Search Results for author: Barbara Bruno

Found 8 papers, 1 papers with code

Exploring a Handwriting Programming Language for Educational Robots

no code implementations11 May 2021 Laila El-Hamamsy, Vaios Papaspyros, Taavet Kangur, Laura Mathex, Christian Giang, Melissa Skweres, Barbara Bruno, Francesco Mondada

Recently, introducing computer science and educational robots in compulsory education has received increasing attention.

Studying Alignment in Spontaneous Speech via Automatic Methods: How Do Children Use Task-specific Referents to Succeed in a Collaborative Learning Activity?

1 code implementation9 Apr 2021 Utku Norman, Tanvi Dinkar, Barbara Bruno, Chloé Clavel

In this work, we consider the dialogue occurring between interlocutors engaged in a collaborative learning task, and explore how performance and learning (i. e. task success) relate to dialogue alignment processes.

A framework for Culture-aware Robots based on Fuzzy Logic

no code implementations22 Mar 2018 Barbara Bruno, Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, Federico Pecora, Antonio Sgorbissa, Alessandro Saffiotti

Cultural adaptation, i. e., the matching of a robot's behaviours to the cultural norms and preferences of its user, is a well known key requirement for the success of any assistive application.

Modelling the Influence of Cultural Information on Vision-Based Human Home Activity Recognition

no code implementations21 Mar 2018 Roberto Menicatti, Barbara Bruno, Antonio Sgorbissa

Daily life activities, such as eating and sleeping, are deeply influenced by a person's culture, hence generating differences in the way a same activity is performed by individuals belonging to different cultures.

Activity Recognition

Towards a new paradigm for assistive technology at home: research challenges, design issues and performance assessment

no code implementations27 Oct 2017 Luca Buoncompagni, Barbara Bruno, Antonella Giuni, Fulvio Mastrogiovanni, Renato Zaccaria

Providing elderly and people with special needs, including those suffering from physical disabilities and chronic diseases, with the possibility of retaining their independence at best is one of the most important challenges our society is expected to face.

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