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Paul's research focuses on studying how we can develop social robots for educational purposes. For instance to support second language learning (see the L2TOR project), but also concerning other domains of learning. A central theme in his research is how to design effective and meaningful interactions between robots and children based on insights from embodied cognition and usage-based theories concerning cultural, social and cognitive mechanisms that underlie the development of language and communication.

Paul has taken a multidisciplinary approach in his research: ranging from artificial intelligence and psycholinguistics to ethnographic research and developmental psychology; using a variety of methods: agent-based computer modelling, robotics, word learning experiments, naturalistic observations and cross-cultural comparisons.

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Recent publications

  1. Context-Sensitive Natural Language Generation for Robot-Assisted Seco…

    Willemsen, B., de Wit, J., Krahmer, E., de Haas, M., & Vogt, P. (2018). Context-Sensitive Natural Language Generation for Robot-Assisted Second Language Tutoring. In Proceedings of the Workshop on NLG for Human–Robot Interaction (pp. 1-7). Tilburg: Association for Computational Linguistics.
  2. Bilingual robots teaching L2 vocabulary to immigrant children.

    Leeuwestein, H., Barking, M., Sodacı, H., Aarts, R., de Wit, J., Oudgenoeg-Paz, O., ... Vogt, P. (2018). Bilingual robots teaching L2 vocabulary to immigrant children. In Symposium “Social Robots for Language Learning” at EARLI SIG 5 Conference 2018
  3. Personalized and multimodal interactions for second language tutoring…

    Vogt, P., Willemsen, B., de Wit, J., de Haas, M., & Krahmer, E. (2018). Personalized and multimodal interactions for second language tutoring using a social robot. In Symposium “Social Robots for Language Learning” at EARLI SIG 5 Conference 2018
  4. Measuring Engagement Online in CRI

    Wolfert, P., de Haas, M., Vogt, P., & Haselager, P. (2018). Measuring Engagement Online in CRI. In The Near Future of Children’s Robotics Workshop at IDC 2018
  5. Playful exploration of a robot’s gesture production and recognition a…

    de Wit, J., Willemsen, B., de Haas, M., Wolfert, P., Vogt, P., & Krahmer, E. (2018). Playful exploration of a robot’s gesture production and recognition abilities. In Workshop on Gesture & Technology, Warwick 2018

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