publications

2022

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems [IROS]

Kyoto, Japan, October 23-27

A Framework for the Systematic Evaluation of Obstacle Avoidance and Object-Aware Controllers [PDF] [BIB]

Caleb Escobedo, Nataliya Nechyporenko, Shreyas Kadekodi, Alessandro Roncone

IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication

Naples, Italy, August 29

Bilevel Optimization for Just-in-Time Robotic Kitting and Delivery via Adaptive Task Segmentation and Scheduling [PDF] [BIB]

Yi-Shiuan Tung, Kayleigh Bishop, Bradley Hayes, Alessandro Roncone

Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Conversational AI @ ACL 2022

Dublin, Ireland, May 27

Open-Domain Dialogue Generation: What We Can Do, Cannot Do, And Should Do Next [PDF] [BIB]

Katharina Kann, Abteen Ebrahimi, Joewie J. Koh, Shiran Dudy, Alessandro Roncone

IEEE Robotics Automation and Letters [RA-L] + ICRA

Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A., May 23-27

PokeRRT: Poking as a Skill and Failure Recovery Tactic for Planar Non-Prehensile Manipulation [PDF] [BIB]

Anuj Pasricha, Yi-Shiuan Tung, Bradley Hayes, Alessandro Roncone

MIT Press

Introduction to Autonomous Robots: Mechanisms, Sensors, Actuators, and Algorithms

Nikolaus Correll, Bradley Hayes, Christoffer Heckman and Alessandro Roncone

Frontiers in Robotics and AI

How to be Helpful? Supportive Behaviors and Personalization for Human-Robot Collaboration [PDF] [BIB]

Olivier Mangin, Alessandro Roncone, and Brian Scassellati

Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing

Elsevier

Real-Time Motion Control of Robotic Manipulators for Safe Human-Robot Coexistence [PDF] [BIB]

Kelly Merckaert, Bryan Convens, Chi-ju Wu, Alessandro Roncone, Marco M Nicotra, and Bram Vanderborght

2021

IROS 2021 Workshop on Impact-Aware Robotics

Prague, Czech Republic, October 1

PokeRRT: A Kinodynamic Planning Approach for Poking Manipulation [PDF] [BIB]

Anuj Pasricha, Yi-Shiuan Tung, Bradley Hayes, Alessandro Roncone

Proceedings of the 2021 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

Online and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, November 2021

The World of an Octopus: How Reporting Bias Influences a Language Model’s Perception of Color [PDF] [BIB]

Cory Paik, Stéphane Aroca-Ouellette, Alessandro Roncone, Katharina Kann

4th Workshop on Proximity Perception in Robotics at IROS 2021

Prague, Czech Republic, September 27

Volumetric Data Fusion of External Depth and Onboard Proximity Data For Occluded Space Reduction [PDF] [BIB]

Matthew Strong, Caleb Escobedo, Alessandro Roncone

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems [IROS]

Prague, Czech Republic, September 27-October 1

Contact Anticipation for Physical Human-Robot Interaction with Robotic Manipulators using Onboard Proximity Sensors [PDF] [BIB]

Caleb Escobedo, Matthew Strong, Mary West, Ander Aramburu, Alessandro Roncone

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems [IROS]

Prague, Czech Republic, September 27-October 1

Self-Contained Kinematic Calibration of a Novel Whole-Body Artificial Skin for Human-Robot Collaboration [PDF] [BIB]

Kandai Watanabe, Matthew Strong, Mary West, Caleb Escobedo, Ander Aramburu, Krishna Chaitanya Kodur, Alessandro Roncone

Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics

Online, August 1-6

PROST: Physical Reasoning of Objects through Space and Time [PDF] [BIB]

Stéphane Aroca-Ouellette, Cory Paik, Alessandro Roncone, and Katharina Kann

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO, U.S.A.

Multi-agent Reinforcement Learning as Applied to Autonomous Systems

Guohui Ding
PhD dissertation

ACM International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction [HRI], Workshop on Robots for Learning

Boulder, CO, U.S.A., March 12

Teaching Grounded Reading Skills via an Interactive Robot Tutor [PDF] [BIB]

Kayleigh "Kaleb" Bishop, Bradley Hayes, Alessandro Roncone

2020

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems [IROS]

Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A., October 25-29

Cooperative Control of Mobile Robots with Stackelberg Learning [PDF] [BIB]

Joewie J. Koh*, Guohui Ding*, Christoffer Heckman, Lijun Chen, Alessandro Roncone

International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems [AAMAS]

Auckland, New Zealand, May 9-13

Distributed Reinforcement Learning for Cooperative Multi-Robot Object Manipulation [PDF] [BIB]

Guohui Ding*, Joewie J. Koh*, Kelly Merckaert, Bram Vanderborght, Marco M. Nicotra, Christoffer Heckman, Alessandro Roncone, Lijun Chen
Extended abstract

2019

2nd ICRA International Workshop on Computational Models of Affordance in Robotics

Montreal, Canada, May 20-24

An Affordance-based Action Planner for On-line and Concurrent Human-Robot Collaborative Assembly

Francesca Stramandinoli, Alessandro Roncone, Olivier Mangin, Francesco Nori, and Brian Scassellati

2018

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems [IROS]

Madrid, Spain, October 1-5

Situated Human-Robot Collaboration: predicting intent from grounded natural language [PDF] [BIB]

Jake Brawer, Olivier Mangin, Alessandro Roncone, and Brian Scassellati

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems [IROS]

Madrid, Spain, October 1-5

Preference-Based Assistance Prediction for Human-Robot Collaboration Tasks [PDF] [BIB]

Elena Corina Grigore, Alessandro Roncone, Olivier Mangin, and Brian Scassellati

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems [IROS]

Madrid, Spain, October 1-5

The HRC Model set for Human-Robot Collaboration Research [PDF] [BIB]

Sofya Zeylikman, Sarah Widder, Alessandro Roncone, Olivier Mangin, and Brian Scassellati

International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems [AAMAS]

Stockholm, Sweden, July 11-13

Predicting Supportive Behaviors for Human-Robot Collaboration [PDF] [BIB]

Elena Corina Grigore, Olivier Mangin, Alessandro Roncone, and Brian Scassellati
Extended abstract

ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction [HRI]

Chicago, IL, U.S.A., March 5-8

Compact Real-time avoidance on a Humanoid Robot for Human-Robot interaction [PDF] [BIB]

Dong Hai Phuong Nguyen, Matej Hoffmann, Alessandro Roncone, Ugo Pattacini, and Giorgio Metta

2017

IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation [ICRA]

Singapore, Singapore May 29-June 3

Transparent Role Assignment and Task Allocation in Human Robot Collaboration [PDF] [BIB]

Alessandro Roncone, Olivier Mangin, and Brian Scassellati

AAAI Matters

Learning Peripersonal Space Representation in a Humanoid Robot with Artificial Skin [PDF] [BIB]

Alessandro Roncone

2016

International Conference on Social Robotics [ICSR]

Kansas City, MO, U.S.A., November 1-3

Physiologically Inspired Blinking Behavior for a Humanoid Robot [PDF] [BIB]

Hagen Lehmann, Alessandro Roncone, Ugo Pattacini, and Giorgio Metta

PLOS ONE

Peripersonal Space and Margin of Safety around the Body: Learning Visuo-tactile Associations in a Humanoid Robot with Artificial Skin [PDF] [BIB]

Alessandro Roncone, Matej Hoffmann, Ugo Pattacini, Luciano Fadiga, and Giorgio Metta

Robotics: Science and Systems [RSS]

Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A., June 18-22

A Cartesian 6-DoF Gaze Controller for Humanoid Robots [PDF] [BIB]

Alessandro Roncone, Ugo Pattacini, Giorgio Metta, and Lorenzo Natale

2015

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems [IROS]

Hamburg, Germany, September 28-October 2

Learning peripersonal space representation through artificial skin for avoidance and reaching with whole body surface [PDF] [BIB]

Alessandro Roncone, Matej Hoffmann, Ugo Pattacini, and Giorgio Metta

Ph.D. Thesis

University of Genoa and Italian Institute of Technology

Expanding Sensorimotor capabilities of Humanoid Robots through Multisensory Integration - a study on the implementation of Peripersonal Space on the iCub [PDF] [BIB]

Alessandro Roncone

2014

IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots

Madrid, Spain, November 18-20

Gaze Stabilization for Humanoid Robots: A Comprehensive Framework [PDF] [BIB]

Alessandro Roncone, Ugo Pattacini, Giorgio Metta, and Lorenzo Natale

IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots

Madrid, Spain, November 18-20

3D Stereo Estimation and Fully Automated Learning of Eye-Hand Coordination in Humanoid Robots [PDF] [BIB]

Sean Ryan Fanello, Ugo Pattacini, Ilaria Gori, Vadim Tikhanoff, Marco Randazzo, Alessandro Roncone, Francesca Odone, and Giorgio Metta

IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation [ICRA]

Hong Kong, China, May 31-June 7

Automatic kinematic chain calibration using artificial skin: self-touch in the iCub humanoid robot [PDF] [BIB]

Alessandro Roncone, Matej Hoffmann, Ugo Pattacini, and Giorgio Metta
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