Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Publication

F. Mondada, E. Bonnet, S. Davrajh, W. Johal and R. Stopforth. R2T2 : Robotics to Integrate Educational Efforts in South Africa and Europe . accepted in International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 2016.
Vaufreydaz D., Johal W., Combe C. Starting engagement detection toward a companion robot using multimodal features . Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Jan.2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2015.01.004 [pdf].

International Conferences

Özgür A., Johal W., Mondada F and Dillenbourg P.. Haptic-Enabled Handheld Mobile Robots : Design and Analysis.. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing System (CHI). April 2017. Denver. USA
Özgür A., Johal W., Mondada F and Dillenbourg P.. Windfield : Learning Wind Meteorology with Handheld Haptic Robots.. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). March 2017. Vienna. Austria
Özgür A., Lemaignan S., Johal W., Mondada F. et al.. Cellulo : Versatile Handheld Robots for Education.. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). March 2017. Vienna. Austria
Adam C., Johal W., Pellier D., Fiorino H., and Pesty S.. Social Human-Robot Interaction: A New Cognitive and Affective Interaction-Oriented Architecture.. International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR). November 2016. Kansas City. USA
A. Özgür, W. Johal, P. Dillenbourg. Permanent Magnet-Assisted Omnidirectional Ball Drive.. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016.
W. Johal, A. D. Jacq, A. Paiva and P. Dillenbourg. Child-Robot Spatial Arrangement in a Learning by Teaching Activity.. 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. August 2016. New York City, USA.
Ta V. C., Johal W.,Portaz M., Castelli E., Vaufreydaz D.. The Grenoble system for the social touch challenge at ICMI 2015. Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI). November 2015. Seattle, USA.
Johal W., Calvary G. and Pesty S.. Non-verbal Signals in HRI: Interference in Human Perception. International Conference on Social Robotics. October 2015. Paris, France.
Johal W., Pellier D., Adam C., Fiorino H., and Pesty S.. A Cognitive and Affective Architecture for Social Human-Robot Interaction. In Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts (HRI’15 Extended Abstracts). March 2015. Portland, USA. [pdf]
Johal W.. Robots Interacting with Style. In Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts (HRI’15 Extended Abstracts). March 2015. Portland, USA. [pdf]
Johal W., Calvary G., Pesty S.. Toward Companion Robots Behaving with Style. In Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (ROMAN). Edinburgh, Scotland.[pdf]
Johal W., Adam C., Fiorino H., Pesty, S., Duhaut D.. Acceptability of a companion robot for children in daily life situations. 5th IEEE Conference on Cognitive InfoCommunications. (CogInfoCom) Nov 2014. Vietri, Italy
Johal W., Calvary G. and  Pesty S.. A Robot with Style because you are Worth it!. In Proceeding of ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’14) . Toronto. 2014. Extended Abstract & Poster.[pdf]
Johal W., Dugdale J.,  Pesty S.. Modelling interactions in a mixed agent world. In Proceeding of 25th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium (EMSS). Athens, Greece, 23-25 Sept 2013
Benkaouar (Johal) W., Vaufreydaz D.. Multi-sensors engagement detection with a robot companion in a home environment. Workshop on Assistance and Service Robotics in a Human Environment at IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2012), Vilamoura, Algarve – Portugal, oct 2012.[pdf]

French Conferences

A. Jacq, W. Johal, P. Dillenbourg. Non-recursive Approach for Mutual Understanding.. Journée de travail sur la robotique interactive et cognitive. Avril. 2016. Toulouse, France
Johal W., Pesty, S., Calvary G., Des Styles pour une Personnalisation de l’Interaction Homme-Robot. Journées Nationales de la Robotique Interactive (JNRI). Nov. 2014. Toulouse, France [pdf]
Johal W., Pesty S. Calvary G., Les Styles pour la Plasticité des Robots Compagnons. Workshop Affect, Compagnon Artificiel, Interaction (WACAI) 2014. Rouen, France [pdf]
Adam C.,  Johal W., Ben-Farhat I., Jost C., Fiorono H.,  Pesty S. , Duhaut D.. Acceptabilité d’un robot compagnon dans des situations de la vie quotidienne. Deuxième conférence III – Intercompréhension de l’intraspécifique à l’interspécifique. Lorient, 30 Sept – 1Oct 2013

Other Communications

Johal W., Mandran N., Pesty, S., Calvary G.. Social Robots in Education: Towards Versatility. New Friends. November. 2016. Barcelona, Spain
A. Jacq, W. Johal, P. Dillenbourg, A. Paiva. Cognitive Architecture for Mutual Modelling. Workshop on Cognitive Architectures for Social HRI (HRI’16). Christchurch, New Zealand. 2016
Johal W., Pesty S., Calvary G.. Expressing Parenting Styles with Companion Robots. Workshop on Applications for Emotional Robots at Human-Robot Interaction conference (HRI’14) . Bielefeld. 2014

Master thesis

Wafa Benkaouar. Detection of non-verbal communication cues using multi-modal sensors : engagement detection. Master Thesis in Computer Sciences, under the supervision of Dominique Vaufreydaz, Team PRIMA – INRIA Rhônes-Alpes, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble – France, june 2012.[pdf]

PhD thesis

Wafa Johal. Companion Robots Behaving with Style, Towards Plasticity in Social Human-Robot Interaction. PhD Thesis in Computer Sciences, under the supervision of Pr. Sylvie Pesty and Pr. Gaëlle Calvary, University of Grenoble-Alps – France, October 2015.[pdf]

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