Using Adaptive Empathic Responses to Improve Long-Term Interaction with Social Robots

  • Iolanda Leite
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6787)


The goal of this research is to investigate the effects of empathy and adaptive behaviour in long-term interaction between social robots and users. To address this issue, we propose an action selection mechanism that will allow a social robot to chose adaptive empathic responses, in the attempt to keep users engaged over several interactions.


social robots affective user modeling empathy adaptive feedback 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Iolanda Leite
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  1. 1.INESC-ID, Instituto Superior TécnicoPorto SalvoPortugal

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