Empathic Robotic Tutors for Personalised Learning: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Paper i proceeding, 2015

Within any learning process, the formation of a socio-emotional relationship between learner and teacher is paramount to facilitating a good learning experience. The ability to form this relationship may come naturally to an attentive teacher; but how do we endow an unemotional robot with this ability? In this paper, we extend upon insights from the literature to include tools from user-centered design (UCD) and analyses of human-human interaction (HHI) as the basis of a multidisciplinary approach in the development of an empathic robotic tutor. We discuss the lessons learned in respect to design principles with the aim of personalised learning with empathic robotic tutors.


human-robot interaction

robotic tutor


Aidan Jones

University of Birmingham

Dennis Küster

Jacobs University Bremen

Christina Basedow

Jacobs University Bremen

Patricia Alves-Oliveira

Universidade de Lisboa

Sofia Serholt

Göteborgs universitet

Helen Hastie

Heriot-Watt University

Lee Corrigan

University of Birmingham

Wolmet Barendregt

Göteborgs universitet

Arvid Kappas

Jacobs University Bremen

Ana Paiva

Göteborgs universitet

Ginevra Castellano

Uppsala universitet

University of Birmingham

Social Robotics: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference, ICSR 2015, Paris, France, October 26-30, 2015


7th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2015
Paris, France,




Människa-datorinteraktion (interaktionsdesign)



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