Publications

Research inside the robot house have resulted in the following scientific journal articles and publications in conference proceedings. Please note that contributions to scientific workshops are not listed here, yet.

Journal Articles · Conference Proceedings

Journal Articles

2017

  • Sandra Bedaf, Patrizia Marti, Farshid Amirabdollahian, and Luc de Witte. A multi-perspective evaluation of a service robot for seniors: the voice of different stakeholders. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, pages 1–8, 2017. [ BibTeX ]

2016

  • Joe Saunders, Dag Syrdal, Kheng Lee Koay, Nathan Burke, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. `Teach Me - Show Me' - End-user personalisation of a smart home and companion robot. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 46(1):27–40, 2016. doi:10.1109/THMS.2015.2445105. [ BibTeX ]

2015

  • Dag Sverre Syrdal, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Wan Ching Ho, and Kheng Lee Koay. Integrating constrained experiments in long-term human-robot interactions using task– and scenario–based prototyping. The Information Society, Special Issue "Beyond Industrial Robotics: Social Robots Entering Public and Domestic Spheres", 31(3):265–283, 2015. doi:10.1080/01972243.2015.1020212. [ BibTeX ]
  • Matt Webster, Claire Dixon, Michael Fisher, Maha Salem, Joe Saunders, Kheng Lee Koay, Kerstin Dautenhahn, and Joan Saez-Pons. Towards Reliable Autonomous Robotic Assistants Through Formal Verification. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, Special Issue on Systematic Approaches to Human-Machine Interface, 46(2):186–196, 2015. doi:10.1109/THMS.2015.2425139. [ BibTeX ]

2014

  • Kheng Lee Koay, Dag Sverre Syrdal, Mohammadreza Ashagari-Oskoei, Michael L. Walters, and K. Dautenhahn. Social Roles and Baseline Proxemic Preferences for a Domestic Service Robot. International Journal of Social Robotics, 6(4):469–488, 2014. doi:10.1007/s12369-014-0232-4. [ BibTeX ]
  • Dag Sverre Syrdal, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Kheng Lee Koay, and Wan Ching Ho. Views from within a narrative: Evaluating long-term human-robot interaction in a naturalistic environment using open-ended scenarios. Cognitive Computation, Special Issue "The quest for modeling emotion, behaviour and context in socially believable Robots and ICT interfaces", 6(4):741–759, 2014. doi:10.1007/s12559-014-9284-x. [ BibTeX ]

2013

  • Farshid Amirabdollahian, Rieks op den Akke, Sandra Bedaf, Richard Bormann, Heather Draper, Vanessa Evers, Jorge Gallego Pérez, Gert Jan Gelderblom, Carolina Gutierrez Ruiz, David Hewson, Ninghang Hu, Kheng Lee Koay, Ben Kröse, Hagen Lehmann, Patrizia Marti, Hervé Michel, Hélène Prevot-Huille, Ulrich Reiser, Joe Saunders, Tom Sorell, Jelle Stienstra, Dag Syrdal, Michael Walters, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. Assistive technology design and development for acceptable robotics companions for ageing years. Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 4(2):94–112, 2013. doi:10.2478/pjbr-2013-0007. [ BibTeX ]

2011

  • Michael L. Walters, Manja Lohse, Marc Hanheide, Britta Wrede, Kheng Lee Koay, Dag Sverre Syrdal, Anders Green, Helge Huttenrauch, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Gerhard Sagerer, and Kerstin Severinson-Eklund. Evaluating the behaviour of domestic robots using video-based studies. Advanced Robotics, 25(18):2233–2254, 2011. doi:10.1163/016918611X603800. [ BibTeX ]

2008

  • Michael L. Walters, Dag S. Syrdal, Kerstin Dautenhahn, René te Boekhorst, and Kheng Lee Koay. Avoiding the uncanny valley: robot appearance, personality and consistency of behavior in an attention-seeking home scenario for a robot companion. Autonomous Robots, 24(2):159–178, 2008. doi:10.1007/s10514-007-9058-3. [ BibTeX ]

2007

  • Kerstin Dautenhahn. Methodology and Themes of Human-Robot Interaction: A Growing Research Field. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 4(1):103–108, 2007. doi:10.5772/5702. [ BibTeX ]
  • Kerstin Dautenhahn. Socially intelligent robots: dimensions of human - robot interaction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 362(1480):679–704, 2007. doi:10.1098/rstb.2006.2004. [ BibTeX ]
  • Sarah Woods, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Christina Kaouri, Rene te Boekhorst, Kheng Lee Koay, and Michael L. Walters. Are Robots Like People? - Relationships between Participant and Robot Personality Traits in Human-Robot Interaction Studies. Interaction Studies, 8(2):281–305, 2007. doi:10.1075/is.8.2.06woo. [ BibTeX ]

2006

  • M. L. Walters, K. Dautenhahn, S. N. Woods, K. L. Koay, R. te Boekhorst, and D. Lee. Exploratory Studies on Social Spaces between Humans and a Mechanical-looking Robot. Connection Science: Special Issue "Android Science", 18(4):429–442, 2006. doi:10.1080/09540090600879513. [ BibTeX ]

Conference Proceedings

2017

  • Kheng Lee Koay, Dag Syrdal, Richard Bormann, Joe Saunders, Michael L. Walters, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. Initial Design, Implementation and Technical Evaluation of a Context-Aware Proxemics Planner for a Social Robot. In International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR). Tsukuba, Japan, 2017. Springer. [ BibTeX ]
  • Alessandra Rossi, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Kheng Lee Koay, and Michael L. Walters. A Study on How the Timing and Magnitude of Robot Errors May Influence People Trust of Robots in an Emergency Scenario. In International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR). Tsukuba, Japan, 2017. Springer. [ BibTeX ]
  • Alessandra Rossi, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Kheng Lee Koay, and Michael L. Walters. Human Perceptions of the Severity of Domestic Robot Errors. In International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR). Tsukuba, Japan, 2017. Springer. [ BibTeX ]

2016

  • Adeline Chanseau, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Kheng Lee Koay, and Maha Salem. Who is in charge? Sense of control and robot anxiety in Human-Robot Interaction. In International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 743–748. Teachers College, Columbia University, USA, 2016. IEEE. [ BibTeX ]
  • Rory O. Heffernan, Michael L. Walters, Neil R. Davey, Rene te Boekhorst, Kheng Lee Koay, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. Adaptive Smart Environments: Detecting human behaviour from multimodal observation. In Interactionl Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (ACHI), 353–358. Venice, Italy, 2016. [ BibTeX ]
  • Kheng Lee Koay, Dag Sverre Syrdal, Wan Ching Ho, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. Prototyping Realistic Long-Term Human-Robot Interaction for the Study of Agent Migration. In International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 809–816. Teachers College, Columbia University, USA, 2016. IEEE. [ BibTeX ]

2015

  • Maha Salem, Gabriella Lakatos, Farshid Amirabdollahian, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. Would You Trust a (Faulty) Robot?: Effects of Error, Task Type and Personality on Human-Robot Cooperation and Trust. In International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 141–148. Portland, Oregon, USA, 2015. ACM/IEEE. [ BibTeX ]

2014

  • Heather Draper, Tom Sorell, Sandra Bedaf, Dag Sverre Syrdal, Carolina Gutierrez-Ruiz, Alexandre Duclos, and Farshid Amirabdollahian. Ethical Dimensions of Human-Robot Interactions in the Care of Older People: Insights from 21 Focus Groups Convened in the UK, France and the Netherlands. In International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR), 135–145. Sydney, Australia, 2014. Springer. [ BibTeX ]

2013

  • Farshid Amirabdollahian, Rieks Op Den Akker, Sandra Bedaf, Richard Bormann, Heather Draper, Gert Jan Gelderblom, Carolina Gutierrez Ruiz, David Hewson, Kheng Lee Koay, Ben Krose, Patrizia Marti, Helene Prevot-Huille, Ulrich Reiser, Joe Saunders, Tom Sorell, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. Accompany: Acceptable robotiCs COMPanions for AgeiNg Years - Multidimensional Aspects of Human-System Interactions. In International Conference on Human System Interaction. Sopot, Poland, 2013. IEEE. [ BibTeX ]
  • Farshid Amirabdollahian, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Clare Dixon, Kerstin Eder, Michael Fisher, Kheng L. Koay, Evgeni Magid, Anthony Pipe, Maha Salem, Joe Saunders, and Matt Webster. Can You Trust Your Robotic Assistant? In International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR). Bristol, UK, 2013. Springer. [ BibTeX ]
  • Ismael Duque, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Kheng Lee Koay, lan Willcock, and Bruce Christianson. A different approach of using personas in human-robot interaction: Integrating personas as computational models to modify robot companions' behaviour. In International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). Gyeongju, South Korea, 2013. IEEE. [ BibTeX ]
  • Ismael Duque, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Kheng Lee Koay, lan Willcock, and Bruce Christianson. Knowledge-driven User Activity Recognition for a Smart House - Development and Validation of a Generic and Low-Cost, Resource-Efficient System. In International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (AHCI), 141–146. Nice, France, 2013. [ BibTeX ]
  • Kheng Lee Koay, Gabriella Lakatos, Dag Sverre Syrdal, Marta Gacsi, Boroka Bereczky, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Adam Miklosi, and Michael Walters. Hey! There is someone at your door. A Hearing Robot using Visual Communication Signals of Hearing Dogs to Communicate Intent. In Symposium on Artificial Life. Singapore, 2013. IEEE. [ BibTeX ]
  • Kheng Lee Koay, Michael L. Walters, Alex May, Anna Dumitriu, Bruce Christianson, Nathan Burke, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. Exploring Robot Etiquette: Refining a HRI Home Companion Scenario Based on Feedback from Two Artists Who Lived with Robots in the UH Robot House. In International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR). Bristol, UK, 2013. Springer. [ BibTeX ]
  • Hagen Lehmann, Mick L. Walters, Anna Dumitriu, Alex May, Kheng Lee Koay, Joan Saez, Dag Sverre Syrdal, Luke Wood, Joe Saunders, Nathan Burke, Ismael Duque, Bruce Christianson, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. Artists as HRI Pioneers: A Creative Approach to Developing Novel Interactions for Living with Robots. In International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR). Bristol, UK, 2013. Springer. [ BibTeX ]
  • Joe Saunders, Nathan Burke, Kheng Lee Koay, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. A User Friendly Robot Architecture for Re-ablement and Co-learning in A Sensorised Home. In European AAATE (Associated for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe) Conference. Vilamoura, Portugal, 2013. [ BibTeX ]
  • Michael L. Walters, Samuel Marcos, Dag S. Syrdal, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. An Interactive Game with a Robot: Peoples' Perceptions of Robot Faces and a Gesture-Based User Interface. In International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (AHCI), 123–128. Nice, France, 2013. [ BibTeX ]
  • Michael Leonard Walters, Kheng Lee Koay, Dag Sverre Syrdal, Anne Campbell, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. Companion robots for elderly people: using theatre to investigate potential users' views. In International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). Gyeongju, South Korea, 2013. IEEE. [ BibTeX ]

2011

  • Amol A. Deshmukh, Mei Yii Lim, Michael Kriegel, Ruth Aylett, Kyron Du-Casse, Koay Kheng Lee, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. Managing Social Constraints on Recharge Behaviour for Robot Companions Using Memor. In International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). Lausanne, Switzerland, 2011. ACM/IEEE. URL:, doi:. [ BibTeX ]
  • Dag Sverre Syrdal, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Michael Leonard Walters, Kheng Lee Koay, and Nuno Otero. The Theatre methodology for facilitating discussion in human-robot interaction on information disclosure in a home environment. In International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 479–484. Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2011. IEEE. [ BibTeX ]

2010

  • Dag Sverre Syrdal, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Kheng Lee Koay, Michael Leonard Walters, and Nuno Otero. Exploring Human Mental Models of Robots through Explicitation Interviews. In International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 638–645. Viareggio, Italy, 2010. IEEE. [ BibTeX ]
  • Dag Sverre Syrdal, Kheng Lee Koay, Marta Gacsi, Michael Leonard Walters, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. Video Prototyping of Dog-Inspired Non-verbal Affective Communication for an Appearance Constrained Robot. In International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 632–637. Viareggio, Italy, 2010. IEEE. [ BibTeX ]

2009

  • Kyron Du Casse, Kheng Lee Koay, Wan Ching Ho, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. Reducing the cost of robotics software: SAMGAR, a generic modular robotic software communication architecture. In International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR). Munich, Germany, 2009. [ BibTeX ]
  • Kheng Lee Koay, Dag Sverre Syrdal, Michael L. Walters, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. A User Study on Visualization of Agent Migration between Two Companion Robots. In International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). San Diego, CA, USA, 2009. [ BibTeX ]
  • Dag Sverre Syrdal, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Kheng Lee Koay, and Michael L. Walters. The Negative Attitudes towards Robots Scale and Reactions to Robot Behaviour in a Live Human-Robot Interaction Study. In New Frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction, a symposium at the AISB2009 Convention, 109–115. Edinburgh, Scotland, 2009. SSAISB. [ BibTeX ]
  • Dag Sverre Syrdal, Kheng Lee Koay, Michael L. Walters, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. "The boy-robot should bark!" – Children’s Impressions of Agent Migration into Diverse Embodiments. In New Frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction, a symposium at the AISB2009 Convention, 116–121. Edinburgh, Scotland, 2009. SSAISB. [ BibTeX ]
  • M. L. Walters, K. Dautenhahn, R. te Boekhorst, and K. L. Koay. An Empirical Framework for Human Robot Proximity. In New Frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction, a symposium at the AISB2009 Convention, 144–149. Edinburgh, Scotland, 2009. SSAISB. [ BibTeX ]
  • M. L. Walters, D. S. Syrdal, K. L. Koay, K. Dautenhahn, and R. te Boekhorst. Human Preferences and Perceptions of Robot Appearances. In New Frontiers in Human-Robot Interaction, a symposium at the AISB2009 Convention, 136–143. Edinburgh, Scotland, 2009. SSAISB. [ BibTeX ]

2008

  • Kheng Lee Koay, Dag Sverre Syrdal, Michael L. Walters, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. Six Weeks in the Robot House - Exploratory Human-Robot Interaction Trials in a Domestic Setting. In International Conferences on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (ACHI). Cancun, Mexico, 2008. [ BibTeX ]
  • Manja Lohse, Marc Hanheide, Britta Wrede, Michael L. Walters, Kheng Lee Koay, Dag Sverre Syrdal, Anders Green, Helge Hüttenrauch, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Gerhard Sagerer, and Kerstin Severinson-Eklundh. Evaluating extrovert and introvert behaviour of a domestic robot - a video study. In International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). Munich, Germany, 2008. IEEE. [ BibTeX ]
  • N. R. Otero, A. Alissandrakis, K. Dautenhahn, C. L. Nehaniv, D. S. Syrdal, and K. L. Koay. Human to Robot Demonstrations of Routine Home Tasks: Exploring the Role of the Robot's Feedback. In International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2008. ACM/IEEE. [ BibTeX ]
  • D. S. Syrdal, K. Dautenhahn, M. L. Walters, and K. L Koay. Sharing Spaces with Robots in a Home Scenario – Anthropomorphic Attributions and their Effect on Proxemic Expectations and Evaluations in a Live HRI Trial. In AAAI Fall Symposium "AI in Eldercare: New Solutions to Old Problems", 116–123. Washington, DC, USA, 2008. [ BibTeX ]
  • M. L. Walters, D. S. Syrdal, K. L. Koay, K. Dautenhahn, and R. te Boekhorst. Human Approach Distances to a Mechanical-Looking Robot with Different Robot Voice Styles. In International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). Munich, Germany, 2008. IEEE. [ BibTeX ]

2007

  • K.L. Koay, E.A. Sisbot, D.S. Syrdal, M.L. Walters, K. Dautenhahn, and R. Alami. Exploratory Studies of a Robot Approaching a Person in the Context of Handing Over an Object. In Spring Symposium: Multidisciplinary Collaboration for Socially Assistive Robotics, 18–24. Palo Alto, California, 2007. AAAI. [ BibTeX ]
  • Kheng Lee Koay, Dag Sverre Syrdal, Michael L. Walters, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. Living with Robots: Investigating the Habituation Effect in Participants' Preferences during a Longitudinal Human-Robot Interaction. In International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 564–569. Jeju Island, South Korea, 2007. IEEE. [ BibTeX ]
  • M.L.Walters, K. L. Koay, S. N. Woods, D. S. Syrdal, and K. Dautenhahn. Robot to Human Approaches: Preliminary Results on Comfortable Distances and Preferences. In Spring Symposium: Multidisciplinary Collaboration for Socially Assistive Robotics, 103–109. Palo Alto, California, 2007. AAAI. [ BibTeX ]
  • D. S. Syrdal, M. L. Walters, K. L. Koay, S. N. Woods, and K. Dautenhahn. Looking Good? Appearance Preferences and Robot Personality Inferences at Zero Acquaintance. In Spring Symposium: Multidisciplinary Collaboration for Socially Assistive Robotics, 86–92. Palo Alto, California, 2007. AAAI. [ BibTeX ]
  • Dag Sverre Syrdal, Kheng Lee Koay, Mick L. Walters, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. A Personalized Robot Companion? - the Role of Individual Differences on Spatial Preferences in HRI Scenario. In International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 1143–1148. Jeju Island, South Korea, 2007. IEEE. [ BibTeX ]
  • M. L. Walters, K. Dautenhahn, R. te Boekhorst, K.L. Koay, and S. N. Woods. Exploring the Design Space of Robot Appearance and Behavior in an Attention-Seeking 'Living Room' Scenario for a Robot Companion. In Symposium on Artificial Life, 341–347. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2007. IEEE. [ BibTeX ]
  • M. L. Walters, K. Dautenhahn, S. N. Woods, and K.L. Koay. Robotic Etiquette: Results from User Studies Involving a Fetch and Carry Task. In International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 317–324. Washington, DC, USA, 2007. ACM/IEEE. [ BibTeX ]

2006

  • Kerstin Dautenhahn, Sarah Woods, Michael Walters, Kheng-Lee Koay, Chrystopher Nehaniv, Emrah Sisbot, Rachid Alami, and Thierry Simeon. How may I serve you? A robot companion approaching a seated person in a helping context. In International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 172–179. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 2006. ACM. [ BibTeX ]
  • K. L. Koay, M. L. Walters, S. N. Woods, and K. Dautenhahn. Empirical Results from Using a Comfort Level Device in Human-Robot Interaction Studies. In International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 194–201. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 2006. ACM. [ BibTeX ]
  • Kheng Lee Koay, Zoran Zivkovic, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Michael Leonard Walters, Nuno Otero, and Aris Alissandrakis. Methodological Issues of Annotating Vision Sensor Data Using Subjects' Own Judgement of Comfort in a Robot Human Following Experiment. In International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 66–73. Hatfield, UK, 2006. IEEE. [ BibTeX ]
  • Dag Sverre Syrdal, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Sarah Naomi Woods, Michael Leonard Walters, and Kheng Lee Koay. 'Doing the Right Thing Wrong' - Personality and Tolerance to Uncomfortable Robot Approaches. In International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 183–188. Hatfield, UK, 2006. IEEE. [ BibTeX ]
  • Sarah Naomi Woods, Michael Leonard Walters, Kheng Lee Koay, and Kerstin Dautenhahn. Methodological Issues in HRI: A Comparison of Live and Video-Based Methods in Robot to Human Approach Direction Trial. In International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 51–58. Hatfield, UK, 2006. IEEE. [ BibTeX ]

2005

  • K. Dautenhahn, S Woods, C Kaouri, M Walters, K L Koay, and I Werry. What is a Robot Companion - Friend, Assistant or Butler? In nternational Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 1488–1493. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2005. IEEE IRS/RSJ. [ BibTeX ]
  • E. A. Sisbot, R. Alami, T. Simeon, K. Dautenhahn, M. Walters, S. Woods, K. L. Koay, and C. L. Nehaniv. Navigation in the presence of humans. In International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), 181–188. Tsukuba, Japan, 2005. IEEE-RAS. [ BibTeX ]
  • R. te Boekhorst, M. Walters, K. L. Koay, K. Dautenhahn, and C. Nehaniv. A Study of a Single Robot Interacting with Groups of Children in a Rotation Game Scenario. In International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA), 35–40. Espoo, Finland, 2005. IEEE. [ BibTeX ]
  • M Walters, S Woods, K L Koay, and K Dautenhahn. Practical and methodological challenges in designing and conducting interaction studies with human subjects. In AISB Symposium on Robot Companions Hard Problems and Open Challenges in Human-Robot Interaction, 110–120. Hatfield, UK, 2005. SSAISB. [ BibTeX ]
  • M. L. Walters, K. Dautenhahn, K. L. Koay, C. Kaouri, R. te Boekhorst, C. L. Nehaniv, I. Werry, and D. Lee. Close encounters: Spatial distances between people and a robot of mechanistic appearance. In International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), 450–455. Tsukuba, Japan, 2005. IEEE-RAS. [ BibTeX ]
  • S. Woods, K. Dautenhahn, C. Kaouri, R. te Boekhorst, and K. L. Koay. Is this robot like me? Links between human and robot personality traits. In International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), 375–380. Tsukuba, Japan, 2005. IEEE-RAS. [ BibTeX ]