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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. The effects of feedback on children's engagement and learning outcome…

    de Haas, M., Vogt, P., & Krahmer, E. (Accepted/In press). The effects of feedback on children's engagement and learning outcomes in robot-assisted second language learning. Frontiers in Robotics and AI.
  2. Predicting Social Dynamics in Child-Robot Interactions with Facial Ac…

    van Eijndhoven, K., Wiltshire, T., & Vogt, P. (2020). Predicting Social Dynamics in Child-Robot Interactions with Facial Action Units. In HRI 2020 - Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 502-504). (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction). ACM, New York.
  3. Using self-determination theory in social robots to increase motivati…

    van Minkelen, P., Gruson, C., van Hees, P., Willems, M., de Wit, J., Aarts, R., Denissen, J., & Vogt, P. (Accepted/In press). Using self-determination theory in social robots to increase motivation in L2 word learning. ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction.
  4. Social Robots as Language Tutors - Challenges and Opportunities

    de Wit, J., Krahmer, E., & Vogt, P. (2019). Social Robots as Language Tutors: Challenges and Opportunities. In Proceedings of the Workshop on the Challenges of Working on Social Robots that Collaborate with People, ACMCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019 SIRCHI Workshop).
  5. Why UX Research Matters for HRI: The Case of Tablets as Mediators

    de Wit, J., Pijpers, L., van den Berghe, R., Krahmer, E., & Vogt, P. (2019). Why UX Research Matters for HRI: The Case of Tablets as Mediators. Paper presented at The Challenges of Working on Social Robots that Collaborate with People., Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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