Academic theses

  • Perugia, G. (2013). Robot Supporting Narratives: An Experimental Study with Elders Affected with Dementia and Cognitive-relational Disturbances (Master’s thesis). University of Siena: Siena, Italy.

Peer-reviewed journal papers

  • Perugia, G., Díaz Boladeras, M., Català Mallofré, A., Barakova, E., & Rauterberg, M. (2020). ENGAGE-DEM: a Model of Engagement of People with Dementia. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (accepted). [IF= 6.288]
  • Perugia, G., van Berkel, R., Díaz-Boladeras, M., Català-Mallofré, A., Rauterberg, M., & Barakova, E. I. (2018). Understanding Engagement in Dementia through Behavior. The Ethographic and Laban-Inspired Coding System of Engagement (ELICSE) and the Evidence-Based Model of Engagement-related Behavior (EMODEB). Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 690. [IF=2.089]  [PDF]
  • Perugia, G., Rodríguez-Martín, D., Boladeras, M. D., Mallofré, A. C., Barakova, E., & Rauterberg, M. (2017). Quantity of movement as a measure of engagement for dementia: the influence of motivational disorders. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias, 33(2), 112-121. [IF=1.464]

Peer-reviewed conference papers

  • Perugia, G., Paetzel, M., & Castellano, G. (2020, November) On the Role of Personality and Empathy in Human-Human, Human-Agent, and Human-Robot Mimicry. In International Conference on Social Robotics, (accepted). Springer, Cham.
  • Calvo-Barajas, N., Perugia, G., & Castellano, G.  (2020, September). The Effects of Robot’s Facial Expressions on Children’s First Impressions of Trustworthiness. In Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (accepted). IEEE. 
  • Calvo-Barajas, N., Elgarf, M., Perugia, G., Peters, C., & Castellano, G. (2020, March). Can a Social Robot Be Persuasive Without Losing Children’s Trust?. In Proceedings of the Companion of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (accepted). ACM/IEEE.
  • Paetzel, M., Perugia, G., & Castellano, G. (2020, March). The Persistence of First Impressions. The Effect of Repeated Interactions on the Perception of a Social Robot. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (accepted). ACM/IEEE. 
  • Perugia, G., Rodríguez-Martín, D., Díaz Boladeras, M., Català Mallofré, A., Barakova, E., & Rauterberg, M. (2017, August). Electrodermal Activity: Explorations in the Psychophysiology of Engagement with Social Robots in Dementia. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (pp. 1248-1254). IEEE. 
  • Perugia, G., Díaz Boladeras, M., Català Mallofré, A., Rauterberg, M., & Barakova, E. (2017, July). Modelling Engagement in Dementia through Behaviour. Contribution for Socially Interactive Robotics. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (pp. 1112-1117). IEEE.
  • Perugia, G., Díaz Boladeras, M., Barakova, E., Català Mallofré, A., & Rauterberg, M. (2017, March). Social HRI for People with Dementia: One Size Fits All?. In Proceedings of the Companion of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 257-258). ACM/IEEE. 

Peer-reviewed workshop papers

  • Calvo-Barajas, N., Perugia, G., & Castellano, G. (2019, November). Effects of Robot’s Facial Expressions on Children’s Perception of Trustworthiness in First Encounters. In the ICSR 2019 Workshop on Quality of Interaction in Socially Assistive Robots.

Other conference papers

  • Perugia, G., Díaz Boladeras, M., Català Mallofré, A., (2015, June). ENGAGE: an Evidence-based Model of Engagement for Dementia. In Actas de las XVII Jornadas de ARCA 2015.

Funding, Academic Honors & Awards

  • Award: Finalist for Best Paper Award (RO-MAN 2020)
  • Award: Finalist for RSJ/KROS Distinguished Interdisciplinary Research Award (RO-MAN 2020)
  • Funding: CO-PI for the doctoral project “Robot-assisted Diagnosis of Women’s Depression around Childbirth” funded by the WOMHeR (Women’s Mental Health during the Reproductive Lifespan) Centre
  • Award: Winner of RSJ/KROS Distinguished Interdisciplinary Research Award (RO-MAN 2017)
  • Research Fellowship: Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (EMJD) in Interactive and Cognitive Environments (ICE)
  • Summa cum Laude: MSc in Cognitive Sciences

Workshop & Special Session organization

Programme and Organizing committee

  • 12th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) // 14-16 November 2020// Golden, Colorado (US)
  • Poster Chair of the 8th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI) // Sidney (Australia)
  • 7th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI) // 6-10 October 2019 // Kyoto (Japan)
  • 11th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) // 26-29 November 2019 // Madrid (Spain)

Editorial roles

  • Guest Editor Special Issue of the International Journal of Social Robotics (IJSR) Trust, Acceptance, and Social Cues in Robot Interaction.
  • Review Editor for Frontiers in Robotics and AI (2019 – ongoing)
  • Reviewer (Journals): Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Frontiers in Psychology, IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, PLOS ONE, International Journal of Social Robotics, ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction 
  • Reviewer (Conferences)IEEE/ACM Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), ACM International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI), International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR), NordiCHI