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    • Automatic learning of cognitive exercises for socially assistive robotics 

      Suárez Hernández, Alejandro; Andriella, Antonio; Taranovic, Aleksandar; Segovia Aguas, Javier; Torras, Carme; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
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      In this paper, we present a learning approach to facilitate the teaching of new board exercises to assistive robotic systems. We formulate the problem as the learning of action models using Boolean predicates, disjunctive ...
    • Cognitive system framework for brain-training exercise based on human-robot interactif 

      Andriella, Antonio; Torras, Carme; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (2020-02-25)
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      Every 3 seconds, someone develops dementia worldwide. Brain-training exercises, preferably involving also physical activity, have shown their potential to monitor and improve the brain function of people affected by Alzheimer ...
    • Deciding the different robot roles for patient cognitive training 

      Andriella, Antonio; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Hernández Farigola, Joan; Torras, Carme (2018-09-01)
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      Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) represent a major challenge for health systems within the aging population. New and better instruments will be crucial to assess the disease severity and ...
    • Discovering SOCIABLE: using a conceptual model to evaluate the legibility and effectiveness of backchannel cues in an entertainment scenario 

      Andriella, Antonio; Huertas García, Ruben; Forgas Coll, Santiago; Torras, Carme; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
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      Robots are expected to become part of everyday life. However, while there have been important breakthroughs during the recent decades in terms of technological advances, the ability of robots to interact with humans ...
    • Do I have a personality? Endowing care robots with context-dependent personality traits 

      Andriella, Antonio; Siqueira, Henrique; Fu, Di; Magg, Sven; Barros, Pablo; Wermter, Stefan; Torras, Carme; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (Springer, 2020-10-22)
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      Recent studies have revealed the key importance of modelling personality in robots to improve interaction quality by empowering them with social-intelligence capabilities. Most research relies on verbal and non-verbal ...
    • Does the personality of consumers influence the assessment of the experience of interaction with social robots? 

      Forgas Coll, Santiago; Huertas García, Ruben; Andriella, Antonio; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (2022-10-09)
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      In recent years, in response to the effects of Covid-19, there has been an increase in the use of social robots in service organisations, as well as in the number of interactions between consumers and robots. However, it ...
    • How do consumers’ gender and rational thinking affect the acceptance of entertainment social robots? 

      Andriella, Antonio; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Forgas Coll, Santiago; Huertas Garcia, Rubén (2022)
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      In recent years, the rapid ageing of the population, a longer life expectancy and elderly people’s desire to live independently are social changes that put pressure on healthcare systems. This context is boosting the demand ...
    • “I know how you feel”: the importance of interaction style on users’ acceptance in an entertainment scenario 

      Andriella, Antonio; Huertas Garcia, Rubén; Forgas Coll, Santiago; Torras, Carme; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (2022)
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      In this article, we aim to evaluate the role of robots’ personality-driven behavioural patterns on users’ intention to use in an entertainment scenario. Toward such a goal, we designed two personalities: one introverted ...
    • Introducing CARESSER: A framework for in situ learning robot social assistance from expert knowledge and demonstrations 

      Andriella, Antonio; Torras, Carme; Abdelnour, Carla; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (2022)
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      Socially assistive robots have the potential to augment and enhance therapist’s effectiveness in repetitive tasks such as cognitive therapies. However, their contribution has generally been limited as domain experts have ...
    • Learning robot policies using a high-level abstraction persona-behaviour simulator 

      Andriella, Antonio; Torras, Carme; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (2019)
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      Collecting data in Human-Robot Interaction for training learning agents might be a hard task to accomplish. This is especially true when the target users are older adults with dementia since this usually requires hours of ...
    • Natural teaching of robot-assisted rearranging exercises for cognitive training 

      Andriella, Antonio; Suárez Hernández, Alejandro; Segovia Aguas, Javier; Torras, Carme; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (2019)
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      Social Assistive Robots are a powerful tool to be used in patients’ cognitive training. The purpose of this study is to evaluate a new methodology to enable caregivers to teach cognitive exercises to the robot in an easy ...
    • Proactive learning of cognitive exercises with a social robot 

      Suárez Hernández, Alejandro; Andriella, Antonio; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Torras, Carme (2022-05-27)
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      We introduce INtuitive PROgramming 2 (INPRO2), an improvement over our previous INPRO framework for learning board exercises via demonstrations. INPRO2 makes use of our Online Action Recognition through Unification (OARU) ...
    • Robot interaction adaptation for healthcare assistance 

      Andriella, Antonio; Lobo Prat, Joan; Torras, Carme; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (2019)
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      Assitive robotics is one of the big players in the technological revolution we are living in. Expectations are extremely high but the reality is a bit more modest. We present here two realistic initiatives towards the ...
    • Short-term human–robot interaction adaptability in real-world environments 

      Andriella, Antonio; Torras, Carme; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (2019-12-09)
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      In recent years there has been an increasing interest in deploying robotic systems in public environments able to effectively interact with people. To properly work in the wild, such systems should be robust and be able ...
    • The effects of gender and personality of robot assistants on customers’ acceptance of their service 

      Forgas Coll, Santiago; Huertas Garcia, Rubén; Andriella, Antonio; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (2022)
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      The Covid-19 pandemic has stimulated the use of social robots in front-office services. However, some initial applications yielded disappointing results, as managers were unaware of the level of development of the robots’ ...