(Last update: November 2021; in blue: publications as first author; flags indicate international collaborations and research carried out in different countries).

Journals

G. Trovato, L. Ricotti, C. Laschi, M. Zecca, S. Cosentino, L. Bartolomeo, S. Hashimoto, A. Takanishi and P. Dario: "Italy-Japan Workshop: a history of bilateral cooperation pushing the boundaries of robotics", IEEE-RAM, DOI: 10.1109/MRA.2021.3068559, April 2021 [link]

G. Trovato: "Il robot SanTO: il nuovo con uno sguardo al passato", Filosofia (65), pp-39-50 (in Italian), October 2020 [link]

G. Trovato, A. Lopez, R. Paredes, D. Quiroz and F. Cuellar: "Design and Development of a Security and Guidance Robot for Employment in a Mall", International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, September 2019 [link]

G. Trovato: "La sacralità nella macchina tra passato e presente", Officina vol. 26, pp. 22-27 (in Italian), August 2019 [link]

G. Trovato, L. De Saint Chamas, M. Nishimura, R. Paredes, C. Lucho, A. Huerta-Mercado, and F. Cuellar: "Religion and robots: towards the synthesis of two extremes", International Journal of Social Robotics, p. 1-18, May 2019 [link]

J. Vallverdú, G. Trovato and L. Jamone: "Allocentric Emotional Affordances in HRI: The Multimodal Binding", Multimodal Technologies and Interaction, vol. 2, no. 4, p. 78, November 2018. [link]

G. Trovato, C. Lucho, R. Paredes: "She’s Electric - The influence of body proportions on perceived gender of robots across cultures", Robotics, vol. 7, n. 3, pag. 50, September 2018 [link]

G. Trovato, J. G. Ramos, H, Azevedo, A. Moroni, S. Magossi, R. Simmons, H. Ishii and A. Takanishi: "A receptionist robot for Brazilian people: study on interaction involving illiterates", Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics vol. 8, pp. 1-17, DOI 10.1515/pjbr-2017-0001, March 2017 [link]

J. Vallverdú and G. Trovato: "Emotional Affordances for HRI", Adaptive Behavior, special issue on Grounding Emotions in Robots, October 2016. [link]

G. Trovato, G. Chrupała, and A. Takanishi: "Application of the Naive Bayes classifier for representation and use of heterogeneous and incomplete knowledge in Social Robotics", Robotics, vol. 5, no. 1, p. 6, February 2016. [link]

G. Trovato, M. Zecca, M. Do, Ö. Terlemez, M. Kuramochi, A. Waibel, T. Asfour, and A. Takanishi: "A novel greeting selection system for a culture-adaptive humanoid robot", International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, vol. 12, no. 34, April 2015. [link]

G. Trovato, M. Zecca, S. Sessa, L. Jamone, J. Ham, K. Hashimoto, and A. Takanishi, “Cross-cultural study on human-robot greeting interaction: acceptance and discomfort by Egyptians and Japanese”, Paladyn. International Journal of Behavioral Robotics, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 83–93, October 2013 [link]

G. Trovato, T. Kishi, N. Endo, M. Zecca, K. Hashimoto, and A. Takanishi, “Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Emotion Expressive Humanoid Robotic Head: Recognition of Facial Expressions and Symbols”, International Journal of Social Robotics, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 515–527, September 2013 [link]

G. Trovato, M. Zecca, T. Kishi, N. Endo, K. Hashimoto, and A. Takanishi, “Generation of humanoid robot’s facial expressions for context-aware communication”, International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, vol. 10, no. 01, p. 1350013, March 2013 [link]

G. Trovato et al., "Development of a colon endoscope robot that adjusts its locomotion through the use of reinforcement learning", International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 317–325, July 2010 [link]

Editorials

G. Trovato, Y.-H. Weng, A. Sgorbissa, and R. Wieching: "Editorial Introduction to Special Issue on Religion in Robotics", International Journal of Social Robotics, July 2021 [link]

Book chapters

G. Trovato and A. Takanishi: "Mapping Artificial Emotions into a Robotic Face", Handbook of Research on Synthesizing Human Emotion in Intelligent Systems and Robotics, IGI Global, pp. 229–254, May 2015 [link]

Conferences

G. Trovato, N. Mavdridis, A. Huerta-Mercado and R. Chellali: "Cross-cultural timeline of the history of thought of the artificial", International Conference on Social Robotics, Singapore, November 2021.

* Best Paper Award *

G. Trovato: "Pioneering Religion in Robotics: a historical perspective" (extended abstract), Robophilosophy 2020, Aarhus, Denmark, August 2020.

G. Trovato, F. Pariasca, R. Ramirez, J. Cerna, V. Reutskiy, L. Rodriguez, and F. Cuellar: "Communicating with SanTO – the first Catholic robot", The 28th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2019), New Delhi, India, October 2019. [link]

G. Trovato, T. Kishi, M. Kawai, T. Zhong, J.Y. Lin, Z. Gu, and A. Takanishi, The creation of DarumaTO: a social companion robot for Buddhist/Shinto elderlies”, in 2019 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), Hong Kong, China, July 2019. [link]

G. Trovato, R. Paredes, J. Balvin, F. Cuellar, N. Bæk Thomsen, S. Bech, and Z.H. Tan: "The Sound or Silence: investigating the influence of robot noise on proxemics", The 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2018), Nanjing, China, August 2018. [link]

G. Trovato, C. Lucho, A. Ramon, R. Ramirez, L. Rodriguez and F. Cuellar: "The creation of SanTO: a robot with “divine” features", 15th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots, Honolulu, USA, June 2018. [link]

G. Trovato, C. Lucho, A. Huerta-Mercado and F. Cuellar: "Design strategies for representing the divine in robots", 13th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Chicago, USA, March 2018. [link]

G. Trovato, C. Lucho, F. Eyssel and J. Bernotat: "The influence of body proportions on perceived gender of robots in Latin America", Third International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots, London, UK, December 2017. [link]

G. Trovato, A. Lopez, R. Paredes and F. Cuellar: "Security and guidance: two roles for a humanoid robot in an interaction experiment", The 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2017), Lisbon, Portugal, August 2017. [link]

G. Trovato and F. Eyssel: "Mind attribution to androids: a comparative study with Italian and Japanese adolescents", The 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2017), Lisbon, Portugal, August 2017. [link]

D. Tozadore, A. Pinto, R. Romero and G. Trovato: "Wizard of Oz vs Autonomous: children's perception changes according to robot's operation condition", The 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2017), Lisbon, Portugal, August 2017. [link]

A. Lopez, R. Paredes, G. Trovato, and F. Cuellar: "Robotman: A Security Robot for Human-Robot Interaction", The 18th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, Hong Kong, July 2017. [link]

A. Lopez, R. Paredes, G. Trovato, and F. Cuellar: "Robotman: A Security Robot for Human-Robot Interaction" (extended abstract), 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017), Singapore, May 2017.

G. Trovato, F. Cuellar, and M. Nishimura: "Introducing ‘theomorphic robots’",
2016 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Cancún, Mexico,
November 2016. [link]

G. Trovato, M. Do, Ö. Terlemez, C. Mandery, H. Ishii, N. Berthouze, T. Asfour, and A. Takanishi: "Is hugging a robot weird? Investigating the influence of robot appearance on users' perception of hugging", 2016 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Cancún, Mexico, November 2016.

E. Onchi, C. Lucho, M. Sigüenza, G. Trovato, and F. Cuellar: "Introducing IOmi - A Humanoid Robot Hostess working in a University Environment", International Conference on Social Robotics, Kansas City, USA, October 2016. [link]

* Best Paper Finalist Award *

G. Xia, M. Kawai, K. Matsuki, M. Fu, S. Cosentino, G. Trovato, R. Dannenberg, S.Sessa and A. Takanishi: "Expressive humanoid robot for automatic accompaniment", The 13th Sound and Music Computing Conference and Summer School (SMC 2016), Hamburg, Germany, September 2016. [link]

E. Onchi, C. Lucho, M. Sigüenza, G. Trovato, and F. Cuellar: "IOmi: A Humanoid Robot Hostess made through an Industrial Design Methodology" (extended abstract), The 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2016), New York City, USA, August 2016.

G. Trovato, S. Mitchell, K. Hashimoto, and A. Takanishi: "What does that flashing light mean? Design choices for a robotic head prototype", International Conference on Advanced Mechatronics, Tokyo, Japan, December 2015.

G. Trovato, J. Galeazzi, E. Torta, J. R. C. Ham and R. H. Cuijpers: "Study on adaptation of robot communication strategies in changing situations", International Conference on Social Robotics, Paris, France, October 2015. [link]

G. Trovato, J. R. C. Ham, K. Hashimoto, H. Ishii and A. Takanishi: "Investigating the effect of relative cultural distance on the acceptance of robots", International Conference on Social Robotics, Paris, France, October 2015. [link]

J. G. Ramos, H. Azevedo, A. Moroni, G. Trovato, R. H. Bernardes, S. Magossi and V. L. Donizete: “Informações não-verbais na interação humano-robô aplicado a um robô recepcionista”, XII Simpósio Brasileiro de Automação Inteligente, Natal, Brazil, October 2015 [link]

G. Trovato, J. G. Ramos, H, Azevedo, A. Moroni, S. Magossi, H. Ishii, R. Simmons and A. Takanishi: "Designing a receptionist robot: effect of voice and appearance on anthropomorphism", The 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2015), Kobe, Japan, August 2015 [link]

G. Trovato, J. G. Ramos, H, Azevedo, A. Moroni, S. Magossi, H. Ishii, R. Simmons and A. Takanishi: " "Olá, my name is Ana": a study on Brazilians interacting with a receptionist robot", The 17th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2015 [link]

G. Trovato, S. Johnson, and P. Spronck: "Procedurally Generated History: building a game ecosystem through autoplay", Foundation of Digital Games, Pacific Grove, USA, June 2015 [link]

G. Trovato, M. Do, M. Kuramochi, M. Zecca, Ö. Terlemez, T. Asfour, and A. Takanishi: "A novel culture-dependent gesture selection system for a humanoid robot performing greeting interaction", International Conference on Social Robotics, Sydney, Australia, October 2014. [link]

* Best Poster Award *

T. Kishi, H, Futaki, G. Trovato et al.: “Development of a comic mark based expressive robotic head adapted to Japanese cultural background", 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Chicago, USA, September 2014 [link]

S. Mitchell, G. Trovato et al.: “Design choices in the development of a robotic head: human-likeness, form and colours”, XX CISM-IFToMM SYMPOSIUM on Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators, Moskow, Russia, June 2014 [link]

T. Kishi, H, Futaki, G. Trovato et al.: “A Robotic Head that Displays Japanese “Manga” Marks", XX CISM-IFToMM SYMPOSIUM on Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators, Moskow, Russia, June 2014 [link]

G. Trovato, M. Zecca, S. Sessa, L. Jamone, J. Ham, K. Hashimoto, and A. Takanishi, “Towards culture-specific robot customisation: a study on greeting interaction with Egyptians” presented at the The 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2013), Gyeongju, South Korea, August 2013 [link]

T. Kishi, T. Kojima, N. Endo, M. Destephe, T. Otani, L. Jamone, P. Kryczka, G. Trovato, K. Hashimoto, S. Cosentino, and A. Takanishi, “Impression Survey of the Emotion Expression Humanoid Robot with Mental Model Based Dynamic Emotions”, presented at the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 2013 [link]

G. Trovato, T. Kishi, N. Endo, K. Hashimoto, and A. Takanishi, “Evaluation study on asymmetrical facial expressions generation for Humanoid Robot”, in 2012 First International Conference on Innovative Engineering Systems (ICIES), Alexandria, Egypt, pp. 129–134, December 2012. [link]

* Best Paper Finalist Award *

G. Trovato, T. Kishi, N. Endo, K. Hashimoto, and A. Takanishi, “Development of Facial Expressions Generator for Emotion Expressive Humanoid Robot”, in Proceedings of 2012 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Osaka, Japan, November 2012 [link]

G. Trovato, T. Kishi, N. Endo, K. Hashimoto, and A. Takanishi, “A Cross-Cultural Study on Generation of Culture Dependent Facial Expressions of Humanoid Social Robot”, presented at the International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR2012), Chengdu, China, pp. 35–44, October 2012 [link]

G. Trovato, M. Shikanai, G. Ukawa, J. Kinoshita, N. Murai, J. W. Lee, H. Ishii, A. Takanishi, K. Tanoue, S. Ieiri, K. Konishi, M. Hashizume: "Development of a colon endoscope robot that adjusts its locomotion through the use of reinforcement learning", Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery: 24th International Congress and Exhibition, Geneva, Switzerland, June 2010

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