Arvid Kappas – invited keynote at the HRI Winterschool on embodied AI 2022 in Ghent

From the organizers:

Ghent University, VAIA and Utrecht University are organising the Human-Robot Interaction Winter School on Embodied AI from 5 to 7 December 2022 in Ghent, Belgium.

The Winter School is aimed at early-career researchers (i.e. PhD students and postdocs – Master’s students are welcome as well) doing research in the fields of embodied AI and Human-Robot Interaction, no matter your background or perspective. We will provide you with introductions, inspiration, and hands-on work in a varied programme that showcases the interdisciplinarity of our fields.Topics that will be covered include multi-modal interaction, emotions and social signal processing, NLP in embodied AI, participatory design, ethics, and human-robot interaction in real-world applications. Most importantly: you’ll spend three days in a vibrant group of interesting researchers and experienced mentors – in the beautiful city of Ghent!

SMART School on Computational Social and Behavioral Sciences, September 5 – 7, 2018

The SMART School on Computational Social and Behavioral Sciences will take place in Paris, Paris, September 5 – 7, 2018. It is co-organized with the SMART Labex, a Laboratory of Excellence on SMART Human/Machine/Human Interactions in the Digital Society (Sorbonne Université, Paris).


  • Theories and methods for the study of emotions
  • Sensing human behaviors, emotions and sentiments
  • Computational models for Social Robotics and Embodied Conversational Agents 
  • Robots for Learning
  • Interactive Machine Learning
  • Ethics in Human-Machine Interaction
  • Industrial applications of Human Machine Interaction Systems in Educational Settings

Preliminary list of speakers:

  • Ruth Aylett (Heriot-Watt University)
  • Tony Belpaeme (Ghent University, Plymouth University)
  • Joost Broekens (Interactive Robotics)
  • Ginevra Castellano (Uppsala University)
  • Raja Chatila (ISIR, Sorbonne University)
  • Pierre Dillenbourg (EPFL)
  • Jonathan Gratch (USC)
  • Friedrich Hesse (University of Tuebingen)
  • Arvid Kappas (Jacobs University)
  • Vanda Luengo (LIP6, Sorbonne University)
  • Pierre-Yves Oudeyer (INRIA)
  • Ana Paiva (INESC-ID)

Arvid Kappas to hold keynote at V Congreso Internacional en Contextos Psicológicos, Educativos y de la Salud

Arvid Kappas will hold a key note address at the V Congreso Internacional en Contextos Psicológicos, Educativos y de la Salud in Madrid 21-23 November, 2018, with the title DEVELOPING ROBOTS TO LEARN ABOUT HUMANS: THE CASE OF EMOTIONS.  This talk will focus on the ongoing research within the ANIMATAS network and the EMOTE project that ran from 2012-2016.