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2016

Journals

Billard, A. (2016) On the mechanical, cognitive and sociable facets of human compliance and their robotic counterparts. Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

Kronander, K. and Billard, A. (2016) Stability Considerations for Variable Impedance Control. IEEE Transactions on Robotics. accepted. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Kronander, K. and Billard, A. (2016) Passive Interaction Control with Dynamical Systems. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 1, iss. 1, Jan. 2016, pp. 106-113. selected for presentation at ICRA 2016, Stockholm, Sweden. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Mirrazavi Salehian, S. S., Khoramshahi, M. and Billard, A. (2016) A Dynamical System Approach for Catching Softly a Flying Object: Theory and Experiment. in IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 462-471, April 2016.. [home page] [show abstract] [BibTeX]

Kaiyu Hang, Miao, Li, Johannes A. Stork, Billard, A., Florian T. Pokorny, Aude Billard and D. Kragic (2016) Hierarchical Fingertip Space: A Unified Framework for Grasp Planning and In-Hand Grasp Adaptation. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS. Accepted. [show abstract]

Khoramshahi, M., Shukla, A., Raffard, S, Bardy, B.G and Billard, A. (2016) Role of Gaze Cues in Interpersonal Motor Coordination: Towards Higher Affiliation in Human-Robot Interaction. PlosOne. [home page] [show abstract]

Raffard, S, Bortolon, C., Khoramshahi, M., Salesse, R., Burca, M., Marin, L, Bardy, B.G and et al. (2016) Humanoid robots versus humans: how is emotional valence of facial expressions recognized by individuals with schizophrenia? An exploratory study. Schizophrenia Research. [home page] [show abstract] [BibTeX]

Sommer, N and Billard, A. (2016) Multi-contact haptic exploration and grasping with tactile sensors. Robotics and Autonomous Systems. [show abstract]

Book Chapters

Billard, A., Calinon, S. and Dillmann, Rüdiger (2016) Learning from Humans. Handbook of robotics, Springer, 2016, Chapter 74. [show abstract]

Conference Proceedings

Figueroa, N., Pais, A. L. and Billard, A. (2016) Learning Complex Sequential Tasks from Demonstration: A Pizza Dough Rolling Case Study. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. HRI Pioneers Workshop. [HRI 2016] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Kaiyu Hang, J. A. Haustein, Miao, Li, Billard, A., C. Smith and D. Kragic (2016) On the Evolution of Fingertip Grasping Manifolds. ICRA. [show abstract] [pdf]

Mirrazavi Salehian, S. S., Figueroa, N. and Billard, A. (2016) Coordinated multi-arm motion planning: Reaching for moving objects in the face of uncertainty. In Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems XVI , Arbor, Michigan, USA. Received Best Student paper Award. Also nominated as the Best Conference Paper Award. Best Student Paper Award. Best Systems Paper Award.. [RSS 2016] [home page] [show abstract] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Beetz, M., Bessler, D., Winkler, J., Bartels, G., Billard, A., Figueroa, N., Pais, A. L. and et al. (2016) Open Robotics Research Using Web-based Knowledge Services. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden, 2016. Accepted. [BibTeX]

Yin, H., Alves-Oliveira, P., Melo, F. S., Billard, A. and Paiva, A. (2016) Synthesizing Robotic Handwriting Motion by Learning from Human Demonstrations. In Proceedings of International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). In press. [IJCAI 2016] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Krausz, N. E. , Lamotte, D., Batzianoulis, I., Hargrove, L., Micera, S. and Billard, A. (2016) Gaze and EMG coordination during targeted pick-and-place tasks for upper-limb prosthesis control. In Proceedings of 38th Annual International Conferece of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), USA, Orlando. [show abstract] [pdf]

PhD Thesis

Miao, Li (2016) Dynamic Grasp Adaptation - From Humans to Robots. 2016, EPFL. [home page] [BibTeX]

Other Publications

de Souza, R. L., Santos-Victor, J. and Billard, A. (2016) Representing grasps in an interaction space. In workshop on Exploiting Contact and Dynamics in Manipulation . [ICRA 2016] [pdf]

de Souza, R. L., Santos-Victor, J. and Billard, A. (2016) Recording hand-surface usage in grasp demonstrations. In workshop on Grasping and Manipulation Datasets. [ICRA 2016] [pdf]


2015

Journals

Kronander, K., Khansari Zadeh, S. M. and Billard, A. (2015) Incremental Motion Learning with Locally Modulated Dynamical Systems. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 2015, vol. 70, iss. 1, pp. 52-62. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

de Souza, R. L., El-Khoury, S., Santos-Victor, J. and Billard, A. (2015) Recognizing the Grasp Intention from Human Demonstration. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Volume 74, part A, pages 108-121. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Miao, Li, Kaiyu Hang, Danica Kragic and Aude Billard (2015) Dexterous Grasping under Shape Uncertainty. Robotics and Autonomous Systems. In Press, Accepted Manuscript. [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Bidan Huang, Miao, Li, de Souza, R. L., Joanna J. Bryson and Aude Billard (2015) A Modular Approach to Learning Manipulation Strategies from Human Demonstration. Autonomous Robots. In press. [home page] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Erden, M.S. and Billard, A. (2015) End-Point Impedance Measurements Across Dominant and Nondominant Hands and Robotic Assistance with Directional Damping. in IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, vol. 45, num. 6, p. 1146 - 1157, 2015.. [show abstract]

Erden, M.S. and Billard, A. (2015) Hand Impedance Measurements During Interactive Manual Welding With a Robot. in IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol.31, no.1, pp.168-179, Feb. 2015. [show abstract]

Erden, M.S. and Billard, A. (2015) Robotic training for hand movements during manual welding with real-time alarm feedback. Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Vol. 42 Iss: 6, pp.554 - 564. [show abstract]

Lukic, L and Billard, A. (2015) Motor-Primed Visual Attention for Humanoid Robots. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development (ISSN: 1943-0612), vol. 7, num. 2, p. 76-91. [show abstract]

Pais, A. L., Keisuke Umezawa, Yoshihiko Nakamura and Billard, A. (2015) Task Parametrization Using Continuous Constraints Extracted from Human Demonstrations. IEEE Transactions on Robotics. vol.31, no.6, pp.1458-1471, Dec. 2015. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Conference Proceedings

Firouzeh, A., Mirrazavi Salehian, S. S., Billard, A. and Paik, J. (2015) An Underactuated Robotic Arm with Adjustable Stiffness Shape Memory Polymer Joints. Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2015). [ICRA 2015] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Pais, A. L. and Billard, A. (2015) Learning Bimanual Coordinated Tasks From Human Demonstrations. Proceedings of the 2015 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-robot Interaction. [HRI 2015] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Pais, A. L. and Billard, A. (2015) Metrics for Assessing Human Skill When Demonstrating a Bimanual Task to a Robot. Proceedings of the 2015 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-robot Interaction. [HRI 2015] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Cha, E., Kronander, K. and Billard, A. (2015) Combined Kinesthetic and Simulated Interface for Teaching Robot Motion Models. In proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. [RO-MAN'2015] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

El-Khoury, S., Batzianoulis, I., Antuvan C. W,, Contu S., Masia L., Micera S. and Billard, A. (2015) EMG-based learning approach for estimating wrist motion. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Italy, Milan. [EMBC 2015] [show abstract] [pdf]

PhD Thesis

Kronander, K. (2015) Control and Learning of Compliant Manipulation Skills. 2015. [home page] [show abstract] [BibTeX]

Abstracts

Khoramshahi, M., Shukla, A. and Billard, A. (2015) From joint-attention to joint-action: Effects of gaze on human following motion. Accepted for 6th Joint Action Meeting (JAM 2015). [Joint Action Meeting (JAM)] [home page] [pdf]

Other Publications

Pais, A. L. and Billard, A. (2015) Analyzing Human Behavior and Bootstrapping Task Constraints from Kinesthetic Demonstrations. HRI Pioneers Workshop. [HRI 2015] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Batzianoulis, I., El-Khoury, S., Micera, S. and Billard, A. (2015) EMG-Based Analysis of the Upper Limb Motion. HRI Late-Breaking Reports. [HRI 2015] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Kim, S., Shukla, A. and Billard, A. (2015) IEEE Transactions on Robotics King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Paper Award 2014. Catching Objects in Flight, in IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Volume 30, Issue 5.

Yin, H., Billard, A. and Paiva, A. (2015) Bidirectional Learning of Handwriting Skill in Human-Robot Interaction. In Proceedings of ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). HRI Pioneer Workshop. [HRI 2015] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Kronander, K. and Billard, A. (2015) Toward Safe Interaction Control with Dynamical Systems. Workshop on Human-Robot Hand-over, Robotics, Science and Systems (RSS). [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]


2014

Journals

Magrelli, S., Noris, B., Jermann, P., Ansermet, F., Hentsch, F., Nadel, J and Billard, A. (2014) A Wearable Camera Detects Gaze Peculiarities during Social Interactions in Young Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders. IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development (TAMD), Volume PP(99). doi: 10.1109/TAMD.2014.2327812. [home page] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Lukic, L, Santos-Victor, J. and Billard, A. (2014) Learning robotic eye–arm–hand coordination from human demonstration: a coupled dynamical systems approach. Biological Cybernetics. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Khansari Zadeh, S. M. and Billard, A. (2014) Learning Control Lyapunov Function to Ensure Stability of Dynamical System-based Robot Reaching Motions. Robotics and Autonomous Systems. [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Kim, S., Shukla, A. and Billard, A. (2014) Catching Objects in Flight. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Volume 30, Issue 5. IEEE Transactions on Robotics King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Paper Award 2014. [show abstract] [pdf]

Erden, M.S. and Billard, A. (2014) End-Point Impedance Measurements Across Dominant and Nondominant Hands and Robotic Assistance with Directional Damping. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. In press. [pdf]

El-Khoury, S., de Souza, R. L. and Billard, A. (2014) On Computing Task-Oriented Grasps. Robotics and Autonomous Systems. [show abstract] [pdf]

de Chambrier, Guillaume and Billard, A. (2014) Learning search polices from humans in a partially observable context. Journal of Robotics and Biomimetics in volume 1. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Conference Proceedings

Tanwani, A. K., Millan, J. d. R and Billard, A. (2014) Rewards-Driven Control of Robot Arm by Decoding EEG Signals. 36th IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference (EMBC). [EMBC 2014] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Pais, A. L. and Billard, A. (2014) Encoding bi-manual coordination patterns from human demonstrations. In Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. [HRI 2014] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Miao, Li, Yin, H., Kenji, Tahara and Billard, A. (2014) Learning Object-level Impedance Control for Robust Grasping and Dexterous Manipulation. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), HongKong, China, May 31-June 7.. [ICRA2014] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Sommer, N, Miao, Li and Billard, A. (2014) Bimanual Compliant Tactile Exploration for Grasping Unknown Objects. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), HongKong, China, May 31-June 7. Accepted. [ICRA2014] [pdf] [BibTeX]

de Souza, R. L., El-Khoury, S., Santos-Victor, J. and Billard, A. (2014) Towards comprehensive capture of human grasping and manipulation skills. In proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement. [3D-AHM] [show abstract] [pdf]

Khoramshahi, M., Shukla, A. and Billard, A. (2014) Cognitive mechanism in synchronized motion: An internal predictive model for manual tracking control. The 2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2014). [SMC 2014] [home page] [show abstract] [pdf]

Khansari Zadeh, S. M., Kronander, K. and Billard, A. (2014) Modeling robot discrete movements with state-varying stiffness and damping: A framework for integrated motion generation and impedance control. In Proceedings of Robotics, Science and Systems (RSS), Berekely CA, USA. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Miao, Li, Yasemin Bekiroglu, Danica Kragic and Billard, A. (2014) Learning of Grasp Adaptation through Experience and Tactile Sensing. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. [IROS'2014] [pdf]

Erden, M.S. and Billard, A. (2014) End-point Impedance Measurements at Human Hand during Interactive Manual Welding with Robot. In Proceedings of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics & Automation (ICRA). [ICRA2014] [pdf]

Gerratt, Aaron P., Sommer, N, Lacour, Stephanie and Billard, A. (2014) Stretchable capacitive tactile skin on humanoid robot fingers - first experiments and results. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Humanoid Robots. [HUMANOIDS 2014] [show abstract] [pdf]

Yin, H., Paiva, A. and Billard, A. (2014) Learning Cost Function and Trajectory for Robotic Writing Motion. In Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), 2014. [HUMANOIDS 2014] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

PhD Thesis

Kim, S. (2014) Rapid and reactive robot control framework for catching objects in flight. PhD Thesis. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Other Publications

Kaiyu Hang, Miao, Li, Johannes A. Stork, Yasemin Bekiroglu, Billard, A. and Danica Kragic (2014) Hierarchical Fingertip Space for Synthesizing Adaptable Fingertip Grasps. International workshop on Autonomous Grasping and Manipulation: An Open Challenge. [pdf]

Kronander, K., Burdet, E. and Billard, A. (2014) Task Transfer via Collaborative Manipulation for Insertion Assembly. Workshop on Human-Robot Interaction for Industrial Manufacturing, Robotics, Science and Systems. [RSS2014] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Sommer, N and Billard, A. (2014) Tactile exploration with the iCub robot. presented in the iCub and friends Workshop. [ICRA2014]

Kronander, K., Khansari-Zadeh, S.M. and Billard, A. (2014) Incremental Motion Learning with Gaussian Process Modulated Dynamical Systems. Workshop on Learning Plans with Context From Human Signals, Robotics, Science and Systems. [RSS2014] [show abstract]


2013

Journals

Schmitow, C, Stenberg, G and Billard, A. (2013) Measuring Gaze Direction with a Head-Mounted Camera. International Journal of Behavioral Development, Volume 37 No 5, September 2013. [show abstract] [pdf]

Pais, A. L., Argall, Brenna Dee and Billard, A. (2013) Assessing Interaction Dynamics in the Context of Robot Programming by Demonstration. International Journal of Social Robotics, November 2013, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 477-490. The final publication is available at link.springer.com. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

El-Khoury, S., Miao, Li and Billard, A. (2013) On the Generation of a Variety of Grasps. Robotics and Autonomous Systems. Volume 61, Issue 12, Pages 1335–1349. [show abstract] [pdf]

Davilla-Ross, M., Hutchinson, J., Russel, J., Schaeffer, J., Billard, A., Hopkins, W. and Bard, K. (2013) Triggering social interactions: chimpanzees respond to imitation by a humanoid robot and request responses from it. Animal Cognition. 10.1007/s10071-013-0689-9. [show abstract]

Kronander, K. and Billard, A. (2013) Learning Compliant Manipulation through Kinesthetic and Tactile Human-Robot Interaction. IEEE Transactions on Haptics. 10.1109/TOH.2013.54. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Billard, A. and Grollman, D.H (2013) Learning by Demonstration. Scholarpedia, 8(12):3824; doi:10.4249/scholarpedia.3824. [home page]

Magrelli, S., Jermann, P., Noris, B., Ansermet, F., Hentsch, F., Nadel, J. and Billard, A. (2013) Social orienting of children with autism to facial expressions and speech: a study with a wearable eye-tracker in naturalistic settings. Frontiers in Psychology, Volume 4(840). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00840. [home page] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Book Chapters

Shukla, A. and Billard, A. (2013) Augmented-SVM for gradient observations with application to learning multiple-attractor dynamics. Support Vector Machines Applications, Springer. In Press. [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Conference Proceedings

Bidan Huang, El-Khoury, S., Miao, Li, Joanna J. Bryson and Billard, A. (2013) Learning a Real Time Grasping Strategy. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 6-10, 2013. Accepted. [ICRA 2013] [pdf]

Milos Vasic and Billard, A. (2013) Safety Issues in Human-Robot Interactions. In Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Robotics and Automation. [ICRA 2013] [show abstract] [pdf]

Tanwani, A. K. and Billard, A. (2013) Transfer in Inverse Reinforcement Learning for Multiple Strategies. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2013. Accepted. [IROS 2013] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Lukic, L, Billard, A. and Santos-Victor, J. (2013) Modulating Vision with Motor Plans: A Biologically-inspired Efficient Allocation of Visual Resources. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Humanoids 2013. [pdf] [BibTeX]

Rai, Akshara, de Chambrier, Guillaume and Billard, A. (2013) Learning from Failed Demonstrations in Unreliable Systems. IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots. [HUMANOIDS 2013] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

de Chambrier, Guillaume and Billard, A. (2013) Learning search behaviour from humans. IEEE-Robotics and Biomimetics. [ROBIO] [show abstract] [pdf]

Other Publications

Pais, A. L., Keisuke Umezawa, Yoshihiko Nakamura and Billard, A. (2013) Learning Robot Skills Through Motion Segmentation and Constraints Extraction. HRI Workshop on Collaborative Manipulation. [HRI 2013] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Pais, A. L. and Billard, A. (2013) Extracting task constraints as a middle layer between low level control and high level planning. RSS Workshop on Programming with constraints. [RSS 2013] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]


2012

Journals

Hersch, M., Billard, A. and Bergmann, S. (2012) Iterative Estimation of Rigid Body Transformations. Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision. Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 1-9. [show abstract] [pdf]

Shukla, A. and Billard, A. (2012) Coupled dynamical system based arm-hand grasping model for learning fast adaptation strategies. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 60, Pages 424 - 440. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Khansari Zadeh, S. M. and Billard, A. (2012) A Dynamical System Approach to Realtime Obstacle Avoidance. Autonomous Robots, 32(4), 433-454. The final publication is available at www.springerlink.com. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Kim, S. and Billard, A. (2012) Estimating the non-linear dynamics of free-flying objects. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Volume 60, Issue 9, P. 1108–1122.. [show abstract] [pdf]

Grollman, D.H and Billard, A. (2012) Robot Learning from Failed Demonstrations. International Journal of Social Robotics, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 331-342.. In Press. [show abstract] [pdf]

Khansari Zadeh, S. M., Kronander, K. and Billard, A. (2012) Learning to Play Minigolf: A Dynamical System-based Approach. Advanced Robotics, vol. 26, num. 17, p. 1967-1993. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Noris, B., Nadel, J, Barker, M., Hadjikhani, N. and Billard, A. (2012) Investigating gaze of children with ASD in naturalistic settings. PLOS ONE, 7(9): e44144. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044144. http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0044144. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Conference Proceedings

Kronander, K. and Billard, A. (2012) Online Learning of Varying Stiffness through Physical Human-Robot Interaction. In Proceedings of the Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, St-Paul/Minneapolis, May 2012. [ICRA2012] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

El-Khoury, S., Miao, Li and Billard, A. (2012) Bridging the Gap: One Shot Grasp Synthesis Approach. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. [IROS'2012] [show abstract] [pdf]

Shukla, A. and Billard, A. (2012) Augmented-SVM: Automatic space partitioning for combining multiple non-linear dynamics. In Proceedings of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, Tahoe Nevada. Volume 25, Pages 1025-1033. [NIPS 2012] [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Lukic, L, Santos-Victor, J. and Billard, A. (2012) Learning Coupled Dynamical Systems from Human Demonstration for Robotic Eye-Arm-Hand Coordination. In Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), Osaka, Japan. [HUMANOIDS'2012] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Sommer, N and Billard, A. (2012) Face Classification Using Touch with a Humanoid Robot Hand. in Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots. [HUMANOIDS'2012] [pdf]

Figueiredo, R., Shukla, A., Aragao, D., Moreno, P., Bernardino, A., Santos-Victor, J. and Billard, A. (2012) Reaching and grasping kitchenware objects. In Proceedings of International Symposium on System Integration (SII). In press. [SII 2012] [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

de Souza, R. L., Bernardino, A., Santos-Victor, J. and Billard, A. (2012) On the Representation of Anthropomorphic Robot Hands: Shape versus Function. In Proceedings of IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots. [HUMANOIDS'2012] [show abstract] [pdf]

PhD Thesis

Khansari Zadeh, S. M. (2012) A Dynamical System-based Approach to Modeling Stable Robot Control Policies via Imitation Learning. PhD Thesis. [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Abstracts

Laipe, M., Barker, M., Billard, A., Noris, B., Pierrehumbert, B. and Muller, Nix C. (2012) Deciphering gaze peculiarities in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 13th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health. [WAIMH] [BibTeX]

Other Publications

Pais, A. L. and Billard, A. (2012) Tactile interface user-friendliness evaluated in the context of robot programming by demonstration. HRI Workshop on Advances in tactile sensing and touch based human-robot interaction. [HRI 2012] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Pais, A. L., Billard, A., Robins, B and Dautenhahn, K. (2012) Improving human-robot interaction through facial expressions of emotion and touch detection. Poster presented at the International Conference on Cognitive Systems, Vienna, Austria. [CogSys 2012] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Khansari Zadeh, S. M. and Billard, A. (2012) Realtime Avoidance of Fast Moving Objects: A Dynamical System-based Approach. Electronic proc. of the Workshop on Robot Motion Planning: Online, Reactive, and in Real-Time. [IROS'2012] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Kronander, K. and Billard, A. (2012) Learning Joint Stiffness Variations from Demonstration. presented in the workshop Learning and Interaction in Haptic Robots. [IROS'2012] [pdf]

Sommer, N and Billard, A. (2012) Face Classification using Touch with a Humanoid Robot. presented in the Second Workshop on Advances in tactile sensing and touch-based human-robot interaction. [IROS'2012]


2011

Journals

Noris, B., Keller, J-B. and Billard, A. (2011) A Wearable Gaze Tracking System for Children in Unconstrained Environments. Computer Vision and Image Understanding. [show abstract] [pdf]

Argall, Brenna Dee, Sauser, E. and Billard, A. (2011) Tactile Guidance for Policy Adaptation. Foundations and Trends in Robotics. 1(2), 79-133. [show abstract] [pdf]

Pawel Lichocki, Peter Kahn and Billard, A. (2011) A Survey of the Current Ethical Landscape in Robotics. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, vol. 18:1, p. 39 - 50. [show abstract] [pdf]

Khansari Zadeh, S. M. and Billard, A. (2011) Learning Stable Non-Linear Dynamical Systems with Gaussian Mixture Models. IEEE Transaction on Robotics, vol. 27, num 5, p. 943-957. [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Sauser, E., Argall, Brenna Dee, Metta, Giorgio and Billard, A. (2011) Iterative Learning of Grasp Adaptation through Human Corrections. Robotics and Autonomous Systems. Volume 60, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 55–71. [show abstract] [pdf]

Sahbani, Anis, El-Khoury, S. and Bidaud, Philippe (2011) An Overview of 3D Object Grasp Synthesis Algorithms. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, SI: ''Autonomous Grasping''. [show abstract] [pdf]

Book Chapters

Billard, A. and Grollman, D.H (2011) Human-Robot Interaction. Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. [Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning] [BibTeX]

Billard, A. and Grollman, D.H (2011) Imitation Learning (of Robots). Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. [Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning] [BibTeX]

Grollman, D.H and Billard, A. (2011) Learning Algorithms. Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. [Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning] [BibTeX]

Conference Proceedings

Grollman, D.H and Billard, A. (2011) Donut as I do: Learning from Failed Demonstrations. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Best Paper Award (Cognitive Robotics). [ICRA 2011] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Gribovskaya, E., Kheddar, A. and Billard, A. (2011) Motion Learning and Adaptive Impedance for Robot Control during Physical Interaction with Humans. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation. [ICRA 2011] [show abstract] [pdf]

Shukla, A. and Billard, A. (2011) Coupled Dynamical System Based Hand-Arm Grasp Planning under Real-Time Perturbations. In Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems VII, Los Angeles CA. Volume 7, Pages 313--320. [RSS 2011] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Noris, B., Barker, M., Hentsch, F., Ansermet, F., Nadel, J and Billard, A. (2011) Measuring Gaze of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Naturalistic Interactions. In Proceedings of the International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. [EMBC'2011] [show abstract] [pdf]

Kronander, K., Khansari Zadeh, S. M. and Billard, A. (2011) Learning to Control Planar Hitting Motions in a Monigolf-like Task. in Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2011. (IROS 2011). Received the JTSC Novel Technology Paper Award. [IROS2011] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Kheddar, A. and Billard, A. (2011) A Tactile Matrix for Whole-body Humanoids Haptic Sensing and Safe Interaction. in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, 2011. (ROBIO 2011). [pdf]

Argall, Brenna Dee and Billard, A. (2011) Learning from Demonstration and Correction via Multiple Modalities for a Humanoid Robot. . In Proceedings of the International Conference SKILLS, Montpellier, France. [show abstract] [pdf]

PhD Thesis

Noris, B. (2011) Machine Vision-Based Analysis of Gaze and Visual Context: an Application to Visual Behavior of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. PHD Thesis. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Other Publications

Khansari Zadeh, S. M. and Billard, A. (2011) The derivatives of the SEDS optimization cost function and constraints with respect to the learning parameters. Technical report. EPFL-REPORT-165414. [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Khansari Zadeh, S. M. and Billard, A. (2011) Learning to Play Mini-Golf from Human Demonstration using Autonomous Dynamical Systems. Presented in International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML). [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]


2010

Journals

Gribovskaya, E., Khansari Zadeh, S. M. and Billard, A. (2010) Learning Nonlinear Multivariate Dynamics of Motion in Robotic Manipulators. International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 30, 1, p. 80-117. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Calinon, S., Dhalluin, F., Sauser, E., Caldwell, D. and Billard, A. (2010) Learning and reproduction of gestures by imitation: An approach based on Hidden Markov Model and Gaussian Mixture Regression. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, vol. 17, num. 2, 2010, p. 44--54. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Argall, Brenna Dee and Billard, A. (2010) A Survey of Tactile Human-Robot Interactions. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 58, num. 10, 2010, p. 1159-1176. [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Petreska, B., Billard, A. and Hermsdörfer, J. (2010) Revisiting a study of callosal apraxia: The right hemisphere can imitate the orientation but not the position of the hand. Neuropsychologia, vol. 48, num. 9, 2010, p. 2509-2516. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Murphy, R, Nomura, T, Billard, A. and Burke, J. (2010) Human-Robot Interaction: An exclusive course for Computer Scientists and Engineers. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazin, p.83-89. [pdf]

Conference Proceedings

de Rengervé, A., Dhalluin, F. and Billard, A. (2010) A study of two complementary encoding strategies based on learning by demonstration for autonomous navigation task. Tenth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics , Örenäs Slott, Sweden, November, 5-7, 2010. [show abstract] [pdf]

Dhalluin, F., de Rengervé, A., Lagarde, M., Gaussier, P., Billard, A. and Andry, P. (2010) A state-action neural network supervising navigation and manipulation behaviors for complex task reproduction. Tenth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics, Örenäs Slott, Sweden, November, 5-7, 2010. [show abstract] [pdf]

Kim, S., Gribovskaya, E. and Billard, A. (2010) Learning Motion Dynamics to Catch a Moving Object. 10th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Nashville, TN, USA, December 6-8, 2010.. [HUMANOIDS'2010] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Khansari Zadeh, S. M. and Billard, A. (2010) Imitation learning of Globally Stable Non-Linear Point-to-Point Robot Motions using Nonlinear Programming. Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2010. [IROS'2010] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Petreska, B., Schneider, L., Buttet Sovilla, J., Billard, A. and Aeschlimann, M. (2010) The variability of contact position errors in apraxic imitation. Society for Neuroscience Meeting (SfN 2010), San Diego, California, USA, November 13-17, 2010. [SfN 2010] [show abstract] [BibTeX]

Argall, Brenna Dee, Sauser, E. and Billard, A. (2010) Tactile Guidance for Policy Refinement and Reuse. Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL 2010), 2010. [ICDL 2010] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Argall, Brenna Dee, Sauser, E. and Billard, A. (2010) Policy Adaptation through Tactile Correction. Thirty Sixth Annual Convention of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB’10), 2010. [AISB'10] [show abstract] [pdf]

Calinon, S., Sauser, E., Billard, A. and Caldwell, D. (2010) Evaluation of a probabilistic approach to learn and reproduce gestures by imitation. Proceedings of the IEEE Intl Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2010. [ICRA 2010] [show abstract] [BibTeX]

Khansari Zadeh, S. M. and Billard, A. (2010) BM: An Iterative Method to Learn Stable Non-Linear Dynamical Systems with Gaussian Mixture Models. Proceeding of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2010), 2010, p. 2381-2388. [ICRA 2010] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Other Publications

Calinon, S., Sauser, E., Dhalluin, F., Billard, A. and Caldwell, D. (2010) A learning by imitation model handling multiple constraints and motion alternatives. International Conference on Cognitive Systems (CogSys), Zuerich, Switzerland, January 27-28.. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]


2009

Journals

Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2009) Statistical Learning by Imitation of Competing Constraints in Joint Space and Task Space. Advanced Robotics, vol. 23, num. 15, 2009, p. 2059-2076. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Petreska, B. and Billard, A. (2009) Movement Curvature Planning through Force Field Internal Models. Biological Cybernetics, vol. 100, num. 5, 2009, p. 331-350. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Petreska, B. (2009) Interview with Biljana Petreska, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland. IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, vol. 4, 2009, p. 7-+..

Conference Proceedings

Sproewitz, A, Billard, A., Dillenbourg, P. and Ijspeert, A.J. (2009) Roombots-Mechanical Design of Self-Reconfiguring Modular Robots for Adaptive Furniture. Proceedings of 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2009, p. 4259-4264. [ICRA 2009] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Evrarard, P., Gribovskaya, E., Calinon, S., Billard, A. and Kheddar, A. (2009) Teaching Physical Collaborative Tasks: Object-Lifting Case Study with a Humanoid. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2009. [HUMANOIDS'2009] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Calinon, S., Dhalluin, F., Caldwell, D. and Billard, A. (2009) Handling of multiple constraints and motion alternatives in a robot programming by demonstration framework. Proceedings of 2009 IEEE International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2009, p. 582 - 588. Nominated for Best Paper Award. [HUMANOIDS'2009] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Gribovskaya, E. and Billard, A. (2009) Learning Nonlinear Multi-Variate Motion Dynamics for Real- Time Position and Orientation Control of Robotic Manipulators. Proceedings of 9th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2009. [HUMANOIDS'2009] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Li, W., Billard, A. and Bourland, H. (2009) Keyword Detection for Spontaneous Speech. The 2nd International Conference on Image and Signal Processing (CISP 2009), 2009. [CISP 2009] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Weiss, A., Igelsboeck, J., Calinon, S., Billard, A. and Tscheligi, M. (2009) Teaching a Humanoid: A User Study on Learning by Demonstration with HOAP-3. Proc. of the IEEE Intl Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man), 2009, p. 147-152. [Ro-Man 2009] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Calinon, S., Evrard, P., Gribovskaya, E., Billard, A. and Kheddar, A. (2009) Learning collaborative manipulation tasks by demonstration using a haptic interface. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR), 2009. [ICAR 2009] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Books

Calinon, S. (2009) Robot Programming by Demonstration: A Probabilistic Approach. EPFL/CRC Press. [home page] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

PhD Thesis

Petreska, B. and (2009) Modeling the neural correlates of imitation from a neuropsychological perspective. Ph.D. Thesis Lausanne 2009. [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Guenter, F. and (2009) Using reinforcement learning for optimizing the reproduction of tasks in robot programming by demonstration. Ph.D. Thesis Lausanne 2009. [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Hersch, M. (2009) Adaptive sensorimotor peripersonal space representation and motor learning for a humanoid robot. Ph.D. Thesis Lausanne 2009. [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Other Publications

Argall, Brenna Dee, Sauser, E. and Billard, A. (2009) Tactile Correction and Multiple Training Data Sources for Robot Motion Control. NIPS 2009 Workshop on Learning from Multiple Sources with Application to Robotics, 2009. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Khansari Zadeh, S. M. and Billard, A. (2009) Learning and Control of UAV maneuvers Based on Demonstrations. Presented in Robotics Science and Systems, Seattle, June 28 – July 1, 2009.. [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Gribovskaya, E. and Billard, A. (2009) Combining Task-Level and Trajectory-Level Learning for Teaching Robots Bimanual Coordinated Tasks. Presented at Robotics Science and Systems, Seattle..

Petreska, B., Billard, A., Hermsdörfer, J. and Goldenberg, G. (2009) What apraxia tells us about the brain hemispheres’ contributions to human imitation. Society for Neuroscience Meeting (SfN 2009), Chicago, October 17-21.. [SfN 2009] [show abstract] [BibTeX]


2008

Journals

Hersch, M. and Billard, A. (2008) Reaching with Multi-Referential Dynamical Systems. Autonomous Robots, vol. 25, num. 1-2, 2008, p. 71-83. In press. [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Hersch, M., Guenter, F., Calinon, S., Billard, A. and (2008) Dynamical System Modulation for Robot Learning via Kinesthetic Demonstrations. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 24, num. 6, 2008, p. 1463-1467. [pdf]

Hersch, M., Sauser, E. and Billard, A. (2008) Online learning of the body schema. International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, vol. 5, num. 2, 2008, p. 161-181. [show abstract] [pdf]
Source code from this publication available here

Book Chapters

Billard, A., Calinon, S., Dillmann, R. and Schaal, S. (2008) Survey: Robot Programming by Demonstration. Handbook of Robotics, . chapter 59, 2008. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Conference Proceedings

Noris, B., Benmachiche, K. and Billard, A. (2008) Calibration-Free Eye Gaze Direction Detection with Gaussian Processes. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications. In Press. [VISAPP 08] [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Gribovskaya, E. and Billard, A. (2008) Combining Dynamical Systems Control and Programming by Demonstration for Teaching Discrete Bimanual Coordination Tasks to a Humanoid Robot. In Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) 2008 (accepted). [pdf]

Hersch, M., Reichert, T. and Billard, A. (2008) Iterative rigid body transformation estimation for visual 3-D object tracking. in Proceedings of the Third Interantional Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP 08)). [VISAPP 08] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Magnenat, S., Rétornaz, P., Noris, B. and Mondada, F. (2008) Scripting the swarm: event-based control of microcontroller-based robots.. In Workshop Proceedings of International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR) 2008, Venice, November 3-7, 2008.. [SIMPAR 2008] [show abstract] [pdf]

Magnenat, S., Noris, B. and Mondada, F. (2008) Aseba-Challenge: An Open-Source Multiplayer Introduction to Mobile Robots Programming. In Proceedings of Second International Conference on Fun and Games, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, October 20-21, 2008.. [show abstract] [pdf]

Asadpour, M., Sproewitz, A., Billard, A., Dillenbourg, P. and Ijspeert, A.J. (2008) Graph signature for self-reconfiguration planning. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Nice, September 22-26, 2008.. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2008) A Probabilistic Programming by Demonstration Framework Handling Constraints in Joint Space and Task Space. Proc. IEEE/RSJ Intl Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2008. [IROS'2008] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Petreska, B. and Yovel, Yossi (2008) A Neural Model of Demyelination of the Mouse Spinal Cord. International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2008), Hong Kong, 2008. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2008) A framework integrating statistical and social cues to teach a humanoid robot new skills. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Workshop on Social Interaction with Intelligent Indoor Robots, 2008. [ICRA 2008] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Pierre-Andre Mudry, Sarah Degallier, Billard, A. and (2008) On the influence of symbols and myths in the responsibility ascription problem in roboethics - A roboticist’s perspective. Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN'08), 2008, p. 563--568. [ICRA 2010] [show abstract] [pdf]

Other Publications

Gribovskaya, E. and Billard, A. (2008) Human Motion Prediction in a Human-Robot Joint Task. IEEE Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Workshop on Robotics Challenges for Machine Learning.. [pdf] [BibTeX]

Petreska, B. and Billard, A. (2008) Neurocomputational modeling of imitation deficits. Seventeenth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting (CNS 2008), BMC Neuroscience 2008, 9(Suppl 1):P76, Portland, Oregon, USA, July 19 - 24, 2008.. [show abstract]

Petreska, B. and Billard, A. (2008) Neurocomputational Modeling of Imitation through Apraxia Errors. Workshop for Women in Machine Learning (WiML 2008), colocated with NIPS, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, December 8, 2008.. [BibTeX]

Petreska, B. and Billard, A. (2008) Modeling Unconstrained Self-Oriented Movements. Neural Control of Movement Society Meeting (NCM 2008), Naples, Florida, April 29 - May 4.. [show abstract] [BibTeX]


2007

Journals

Calinon, S., Guenter, F. and Billard, A. (2007) On Learning, Representing and Generalizing a Task in a Humanoid Robot. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 37:2. Part B. Special issue on robot learning by observation, demonstration and imitation. [Matlab source code] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Brooks, A., van der Zwan, R., Billard, A., Petreska, B., Clarke, S. and Blanke, O. (2007) Auditory motion affects visual biological motion processing. Neuropsychologia, Vol. 45(3) , pp. 523-530. [pdf]

Petreska, B., Adriani, M., Blanke, O. and Billard, A. (2007) Apraxia: a review. In C. von Hofsten (Ed.). From Action to Cognition. Progress in Brain Research. Elsevier. Amsterdam. Vol. 164, pp. 61-83. [pdf] [BibTeX]

Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2007) What is the Teacher's Role in Robot Programming by Demonstration? - Toward Benchmarks for Improved Learning. Interaction Studies, Special Issue on Psychological Benchmarks in Human-Robot Interaction, 8:3, pp 441-464. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Guenter, F., Hersch, M., Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2007) Reinforcement Learning for Imitating Constrained Reaching Movements. RSJ Advanced Robotics, Vol. 21, No. 13, pp. 1521-1544. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Billard, A., Calinon, S., Dillmann, R. and Schaal, S. (2007) Robot Programming by Demonstration. Handbook of Robotics, MIT Press. (in Press), chapter 59. [show abstract] [pdf]

Book Chapters

Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2007) Learning of Gestures by Imitation in a Humanoid Robot. Dautenhahn, K. and Nehaniv, C.L. (eds.). Imitation and Social Learning in Robots, Humans and Animals: Behavioural, Social and Communicative Dimensions. Cambridge University Press. [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Conference Proceedings

Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2007) Incremental Learning of Gestures by Imitation in a Humanoid Robot. in Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). [Matlab source code] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Daidié, D., Barbey, O., Guignard, A., Roussy, D., Guenter, F., Ijspeert, A.J. and Billard, A. (2007) The Dof-Box Project: An Educational Kit for Configurable Robots. In Proceedings of the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics. [AIM 2007] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2007) Active Teaching in Robot Programming by Demonstration. in Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Jeju, Korea, pp 702-707. [RO-MAN'2007] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Sauser, E. and Billard, A. (2007) Interferences in the Transformation of Reference Frames during a Posture Imitation Task. In Proceeding of the International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 07, Porto, Portugal. Accepted. [ICANN'2007] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Noris, B., Benmachiche, K., Meynet, J., Thiran, J-P. and Billard, A. (2007) Analysis of Head Mounted Wireless Camera Videos for Early Diagnosis of Autism. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Recognition Systems. Awarded a Best Presentation distinction to Basilio Noris. [CORES 2007] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Guenter, F. and Billard, A. (2007) Using Reinforcement Learning to Adapt an Imitation Task.. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. [IROS'2007] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Piccardi, L., Noris, B., Barbey, O., Billard, A., Schiavone, G., Keller, F. and von Hofsten, C. (2007) WearCam: A head mounted wireless camera for monitoring gaze attention and for the diagnosis of developmental disorders in young children. In Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Simposium on Robot & Human Interactive Communication. [RO-MAN'2007] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Gribovskaya, E. and Billard, A. (2007) A Model of Acquisition of Discrete Bimanual Coordination Skills for a Humanoid Robot. In Proceeding of the International Conference in Epigenetic Robotics. [pdf]

PhD Thesis

Calinon, S. (2007) Continuous Extraction of Task Constraints in a Robot Programming by Demonstration Framework. PhD thesis, Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). [show abstract] [pdf]

Sauser, E. (2007) Neural Modeling of The Cortical Processes underlying Imitative Behaviors: A Dynamic Neural Field Approach. PhD thesis, Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). [pdf]

Peer-reviewed Videos

Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2007) Incremental Learning of Gestures by Imitation in a Humanoid Robot. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). [Video]


2006

Journals

Billard, A., Calinon, S. and Guenter, F. (2006) Discriminative and Adaptive Imitation in Uni-Manual and Bi-Manual Tasks. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 54:5. [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Sauser, E. and Billard, A. (2006) Parallel and Distributed Neural Models of the Ideomotor Principle: An Investigation of Imitative Cortical Pathways. Neural Networks, 19(3): 285-298. [pdf]

Billard, A., Robins, B, Dautenhahn, K. and Nadel, J (2006) Building Robota, a Mini-Humanoid Robot for the Rehabilitation of Children with Autism. the RESNA Assistive Technology Journal. Vol. 19, Issue 1. [home page] [pdf]

Sauser, E. and Billard, A. (2006) Dynamic Updating of Distributed Neural Representations using Forward Models. Biological Cybernetics, 95(6), 567-588. The original publication is available at springerlink.com. [show abstract] [pdf]

Book Chapters

Goga, I. and Billard, A. (2006) Development of goal-directed imitation, object manipulation and language in humans and robots. In M. A. Arbib (ed.), Action to Language via the Mirror Neuron System. Cambridge University Press.. [pdf]

Conference Proceedings

Calinon, S., Guenter, F. and Billard, A. (2006) On Learning the Statistical Representation of a Task and Generalizing it to Various Contexts. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). [ICRA'2006] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Hersch, M. and Billard, A. (2006) A Biologically-Inspired Model of Reaching Movements. In Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, Pisa. [BIOROB 2006] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Roos, L., Guenter, F., Guignard, A. and Billard, A. (2006) Design of a Biomimetic Spine for the Humanoid Robot Robota. In Proceedings of the IEEE / RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics. [BIOROB 2006] [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Hersch, M. and Billard, A. (2006) A Model for Imitating Human Reaching Movements. Poster abstract in Proceedings of the Human Robot Interaction Conference 2006, Salt Lake City. [HRI 2006] [pdf]

Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2006) Teaching a Humanoid Robot to Recognize and Reproduce Social Cues. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). [Matlab source code] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Sauser, E. and Billard, A. (2006) Biologically Inspired Multimodal Integration: Interferences in a Human-Robot Interaction Game. In Proceedings of IROS'2006, Beijing, China. [IROS'2006] [show abstract] [pdf]

Petreska, B. and Billard, A. (2006) A Neurocomputational Model of an Imitation Deficit following Brain Lesion. In Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN 2006). LNCS, Vol. 4131, pp. 770-779. [ICANN'2006] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Goga, I. and Billard, A. (2006) An attention framework for learning by interaction in developmental embodied agents. Accepted at the Third Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2006, 4-6 Sept 2006, Guildford, UK. [TAROS 2006] [pdf]

Goga, I. and Billard, A. (2006) Attention mechanisms for the imitation of goal-directed action in developmental robots. Short paper accepted at the 6th International Conference in Epigenetic Robotics, 20-22 Sept 2006, Paris, France. [EPIROB 2006] [pdf]

Hersch, M., Guenter, F., Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2006) Learning Dynamical System Modulation for Constrained Reaching Tasks. In Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids). [HUMANOIDS'2006] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Books

Billard, A. and Schaal, S. (2006) Special Issue on the Brain Mechanisms of Imitation Learning. Neural Networks, Volume 19, Issue 3. [home page] [pdf]

Billard, A. and Dillmann, R. (2006) The Social Mechanisms of Robot Programming By Demonstration. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Special Issue, 54:5. [home page] [pdf]

Demiris, Y and Billard, A. (2006) Special Issue on Robot Learning by Observation, Demonstration and Imitation. IEEE Transaction on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part B. [home page] [pdf]

Abstracts

Sauser, E. and Billard, A. (2006) Ideomotor Compatibility: Investigating Imitative Cortical Pathways. EPFL-LATSIS Symposium 2006. [Latsis'2006] [pdf]

Sauser, E. and Billard, A. (2006) Dynamic Selectivity in a Continuous Attractor Model of Movement Generation. Computational Neuroscience Meeting, CNS*06, Workshop on Continuous Attractor Neural Networks, Edinburgh, UK. [pdf]

Noris, B., Billard, A., Piccinini, L., Berti, M., Molteni, M., Keller, F., Nobile, M. and et al. (2006) Gait Analysis of Autistic Children with Echo State Networks. Workshop on Echo State Networks and Liquid State Machines. [NIPS'06] [home page] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Other Publications

Petreska, B., Adriani, M., Blanke, O. and Billard, A. (2006) Neural Modeling of Imitation Deficits. In Dynamical principles for neuroscience and intelligent biomimetic devices - Abstracts of the EPFL-LATSIS Symposium, A. J. Ijspeert, J. Buchli, A. Selverston, M. Rabinovich, M. Hasler, W. Gerstner, A. Billard, H. Markram and D. Floreano (eds), Lausanne. pp 117-118. [pdf]

Petreska, B. and Billard, A. (2006) A Neurocomputational Model of Impaired Imitation. Poster presented at the Workshop for Women in Machine Learning, San Diego (USA). [WiML] [pdf]

Noris, B., Nobile, M., Piccinini, L., Berti, M., Molteni, M., Keller, F., Billard, A. and et al. (2006) Gait Analysis of Autistic Children with Echo State Networks. Poster presented at the NIPS'06 Worshop on Echo State Networks and Liquid State Machines. [NIPS'06] [pdf]

Peer-reviewed Videos

Hersch, M., Guenter, F. and Calinon, S. (2006) Learning Dynamical System Modulation for Constrained Reaching Tasks. IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids). [Video]


2005

Journals

Sauser, E. and Billard, A. (2005) Three Dimensional Frames of References Transformations using Recurrent Populations of Neurons. Neurocomputing, 64, 5-24. [show abstract] [pdf]

Robins, B, Dautenhahn, K., te Boekhorst, R. and Billard, A. (2005) Robotic assistants in therapy and education of children with autism: Can a small humanoid robot help encourage social interaction skills?. Access in the Information Society (UAIS), Springer- Verlag.. [pdf]

Conference Proceedings

Sauser, E. and Billard, A. (2005) View Sensitive Cells as a Neural Basis for the Representation of Others in a Self-Centered Frame of Reference. In Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Imitation in Animals and Artifacts, Hatfield, UK, 119-127. [AISB05] [show abstract] [pdf]

Maurer, A., Hersch, M. and Billard, A. (2005) Extended Hopfield Network for Sequence Learning: Application to Gesture Recognition. Proc. of ICANN'05. [ICANN'2005] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Billard, A. (2005) Challenges in designing the body and the mind of an interactive robot.. Proceeding of the AISB05 convention, Symposium on Robot Companions: Hard Problems and Open Challenges, 12-15 April, 2005,UH.. [AISB05]

Calinon, S., Guenter, F. and Billard, A. (2005) Goal-Directed Imitation in a Humanoid Robot. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). [ICRA'2005] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Guenter, F., Roos, L., Guignard, A. and Billard, A. (2005) Design of a Biomimetic Upper Body for the Humanoid Robot. In Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots. [HUMANOIDS'2005] [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2005) Recognition and Reproduction of Gestures using a Probabilistic Framework combining PCA, ICA and HMM. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML). [ICML'05] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]
Source code from this publication available here

Calinon, S., Epiney, J. and Billard, A. (2005) A Humanoid Robot Drawing Human Portraits. In Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots. [HUMANOIDS'2005] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Abstracts

Sauser, E. and Billard, A. (2005) Neural Model of the Transformation from Allo-centric to Ego-centric Representation of Motions. Fourteenth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS*2005, Madison, USA.. [pdf]

Sauser, E. and Billard, A. (2005) Neural Models of the Ideomotor Principle: An Investigation of Imitative Cortical Pathways. ESF Research Conference on Brain Development and Cognition in Human Infants, Maratea, Italy.

Other Publications

Petreska, B., Adriani, M., Blanke, O. and Billard, A. (2005) Modeling of Imitation Deficits in Apraxic Patients. Poster presented at the ESF Research Conference on Brain Development and Cognition in Human Infants, Maratea (Italy). [pdf]

Peer-reviewed Videos

Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2005) A Humanoid Robot Drawing Human Portraits. IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids). [Video]

Calinon, S., Guenter, F. and Billard, A. (2005) Goal-Directed Imitation in a Humanoid Robot. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). [Video]


2004

Journals

Billard, A., Epars, Y., Calinon, S., Cheng, G. and Schaal, S. (2004) Discovering Optimal Imitation Strategies. Robotics & Autonomous Systems, Special Issue: Robot Learning from Demonstration, 47:2-3, p.69-77. [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Floreano, D., Kato, T., Marocco, D. and Sauser, E. (2004) Coevolution of active vision and feature selection. Biological Cybernetics, 90(3), 218-228. The original publication is available at springerlink.com. [pdf]

Book Chapters

Robins, B, Dautenhahn, K., te Boekhorst, R. and Billard, A. (2004) Effects of repeated exposure of a humanoid robot on children with autism. In S. Keates, J. Clarkson, P. Langdon and P. Robinson (eds), Designing a More Inclusive World. London: Springer-Verlag, 225-236. [home page] [show abstract] [pdf]

Conference Proceedings

Pongas, D., Guenter, F., Guignard, A. and Billard, A. (2004) Development of a Miniature Pair of Eyes With Camera for the Humanoid Robot Robota. IEEE-RAS/RSJ International Conference on Humanoid Robots. [HUMANOIDS'2004] [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Guenter, F., Guignard, A., Piccardi, L., Calzascia, M. and Billard, A. (2004) Development of a miniature articulated arm and pair of eyes for the humanoid robot Robota. In Proceeding of the IEEE/APS conference on Mechatronics and Robotics. [MechRob'04] [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Sauser, E. and Billard, A. (2004) Three dimensional frames of reference transformations using gain modulated populations of neurons. In Proceedings of 12th European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, Bruges (Belgium), 543-548. [ESANN'2004] [show abstract] [pdf]

Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2004) Stochastic Gesture Production and Recognition Model for a Humanoid Robot. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). [IROS'2004] [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Robins, B, Dautenhahn, K., te Boekhorst, R. and Billard, A. (2004) Robots as Assistive Technology - Does Appearance Matter?. Proc. IEEE Ro-man 2004, 13th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication September 20-22, 2004 Kurashiki , Okayama Japan.. This paper won the best paper award at the 14th IEEE RO-MAN 2005 international workshop.. [RO-MAN'2004] [home page]

Petreska, B. and Teuscher, C. (2004) A Reconfigurable Hardware Membrane System. In C. Martin-Vide, G. Mauri, G. Paun, G. Rozenberg and A. Salomaa, editors. Membrane Computing, volume 2933 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 269-285, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg. [pdf] [BibTeX]

Books

Schaal, S., Ijspeert, A.J., Billard, A. and Vijayakumar, S. (2004) Proceedings - From Animals to Animats: The Eighth International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior. 13 - 17 July 2004, Los Angeles, CA, USA. [SAB04]

Billard, A. and Siegwart, R. (2004) Special Issue on Robot Programming By Demonstration. Robotics & Autonomous Systems, Special Issue on Robot Programming by Demonstration, A. Billard & R. Siegwart (eds), 47/2-3 pp 65-67, Elsevier. [show abstract] [pdf]

Abstracts

Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2004) Gesture Recognition and Reproduction for a Humanoid Robot using Hidden Markov Models. AMI/PASCAL/IM2/M4 Workshop on Multimodal Interaction and Related Machine Learning Algorithms. [MLMI'2004] [pdf]

Sauser, E. and Billard, A. (2004) View sensitive cells as a neural basis for frames of reference transformations: A computational model. nEUro-IT.net workshop at NIPS: The Brain Mechanisms of Imitation Learning, Whistler, Canada.

Sauser, E. and Billard, A. (2004) Three dimensional frames of reference transformations using recurrent populations of neurons. Eighth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems, ICCNS, Boston, USA. [pdf]

Other Publications

Billard, A. (2004) Imitation, Language and other Natural Means of Interactions we build for our Machines: Do we really want machines to resemble us that much?. Proceeding of the Workshop on "Sociality in Machines", Vienna, 19-20 November 2004..

Peer-reviewed Videos

Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2004) Stochastic Gesture Production and Recognition Model for a Humanoid Robot. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).


2003

Journals

Schaal, S., Ijspeert, A.J. and Billard, A. (2003) Computational Approaches to Motor Learning by Imitation. Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences (The Royal Society), 358:1431, p.537-547. [pdf]

Billard, A. (2003) Robota: Clever Toy and Educational Tool. Robotics & Autonomous Systems, 42, 259-269. [home page] [show abstract] [pdf]

Conference Proceedings

Billard, A., Epars, Y., Schaal, S. and Cheng, G. (2003) Discovering Imitation Strategies through Categorization of Multi-Dimensional Data. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.. [IROS'2003] [home page] [pdf]

Robins, B, Dautenhahn, K., te Boekhorst, R. and Billard, A. (2003) Effect of repeated exposure of a humanoid robot on children with autism - Can we encourage basic social interaction skills. In Proceedings of CWUATT, 2003. Best Paper Award. [CWUAAT] [show abstract] [pdf]

Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2003) PDA Interface for Humanoid Robots. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids). [HUMANOIDS'2003] [home page] [show abstract] [pdf] [BibTeX]

Chavarriaga, R., Sauser, E. and Gerstner, W. (2003) Modeling directional firing properties of place cells.. Twelfth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS*2003, Alicante, Spain. [pdf]

Petreska, B. and Teuscher, C. (2003) A Hardware Membrane System. In A. Alhazov, C. Martin -Vide, and G. Paun, editors. Proceedings of the MolCoNet Workshop on Membrane Computing, WMC2003, number 18/03, pages 343-355, Tarragona (Spain). [pdf] [BibTeX]

MSc Thesis

Calinon, S. (2003) PDA Interface for Humanoid Robots using Speech and Vision Processing. MSc thesis, Autonomous Systems Laboratory (ASL), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL). [Please send me an e-mail for a PDF version of the thesis]

Peer-reviewed Videos

Calinon, S. and Billard, A. (2003) PDA Interface for Humanoid Robots. IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids). [Video]


2002

Journals

Billard, A., Schaal, S. and Gordon, J. (2002) Imitation of coordinated arm movements. Experimental Brain Research. Submitted July 2002.

Book Chapters

Billard, A. (2002) Imitation: a means to enhance learning of a synthetic proto-language in an autonomous robot. In K. Dautenhahn and C. L. Nehaniv (eds), Imitation in Animals and Artifacts, MIT Press, 281-311. [pdf] [ps.gz]

Billard, A. (2002) Imitation. In M. A. Arbib (ed.), Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks, MIT Press, 566-569. [pdf]

Billard, A. (2002) Play, Dreams and Imitation in Robota. In K. Dautenhahn, B. Edmonds and L. Canamero (eds), Socially Intelligent Agents, Kluwer publisher, 165-173.

Billard, A. and Arbib, M. (2002) Mirror neurons, and the neural basis for learning by imitation: Computational modeling. In Maxim Stamenov and Vittorio Gallese (eds), John Benjamins publisher, 42, viii, 343-353.

Conference Proceedings

Billard, A. and Schaal, S. (2002) Computational elements of robot learning by imitation.. In Proceedings of the 980th American Mathematical Society, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, Oct. 12-13. [AMS'2002] [show abstract]

Dautenhahn, K. and Billard, A. (2002) Games children with autism can play with robota, a humanoid robotics doll. In Proceedings of the 1st Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology, March. [CWUAAT] [pdf]


2001

Journals

Christel, M. and Billard, A. (2001) How monkeys Morphology constrain natural prehension kinematics. Unconstrained conditions and simulation. Behavioral Brain Research, 131 (1-2), 169-184. [pdf]

Billard, A. and Mataric, M. (2001) Learning human arm movements by imitation: Evaluation of a biologically-inspired connectionist architecture. Robotics & Autonomous Systems 941, 1-16. [pdf]

Ijspeert, A.J., Martinoli, A., Billard, A. and Gambardella, L.M. (2001) Collaboration through the exploitation of local interactions in autonomous collective robotics: the stick pulling experiment. Autonomous Robots, 11:2, 149-171. [pdf]

Conference Proceedings

Billard, A. and Arbib, M. (2001) Mirror Neurons and the neural basis for learning by imitation: A computational model. In Proceedings of the Conference on Mirror Neurons and the Evolution of Brain and Language, July 5-8, Delmenhorst, Germany.

Billard, A. and Schaal, S. (2001) Robust learning of arm trajectories through human demonstration. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent and Robotics Systems, Hawaii, November. [IROS'2001] [pdf]

Klein, M. and Billard, A. (2001) A neural model of morpheme representation. In Proceedings of the 8th Joint Symposium on Neural Computation, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, Mai.


2000

Journals

Billard, A. and Dautenhahn, K. (2000) Experiments in social robotics: grounding and use of communication in autonomous agents. Adaptive Behavior, vol. 7: 3/4. [pdf]

Billard, A., Ijspeert, A.J. and Martinoli, A. (2000) A multi-robot system for adaptive exploration of a fast changing environment: probabilistic modelling and experimental study. Connection Science, Vol. 11, No. 3/4, 357-377. [pdf]

Arbib, M., Billard, A., Iacobonni, M. and Oztop, E. (2000) Synthetic brain imaging: grasping, mirror neurons and imitation. Neural Networks, 13 (8/9), 975?997. [pdf]

Billard, A. (2000) Learning motor skills by imitation: a biologically inspired robotic model. Cybernetics & Systems, 32, 1-2, 155-193. [pdf]

Conference Proceedings

Billard, A. and Mataric, M. (2000) Betty: ``Robot, play with me!''. Robot: ``O.K. How do we play?''. Betty: ``You watch me and do like I do. Look!". In Proceedings of the Workshop on Interactive Robotics and Entertainment, CMU, Pittsburgh, April 30 - Mai 1. [WIRE'2000]

Billard, A. and Mataric, M. (2000) A biologically inspired robotic model for learning by imitation. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Autonomous Agents, Barcelona, June. [AGENTS'2000]

Billard, A. and Ijspeert, A.J. (2000) Biologically inspired neural controllers for motor control in a quadruped robot.. In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Come (Italy), July. [IJCNN'2000] [pdf]

Billard, A. and Mataric, M. (2000) Learning motor skills by imitation: a biologically inspired robotic model. In the Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston, May 24-27.

Billard, A. and Mataric, M. (2000) Learning motor skills by imitation. In Proceedings of the 7th Joint Symposium on Neural Computation, Los Angeles, May 20.

Billard, A. (2000) Play, Dreams and Imitation in Robota. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Interactive Robotics and Entertainment, CMU, Pittsburgh, April 30 - Mai 1. [WIRE'2000] [pdf]

Billard, A. and Mataric, M. (2000) Learning human arm movements by imitation: Evaluation of a biologically-inspired connectionist architecture. In Proceedings of the First IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robotics, MIT, Cambridge, MA, September 7-8. [HUMANOIDS'2000] [pdf]


1999

Journals

Billard, A. (1999) DRAMA, a connectionist architecture for on-line learning and control of autonomous robots: Experiments on learning of a synthetic proto-language with a doll robot. Industrial Robot Journal, 26:1, 59-66, January. [pdf]

Billard, A. and Hayes, G. (1999) DRAMA, a connectionist architecture for control and learning in autonomous robots. Adaptive Behavior Journal, Vol. 7:1, 35-64, January. [pdf]

Conference Proceedings

Dautenhahn, K. and Billard, A. (1999) Bringing up Robots or - The Psychology of Socially Intelligent Robots: From Theory to Implementation. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Autonomous Agents, Seattle, Washington, USA, 366-367. [AGENTS'1999]

Dautenhahn, K. and Billard, A. (1999) Studying Robot Social Cognition Within a Developmental Psychology Framework. In Proceedings of the Third European Workshop on Advanced Mobile Robots, Switzerland, September. [EUROBOT'1999] [ps.gz]

Billard, A. (1999) Imitation skills as a means to enhance learning of a synthetic proto-language in an autonomous robot. In Proceedings of the AISB Symposium on Imitation in Animals and Artifacts, Edinbrugh, U.K., April.

Billard, A., Ijspeert, A.J. and Martinoli, A. (1999) Adaptive exploration of a dynamic environment by a group of communicating robots. In Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Artificial Life, Lausanne, CH, September. [ECAL'1999]


1998

Journals

Billard, A. and Dautenhahn, K. (1998) Grounding communication in autonomous robots: an experimental study. In M. Recce and U. Nehmzow (eds.), Robotics and Autonomous Systems, special Issue on "Scientific methods in mobile robotics", Vol. 24, Issues 1-2, 71-79.

Book Chapters

Billard, A. and Hayes, G. (1998) Transmitting Communication Skills through Imitation in Autonomous robots. In A. Birk and J. Demiris (eds.), Learning Robots: A Multi-Perspective Exploration, LNAI Series, Springer-Verlag, 79-95.

Conference Proceedings

Billard, A., Dautenhahn, K. and Hayes, G. (1998) Experiments on human-robot communication with Robota, an imitative learning and communicating doll robot. In Proceedings of the Socially Situated Intelligence Workshop, Zurich (CH), August, as part of the International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior. Also published electronically in full, as part of the Centre for Policy Modelling technical report series: No. CPM-98-38.. [SAB'1998]

Lund, H.H., Miglino, O., Pagliarini, L., Billard, A. and Ijspeert, A.J. (1998) Evolutionary robotics - a children's game. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Evolutionary Computation. [ICEC'1998]

PhD Thesis

Billard, A. (1998) DRAMA, a connectionist model for robot learning: Experiments on grounding communication through imitation in autonomous robots. Department of Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh, October.


1997

Conference Proceedings

Billard, A. and Hayes, G. (1997) Learning to Communicate through Imitation in Autonomous robots. In Wulfram Gerstner et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, Springer-Verlag, October, Lausanne, CH, 763-768. [ICANN'1997] [ps.gz]

Billard, A. and Dautenhahn, K. (1997) Grounding communication in situated, social robots. In Proceedings of the Towards Intelligent Mobile Robots Conference, Manchester, Technical Report Series, Department of Computer Science, Manchester University. ISSN 1361 - 6161. Report number UMCS-97-9-1. [TIMR'1997]

Billard, A. and Hayes, G. (1997) 'Robot's first steps, Robot's first words ...'. In Proceedings of the Groningen Assembly on Language Acquisition, Edinburgh, 4-6 April. [GALA'1997] [ps.gz]

Billard, A. and Hayes, G. (1997) Transmitting Communication Skills through Imitation in Autonomous robots. In Proceedings of the Sixth European Workshop on Learning Robots, Brighton, July. [EWLR'1997] [pdf]

Other Publications

Billard, A. and Dautenhahn, K. (1997) The social aspect of communication: a case study in the use and usefulness of communication for embodied agents. Poster presented at the 4th European Conference on Artificial Life, Brighton, July. [ECAL'1997]


1996

MSc Thesis

Billard, A. (1996) 'Allo Kazam, do you follow me?' Learning to speak through imitation for social robots. MSc thesis, Technical Report 43, Dept. of AI, University of Edinburgh, October.

Other Publications

Billard, A. and Dautenhahn, K. (1996) Grounding communication in situated, social robots. DAI Technical Paper No 45, Department of Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh.



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