Marie Christine Agopian

Scientific publications, Journals and Conferences


  • J. Nasir, B. Bruno, M. Chetouani, and P. Dillenbourg, “What if Social Robots Look for Productive Engagement?.” in Int Journal of Soc Robotics (2021).

  • J. Nasir, A. Kothiyal, B. Bruno, and P. Dillenbourg, “Many Are The Ways to Learn” to appear in International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (IJCSCL) 2021.
  • Buyukgoz S, Pandey AK, Chamoux M and Chetouani M Exploring Behavioral Creativity of a Proactive Robot. Front. Robot. AI 8:694177. doi: 10.3389/frobt.2021.694177 (2021)
  • Catherine Oertel, Ginevra Castellano, Mohamed Chetouani, Jauwairia Nasir, Mohammad Obaid, Catherine Pelachaud and Christopher Peters – Engagement in Human-Agent Interaction: An Overview, Frontiers in Robotics and AI (2020)
  • Sebastian Wallkötter*, Silvia Tulli*, Ginevra Castellano, Ana Paiva, Mohamed Chetouani. Explainable Embodied Agents Through Social Cues: A Review, Target Journal – ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction, THRI Special issue in on Explainable Robotic Systems. (2020)
  • Ravenet B, Pelachaud C, Clavel C, Marsella S. Automating the production of communicative gestures in embodied characters. Frontiers in Psychology. 2018;9:1144.
  • Johal W., Castellano G., Tanaka F. et al. Introduction to Special Issue on Robots for Learning Int J of Soc Robotics (2018) 10: 293. DOI : 10.1007/s12369-018-0481-8
    Pandey A. K., Gelin R. (2019), A Mass-Produced Sociable Humanoid Robot: Pepper: The First Machine of Its Kind, in IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 40-48, Sept. 2018. doi: 10.1109/MRA.2018.2833157
    Youssef A., Varni G., Essid S., Clavel C. (2019), On-the-fly Detection of User Engagement Decrease in Spontaneous Human-Robot Interaction, International Journal of Social Robotics.s
    Broekens J., Chetouani M., Towards Transparent Robot Learning through TDRL-based Emotional Expressions, IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (2019), DOI :10.1109/TAFFC.2019.2893348
  • Dillenbourg P., Kim K. G., Nasir J., Yeo S. T., Olsen J., (2019); Bringing IDC theory to the Alps? A response to Chan et al.’s contribution, in Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning,


Conferences and workshops

  • Sooraj Krishna, Catherine Pelachaud, and Arvid Kappas. 2019. Towards an Adaptive Regulation Scaffolding through Role-based Strategies.In ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA ’19), PARIS, France. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 4 page .(2019)
  • J.Nasir, U. Norman, W. Johal, J. Olsen, S.  Shahmoradi, and  P.  Dillenbourg, “Robot Analytics:   What Do Human-Robot Interaction Traces Tell Us About Learning?”  In proceedings at IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (ROMAN), New Delhi, (2019)
  • S.Shahmoradi, K.  J. Olsen, S.  Haklev, W.  Johal, U. NormanJ.  Nasir, P.  Dillenbourg “Orchestration Benefits and challenges of Bringing Educational Robots in Classrooms,” in proceedings at European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL), Delft, (2019)
  • El Hamamsy, W. Johal, T. Asselborn, J. Nasir, and P. Dillenbourg, “Learning By Collaborative Teaching: An Engaging Multi-Party  CoWriter  Activity,” in proceedings at IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (ROMAN), New Delhi, (2019)
  • Charisi V., Alcorn A., Kennedy J., Johal W., Baxter P., Kynigos C., The near future of children’s robotics. Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 720-727. (2018)
  • Wafa Johal, James Kennedy, Vicky Charisi, Hae Won Park, Ginevra Castellano, Pierre Dillenbourg, Robots for Learning-R4L: Inclusive Learning, Companion of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (2018)
  • Dinkar T., Vasilescu I., Pelachaud C., Clavel C. Disfluences and teaching strategies in social interactions between a pedagogical agent and a student: background and challenges, SEMDIAL (2018)





  • Jauwairia Nasir, Utku Norman, Barbara Bruno, Mohamed Chetouani, Pierre Dillenbourg – PE-HRI: A Multimodal Dataset for the study of Productive Engagement in a robot mediated Collaborative Educational Setting, Zenodo (2020)


Press release

Karen Tatarian, Sera Buyukgoz, Towards Advancing Human-Robot Interaction (ANIMATAS x SOFTBANK ROBOTICS) – Online Webinar from SOftBank Robotics Europe, Published on Youtube