Publications


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Personal Robots Group - 2020

Decoding Design Agendas: an Ethical Design Activity for Middle School Students

DiPaola, D., Payne, B.H., & Breazeal, C. (2020). Decoding Design Agendas: an Ethical Design Activity for Middle School Students. Proceedings of the Interaction Design and Children Conference (IDC 2020), 1—10.

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Personal Robots Group - 2019

Constructionism, Ethics, and Creativity: Developing Primary and Middle School Artificial Intelligence Education

Ali, S., Payne, B.H., Williams, R., Park, HW., & Breazeal, C. (2019). Constructionism, Ethics, and Creativity: Developing Primary and Middle School Artificial Intelligence Education. International Workshop on Education in Artificial Intelligence K-12 (EDUAI’19), 13381—13388.

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Personal Robots Group - 2020

Can Children Emulate a Robotic Non-Player Character’s Figural Creativity?

Ali, S., Park, HW., & Breazeal, C. (2020). Can Children Emulate a Robotic Non-Player Character’s Figural Creativity?. Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY ’20).

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MIT App Inventor - 2020

Using Transfer Learning, Spectrogram Audio Classification, and MIT App Inventor to Facilitate Machine Learning Understanding

Bhatia, N. & Lao, N. (2020). Using Transfer Learning, Spectrogram Audio Classification, and MIT App Inventor to Facilitate Machine Learning Understanding. International Conference on Computational Thinking Education 2020 (CTE2020).

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MIT App Inventor - 2020

Experiences from Teaching Actionable Machine Learning at the University Level through a Small Practicum Approach

Lao, N., Lee, I., & Abelson, H. (2020). Experiences from Teaching Actionable Machine Learning at the University Level through a Small Practicum Approach. International Conference on Computational Thinking Education 2020 (CTE2020).

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Personal Robots Group - 2020

Escape!Bot: Child-Robot Interaction to Promote Creative Expression During Gameplay

Devasia, N., Ali, S., & Breazeal, C. (2020). Escape!Bot: Child-Robot Interaction to Promote Creative Expression During Gameplay. Extended Abstracts of the 2020 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY ’20 EA).

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MIT App Inventor - 2019

CONVO: What does conversational programming need?

Van Brummelen, J., Weng, K., Lin, P., & Yeo, C. (2020). CONVO: What does conversational programming need?. 2020 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC), 1-5.

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MIT App Inventor & Personal Robots Group - 2019

Zhorai: Designing a Conversational Agent for Children to Explore Machine Learning Concepts

Lin, P., Van Brummelen, J., Lukin, G., Williams, R. & Breazeal, C. (2020). Zhorai: Designing a Conversational Agent for Children to Explore Machine Learning Concepts. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 34, 13381—13388.

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Personal Robots Group - 2020

Teaching and learning with children: Impact of reciprocal peer learning with a social robot on children’s learning and emotive engagement

Chen, H., Park, HW., & Breazeal, C. (2020). Teaching and Learning with Children: Impact of Reciprocal Peer Learning with a Social Robot on Children’s Learning and Emotive Engagement. Computers & Education, 150(8).

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Personal Robots Group - 2020

Impact of Interaction Context on the Student Affect-Learning Relationship in Child-Robot Interaction

Chen, H., Park, HW., Zhang, X., & Breazeal, C. (2020). Impact of Interaction Context on the Student Affect-Learning Relationship in Child-Robot Interaction. Proceedings of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 389–397.

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MIT App Inventor - 2019

PIC: A Personal Image Classification Webtool for High School Students

Tang, D., Utsumi, Y., & Lao, N. (2019). PIC: A Personal Image Classification Webtool for High School Students. Proceedings of the 2019 IJCAI EduAI Workshop.

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MIT App Inventor - 2019

A Deep Learning Practicum: Concepts and Practices for Teaching Actionable Machine Learning at the Tertiary Education Level

Lao, N., Lee, I., & Abelson, H. (2019). A Deep Learning Practicum: Concepts and Practices for Teaching Actionable Machine Learning at the Tertiary Education Level. IATED2019 Proceedings (12th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation).

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MIT App Inventor - 2019

Design of a Virtual Tool for Estimating Vocabulary Acquisition through Reading

Ovienmhada, U., Lao, N., & Van Brummelen, J. (2019). Design of a Virtual Tool for Estimating Vocabulary Acquisition through Reading. 2019 International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI), 7724-7732.

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MIT App Inventor - 2019

Learning to program conversationally: A conversational agent to further democratize programming

Van Brummelen, J., Yeo, C., & Weng, K. (2019). Learning to program conversationally: A conversational agent to further democratize programming. 14th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2020).

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Personal Robots Group - 2019

PopBots: Designing an Artificial Intelligence Curriculum for Early Childhood Education

Grover, I., Park, HW., & Breazeal, C. (2019). A Semantics-Based Model for Predicting Children’s Vocabulary. Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-19), 1358–1365.

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MIT App Inventor - 2019

Conversational Agents to Democratize Artificial Intelligence

Van Brummelen, J. (2019). Conversational Agents to Democratize Artificial Intelligence. 2019 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC), 239-240.

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MIT App Inventor - 2019

The Popstar, the Poet, and the Grinch: Relating Artificial Intelligence to the Computational Thinking Framework with Block-based Coding

Van Brummelen, J., Shen, J.W., & Patton, E.W. (2019). The Popstar, the Poet, and the Grinch: Relating Artificial Intelligence to the Computational Thinking Framework with Block-based Coding. Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Thinking Education, 160-161.

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Personal Robots Group - 2019

A Model-Free Affective Reinforcement Learning Approach to Personalization of an Autonomous Social Robot Companion for Early Literacy Education

Park, HW., Grover, I., Spaulding, S., Gomez, L., & Breazeal, C. (2019). A Model-Free Affective Reinforcement Learning Approach to Personalization of an Autonomous Social Robot Companion for Early Literacy Education. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 33, 687–694.

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Personal Robots Group - 2019

PopBots: Designing an Artificial Intelligence Curriculum for Early Childhood Education

Williams, R., Park, HW., Oh,L., & Breazeal, C. (2019). PopBots: Designing an Artificial Intelligence Curriculum for Early Childhood Education. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence 33, 9729–9736.

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Personal Robots Group - 2019

Can Children Learn Creativity from a Social Robot?

Ali, S., Moroso, T., & Breazeal, C. (2019). Can Children Learn Creativity from a Social Robot?. Proceedings of the 2019 on Creativity and Cognition, 359-368.

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Personal Robots Group - 2019

A is for Artificial Intelligence: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence Activities on Young Children's Perceptions of Robots

Williams, R., Park, HW., & Breazeal, C. (2019). A Is for Artificial Intelligence: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence Activities on Young Children’s Perceptions of Robots. Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 1–11.

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Personal Robots Group - 2018

A Social Robot System for Modeling Children’s Word Pronunciation

Spaulding, S., Chen, H., Ali, S., Kulinski, M., & Breazeal, C. (2018). A Social Robot System for Modeling Children’s Word Pronunciation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (Socially Interactive Agents Track), 1658-1666.

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MIT App Inventor - 2018

Panel: Block Abstractions for AI

Patton, E.W., Druga, S., & Van Brummelen, J. (2018). Panel: Block Abstractions for AI. Proceedings of the BLOCKS+ at Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH), 1-2.

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Personal Robots Group - 2017

Growing Growth Mindset with a Social Robot Peer

Park, HW., Rosenberg-Kima, R., Rosenberg, M., Gordon, G., & Breazeal, C. (2017). Growing Growth Mindset with a Social Robot Peer. Proceedings of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 137-145.

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Personal Robots Group - 2016

Affect-Aware Student Models for Robot Tutors

Spaulding, S., Gordon, G., & Breazeal, C. (2016). >Affect-Aware Student Models for Robot Tutors. Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multiagent Systems, 864–872.

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Personal Robots Group - 2015

Can Children Catch Curiosity from a Social Robot?

Gordon, G., Breazeal, C., & Engel, S. (2015). >Can Children Catch Curiosity from a Social Robot? Proceedings of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 91-98.

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