Publications

PhD Thesis: Continual Learning for Affective Robotics

MSc Thesis: Modelling Affective Cores for Behaviour Modulation in Social Robots

Publications are categorised in reversed chronological order.

2023

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    Latent Generative Replay for Resource-Efficient Continual Learning of Facial Expressions
    Samuil Stoychev, Nikhil Churamani, and Hatice Gunes
    In 2023 IEEE 17th International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG), 2023
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    Towards Causal Replay for Knowledge Rehearsal in Continual Learning
    Nikhil Churamani, Jiaee Cheong, Sinan Kalkan, and Hatice Gunes
    In Proceedings of The First AAAI Bridge Program on Continual Causality, 2023
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    Affective Computing for Human-Robot Interaction Research: Four Critical Lessons for the Hitchhiker
    Hatice Gunes, and Nikhil Churamani
    In The 32nd IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2023
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    Continual Facial Expression Recognition: A Benchmark
    Nikhil Churamani, Tolga Dimlioglu, German I. Parisi, and Hatice Gunes
    2023

2022

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    CVPR 2020 continual learning in computer vision competition: Approaches, results, current challenges and future directions
    Vincenzo Lomonaco, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Pau Rodriguez, Massimo Caccia, and 11 more authors
    Artificial Intelligence, 2022
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    Affect-Driven Learning of Robot Behaviour for Collaborative Human-Robot Interactions
    Nikhil Churamani, Pablo Barros, Hatice Gunes, and Stefan Wermter
    Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 2022
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    Learning Socially Appropriate Robo-Waiter Behaviours through Real-Time User Feedback
    Emily McQuillin, Nikhil Churamani, and Hatice Gunes
    In Proceedings of the 2022 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 2022
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    Domain-Incremental Continual Learning for Mitigating Bias in Facial Expression and Action Unit Recognition
    Nikhil Churamani, Ozgur Kara, and Hatice Gunes
    IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, 2022
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    Continual Learning for Affective Robotics: A Proof of Concept for Wellbeing
    Nikhil Churamani, Minja Axelsson, Atahan Çaldır, and Hatice Gunes
    In 2022 10th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Workshops and Demos (ACIIW), 2022
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    Participant Perceptions of a Robotic Coach Conducting Positive Psychology Exercises: A Systematic Analysis
    Minja Axelsson, Nikhil Churamani, Atahan Caldir, and Hatice Gunes
    2022
    arXiv. 2209.03827

2021

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    Towards Fair Affective Robotics: Continual Learning for Mitigating Bias in Facial Expression and Action Unit Recognition
    Ozgur Kara, Nikhil Churamani, and Hatice Gunes
    In Workshop on Lifelong Learning and Personalization in Long-Term Human-Robot Interaction (LEAP-HRI), 16th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2021
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    Teleoperated Robot Coaching for Mindfulness Training: A Longitudinal Study
    Indu P. Bodala, Nikhil Churamani, and Hatice Gunes
    In 2021 30th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2021
    Finalist for the RSJ/KROS Distinguished Interdisciplinary Research Award
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    AULA-Caps: Lifecycle-Aware Capsule Networks for Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Facial Actions
    Nikhil Churamani, Sinan Kalkan, and Hatice Gunes
    In 2021 16th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2021), 2021

2020

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    The FaceChannel: A Light-weight Deep Neural Network for Facial Expression Recognition
    Pablo Barros, Nikhil Churamani, and Alessandra Sciutti
    In 2020 15th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2020), 2020
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    Continual Learning for Affective Computing
    Nikhil Churamani
    In Doctoral Consortium Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG), 2020
    Best Doctoral Consortium Award
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    CLIFER: Continual Learning with Imagination for Facial Expression Recognition
    Nikhil Churamani, and Hatice Gunes
    In Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG), 2020
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    The FaceChannel: A Fast and Furious Deep Neural Network for Facial Expression Recognition
    Pablo Barros, Nikhil Churamani, and Alessandra Sciutti
    SN Computer Science, 2020
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    Creating a Robot Coach for Mindfulness and Wellbeing: A Longitudinal Study
    Indu P. Bodala, Nikhil Churamani, and Hatice Gunes
    2020
    arXiv 2006.05289
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    Continual Learning for Affective Robotics: Why, What and How?
    Nikhil Churamani, Sinan Kalkan, and Hatice Gunes
    In 2020 29th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2020

2019

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    The OMG-Empathy Dataset: Evaluating the Impact of Affective Behavior in Storytelling
    Pablo Barros, Nikhil Churamani, Angelica Lim, and Stefan Wermter
    In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), 2019

2018

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    An Affective Robot Companion for Assisting the Elderly in a Cognitive Game Scenario
    Nikhil Churamani, Alexander Sutherland, and Pablo Barros
    In Proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Assistive Computing, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI) 2018, Jul 2018
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    The OMG-Emotion Behavior Dataset
    Pablo Barros, Nikhil Churamani, Egor Lakomkin, Henrique Sequeira, and 2 more authors
    In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Jul 2018
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    Learning Empathy-Driven Emotion Expression using Affective Modulations
    Nikhil Churamani, Pablo Barros, Erik Strahl, and Stefan Wermter
    In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), Jul 2018

2017

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    Teaching emotion expressions to a human companion robot using deep neural architectures
    Nikhil Churamani, Matthias Kerzel, Erik Strahl, Pablo Barros, and 1 more author
    In 2017 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), May 2017
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    Hey robot, why don’t you talk to me?
    H. G. Ng, P. Anton, M. Brügger, Nikhil Churamani, and 15 more authors
    In 2017 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Aug 2017
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    The Impact of Personalisation on Human-Robot Interaction in Learning Scenarios
    Nikhil Churamani, Paul Anton, Marc Brügger, Erik Fließwasser, and 15 more authors
    In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Human Agent Interaction, Aug 2017

2016

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    iCub: Learning Emotion Expressions using Human Reward
    Nikhil Churamani, Francisco Cruz, Sascha Griffiths, and Pablo Barros
    In Workshop on Bio-inspired Social Robot Learning in Home Scenarios, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Aug 2016