James Kennedy

Research Scientist at Disney Research

Journal Articles

Robot-Enhanced Therapy: Development and Validation of a Supervised Autonomous Robotic System or Autism Spectrum Disorders Therapy
H.L. Cao; P.G. Esteban; ... ; J. Kennedy; ... ; T. Ziemke
IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. 2019.
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@article{long2019ram, title={{Robot-Enhanced Therapy: Development and Validation of a Supervised Autonomous Robotic System or Autism Spectrum Disorders Therapy}}, author={H.L. Cao and others}, journal={Robotics and Automation Magazine}, year={2019}, publisher={IEEE} }


Social Robots for Education: A Review
T. Belpaeme; J. Kennedy; A. Ramachandran; B. Scassellati; F. Tanaka
Science Robotics. 3 (21). 2018.
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@article{belpaeme2018review, title={{Social Robots for Education: A Review}}, author={Tony Belpaeme and James Kennedy and Aditi Ramachandran and Brian Scassellati and Fumihide Tanaka}, journal={Science Robotics}, year={2018}, pages={eaat5954}, volume={3}, number={21} }


Guidelines for Designing Social Robots as Second Language Tutors
T. Belpaeme; ... ; J. Kennedy; ... ; A.K. Pandey
International Journal of Social Robotics, 2018.
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@article{belpaeme2018tutors, title={{Guidelines for Designing Social Robots as Second Language Tutors}}, author={Tony Belpaeme and others}, journal={International Journal of Social Robotics}, year={2018}, pages={1--17}, doi={10.1007/s12369-018-0467-6} }


A Personalized and Platform-Independent Behavior Control System for Social Robots in Therapy: Development and Applications
H.L. Cao; G. Van de Perre; J. Kennedy; E. Senft; P. Gomez Estaban; A. De Beir; R. Simut; T. Belpaeme; D. Lefeber; B Vanderborght
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, 2018.
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@article{long2018tcds, title={{A Personalized and Platform-Independent Behavior Control System for Social Robots in Therapy: Development and Applications}}, author={H.L. Cao and G. Van de Perre and J. Kennedy and E. Senft and P. Gomez Estaban and A. De Beir and R. Simut and T. Belpaeme and D. Lefeber and B Vanderborght}, journal={IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems}, year={2018}, doi={10.1109/TCDS.2018.2795343} }


Robot Education Peers in a Situated Primary School Study: Personalisation Promotes Child Learning
P. Baxter; E. Ashurst; R. Read; J. Kennedy; T. Belpaeme
PLOS ONE, 2017.
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@article{baxter2017personalisation, title={{Robot Education Peers in a Situated Primary School Study: Personalisation Promotes Child Learning}}, author={Baxter, Paul and Ashurst, Emily and Read, Robin and Kennedy, James and Belpaeme, Tony}, journal={PLOS ONE}, year={2017} }


The Impact of Robot Tutor Nonverbal Social Behaviour on Child Learning
J. Kennedy; P. Baxter; T. Belpaeme
Frontiers in ICT. 4(6). Frontiers Media, 2017.
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@article{kennedy2017tutor, title={{The Impact of Robot Tutor Nonverbal Social Behaviour on Child Learning}}, author={Kennedy, James and Baxter, Paul and Belpaeme, Tony}, journal={Frontiers in ICT}, year={2017}, volume={4}, number={6}, publisher={Frontiers Media}, doi={10.3389/fict.2017.00006} }


Nonverbal Immediacy as a Characterisation of Social Behaviour for Human-Robot Interaction
J. Kennedy; P. Baxter; T. Belpaeme
International Journal of Social Robotics. 9(1), 109-128. Springer, 2017.
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@article{kennedy2016nonverbal, title={{Nonverbal Immediacy as a Characterisation of Social Behaviour for Human-Robot Interaction}}, author={Kennedy, James and Baxter, Paul and Belpaeme, Tony}, journal={International Journal of Social Robotics}, year={2017}, volume={9}, number={1}, pages={109--128}, publisher={Springer}, doi={10.1007/s12369-016-0378-3} }


Supervised Autonomy for Online Learning in Human-Robot Interaction
E. Senft; P. Baxter; J. Kennedy; S. Lemaignan; T. Belpaeme
Pattern Recognition Letters, Elsevier, 2017.
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@article{senft2017supervised, title={Supervised Autonomy for Online Learning in Human-Robot Interaction}, author={Senft, E. and Baxter, P. and Kennedy, J. and Lemaignan, S. and Belpaeme, T.}, journal={Pattern Recognition Letters}, year={2017}, publisher={Elsevier}, doi={10.1016/j.patrec.2017.03.015} }


How to Build a Supervised Autonomous System for Robot-Enhanced Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
P.G. Esteban; ... ; J. Kennedy; ... ; T. Ziemke
Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics. De Gruyter Open, 2017.
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@article{dream2017, title={{How to Build a Supervised Autonomous System for Robot-Enhanced Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder}}, author={Esteban, P.G. and Baxter, P. and Belpaeme, T. and Billing, E. and Cai, H. and Cao, H.L. and Coeckelbergh, M. and Costescu, C. and David, D. and De Beir, A. and Feng, Y. and Ju, Z. and Kennedy, J. and Liu, H. and Mazel, A. and Pandey, A. and Richardson, K. and Senft, E. and Thill, S. and Van de Perre, G. and Vanderborght, B. and Vernon, D. and Yu, H. and Ziemke, T.}, journal={Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics}, year={2017}, publisher={De Gruyter Open}, volume={8}, number={1}, doi={10.1515/pjbr-2017-0002} }


Comparing Robot Embodiments in a Guided Discovery Learning Interaction with Children
J. Kennedy; P. Baxter; T. Belpaeme
International Journal of Social Robotics. 7(2), 293-308. Springer, 2015
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(The PDF is an author pre-print. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12369-014-0277-4)
@article{kennedy2015comparing, title={Comparing Robot Embodiments in a Guided Discovery Learning Interaction with Children}, author={Kennedy, James and Baxter, Paul and Belpaeme, Tony}, journal={International Journal of Social Robotics}, year={2015}, volume={7}, number={2}, pages={293--308}, publisher={Springer}, doi={10.1007/s12369-014-0277-4} }



Conferences and Workshops

2019:

Affect-Driven Dialog Generation
P. Colombo; W. Witon; A. Modi; J. Kennedy; M. Kapadia
Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL)
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@inproceedings{colombo2019naacl, title={{Affect-Driven Dialog Generation}}, author={Colombo, P. and Witon, W. and Modi, A. and Kennedy, J. and Kapadia, M.}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 2019 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics}, year={2019}, location={Minneapolis, USA} }



2018:

Incremental Acquisition and Reuse of Multimodal Affective Behaviors in a Conversational Agent
M. Paetzel; J. Kennedy; G. Castellano; J.F. Lehman
6th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI)
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@inproceedings{paetzel2018hai, title={{Incremental Acquisition and Reuse of Multimodal Affective Behaviors in a Conversational Agent}}, author={Paetzel, M. and Kennedy, J. and Castellano, G. and Lehman, J.F.}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI)}, year={2018}, location={Southampton, U.K.} }


Expressing Coherent Personality with Incremental Acquisition of Multimodal Behaviors
P. Mota; M. Paetzel; A. Fox; A. Amini; S. Srinivasan; J. Kennedy; J.F. Lehman
27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)
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@inproceedings{mota2018roman, title={{Expressing Coherent Personality with Incremental Acquisition of Multimodal Behaviors}}, author={Mota, P. and Paetzel, M. and Fox, A. and Amini, A. and Srinivasan, S. and Kennedy, J. and Lehman, J.F.}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)}, year={2018}, location={Nanjing, China} }


Challenges in Exploiting Conversational Memory in Human-Agent Interaction
J. Campos; J. Kennedy; J.F. Lehman
Proc. 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS)
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@inproceedings{campos2018aamas, title={{Challenges in Exploiting Conversational Memory in Human-Agent Interaction}}, author={Campos J. and Kennedy, J. and Lehman, J.F.}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS)}, year={2018}, location={Stockholm, Sweden} }


The Near Future of Children's Robotics
V. Charisi; A.M. Alcorn; J. Kennedy; W. Johal; P. Baxter; C. Kynigos
Proc. International ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference
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@inproceedings{charisi2018idc, title={{The Near Future of Children's Robotics}}, author={Charisi, V. and Alcorn, A.M. and Kennedy, J. and Johal, W. and Baxter, P. and Kynigos, C.}, booktitle={Proceedings of the International ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference}, year={2018}, pages={720--727}, doi={10.1145/3202185.3205868}, location={Trondheim, Norway} }


Social Psychology and Human-Robot Interaction: An Uneasy Marriage
B. Irfan; J. Kennedy; S. Lemaignan; F. Papadopoulos; E. Senft; T. Belpaeme
Proc. International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Companion (alt-HRI)
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@inproceedings{irfan2018althri, title={{Social Psychology and Human-Robot Interaction: An Uneasy Marriage}}, author={Irfan, B. and Kennedy, J. and Lemaignan, S. and Papadopoulos, F. and Senft, E. and Belpaeme, T.}, booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (alt-HRI)}, year={2018}, location={Chicago, USA} }


Robots for Learning - R4L: Inclusive Learning
W. Johal; J. Kennedy; V. Charisi; H.W. Park; G. Castellano; P. Dillenbourg
Proc. International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
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@inproceedings{johal2018r4l, title={{Social Psychology and Human-Robot Interaction: An Uneasy Marriage}}, author={W. Johal and J. Kennedy and V. Charisi and H.W. Park and G. Castellano and P. Dillenbourg}, booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction}, year={2018}, location={Chicago, USA} }



2017:

Learning and Reusing Dialog for Repeated Interactions with a Situated Social Agent
J. Kennedy; I. Leite; A. Pereira; M. Sun; B. Li; R. Jain; R. Cheng; E. Pincus; E. Carter; J.F. Lehman
Proc. International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents
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@inproceedings{kennedy2017dialog, title={{Learning and Reusing Dialog for Repeated Interactions with a Situated Social Agent}}, author={Kennedy, J. and Leite, I. and Pereira, A. and Sun, M. and Li, B. and Jain, R. and Cheng, R. and Pincus, E. and Carter, E. and Lehman, J.F.}, booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents}, year={2017}, location={Stockholm, Sweden} }


Borrowing Dialog to Extend and Analyze Conversations with Agents
J. Kennedy; I. Leite; A. Pereira; J.F. Lehman
Proc. Conversational UX Design CHI 2017 Workshop
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@inproceedings{kennedy2017borrowing, title={{Borrowing Dialog to Extend and Analyze Conversations with Agents}}, author={Kennedy, J. and Leite, I. and Pereira, A. and Lehman, J.F.}, booktitle={Proceedings of the Conversational UX Design CHI 2017 Workshop}, year={2017}, location={Denver, USA} }


Child Speech Recognition in Human-Robot Interaction: Evaluations and Recommendations
J. Kennedy; S. Lemaignan; C. Montassier; P. Lavalade; B. Irfan; F. Papadopoulos; E. Senft; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
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@inproceedings{kennedy2017childasr, title={{Child Speech Recognition in Human-Robot Interaction: Evaluations and Recommendations}}, author={Kennedy, J. and Lemaignan, S. and Montassier, C. and Lavalade, P. and Irfan, B. and Papadopoulos, F. and Senft, E. and Belpaeme, T.}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction}, year={2017}, pages={82--90}, doi={10.1145/2909824.3020229}, location={Vienna, Austria} }


Workshop on Robots for Learning - R4L
W. Johal; P. Vogt; J. Kennedy; M. de Haas; A. Paiva; G. Castellano; S. Okita; F. Tanaka; T. Belpaeme; P. Dillenbourg
Proc. 12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
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@inproceedings{johal2017r4lworkshop, title={{Workshop on Robots for Learning - R4L}}, author={Johal, W. and Vogt, P. and Kennedy, J. and de Haas, M. and Paiva, A. and Castellano, G. and Okita, S. and Tanaka, F. and Belpaeme, T. and Dillenbourg, P.}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction}, year={2017}, location={Vienna, Austria} }



2016:

The Cautious Attitude of Teachers Towards Social Robots in Schools
J. Kennedy; S. Lemaignan; T. Belpaeme
Proc. Robots 4 Learning Workshop (RO-MAN 2016)
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@inproceedings{kennedy2016roman, title={{The Cautious Attitude of Teachers Towards Social Robots in Schools}}, author={Kennedy, J. and Lemaignan, S. and Belpaeme, T.}, booktitle={Proceedings of the Workshop on Robots 4 Learning, at RO-MAN 2016}, year={2016}, location={New York, USA} }


Towards ''Machine-Learnable'' Child-Robot Interactions: the PInSoRo Dataset
S. Lemaignan; J. Kennedy; P. Baxter; T. Belpaeme
Proc. Long-Term Child-Robot Interaction Workshop (RO-MAN 2016)
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@inproceedings{lemaignan2016roman, title={{Towards ``Machine-Learnable'' Child-Robot Interactions: the PInSoRo Dataset}}, author={Lemaignan, S. and Kennedy, J. and Baxter, P. and Belpaeme, T.}, booktitle={Proceedings of the Workshop on Long-Term Child-Robot Interaction, at RO-MAN 2016}, year={2016}, location={New York, USA} }


The Effect of Repeating Tasks on Performance Levels in Mediated Child-Robot Interaction
P. Baxter; J. Kennedy; E. Ashurst; T. Belpaeme
Proc. Robots 4 Learning Workshop (RO-MAN 2016)
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@inproceedings{baxter2016roman, title={{The Effect of Repeating Tasks on Performance Levels in Mediated Child-Robot Interaction}}, author={Baxter, P. and Kennedy, J. and Ashurst E. and Belpaeme, T.}, booktitle={Proceedings of the Workshop on Robots 4 Learning, at RO-MAN 2016}, year={2016}, location={New York, USA} }


Social Robot Tutoring for Child Second Language Learning
J. Kennedy; P. Baxter; E. Senft; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
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@inproceedings{kennedy2016language, title={{Social Robot Tutoring for Child Second Language Learning}}, author={Kennedy, James and Baxter, Paul and Senft, Emmanuel and Belpaeme, Tony}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction}, series = {HRI '16}, pages={231--238}, year={2016}, location={Christchurch, New Zealand} }


Heart vs Hard Drive: Children Learn More From a Human Tutor Than a Social Robot
J. Kennedy; P. Baxter; E. Senft; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
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@inproceedings{kennedy2016heart, title={{Heart vs Hard Drive: Children Learn More From a Human Tutor Than a Social Robot}}, author={Kennedy, James and Baxter, Paul and Senft, Emmanuel and Belpaeme, Tony}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction}, series = {HRI '16}, pages={451--452}, year={2016}, location={Christchurch, New Zealand} }


From Characterising Three Years of HRI to Methodology and Reporting Recommendations
P. Baxter; J. Kennedy; E. Senft; S. Lemaignan; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (alt.HRI)
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@inproceedings{baxter2016althri, title={{From Characterising Three Years of HRI to Methodology and Reporting Recommendations}}, author={Baxter, P. and Kennedy, J. and Senft E. and Lemaignan, S. and Belpaeme, T.}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (alt.HRI)}, series = {HRI '16}, pages={391--398}, year={2016}, location={Christchurch, New Zealand} }


Socially Contingent Humanoid Robot Head Behaviour Results in Increased Charity Donations
P. Wills; P. Baxter; J. Kennedy; E. Senft; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
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@inproceedings{wills2016contingent, title={{Socially Contingent Humanoid Robot Head Behaviour Results in Increased Charity Donations}}, author={Wills, P. and Baxter, P. and Kennedy, J. and Senft, E. and Belpaeme, T.}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction}, series = {HRI '16}, pages={533--534}, year={2016}, location={Christchurch, New Zealand} }


Providing a Robot with Learning Abilities Improves its Perception by Users
E. Senft; P. Baxter; J. Kennedy; S. Lemaignan; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
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@inproceedings{senft2016providing, title={{Providing a Robot with Learning Abilities Improves its Perception by Users}}, author={Senft, E. and Baxter, P. and Kennedy, J. and Lemaignan, S. and Belpaeme, T.}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction}, series = {HRI '16}, pages={513--514}, year={2016}, location={Christchurch, New Zealand} }



2015:

Higher Nonverbal Immediacy Leads to Greater Learning Gains in Child-Robot Tutoring Interactions
J. Kennedy; P. Baxter; E. Senft; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 7th International Conference on Social Robotics
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@inproceedings{kennedy2015higher, title={{Higher Nonverbal Immediacy Leads to Greater Learning Gains in Child-Robot Tutoring Interactions}}, author={Kennedy, James and Baxter, Paul and Senft, Emmanuel and Belpaeme, Tony}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Robotics}, series = {ICSR '15}, pages={327--336}, year={2015}, location={Paris, France}, publisher={Springer International Publishing} }


SPARC: Supervised Progressively Autonomous Robot Competencies
E. Senft; P. Baxter; J. Kennedy; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 7th International Conference on Social Robotics
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@inproceedings{senft2015sparc, title={{SPARC: Supervised Progressively Autonomous Robot Competencies}}, author={Senft, Emmanuel and Baxter, Paul and Kennedy, James and Belpaeme, Tony}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Robotics}, series = {ICSR '15}, pages={603--612}, year={2015}, location={Paris, France}, publisher={Springer International Publishing} }


Using Immediacy to Characterise Robot Social Behaviour in Child-Robot Interactions
J. Kennedy; P. Baxter; E. Senft; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 1st Workshop on Evaluating Child-Robot Interaction at ICSR 2015
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@inproceedings{kennedy2015immediacy, title={{Using Immediacy to Characterise Robot Social Behaviour in Child-Robot Interactions}}, author={Kennedy, James and Baxter, Paul and Senft, Emmanuel and Belpaeme, Tony}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Evaluating Child-Robot Interaction at ICSR 2015}, year={2015}, location={Paris, France} }


The Wider Supportive Role of Social Robots in the Classroom for Teachers
P. Baxter; E. Ashurst; J. Kennedy; E. Senft; S. Lemaignan; T. Belpaeme
Proc. ICSR 2015 WONDER Workshop
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@inproceedings{baxter2015supportive, title={{The Wider Supportive Role of Social Robots in the Classroom for Teachers}}, author={Baxter, Paul and Ashurst, Emily and Kennedy, James and Senft, Emmanuel and Lemaignan, S\'{e}verin and Belpaeme, Tony}, booktitle={Proceedings of the WONDER Workshop at the 7th International Conference on Social Robotics}, year={2015}, location={Paris, France} }


L2TOR - Second Language Tutoring using Social Robotics
T. Belpaeme; J. Kennedy; P. Baxter; P. Vogt; ... ; T. Deblieck
Proc. ICSR 2015 WONDER Workshop
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@inproceedings{belpaeme2015l2tor, title={{L2TOR - Second Language Tutoring using Social Robotics}}, author={Belpaeme, Tony and Kennedy, James and Baxter, Paul and Vogt, Paul and Krahmer, Emiel E J and Kopp, Stefan and Bergmann, Kirsten and Leseman, Paul and Kuntay, Aylin C and Goksun, Tilbe and Pandey, Amit K and Gelin, Rodolphe and Koudelkova, Petra and Deblick, Tommy}, booktitle={Proceedings of the WONDER Workshop at the 7th International Conference on Social Robotics}, year={2015}, location={Paris, France} }


Touchscreen-Mediated Child-Robot Interactions Applied to ASD Therapy
P. Baxter; S. Matu; E. Senft; C. Costescu; J. Kennedy; D. David; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 1st International Conference on Social Robots in Therapy and Education (New Friends)
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@inproceedings{baxter2015touchscreen, title={{Touchscreen-Mediated Child-Robot Interactions Applied to ASD Therapy}}, author={Baxter, Paul and Matu, Silviu and Senft, Emmanuel and Costescu, Cristina and Kennedy, James and David, Daniel and Belpaeme, Tony}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social Robots in Therapy and Education}, year={2015}, location={Almere, Netherlands} }


Social Robots to Support Children with Diabetes: an Overview of the ALIZ-E Project
T. Belpaeme; P. Baxter; J. de Greeff; Kennedy, J.; ... ; R. Humbert
Proc. 1st International Conference on Social Robots in Therapy and Education (New Friends)
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@inproceedings{belpaeme2015alize, title={{Social Robots to Support Children with Diabetes: an Overview of the ALIZ-E Project}}, author={Belpaeme, Tony and Baxter, Paul and de Greeff, Joachim and Kennedy, James and Read, Robin and Kiefer, Bernd and Kruijff=Korbayov\'{a}, Ivana and Enescu, Valentin and Patsis, Georgios and Sahli, Hichem and Bierman, Bert and Blanson Henkemans, Olivier and Looije, Rosemarijn and Neerincx, Mark and Ros Espinoza, Raquel and Coninx, Alexandre and Demiris, Yiannis} and Hiolle, Antoine and Lewis, Matthew and Canamero, Lola and Oleari, Elettra and Bellini, Sara and Mosconi, Marco and Pozzi, Clara and Sacchitelli, Francesca and Sanna, Alberto and Paci, Giulio and Sommavilla, Giacomo and Tesser, Fabio and Cosi, Piero and Humbert, R\'{e}mi}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social Robots in Therapy and Education}, year={2015}, location={Almere, Netherlands} }


Let's Be Friends: Perception of a Social Robotic Companion for children with T1DM
I. Kruijff-Korbayová; ... ; J. Kennedy; ... ; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 1st International Conference on Social Robots in Therapy and Education (New Friends)
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@inproceedings{kruijff2015friends, title={{Let's Be Friends: Perception of a Social Robotic Companion for children with T1DM}}, author={Kruijff=Korbayov\'{a}, Ivana and Oleari, Elettra and Pozzi, Clara and Sacchitelli, Francesca and Bagherzadhalimi, Anahita and Bellini, Sara and Kiefer, Bernd and Racioppa, Stefania and Coninx, Alexandre and Baxter, Paul and Bierman, Bert and Blanson Henkemans, Olivier and Neerincx, Mark and Looije, Rosemarijn and Demiris, Yiannis and Ros Espinoza, Raquel and Mosconi, Marco and Cosi, Piero and Humbert, R\'{e}mi and Canamero, Lola and Sahli, Hichem and de Greeff, Joachim and Kennedy, James and Read, Robin and Lewis, Matthew and Hiolle, Antoine and Paci, Giulio and Sommavilla, Giacomo and Tesser, Fabio and Athanasopoulos, Georgios and Patsis, Georgios and Verhelst, Werner and Sanna, Alberto and Belpaeme, Tony}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social Robots in Therapy and Education}, year={2015}, location={Almere, Netherlands} }


Can Less be More? The Impact of Robot Social Behaviour on Human Learning
J. Kennedy; P. Baxter; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 4th International Symposium on New Frontiers in HRI at AISB 2015
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@inproceedings{kennedy2015less, title={{Can Less be More? The Impact of Robot Social Behaviour on Human Learning}}, author={Kennedy, James and Baxter, Paul and Belpaeme, Tony}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on New Frontiers in {HRI} at {AISB} 2015}, year={2015}, location={Canterbury, UK} }


The Robot Who Tried Too Hard: Social Behaviour of a Robot Tutor can Negatively Affect Child Learning
J. Kennedy; P. Baxter; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
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@inproceedings{kennedy2015robot, title={The Robot Who Tried Too Hard: Social Behaviour of a Robot Tutor Can Negatively Affect Child Learning}, author={Kennedy, James and Baxter, Paul and Belpaeme, Tony}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th ACM/IEEE {I}nternational {C}onference on {H}uman-{R}obot {I}nteraction}, series={HRI '15}, year={2015}, pages={67--74}, publisher={ACM}, doi={10.1145/2696454.2696457}, location={Portland, Oregon, USA} }


Head Pose Estimation is an Inadequate Replacement for Eye Gaze in Child-Robot Interaction
J. Kennedy; P. Baxter; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts
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@inproceedings{kennedy2015head, title={Head Pose Estimation is an Inadequate Replacement for Eye Gaze in Child-Robot Interaction}, author={Kennedy, James and Baxter, Paul and Belpaeme, Tony}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts}, series={HRI '15}, year={2015}, pages={35--36}, publisher={ACM}, doi={10.1145/2701973.2701988}, location={Portland, Oregon, USA} }


When is it Better to Give Up? Autonomous Action Selection for Robot Assisted ASD Therapy
E. Senft; P. Baxter; J. Kennedy; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts
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(The PDF is an author pre-print. The final publication is available from the ACM via http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2701973.2702715)
@inproceedings{senft2015better, title={When is it Better to Give Up? Autonomous Action Selection for Robot Assisted ASD Therapy.}, author={Senft, Emmanuel and Baxter, Paul and Kennedy, James and Belpaeme, Tony}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts}, series={HRI '15}, year={2015}, pages={197--198}, publisher={ACM}, doi={10.1145/2701973.2702715}, location={Portland, Oregon, USA} }



2014:

Children Comply with a Robot's Indirect Requests
J. Kennedy; P. Baxter; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
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@inproceedings{kennedy2014children, title={Children Comply with a Robot's Indirect Requests}, author={Kennedy, James and Baxter, Paul and Belpaeme, Tony}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction}, series = {HRI '14}, year={2014}, location={Bielefeld, Germany}, doi={10.1145/2559636.2559820}, pages = {198--199} }


Using Social Robots in Child Education
J. Kennedy; P. Baxter; T. Belpaeme
Proc. Human-Robot Interaction Young Pioneers Workshop 2014
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@inproceedings{kennedy2014social, title={Using Social Robots in Child Education}, author={Kennedy, James and Baxter, Paul and Belpaeme, Tony}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 2014 {HRI} Pioneers Workshop}, series = {HRI '14}, year={2014}, location={Bielefeld, Germany} }


Tracking Gaze over Time in HRI as a Proxy for Engagement and Attribution of Social Agency
P. Baxter; J. Kennedy; A. Vollmer; J. de Greeff; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
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@inproceedings{baxter2014tracking, title={Tracking Gaze over Time in {HRI} as a Proxy for Engagement and Attribution of Social Agency}, author={Baxter, Paul and Kennedy, James and Vollmer, Anna-Lisa and de Greeff, Joachim and Belpaeme, Tony}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction}, series = {HRI '14}, year={2014}, location={Bielefeld, Germany}, pages={126--127}, doi={10.1145/2559636.2559829}, publisher={ACM} }


The Chatbot Strikes Back
J. Kennedy, J. de Greeff; R. Read; P. Baxter; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (Voted 3rd place video submission)
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@inproceedings{kennedy2014chatbot, author = {Kennedy, James and de Greeff, Joachim and Read, Robin and Baxter, Paul and Belpaeme, Tony}, title = {The Chatbot Strikes Back}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction}, series = {HRI '14}, year = {2014}, location = {Bielefeld, Germany}, pages = {103--103}, doi = {10.1145/2559636.2559650}, publisher = {ACM} }



2013:

Child-Robot Interaction: Perspectives and Challenges
T. Belpaeme; P. Baxter; J. de Greeff; J. Kennedy; R. Read; R. Looije; M. Neerincx; I. Baroni; M. Coti Zelati
Proc. International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2013)
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@inproceedings{belpaeme2013child, title={Child-Robot Interaction: Perspectives and challenges}, author={Belpaeme, Tony and Baxter, Paul and De Greeff, Joachim and Kennedy, James and Read, Robin and Looije, Rosemarijn and Neerincx, Mark and Baroni, Ilaria and Zelati, Mattia Coti}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Social Robotics}, series ={ICSR '13}, pages={452--459}, year={2013}, publisher={Springer} }


Constraining Content in Mediated Unstructured Social Interactions: Studies in the Wild
J. Kennedy; P. Baxter; T. Belpaeme
Proc. Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction 2013 Workshop - Affective Interaction in Natural Environments (AFFINE)
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@inproceedings{kennedy2013constraining, title={Constraining Content in Mediated Unstructured Social Interactions: Studies in the Wild}, author={Kennedy, James and Baxter, Paul and Belpaeme, Tony}, booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Affective Interaction in Naturalistic Environments (AFFINE'13), at ACII'13}, pages={728--733}, year={2013}, organization={IEEE Computer Society} }


Emergence of turn-taking in unstructured child-robot social interactions
P. Baxter; R. Wood; I. Baroni; J. Kennedy; M. Nalin; T. Belpaeme
Proc. 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
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@inproceedings{baxter2013emergence, author = {Baxter, Paul and Wood, Rachel and Baroni, Ilaria and Kennedy, James and Nalin, Marco and Belpaeme, Tony}, title = {Emergence of Turn-Taking in Unstructured Child-Robot Social Interactions}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction}, series = {HRI '13}, year = {2013}, location = {Tokyo, Japan}, publisher = {IEEE Press}, pages= {77--78} }



Posters

Social Behaviour and Learning in Child-Robot Tutoring Interactions
J. Kennedy; P. Baxter; T. Belpaeme
Presented at the 2nd International Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction, 2015
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Social Robots for Education
J. Kennedy; P. Baxter; T. Belpaeme
Presented at the International Summer School on Social Human-Robot Interaction, 2013
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You may have met me at:

IUI Conference 2019 - Los Angeles, USA
HRI PC Meeting 2018 - Stanford, USA
IEEE RO-MAN Conference 2018 - Nanjing, China
HRI Conference 2018 - Chicago, Illinois, USA
ACII Conference 2017 - San Antonio, Texas, USA
HRI Conference 2017 - Vienna, Austria
IEEE RO-MAN Conference 2016 - New York, USA
HRI Conference 2016 - Christchurch, New Zealand
ICSR Conference 2015 - Paris, France
New Friends Conference 2015 - Almere, Netherlands
2nd Social HRI Summer School 2015 - Åland, Finland
AISB Convention/New Frontiers in HRI 2015 - Canterbury, U.K.
HRI Conference 2015 - Portland, Oregon, USA
HRI Pioneers Workshop 2015 - Portland, Oregon, USA
EUCogIII 6th Members Meeting - Genoa, Italy
IEEE RO-MAN Conference 2014 - Edinburgh, U.K.
UK National 3 Minute Thesis Semi-Final - York, U.K.
UK Universities Week 2014 - Natural History Museum, London, U.K.
HRI Conference 2014 - Bielefeld, Germany
HRI Pioneers Workshop 2014 - Bielefeld, Germany
Fourth EUCogIII Members Conference - Brighton, U.K.
ITS Workshop 2013 - St Andrews, U.K.
Social HRI Summer School 2013 - Cambridge, U.K.
ACII Conference 2013 - Geneva, Switzerland
AFFINE Workshop 2013 - Geneva, Switzerland
HRI Conference 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
ALIZ-E project and review meetings
DREAM project and review meetings
L2TOR project meetings