Hybrid Cloud-Crowd Realtime Architecture for Visual Learning in Interactive Domains.

DePalma, N., Breazeal, C.

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Affective Personalization of a Social Robot Tutor for Children's Second Language Skills

Gordon, G., Spaulding, S., Kory Westlund, J., Lee, J., Plummer, L., Martinez, M., Das, M., & Breazeal, C. (2016). Affective Personalization of a Social Robot Tutor for Children's Second Language Skills. Proceedings of the 30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (Palo Alto, CA).

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A Comparison of children learning from robots, tablets, and people

Kory Westlund, J., Dickens, L., Jeong, S., Harris, P., DeSteno, D., & Breazeal, C. (2015). A Comparison of children learning from robots, tablets, and people. In Proceedings of New Friends: The 1st International Conference on Social Robots in Therapy and Education.

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Learning a Second Language with a Socially Assistive Robot

Kory Westlund, J.*, Gordon, G.*, Spaulding, S., Lee, J., Plummer, L., Martinez, M., Das, M., & Breazeal, C. (2015). Learning a Second Language with a Socially Assistive Robot. In Proceedings of New Friends: The 1st International Conference on Social Robots in Therapy and Education.

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Digital assessment and promotion of children's curiosity.

Gordon, G., Jirout, J., Engel, S., Chang, A.

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Developing affect-aware robot tutors

Spaulding, S. "Developing affect-aware robot tutors"

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Designing a Socially Assistive Robot for Pediatric Care

Jeong, Sooyeon, et al. "Designing a socially assistive robot for pediatric care." Proceedings of the 14th international conference on interaction design and children. ACM, 2015.

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GlobalLit: a platform for collecting, analyzing, and reacting to children's usage data on tablet computers

Nunez, D. "GlobalLit: a platform for collecting, analyzing, and reacting to children's usage data on tablet computers"

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Bayesian Active Learning-Based Robot Tutor for Children's Word-Reading Skills.

Gordon, G., Breazeal, C.

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Deception, Secrets, Children, and Robots: What’s Acceptable?

Kory Westlund, J., & Breazeal, C. (2015). Deception, Secrets, Children, and Robots: What’s Acceptable? Workshop on The Emerging Policy and Ethics of Human-Robot Interaction, held in conjunction with the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.

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The Interplay of Robot Language Level with Children's Language Learning during Storytelling

Kory Westlund, J., & Breazeal, C. (2015). The Interplay of Robot Language Level with Children's Language Learning during Storytelling. In J. A. Adams, W. Smart, B. Mutlu, & L. Takayama (Eds.), Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction: Extended Abstracts (pp. 65-66).

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Social Robot Toolkit: Tangible Programming for Young Children.

Gordon, M., Ackermann, E., Breazeal, C.

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Can Children Catch Curiosity from a Social Robot?

Gordon, G., Breazeal, C., Engel, S.

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Telling Stories with Green the DragonBot: A Showcase of Children's Interactions Over Two Months

Kory Westlund, J. (2015). Telling Stories with Green the DragonBot: A Showcase of Children's Interactions Over Two Months. In J. A. Adams, W. Smart, B. Mutlu, & L. Takayama (Eds.), Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction: Extended Abstracts (p. 263).

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A Social Robot to Mitigate Stress, Anxiety, and Pain in Hospital Pediatric Care

Jeong, Sooyeon, et al. "A social robot to mitigate stress, anxiety, and pain in hospital pediatric care." Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts. ACM, 2015.

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How to Train Your DragonBot: Socially Assistive Robots for Teaching Children About Nutrition Through Play

E Short, K Swift-Spong, J Greczek, A Ramachandran, A Litoiu, E Grigore, D Feil- Seifer, S Shuster, JJ Lee, et al (2014). "How to Train Your DragonBot: Socially Assistive Robots for Teaching Children About Nutrition Through Play." In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Edinburgh, UK).

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Storytelling with robots: Effects of robot language level on children's language learning

Kory, J. (2014). Storytelling with robots: Effects of robot language level on children's language learning. Master's Thesis, Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

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Storytelling with Robots: Learning Companions for Preschool Children's Language Development

Kory, J., & Breazeal, C. (2014). Storytelling with Robots: Learning Companions for Preschool Children’s Language Development. In P. A. Vargas & R. Aylett (Eds.), Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). IEEE: Washington, DC.

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Mind-Theoretic Planning for Social Robots

Adalgeirsson, S. "Mind-Theoretic Planning for Social Robots"

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Learning from and About Others: Towards Using Imitation to Bootstrap the Social Understanding of Others by Robots

C. Breazeal, D. Buchsbaum, J. Gray, D. Gatenby, B. Blumberg

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Manipulating Mental States Through Physical Action – A Self-as-Simulator Approach to Choosing Physical Actions Based on Mental State Outcomes.

J. Gray, C. Breazeal.

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Social agent or machine? The framing of a robot affects people's interactions and expressivity

Kory, J. & Kleinberger, R. (2014). Social agent or machine? The framing of a robot affects people's interactions and expressivity. 2nd Workshop on Applications for Emotional Robots held in conjunction with the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.

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Robotic learning companions for early language development

Kory, J., Jeong, S., & Breazeal, C. L. (2013). Robotic learning companions for early language development. In J. Epps, F. Chen, S. Oviatt, & K. Mase (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th ACM on International conference on multimodal interaction, (pp. 71-72). ACM: New York, NY.

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Computationally Modeling Interpersonal Trust

J.J. Lee, W.B. Knox, J.B. Wormwood, C. Breazeal, D. DeSteno

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Computationally Modeling Interpersonal Trust

JJ Lee, WB Knox, JB Wormwood, C Breazeal, D DeSteno (2013). Computationally Modeling Interpersonal Trust. Frontiers in Psychology.

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Training a Robot via Human Feedback: A Case Study. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR).

W. Bradley Knox, Cynthia Breazeal, Peter Stone

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Reducing Driver Task Load and Promoting Sociability through an Affective Intelligent Driving Agent (AIDA).

K. Williams, C. Breazeal

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Sartorial Robotics

Whiton, A. "Sartorial Robotics"

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Pre-pilot findings on developing a literacy tablet.

A. Chang, D. Nunez, T. Roberts, D. Sengeh, C. Breazeal

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Towards Leveraging the Driver's Mobile Device for an Intelligent, Sociable In-Car Robotic Assistant

K. Williams, J. Peters, C. Breazeal

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Modeling the Dynamics of Nonverbal Behavior on Interpersonal Trust for Human-Robot Interactions.

J. J. Lee, B. Knox, C. Breazeal.

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Teaching agents with human feedback: a demonstration of the TAMER framework.

W. B. Knox, P. Stone, C. Breazeal

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Towards an Affective Intelligent Driving Agent

K. Williams, C. Breazeal

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Engaging Robots: Easing Complex Human-Robot Teamwork Using Backchanneling.

MF Jung, JJ Lee, N DePalma, S Adalgeirsson, et al (2013). "Engaging Robots: Easing Complex Human-Robot Teamwork using Backchanneling." In Proceedings of the Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social (San Antonio, Texas).

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Crowdsourcing Human-Robot Interaction: New Methods and System Evaluation in a Public Environment

C. Breazeal, N. DePalma, J. Orkin, S. Chernova, M. Jung

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A Reasoning Architecture for Human-Robot Joint Tasks using Physics-, Social-, and Capability-Based Logic.

K. Williams, C. Breazeal

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Detecting the Trustworthiness of Novel Partners in Economic Exchange

D DeSteno, C Breazeal, R Frank, D Pizarro, J Baumann, L Dickens, JJ Lee (2012). Detecting the Trustworthiness of Novel Partners in Economic Exchange. Psychological Science.

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Detecting the Trustworthiness of Novel Partners in Economic Exchange

D. Desteno, C. Breazeal, R. H. Frank, D. Pizarro, J. Baumann, L. Dickens, J.J. Lee

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Manipulating Mental States through Physical Action.

J. Gray, C. Breazeal

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This is the Fluffy Robot that Only Speaks French: Language Use Between Preschoolers, their Families, and a Social Robot while Sharing Virtua

Freed, N. "This is the Fluffy Robot that Only Speaks French": Language Use Between Preschoolers, their Families, and a Social Robot While Sharing Virtual Toys"

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The Huggable: A Socially Assistive Robot for Pediatric Care

Dos Santos, K. "The Huggable: A Socially Assistive Robot for Pediatric Care"

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Creating Robotic Characters for Long-Term Interaction

Setapen, A. "Creating Robotic Characters for Long-Term Interaction"

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Blended reality characters.

D. Robert, C. Breazeal

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Learning from feedback on actions past and intended.

W. Bradley Knox, Cynthia Breazeal, Peter Stone

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Crowdsourcing Real World Human-Robot Dialog and Teamwork through Online Multiplayer Games.

Chernova, S., DePalma, N., Breazeal, C.

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Values Impacting the Design of an Adaptive Educational Storybook.

J. B. Alonso, A. Chang, C. Breazeal

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Toward a dynamic dramaturgy: an art of presentation in interactive storytelling.

J. B. Alonso, A. Chang, D. Robert, C. Breazeal

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TinkRBooks: Tinkerable Story Elements for Emergent Literacy

Chang, A. "TinkRBooks: Tinkerable Story Elements for Emergent Literacy"

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Modeling the Dynamics of Nonverbal Behavior on Interpersonal Trust for Human-Robot Interactions

Jin Joo Lee. Modeling the Dynamics of Nonverbal Behavior on Interpersonal Trust for Human-Robot Interactions. Masters Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011.

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C. Crowdsourcing human-robot interaction: Application from virtual to physical worlds.

Chernova, S., DePalma, N., Morant, E., Breazeal, C

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TinkRBook: shared reading interfaces for storytelling.

A. Chang, C. Breazeal.